If you want to become a manager or leader in a technology-based organisation, then this degree is for you. We’ll equip you with the analytical tools and techniques to improve internal and external operations, as well as an understanding of the processes and technologies used by engineering businesses.
Our MSc in Engineering Business Management is designed for those who want to become managers and leaders in technology-based businesses. It is designed for graduates from a wide range of engineering, scientific and business backgrounds and is suitable for those with or without professional experience.
The Course Provides
A broad education in management and business with the analytical tools and techniques so that you can improve internal and external operations, as well as an understanding of the processes and technologies used by engineering businesses.
During the course you’ll develop skills in the research, analysis and evaluation of complex business problems, and gain a methodical understanding of the functional relations between business divisions that can optimise efficiency and competitiveness.
1. Core Business Modules: Financial Analysis and Control Systems Plus atleast one from: 1. Strategic Marketing 2. Organisations, People and Performance
Core Operations/Technology Modules: 1. Logistics and Operations Management 2. Project Planning, Management and Control 3. Operations Strategy for Industry 4. Product Design and Development Management 5. Quality Reliability and Maintenance 6. Manufacturing Technology.
Plus one elective module from the full list of modules
Taught material is a blend of lectures, seminars, syndicate activities, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.
After You Graduate
Graduates can expect to be employed as leaders of business development, manufacturing, quality assurance, human resources or customer service in a wide variety of manufacturing or service organisations, particularly where technology plays a significant part in business success.
Vignesh Gandhiram came to WMG in 2011 after gaining a first-class bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering in India.
“I wanted to develop my business and management skills,” said Vignesh when we asked why he chose to study for an MSc. “I had developed a high level of technical engineering knowledge in my first degree and the next step was to build on that.”
So why did choose at WMG? “I wanted a short-term course, no longer than a year and Warwick’s reputation and ranking stood out. The Engineering Business Management MSc also seemed really interesting, particularly the fact that it covers so many key business areas.”
Vignesh arrived at Warwick in September 2011. “It all felt very new to me, but the induction week helps you find your feet. I liked the international atmosphere too and the chance to make friends with people from all across the world.”
Describing the programme as “very intensive”, Vignesh’s course saw him study ten modules during his year. “It was definitely challenging but really interesting; each module stretched my capabilities and helped me to see subjects in a completely new way.
“One of the best things was the chance to interact with tutors who have real experience in industry. They know exactly what challenges businesses face, and bring such real life scenarios into the teaching. Combined with the projects and business simulations, this gave the whole programme a strong ‘real world’ flavour.”
During his year, Vignesh acted as a Student Ambassador, helping new and prospective students find their way around WMG. “That was good fun,” he said. “I enjoyed the opportunity to represent the University.
For his dissertation project, Vignesh worked with Telefonica (O2) to develop a competitive consumer quarterly tariff refresh process. “That in itself was a good learning experience,” he commented. “It had a very practical focus and I worked with a number of people within the company.
As we spoke, he had recently joined Autotech Controls Limited, a leading automation company in the UK as a Controls Engineer. “What I learned at WMG and the further research I carried out on my project certainly helped me to gain this role,” he said. “It’s a really big opportunity for me, and I’m already putting into practice a lot of the skills I gained. I’d say that my MSc is the ideal foundation on which I can build a great future.”
This course at WMG gave me a chance to take my engineering background to another level. I liked the unique structure of the course, which emphasises the practical application of theory.
It was very hard at first. Right from the first week, there was a lot of work to do and we were putting in some long hours. We also had to get used to a new type of learning that forced us to really think about things for ourselves and formulate our own conclusions, rather than just being fed the information.
I was aiming to see ‘the bigger picture’ in terms of how technology businesses function. The modules themselves cover a huge variety of different areas. From people management and strategic marketing through to financial analysis, logistics and product design, the programme brought the engineering and business areas together into one cohesive whole.
That theme continued when it came to selecting a subject for my dissertation. After talking with my Project Supervisor, I chose to work on a project entitled ‘Decision Making Process Supporting Supplier Selection for Hardware in the Loop Testing Equipment’. This combined my background in electrical engineering with the business-focused areas of key decision-making and suppliers.
