This course is designed for graduates who want to become managers or leaders of technology-based organisation. It is particularly suited to students with an engineering, scientific or other technical background, who are looking to understand and develop management expertise. It is also appropriate for students who have a business or even social science background who are looking to move into an engineering related sector.
The course delivers a broad education in management and business, and will equip you with the analytical tools and techniques to improve internal and external operations, as well as an understanding of the processes and technologies used by engineering businesses.
During the course you’ll develop skills in the research, analysis and evaluation of complex business problems, and gain a methodical understanding of the functional relations between business divisions that can optimise efficiency and competitiveness.
Modules are generally taught in intensive one-week blocks, from Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 6.30pm. These one-week sessions (nine in total over the academic year) are scheduled at intervals from October through to June. Weekend sessions are also occasionally required.
Core modules are compulsory and relate specifically to this course.
- Financial Analysis and Control Systems
- Organisations, People and Performance
- Project Planning, Management and Control
- Operations Strategy for Industry
- Logistics and Operations Management
- Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
- Product Design and Development Management
- Manufacturing Technology *(for those without an engineering background)
Two elective modules* can be chosen from a wide list of options, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your specific interests.
*Non- engineers have one elective plus Manufacturing Technology
The full list of modules offered can be reviewed here.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
This course has two components – a taught component and a research component (dissertation) each accounting for 50% of your time and effort.
For the taught component, we blend lectures with seminars, practical exercises, case studies, simulations, and industrial games to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the course material. Technology enabled learning, e-learning and forum activities also support classroom learning.
Class sizes are kept small with around 30 students in each, to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.
Our module leaders usually have extensive industry experience. Guest speakers from industry also contribute regularly, bringing real-world insight into your learning experience.
For the research component, each student undertakes a major individual project, which will develop your research and analytical skills and enable you to specialise. This project accounts for 50% of your overall credits and is submitted in the form of a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words, followed by an oral examination or viva at the end of the year.
Towards the beginning of the course, you will be provided with a list of projects relevant to Engineering Business Management, and closely related to research developments in industry or research at WMG. Alternatively, you may define your own project related to your individual career path or aspiration, in consultation with an appropriate academic supervisor.
There are no written exams. After each module you will be assessed by a written post-module assignment (PMA). This typically requires 40 – 60 hours of work and consolidates your learning. Some modules will also include an in-module individual or group assessment or test.
9 x Post Module Assignments (3,000 – 4,000 words each) (50% of Masters credit).
20,000 dissertation (50% of Masters credit).
EBM graduates can expect to be employed as leaders of business development, manufacturing, quality assurance, human resources or customer service in a wide variety of manufacturing or service organisations, particularly where technology plays a significant part in business success.
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: BAE Systems, National Grid, Airbus, Avaya Asia Pacific Inc, Bank of China, Corus Steel, Deloitte Consulting, Ernest and Young India, Bloomberg, BMW, IBM, Mercedes-Benz, Pemex Mexico, Schneider Electric, Proctor & Gamble, Porsche, Koito Europe Ltd.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Investment Strategy Engineer, Project Controller, Applications Engineer, Finance Risk Consultant, Business Analyst, SAP Consultant, Associate Consultant, Engineering Project Manager, Graduate Sales Trainee, Graduate Supply Chain Consultant, Head of Assembly, Trade Analyst, Product Marketing Engineer, Planning and Development Business Analyst, Process Engineer, Marketing Research Executive, Logistics Analyst, Production Supervisor.
Full-time: 1 year
2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject
English Language requirements
Department of study
Location of study
University of Warwick
Find out more about fees and funding.