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Overview

Our MSc in Engineering Business Management is designed for graduates who want to become managers or leaders of technology-based organisations.

The course delivers a broad education in engineering management and business, and will equip you with the analytical tools and techniques to improve internal and external operations.

During the course of the year, you will develop skills in the research, analysis, and evaluation of complex business problems, and gain a methodical approach to problem solving and decision making.

You will learn about the processes and technologies used by engineering businesses, and will develop an understanding of the functional relations between business divisions that can optimise efficiency and competitiveness.

Engineering Management focuses on the key value adding activities of: market, product and process development; operations, logistics and supply chain management; and core and emerging technology.

The focus on value creation for technology-based organisations is a key differentiator of Warwick's MSc in Engineering Business Management.

MSc Engineering Business Management is ranked Number 1 in the UK and Number 2 in Western Europe in the Eduniversal Best Master's Ranking, Industrial and Operations Management category

Watch our Course Leader's video explanation of MSc Engineering Business Management below:



Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Date
Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Course content

Course modules

You'll be required to take the following modules as part of this MSc programme:

Elective modules

You will need to choose one elective modules from the full module list, which should be chosen to supplement your course modules above. Elective modules are subject to availability and restrictions apply.

You are required to pass nine modules in total for this MSc course.

Please note: the modules outlined above represent those available for this course in the 2020/21 academic year. They should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.


Project

Your project is worth 50% of your final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills.

This should cover the broad area of Engineering Business Management and can be related to the management of companies in a wide range of different industrial sectors. Various aspects of business management can be addressed such as operations, financial, human resources, supply chain, or strategic management issues.


Learning style

The taught component of the course is a mixture of lectures, seminars, syndicate/group work, practicals, online learning and forum activities. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields.

The taught component of the course is assessed primarily through written assignments, although some modules include assessed in-module exercises. There are no written exams.

Each module usually lasts one week. Read more information about the course structure.


Date
Friday, 01 February 2019

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the minimum of a UK second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a variety of disciplines, including engineering, science or business.

EBM is designed for graduates who want become managers or leaders of technology-based organisations. It is particularly suited to students with an engineering, scientific or other technical background, who are looking to understand and develop management expertise. It is also appropriate for students who have a business or even a social science background and are looking to move into an engineering related sector.


English language

For non-native English speakers, we require an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any one component).

What you will need to apply

  • A completed application form and application fee.
  • A Personal Statement, which can be included in the online application.
  • A scan of your transcript (marksheet). If you are still studying, send us your transcripts to date. NB: if you are made an offer, we will then require your original degree transcripts and certificate in hard copy format to clear your conditions.
  • English test result (if applicable) - this can be submitted after you have an offer.
  • One reference. If you completed studies less than 2 years ago, this should be an academic reference. If you graduated more than 2 years ago, we will accept professional references. We contact your referee directly, so please include their valid professional email address on your application form.

You can read more about the application process on our how to apply web page.

Date
Friday, 01 March 2019

Student views

What our students say...

EBM_a_lefterisLefteris Andreadis

"You learn how everything aligns with everything else in an organisation – how logistics connects with purchasing, how operations strategy connects with HR and so on – and how it all works together to drive a company’s success. Now I’m actually working in industry, I see these connections all the time. Before my course, I simply didn’t have that awareness." ~ Read more from Lefteris

Nehir_EBMNehir Aysel

"Guest lectures were all very valuable and gave us all a good insight into industry and how companies are meeting today’s challenges. I loved the fact that we could ask questions, get into conversations and learn as much as possible from them.” ~ Read more from Nehir

EBM_studentprofile3Mareike Kirwald

"During the EBM course there was a good deal of group work, which meant collaborating in teams with other students who all came from different cultures and brought different outlooks and experiences. You learn what it takes to be a really good leader – to understand what people need and how to motivate and empower them to be part of the team and give their best." ~ Read more from Mareike

Do you want to read more student views?

Find out what our current students think about studying at WMG Master's, by checking out our student blog page. And you read about the experiences of our alumni, by taking a look at our alumni stories and study insights page.