During my project, I worked closely with WMG’s International Automotive Research Centre. My Supervisor Gunwant Dhadyalla was also based at the Centre and he helped me a lot. He arranged a number of interviews with people from a range of companies including Jaguar Land Rover. It was a great opportunity to discuss key business areas with professionals who are working at the front-line of current developments. In fact, it was someone at Jaguar Land Rover who first suggested that my dissertation should be published, which I am now planning to do.
I graduated with distinction, while my dissertation gained a commendation and a departmental prize. My external assessor was Dr Rebecca Cain, who offered me a fully funded PhD with her team at WMG’s Digital Lab working within the Experiential Engineering Group - the broad focus of which is to involve end users in the design process decision making.
I'm very glad to stay with WMG. The facilities here are terrific. Just as important, the people are all friendly and very supportive. It’s a lovely campus too and a nice place to be. Actually it’s become like a second home for me!
All students with Syrian Nationality applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2016 will automatically be entitled to 25% tuition fee discount. The remaining tuition fees for Syrian students after the discount are £16,755.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,585 (25% discount on tuition fees)
Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 3rd October 2016 Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and have Syrian Nationality Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, the bursary will still apply.The Syrian Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2016.
All students from Latin America applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2016 will automatically be entitled to 20% tuition fee discount. Remainging tuition fees for Latin American students will be £17,872.For Mexico (in accordance with Warwick's agreement with CONACYT) all tuition fees for Mexican students studying on the full-time WMG MSc Programmes will be reduced by 25%. Fees for Mexican students will be £16,755.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£4,468 (20% discount on tuition fees)
• Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 3rd October 2016 • Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and be Nationals of a Latin American Country • Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, or on a Scholarship/loan agreement the bursary will still applyThe Latin American Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2016.
All students with Turkish Nationality applying for a WMG Masters Course to begin October 2016 will automatically be entitled to 25% tuition fee discount. Remainng tuition fees for Turkish students are £16,755 (rather than £22,340).
Value of Scholarship(s)
£5,585 (25% discount on tuition fees)
Students must have an offer to study on one of the WMG full-time MSc courses, starting 3rd October 2015 Students must be classified as overseas fee payers and have Turkish Nationality Students should be self funded. In the case where they are part funded and part self funded, the bursary will still apply.The Turkish Bursary has a deadline in accordance of course application deadline - 31st August 2016.
WMG will be awarding up to £500,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2016.Up to 50 scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees:15 x 50% 15 x 35% 20 x 20%Scholarships are available on a competitive basis and students will automatically be considered upon application and receiving an offer for a WMG full-time MSc course.Eligibility• All applicants receiving an offer to study on a WMG Full-time MSc course that runs in the UK, starting October 2016, will be assessed for the WMG Excellence Scholarship. • Applicants should have an excellent academic track-record. The WMG Scholarship committee will be reviewing both the academic achievement (usually the equivalent of a British 1st Class Honours Degree) and Statement of Purpose when awarding. • Students will be automatically considered for the WMG Excellence Scholarships when submitting their application for a WMG full-time MSc course. • For conditional offer-holders, scholarship awards will also be conditional on achieving the awardee's final predicted grade. • WMG Excellence Scholarships are for self-funded students only. NB: students with partial bursaries on scholarship-loan schemes or partially funded by an external organisation may be considered. Awardees should inform the scholarship committee if they are in receipt of another scholarship or are later awarded other funding. • WMG Excellence Scholarships are awarded for study on UK Full-time MSc Programmes only. • WMG Excellence Scholarships are paid towards tuition fees only and cannot be paid in cash or towards accommodation or maintenance costs. • WMG will award WMG Excellence Scholarships across all WMG Full-time MSc Programmes to maximize nationality and gender diversity. • In order to maximise your chances of success, we recommend you submit your MSc application before the end of May 2016.* These numbers are for guidance only. WMG reserves the right to amend the exact number of scholarships awarded
Value of Scholarship(s)
Up to £11,170
WMG Excellence Scholarships are available on a competitive basis. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future. Students will automatically be considered for the awards when submitting an application for a WMG full-time MSc course.Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 20% to 50% fee discount with the maximum award possible being 50% discount.Please see further details for eligibility.