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Overview

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 MSc in International 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.

Watch our Course Leader's video explanation of MSc International Technology Management below:



Accreditations

This course is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Date
Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Course content

Course modules

 

Elective modules

You must take two elective modules from the following list below, with at least one from Global Business Environment; Project Planning Management and Control; or Digital Consultancy

Please note: this list of modules relates to those available in the 2020/21 academic year, and should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years. 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.


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 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.

Date
Friday, 01 March 2019

Student views

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.

Date
Monday, 01 April 2019

Employability

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.

ITM graduates are now applying their expertise and knowledge in companies and organisations such as The World Trade Organisation, China Construction Bank, Deloitte, Microsoft, Tata Consulting Services, and various utilities, media, engineering, and finance companies.

Some job titles include:

  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • IT Analyst
  • Technical Product Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Technical Product Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Account Manager
  • Sales Engineer
  • Senior Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Partner Systems Engineer
  • Certification Manager
  • Consultant
  • Procurement Manager

Fatin Fatinah ZahariITM Graduate Fatin Fatinah Zahari now utilises the skills she learned on the course in her role as an award-winning Technical Account Manager for Microsoft

She supports the diverse client base of Microsoft Services, ranging from operations teams up to CXO level, managing different expectations and approaches on a day-to-day basis. Her outstanding business acumen and professional integrity has also earned her The Rising Star award at the Channel Asia Women in ICT Awards 2020. “My time at WMG challenged me to overcome my fears and that was actually the set of wings I needed to fly further”.

Read more by visiting Fatin's alumni profile.

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

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

      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.

      key-facts

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