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International Technology Management - MSc

In the context of a global business environment, this course is about how to deliver value and benefit to ourselves and our customers through the exploitation of innovation and technological change.

This degree is designed for graduates who aspire to lead a high-tech, high-growth, globally operating companies. Typically, students will have a background in business management, IT, engineering, or other technical fields such as telecommunications.

Through the course, you’ll gain the expertise to manage the development, acquisition and operation of technology in a global, competitive environment and to contribute to the management of international operations. The programme aims to create flexible individuals who can analysis 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. 

Core Modules:
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.

  • Technology Management
  • Global Business Environment
  • International Joint Ventures
  • Collaborative Product Development
  • Product Design and Development Management
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Organisations, People and Performance
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems

Optional Modules:
One elective module can be chosen from a wide list of options, allowing you the flexibility to tailor the course in line with your specific interests.

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.

Teaching:
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 International Technology Management. If you wish, you may define your own project related to your individual career path or aspiration, in consultation with an appropriate academic supervisor, within the academic objectives of the course.


Assessment:
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).

Graduate Destinations:

As an ITM graduate 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.

Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: IBM Italy, Jaguar Land Rover, Computer Software Company, Unicorn e-Learning, Bladon Jets, Huawei Kazakhstan, Avanade, Telexpress China, NourishCo Beverages India, Guaranty Trust Bank Nigeria, Vidyo Telecommunications USA, Cisco Systems Thailand, KPaz Consultores SpA Chile, Gambit Consulting GmbH Germany, Zirim Haulage Network Ltd Nigeria, Capgemini Norway, SSM Aviation and Defence Turkey.

Examples of our graduates’ job roles 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; Partner Systems Engineer; Certification Manager; CEO; Associate Consultant; Consultant; Manager.

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Essential information

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Location of study

Warwick Manufacturing Group

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Full time:
Home/EU: £13,440
Overseas: £24,640

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Application information

 

This information is applicable for 2018 entry.