Date
Monday, 01 April 2019

Employability

Employability and career prospects

As an EBM graduate, you will have a gained a comprehensive understanding of the key areas of business and engineering management, and will be ready for a leadership role within areas such as business development, manufacturing, quality assurance, human resources, or customer service.
Below you can find some examples of job roles that our previous EBM graduates have secured:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Consultant Analyst
  • Customer Operations Manager
  • Engineering Project Manager
  • Head of Assembly
  • Investment Strategy Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Product Marketing Engineer
  • Production Leader
  • Project Manager
  • SAP MM Consultant
  • Senior Procurement Manager
  • Supply Chain Consultant
  • Technical Consultant
  • Technology Analyst

Our EBM graduates have been able to apply the skillset developed on this course in a wide variety of manufacturing and service organisations, particularly where technology plays a significant part in business success. You can find examples of the employers they have gone on to work for below:

  • Brose
  • Cisco Systems
  • Ernst & Young
  • Ford Otosan
  • GSK
  • HAECO
  • Honeywell
  • L’Oréal
  • Mitsubishi
  • PWC
  • Saudi Industrial Development Fund
  • Siemens
  • ST Aerospace Engineering
  • UISEE
  • Vodafone

Mareike Kirwald“This course has helped shape my career at BMW”

Shortly after completing her MSc in Engineering Business Management at WMG in 2017, Mareike Kirwald gained a place on BMW Group’s Global Leader Development Programme. Since then, she progressed on to become Project Lead at BMW in Oxford, and more recently in Value Stream Management and Supply Chain at BMW in Germany.

“Studying EBM at Warwick was genuinely a life-changing experience and it has made a big contribution to getting where I am today. I use what I learned at WMG on a daily basis, particularly regarding lean management techniques and Six Sigma.”

You can learn more about Mareike’s career at BMW in her alumni story.

WMG: a department embedded in industry

You'll be studying in an environment surrounded by professionals from a range of industries and sectors; including hearing directly from industry experts and guest speakers in many of our modules.

Throughout the year, we also host activities and events that will help you to understand potential career pathways including; seminars; external speakers; industrial visits; alumni talks and more. We encourage our students to make the most of the opportunities available to learn about career options for the future.

Warwick Careers Service

The University of Warwick's Careers Service offers specific careers support to WMG students, through a dedicated Careers Advisor, Siobhan Qadir. The service provides practical workshops and 1-1 appointments for our students covering many aspects of career choice and development, including: how to build a strong CV and write job applications; effective career planning and guidance; and how to enhance your interview and networking skills.

Additionally, each year, employers have a presence on campus, with careers fairs, presentations and guest lectures happening on a regular basis; meaning you'll have lots of exposure to potential employers.

There are also various events run throughout the year to develop your skillset and teach you how to market this to employers. Individual workshops are hosted on a variety of topics, such as networking and time management. Or for those interested in a more complete programme, you can partake in awards such as WMG Skills+ to develop your core employability skills, or the Intercultural Training Programme to strengthen your intercultural awareness. In addition, there is a wealth of online material available to help strengthen your industrial knowledge and build on employability skills, such as the WMG Virtual Careers Programme. Find out more about the support available to you by visiting our Careers and Employability page.

Alumni

We hope that your relationship with WMG and the University of Warwick will continue long after your graduate. The university and the department both have vast alumni networks and, upon graduation, you'll be a member of this ever-growing community of professionals working in countries around the world. You'll have access to our alumni support; events; e-mentoring scheme; amongst many other opportunities.

You can read about more about the careers and experiences of our alumni on our alumni profiles web pages.

      Date
      Wednesday, 01 May 2019

      Description

      *Applications will close prior to the deadline if capacity on this course is reached. Early application is strongly recommended.

      Please note, this is course information for 2021 entry. We will be updating this web page at the end of September to reflect the latest course information for 2022 entry. Applications for 2022 entry will open from mid-October.

      Progressive, technology-led companies are looking for people with both the practical engineering skills and the management skills to drive productivity and profitability.

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      *Applications will close prior to the deadline if capacity on this course is reached. Early application is strongly recommended.