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MSc International Technology Management


Course Description

Designed for

This degree is for you if you aspire to lead a high-tech, high-growth, globally operating company. It’s suitable for graduates from a wide range of IT, engineering and business backgrounds. You’ll gain the expertise to manage the development, acquisition and operation of technology in a global, competitive environment and to contribute to the management of international operations.

The Course Provides

During the course you’ll gain the skills to generate solutions through product and process development, learn about e-business technologies, and study the strategic aspects of design management. You will also gain the knowledge to manage the development, acquisition and operation of technology in a global competitive environment and contribute to the management of international operations and collaborative activities.

Course Content

Core Modules:
1. Collaborative Product Development
2. Global Business Environment
3. International Joint Ventures
4. Organisations, People and Performance
5. Product Design and Development Management
6. Financial Analysis and Control Systems
7. Supply Chain Integration
8. Technology Management

Plus one elective module from the full list of modules.

[[Learning style]

Taught material is a blend of formal lectures, seminars, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material.

After You Graduate

As an ITM graduate there are numerous career paths open to you. Having developed a strong understanding of how technology can best be exploited to contribute to global success, you will be especially suited to roles in companies which operate internationally.

Visit the MSc International Technology Management page on the University of Warwick website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Saken Akhmetov

1320.jpg After gaining my engineering degree at Kazakh National Technical University in 2007, I spent a couple of years working for GSM Kazakhstan, a major telecommunications provider in my home country. It was a great job, I was learning lots and my career was going well, but to get where I wanted to be, I really needed to strengthen my business skills and gain a masters degree, so I began looking at what was on offer from the top universities.

The cost was a big issue and threatened to put a block on my ambitious plans. Then I found out about the Bolashak presidential scholarship scheme, a programme that provides opportunities for the most talented Kazakh students to learn at the best overseas universities.

The scholarship covers most expenses and the idea is that after their course, students return to Kazakhstan to work for at least five years. To win my scholarship, I had to prove that I was one of the very best applicants. There were language tests, IQ tests and even a psychological analysis, as well as a thorough examination of my technical skills.

I did succeed, and soon found myself getting used to life at Warwick. I settled in really quickly. The fact that people are so friendly and helpful here helps a lot, and you’re studying with other people who’ve come here from all over the world, so you’re all in the same boat.

For me, another important area is 3G technology and the business around it. 3G has been launched in Kazakhstan and telecoms is a huge growth area. That means there’s a massive demand for well-qualified professionals in Kazakhstan, and I’m looking forward to putting everything I’m learning here into practice.

I have recently started working in Astana, Kazakhstan for the National Innovation Fund at the Ministry of Industry and New Technologies. I am pleased to be developing and implementing the knowledge which I gained at WMG - I am really proud of my Uni, because almost everyone in my company knows that Warwick is one of the best universities in UK.

(Student Profile)

Irene Lee

1337.jpg I started job hunting when I was doing the dissertation for my Masters in International Technology Management, in July 2007. In order to gain some experiences of working in the UK, I started with some temporary office jobs first, including in OCR (Westwood Business Park) and WIMRC (WMG). In the meantime, I applied for other permanent vacancies related to my degree. After finishing the temporary jobs I got about 10 interviews within 2 months, and I decided to accept the current offer.

I am now working as the Sales Executive in IIR Exhibition, London Victoria office.The main responsibilities involved in my current role are to sell exhibition space to worldwide clients and to ensure the smoothness of each event. It is vital to develop some knowledge about the industry you are dealing with and to keep close relationships with the clients, as well as the steering committee members.

I would like to give the credit to Warwick for my successful job hunting in the current role. Thanks to the practical lectures in Warwick, I learned how to express myself openly in front of an audience by doing countless group presentations; how to achieve the best outcome in an organised and effective way by doing the research, and I got to know more about industry by attending the industrial visits and consulting with the tutors. Furthermore, Warwick campus is supported by a full range of facilities, such as a massive library and language centre providing good value lessons, which encourages students to spontaneously improve themselves. Based on those skills, I was able to precisely prepare the materials of the company profile when I did the interview, and show my own initiative while doing the presentation.

It is certainly challenging for an overseas graduate to gain entry into the UK employment market. In my point of view, the key factors to achieving success in job hunting are: 1. Know Yourself; 2. Show your Initiative; 3. Have a Positive Attitude. Studying at WMG was definitely a huge help to me and I am proud of myself!!

(Student Profile)

Carlos Barerra

2053.jpg What were you doing before you came to Warwick?

I was working for DANE, the Colombian national statistical agency, where I supervised the publication of the Innovation and Technology Development Survey. I had been employed by the Government since 2003, during which I also become an Adjunct Professor of International Economics, Macroeconomic Analysis and Global Issues at the National University of Rosario in Bogotá.

Why did you decide to study for an MSc?

I felt that I needed to develop a more comprehensive understanding of how organisations can drive innovation and technological change in a global business environment. This has always been of great interest to me and I was keen to build my skills and knowledge, particularly in how to approach issues from a management perspective.

What were your impressions of your MSc programme?

What really impressed me was the way that the programme is not just geared to learning theory, but discovering how to apply it in real-world situations. We had talks from people working in industry and dealing with the issues that we were looking into from an academic standpoint. Their experience and insight helped us to see everything from a business perspective.

What have you done since leaving WMG?

I went back to Colombia and began my search for a new role where I could utilise what I had learned at Warwick. The job market was very difficult, but in March 2011 I gained a position with DANE, where I had worked previously. I enjoyed what I was doing, but it wasn’t the career step that I was looking for.

Then in January 2012, I was offered a role with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technologies. It was a very exciting opportunity; working as an Adviser to the Vice Minister of ICT, I provided key research and input into a range of economic, financial and budgetary topics.

What I learned relates exactly to the job I am doing now and I am applying that knowledge on a day-to-day basis. The course – and the way it is taught – also helped me to see things in a completely new way; to seek out fresh and innovative approaches. In addition, it has enhanced my ability to teach and support students in my work as an Adjunct Professor.


(Scholarship)

WMG Syrian Bursaries - 20+ Awards

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)

Eligibility

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.

Application Procedure

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/entry/If you require any assistance with you application to study at WMG, University of Warwick, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Sada Daoud, Warwick University's Representative in Syria.Dr Sada Ahmad DaoudTel (Jordan): +962 2 724 7775
Tel (Syria): +963 11 613 0869
Mobile (Jordan): +962 799 186 496
Mobile (Syria): +963 932 569 455email: [email protected]: sada.daoud

Further Information

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/entry/syria


(Scholarship)

WMG Latin America Bursaries - 20+ Awards

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)

Eligibility

• 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.

Application Procedure

http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/latinamerica

Further Information

http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/latinamerica


(Scholarship)

WMG Turkish Bursaries - 20+ Awards

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)

Eligibility

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.

Application Procedure

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/entry/

Further Information

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/entry/turkey


(Scholarship)

WMG Masters Scholarships - 20+ Awards

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

Eligibility

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.

Application Procedure

For further information, please see http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/finance/.

Further Information

http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/finance/



Entry Requirements

2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the Sciences, Engineering, Business or a relevant subject. English Language Requirement - IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)

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