This course is one of a very few aimed at mid-career professionals wishing to make the move to senior management within industrial and manufacturing organisations.
We designed it to provide the business expertise essential for senior managers by combining specific engineering subjects with managing technology and manufacturing systems.
You examine the latest business thinking and gain expert knowledge of engineering and technology issues and theories.
We combine topics such as
* management strategy with modern industrial issues such as
* project and quality management
* manufacturing effectiveness
* advanced manufacturing technology
* supply chain management.
This mix of subjects reflects the challenges faced by today´s traditional manufacturing organisations.
Why study for an MBA?
The role of the engineer is changing and in an industrial company the engineer is likely to be the manager who has to implement new practices and technologies.
In this role you are likely to be the primary instigator of change in the organisation and for this you need specific skills and knowledge. It is important that you widen your knowledge and skills in management areas if you are to be and effective senior manager in a manufacturing industry.
This course complements your technical degree by completing your education in the wider areas of management that usually include subjects such as
* human resource management
* organisational behaviour
* management strategy.
It also enables you to progress quickly in your career - usually through fast track promotion into very senior management posts.
General Management * management of strategy, change and innovation
* organisational environment
* project and quality management
* finance and industrial marketing
Industrial Management * advanced manufacturing technology and management
* supply chain and manufacturing strategy
* manufacturing systems
* enterprise information systems
Project * industrial management dissertation
The MBA graduate is well-versed in management knowledge, skills and techniques, as well as technical engineering abilities. Both your sponsoring company and you benefit from the knowledge you gain.
An MBA gives you the confidence to apply your skills to develop strategies for growth for your employer, giving you a much sought after edge in your career progression.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
This course is approved as a matching section by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Successful completion of the masters degree course counts towards the academic requirements of SARTOR 3 for registration as a Chartered Engineer.
Graduates who also have an appropriately accredited undergraduate degree should be able to demonstrate that they have satisfied the educational base required for a Chartered Engineer.