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ES91J - Creating Business Excellence

  • Module code: ES91J
  • Module name: Creating Business Excellence
  • Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Excellence in a business context is a combination of internal excellence in how things are done (enablers) leading to outstanding business performance (results). Excellence is recognised worldwide through awards such as the European Quality Award, the Baldrige Award and the Deming Award as well as national awards that are based on these. This module introduces the fundamental concepts that underpin non-prescriptive approaches to creating sustainable excellence in an engineering business.

Principal learning outcomes

"On completion, participants will be capable of: Understanding how non-prescriptive management models help organizations to measure and improve their progress on the path to sustainable excellence; Understanding the concepts that underpin sustainable excellence. Recognising the need for and benefits of self-assessed approaches to excellence; Understanding the relationships between enabling activities and organizational results; Understanding and critical analysis of the operational aspects of various excellence models; Critical analysis of the results of self-assessment; Relating organizational practices to the extent of application of the system of profound knowledge; Planning and conducting organizational self-assessment."

Timetabled teaching activities

40 hours

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ES91J-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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