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MSc Engineering Business Management

Course Description

Course Summary

This specialist course takes a holistic view of engineering systems, and will enable you to become a knowledgeable and effective manager in a knowledge-based global economy.

Our approach to teaching and learning is multi-disciplinary and international, and will help you to develop critical thinking and creativity in analysis, synthesis and appraisal.

Covering critical areas such as operations management, risk and quality management and strategic technology management, you will also study a range of people management techniques.

Intermediate qualifications available:

- Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Choose Engineering Business Management MSc at Bedfordshire and:

- Study collaboratively with postgraduate students from around the world in a stimulating and professional conference-style learning environment
- Explore the building of future-focused engineering businesses such as technology management and production systems, and learn to take a lead role in analysing and planning engineering operations, applying appropriate methods and critically reviewing results
- Develop specialist skills in engineering, manufacturing, operations and project management, and study the latest range of methodologies, tools and techniques such as JIT, TQM, Six Sigma and Lean
- Gain the valuable PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner examination, which is extremely attractive to employers
- Benefit from improved employability prospects, but should you wish to increase your knowledge and take a more academic route in the future, there is always the possibility to continue to Doctoral studies such as a PhD.

Areas of study include:

- Production systems management
- Strategic technology management
- Project management
- Operations management
- Contract and procurement management
- Risk and quality management
- Financial analysis
- Human side of management
- Business research methodology
- Engineering business management project

Why choose this course?

MSc Engineering Business Management is a specialist Masters course that will enable you to become a knowledgeable and effective manager in the knowledge-based global economy. The teaching and learning approach will be not just multi-disciplinary but also international, and will enable critical thinking and creativity in analysis, synthesis and appraisal. Specifically the course incorporates critical areas for building future focused engineering businesses such as technology management and production systems. If you are interested in Project Management, there is the option to take the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Exams providing the opportunity to gain an additional qualification while studying this Masters course.

Career Management Skills

The design of the curriculum supports your skills and career development. The course is informed by a recent research informed teaching project completed by the course team. Consequently, you will gain relevant knowledge and practical skills informed by the latest developments in your course area.

Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to enhance your communication and negotiation skills by working in groups, managing group projects, giving presentations, writing reports, debating and shaping decisions, with formative and summative feedback provided to enable you to develop communication effectiveness.

The course also seeks to develop other inter-personal skills, including leadership and negotiation skills. You will work on complex case studies with your peers, and need to solve business problems and issues, make decisions and anticipate future challenges. You will also have the opportunity to visit local companies to see inside the manufacturing meet the employers.

Career/Further study opportunities

At the end of this course, you should be well-equipped with the knowledge and skills to take up a career in business and management generally, and specifically, the management of an engineering related business.

Further study - This course is primarily aimed at people wanting to move directly into employment, but if you find your studies particularly stimulating and have a desire to study further then there is always the possibility to continue to Doctoral studies, i.e. a PhD.

Visit the MSc Engineering Business Management page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements for UK students: View Website from the European Union - View Website students - http://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/international/applyAdditional:- Applicants should hold a first degree or equivalent in any aspect of engineering, science, business, management, or a related discipline.- Candidates with relevant work experience can also be considered.

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