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.
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.
This course provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the key issues facing global organisations. It is all about delivering value in the context of a global environment and exploiting technologies to deliver benefit to ourselves and our customers.
As a student, you will gain a very broad skill set, which will enable you to manage the development, acquisition and operation of technology in a global, competitive environment.
The programme aims to create flexible individuals who can analyse business opportunities, operationalise technologies, and innovate in ways of working.
You will learn to evaluate a technology in terms of its potential, its market and the risks involved, and you’ll learn about managing a global workforce, how to implement and manage change and how to exploit innovation.
This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology
You'll be required to take the following modules as part of this MSc programme:
You will need to choose one elective module from the WMG module catalogue for International Technology Management which will be available on arrival at WMG. In the meantime, you can view WMG's full module catalogue where those suitable as an elective for ITM are in (italics). Elective modules are subject to availability and restrictions apply.
Please note: the list relates to modules available in 2017/18 academic year, and should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.
You are required to pass nine modules in total for this MSc course.
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.
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. See here for more information about the course structure.
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.
ITM is designed for graduates who aspire to a leadership position in high-tech, high-growth, globally operating companies. Typically students will have a background in IT, telecommunications, engineering or business management, but the programme is also open to highly motivated students from other disciplines.
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...
Elizabeth 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
“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
"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
Employability and career prospects
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
- Associate 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.
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.
English language requirements
Early application for this course is strongly recommended.
Applications will close prior to the deadline if capacity on the course is reached.