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Management for Business Excellence (MSc) (2021 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, taught through challenge-based learning. The interdisciplinary WMG department 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.

Designed to deliver a detailed understanding of the philosophies, strategies, processes and techniques that enable change and deliver business excellence, this course will provide you with a distinctly different learning experience. With a focus on critical autonomy, you will make active choices about what you wish to learning and how best to achieve your learning objectives; all this will be facilitated by our expert MBE course tutors.


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, which may be 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.


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

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 10% to 50% tuition fee discount will be awarded for 2021 entry.


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
  • WMG Future Fest
  • Options in Engineering sector event
  • Careers for experienced hires
  • Careers in Cyber Security
  • Careers in healthcare
  • Careers in project management

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. WMG also organises events for prospective students including a weekly Live Chat so you can connect directly with the department to speak with staff and students from WMG. For more about university wide open days and tours, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.