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Management for Business Excellence - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

The framework for the Management for Business Excellence degree is the European Excellence Model, created to help organisations develop towards the achievement of sustainable excellence.

This course is all about understanding how organisations work; it takes a holistic look at organisations, the inter-relationships between departments within them, and how to optimise the use of available resources.

Typically students will have a background in engineering, business management, finance or economics, but MBE is open to graduates from any academic discipline.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

Optional Modules:

One elective module should be chosen from the wide list of options. The full list, with detailed descriptions, is available on this page. Restrictions apply.


Using a blend of learning approaches, including e-learning, students are provided with a rich learning environment in which you will develop a deep understanding of content. The programme is supported by tutorials and seminars to discuss and explore web-based content. Teamwork plays a central role throughout the course - by working collaboratively with your international colleagues, you’ll develop a rich, global perspective. The learning style on MBE is active – you will make choices about what you wish to learn and you will decide how best to achieve your learning objectives; all this will be facilitated by our expert MBE course tutors.

Contact Hours:

40-60 hours per module, usually split over two weeks. There are 9 x modules over the course of the year. Between modules, you will have workshops, supervisor meetings, industrial visits and will be working on Post Module Assignments and your dissertation.

Class Sizes:

24 per class for MBE specific modules. 

Elective module may be delivered by lecture (up to 200 students) and seminars (30 per class)

Workshops and other syndicate activities: 6-8 per group


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) (formative learning 50% of your time and effort)
  • 20,000 dissertation (50% of your time and effort - 100% of Master’s credit)

MBE graduates generally go into consultancy roles, or positions in management and leadership of business development, new product development, manufacturing, quality assurance, human resource management or customer services.

We welcome prospective students to come and meet us. We organise 3-4 Open Days each academic year as well as bookable fortnightly ‘Drop-In’ sessions. If you are interested in finding out more information on our events, or would like to book to attend one, please visit this page.

To Visit Warwick...

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.

Essential information

Course Code



Full-time: 1 year

(October 2019 - October 2020)

Entry Requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in IT, business, engineering or a science related discipline.

English Language Requirements

Band A

IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0.

Department of Study


Location of Study

University of Warwick

Course Fees

See Student Finance


WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2019. Awards will be based on past academic achievement, previous experience, extracurricular activities, reasons for study, and your vision for the future.

Up to a total of 50 WMG Excellence Scholarships will be awarded on a % discount of the tuition fees. Awards will range from 25% to 50% fee discount.

Additional Course Costs

Printing and binding of two hard copies of your dissertation.

Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.

How to Apply

Department website

Get a PG Prospectus


This information is applicable for 2019 entry.