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Engineering Business Leadership

Part-time Master's
Engineering Business Leadership

Our MSc in Engineering Business Leadership will help you to enhance your engineering leadership knowledge and skills and make a difference to your company.

Start date:

16 September 2024

3 years part-time (MSc) or 2 years part-time (PGDip)

Master of Science (MSc) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)

Interim course leader:
Helen Ure

Your course at a glance:

  • Enhance your engineering leadership knowledge and skills and apply these to optimise the efficiency and competitiveness of your business
  • Understand complex business problems and apply problem-solving and decision-making approaches
  • Develop your communication skills to better enable you to lead and influence
  • Demonstrate deployment of learning from the course to your current role, so your employer will see direct impact and help support your career ambitions


The ability to operate in a complex and global environment is crucial for any Engineering Leader today. You need to be agile and innovative, influence others across the business, be a strategic thinker while also inspiring and leading your team. This course will equip you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to help you understand how businesses operate and become a more effective leader. It will encourage you to look at how to evaluate challenging business problems and optimise efficiency and competitiveness.

We liaised with industry leaders across the UK to develop a new and engaging curriculum aligned to what modern businesses need today. By understanding the latest applied knowledge, tools and techniques you will be able to lead your team to identify and deliver effective business solutions on time and on budget. We cover a wide range of subjects on the course, including strategy, finance, people, technology, operations and supply chain management. Our aim is to give you a broad understanding of any technology or engineering-led business, while focusing on how you can maximise value. You will learn important problem-solving and decision-making skills to make effective and sustainable improvements to your business.

The applied nature of this Master’s course means you can take knowledge learnt on the programme and immediately apply it to your role via work-based assignments, instilling the theory into practice.

Your business will benefit from your increased knowledge and confidence as you will feel empowered to make improvements and lead the change in your organisation. You will gain an academic qualification from a top 10 UK university and develop yourself professionally.

If you’re not yet ready to commit to a period of long-term study, you can also build up to your MSc in stages by stopping after two years with a Postgraduate Diploma.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for employees working in an engineering or technology-based organisation – from the first line managers to middle and senior managers. It is particularly suited to employees with a technical or engineering background or who have relevant work experience, and who are looking to progress their careers in a leadership role. It is also suitable for people who have been in their role for some time and want formal recognition for the skills and knowledge they have.

Your course team

Our expert tutors are able to bring their subjects to life by blending their academic knowledge with their expertise in a variety of industry sectors, supporting learners in applying the learning directly back into their company. Attendees of the course will also benefit from strong links with WMG’s research groups and from guest lectures from practitioners in the industry.

Postgraduate Open Days

Connect with us from across the world

Our Open Days are designed to help you get to know the course and our team better. We look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming events!

Ready to study at WMG?

We look forward to receiving your part-time MSc application. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.