Engineering Business Leadership at University of Warwick - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc in Engineering Business Leadership will help you to enhance your engineering leadership knowledge and skills and make a difference to your company. The ability to operate in a complex and global environment is crucial for any Engineering Leader today. You need to be agile and innovative, influence others across the business, be a strategic thinker whilst also inspiring and leading your team. This course will equip you with appropriate knowledge and skills to help you understand how businesses operate and become a more effective leader. It will encourage you to look at how to evaluate challenging business problems and optimise efficiency and competitiveness. We liaised with industry leaders across the UK to develop a new and engaging curriculum aligned to what modern businesses need today. By understanding the latest applied knowledge, tools, and techniques you will be able to lead your team to identify and deliver effective business solutions on time and on budget. We cover a wide range of subjects on the course, including strategy, finance, people, technology, operations, and supply chain management. Our aim is to give you a broad understanding of any technology or engineering-led business, whilst focusing on how you can maximise value. You will learn important problem solving and decision-making skills to make effective and sustainable improvements to your business. The applied nature of this Master’s course means you can take knowledge learnt on the programme and immediately apply it to your role via work-based assignments, instilling the theory into practice. Your business will benefit from your increased knowledge and confidence as you will feel empowered to make improvements and lead the change in your organisation. You will gain an academic qualification from a top 10 UK university and develop yourself professionally. If you’re not yet ready to commit to a period of long-term study, you can also build up to your MSc in stages by stopping after two years with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip). This course is designed for employees working in an engineering or technology-based organisation – from the first line managers to middle and senior managers. It is particularly suited to employees with a technical or engineering background or who have relevant work experience, and who are looking to progress their careers in a leadership role. It is also suitable for people who have been in their role for some time and want formal recognition for the skills and knowledge they have. This information is applicable for 2024 entry. Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply.


We offer a range of modules designed to enable you to focus on what is appropriate to your company, your career and aspirations. This is achieved through a mix of core and optional modules. Core modules: Accounting and Finance for Management This module provides the financial and accounting knowledge to be able to analyse, interpret, extrapolate and produce financial data. Intelligent Organisations This module gives leaders and aspiring leaders what they need to understand and act effectively in a world that is increasingly ‘digital’ and ‘connected’ – recognising the impact this has on existing ‘physical’ assets, and on the ultimate asset of any organisation, ‘people’. People in Organisations People are the key and most important resource in an organisation. This module focuses on the strategic management of the people resource in organisations and how this relates to the wider organisational context and business strategy. Strategic Business Management This module looks at the role of Business Strategy in organisations. It addresses the importance of strategy to the organisation and examines the process for developing and implementing an effective strategy. Supply Chain and Operations Management Future leaders need to be equipped with practical knowledge of how to effectively manage supply and demand within the supply network. This module explores the management of supply network relationships, as well as understanding the impact of efficient delivery in companies which value customer centricity. Optional modules: You can choose any three modules from the following: Innovation Participants will apply concepts, models, and frameworks to understand and critically evaluate the potential for innovation in corporations and start-ups. Leading Change This module provides participants with an opportunity to understand change – its drivers, risks, consequences and people’s responses. Personal Leadership and Change The aim of this module is to provide participants with the opportunity and resources to determine their own learning needs to enable them to develop as an authentic leader. Project Planning, Management and Control Project Management is an essential competence for managers and leaders. This module aims to teach the generic principles of project planning, management and control for any project in any environment. Technology Management Participants will consider the role that technology plays in supporting current and future business, and how to manage the technology from cradle to grave. Project To gain your MSc, you will also need to complete a Company Based Project. This will focus on a live issue within your organisation which you will explore, together with an academic supervisor from WMG, over a 12 month period. The project will culminate in the writing of a dissertation, which will count toward 1/3 of the credit of your degree. Module availability: Module availability and staffing may change year on year depending on availability and other operational factors. We make no guarantee that any modules will be offered in a particular year, or that they will necessarily be taught by the staff listed on the module pages.

Assessment method

We will use a range of assessment methods that are appropriate to the topics being taught. Of course, you will need to undertake reading and assignments, but these assignments are usually related to your workplace and help you to apply what you have learnt. Students often find that the assignments provide valuable evidence of continuing professional development, demonstrate to their organisations their developing knowledge, and often benefit the company by providing an analysis of an area of operations.

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements The course is designed for those in employment as you will need to apply your studies directly to the work environment throughout the programme. We recommend you have at least three years of appropriate professional experience and that you possess the equivalent of a UK second-class honours degree. The course is also open to talented people without a first degree, who have relevant work-experience, have taken a less-traditional route in their career and who will have shown great potential in the business **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirementsLink opens in a new window. This course requires the following: - Band A - IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0 **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Fees and funding

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Sponsorship information

We offer a variety of postgraduate funding options for study at the University of Warwick, from postgraduate loans, university scholarships, fee awards, to academic department bursaries. It's important that you apply for your postgraduate course first before you apply for a University of Warwick scholarship.

Engineering Business Leadership at University of Warwick - UCAS