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Management for Business Excellence (MSc) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-H1S9
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Department of Study
  • WMG
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Management for Business Excellence MSc is an innovative Master's in Management. Warwick Manufacturing Group has expertly designed this MSc for those wanting to become effective leaders and managers of business excellence in industry.


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.


Core Modules

  • Creating Business Excellence
  • Leadership and Excellence
  • Knowledge-based Asset Management
  • Robust Decision Making
  • Process Improvement using Six Sigma
  • Product Excellence using Six Sigma
  • Organisations, People and Performance
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems

Optional Modules

One elective module should be chosen from the wide list of options, allowing you to tailor the course in line with your specific interests.


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, syndicate exercises, simulations, and case studies. MBE specific modules are delivered intensively over two weeks (others are taught over one week) and classes are deliberately kept small to encourage interaction. Larger scale lectures are delivered for some elective modules and are backed up by seminar and syndicate activities.

Our module leaders have extensive industry experience. Guest speakers from industry also contribute regularly, bringing real-world insight into your learning experience.

Assessment

At the end of each module, you will be given a Post Module Assignment (PMA) based on the learning objectives of that module. This is a piece of written work which should take 40-60 hours to complete. As MBE is formatively assessed, the grades for your PMA do not count towards your final degree classification, which is solely based on your dissertation grade.

For the research component, each student undertakes a major individual project, which will develop your research and analytical skills and enable you to specialise. The MBE project accounts for 100% 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.


Minimum requirements Mid 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a range of subjects including 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

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Scholarships

The WMG Excellence Scholarship is a merit-based award open to offer-holders across all full-time WMG programmes. Over 50 scholarships ranging from 25% to 50% tuition fee discount will be awarded for 2020 entry.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from WMG have gone on to work for a variety of employers including: Airbus, Amazon, AstraZeneca, Barclays, Bloomberg, Ernst & Young, GSK, Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens. They have pursued roles such as: strategic planning, business and financial project management professionals; design and development engineers; technical product managers, investment and business analysts and advisers and management consultants.

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant offering impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Options in Engineering sector event
  • Careers for experienced hires
  • Careers in healthcare
  • Careers in project management

To apply for this course, visit our How to Apply page for the Department. We provide tips and specific requirements for your Statement of Purpose.

You will also be able to access the Application Form from there.

We will provide more information on your selected course before submitting your application.