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MSc International Technology Management (ITM)

 

In the context of a global business environment, this programme is about how to deliver value and benefit to ourselves and our customers through the exploitation of innovation and technological change.

Technology Management is of strategic importance to companies and governments worldwide and is essential for national competitiveness and prosperity. This course focuses on emerging technologies and the approaches, tools and techniques to manage these technologies in a global, collaborative environment. Through the course, students will gain the expertise to manage the development, acquisition and operation of technology, and to contribute to the management of international operations. The programme aims to create flexible individuals who can analyse business opportunities, operationalise technologies, and innovate in ways of working. This Master's course in technology management is designed for graduates who aspire to a leadership position in high-tech, high-growth, globally operating companies.

As a student, you will gain a broad skill set, which will enable you to manage the development, acquisition and operation of technology in a global, competitive environment. You will learn to evaluate a technology in terms of its potential, its market and the risks involved, how to implement and manage change and how to exploit innovation.

The programme aims to create flexible individuals who can analyse business opportunities, operationalise technologies, and innovate in ways of working.



Accreditations

IET-LOGO This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Course modules

The course currently (2018/19) offers the following modules:


For 2019 entry, we aim to significantly boost the technology management element of the course, coupling it with an increased appreciation of emerging technologies, systems thinking, innovation and business change.

Proposed modules for 2019 entry include:

  • Technology Management (15 CATs)
  • Emerging Technologies for Business (15 CATs)
  • Systems Thinking and Systems Engineering (15 CATs)
  • Managing Innovation and Change (15 CATs)
  • International Joint Ventures (10 CATs)
  • plus two electives (10 CATs each)
Elective modules

Proposed elective modules (10 CATs each) for 2019 entry*

  • Advanced Materials and Processes
  • Project Planning, Management and Control
  • Automation and Robotics
  • Global Business Environment
  • Collaborative Product Development
  • Leadership
  • Knowledge Based Asset Management
  • Lean Principles and Application
  • Manufacturing Process Technology
  • Organisations, People and Performance
  • Product Design and Development Management
  • Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
  • e-Commerce
  • Supply Chain Integration

*This list indicates the type of modules that will be offered. WMG reserves the right to alter the list of elective modules in line with availability and capacity. NB as some elective modules may have limited capacity, candidates may not always get their first choice on elective modules.

Your combination of taught modules will count for 90 CAT points. Your project will also count for 90 CAT points.


Project

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

For International Technology Management, the project will relate to the management of technology or technical functions in an international context.


Learning style

The taught component of the course is a mixture of lectures, seminars, syndicate/group work, practicals, technology enabled 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. See here for more information about the course structure.


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 STEM subject: science, technology, engineering, or maths. Candidates with a business qualification and significant work experience within a technology role or environment will also be considered.

ITM is designed for graduates who aspire to a leadership position in high-tech, high-growth, globally operating companies.


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 page.

What our students say...

ITM_student1Elizabeth Valencia Berrio

"You don’t just learn, you truly understand. There’s a subtle but very important difference. The information goes a lot deeper and you appreciate the theory and concepts that underpin it. This lets you see how those concepts can be used in practice. Other elements of the course were valuable in this too – like the opportunity to interact with industry experts, company visits and the simulations that let us use what we’d learned to solve real business problems.” ~ Read more from Elizabeth

ITM_student2Kjartan Hearn

“The group work we did was a huge learning experience. We had to collaborate closely with people who have very different backgrounds and outlooks, which was challenging at times. It teaches you a lot about teamworking and negotiating with individuals from other cultures, which are valuable skills to have in today’s workplaces.” ~ Read more from Kjartan

ITM_student3
Ravi Jassal

"The way the course is structured worked extremely well for me. Each module comprised a week of intensive tuition followed by four weeks to complete a post-module assignment. This gave me the time to thoroughly research the topic and develop a true understanding of it. The support from all of WMG’s staff was amazing too. My supervisor was there at every stage and was prepared to help me with any issue." ~ Read more from Ravi

Want to read more student views?

Find out what our current students think about studying at WMG Master's, by checking out our blogs and vlogs page. You can also read our alumni stories by taking a look at our alumni profiles page.

Employability and career prospects

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As a graduate of International Technology Management, 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.

A few recent job titles of graduates from this course include:
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • IT Analyst
  • Technical Product Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Project Management Co-ordinator
  • Business Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Sales Engineer
  • Senior Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Partner Systems Engineer
  • Certification Manager
  • CEO
  • Associate Consultant
  • Consultant

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.

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.

      Key Facts

      Start date 
      30th September 2019

      Duration
      One year, full-time

      Tuition fees
      Overseas: £25,870
      Home/EU: £14,115

      Scholarships available

      Application
      Apply online (£55 application fee)

      Entry requirements
      UK Bachelor's 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent

      English language requirements
      IELTS 6.5

      Application deadline
      31st July 2019*

      However, please note that early application for this course is strongly recommended.

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

      Course leader
      Angela Clarke