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. It is designed to provide the business expertise essential for all senior managers by combining specific engineering subjects with the management of technology and manufacturing systems. It examines the latest business thinking and supplies expert knowledge on engineering and technology issues and theories.
Topics such as finance, marketing, management strategy are combined with modern industrial issues such as project and quality management, manufacturing effectiveness, advanced manufacturing technology and supply chain management. This mix of subjects has been specifically designed to reflect the challenges faced by traditional manufacturing organisations.
Why study for an MBA?
The role of the engineer is changing and within an industrial company the engineer is likely to be the manager who has to implement new practices and technologies. Often he/she will be the primary instigator of change within the organisation and this requires specific skills and knowledge. It is important that the engineer widens his knowedge and skills in management areas if he wishes to become a senior manager in a manufacturing industry.
This course will complement your technical degree by completing your education in the wider areas of management that usually include subjects such as:
human resource management
It will enable you to progress quickly in your career – usually through fast track promotion into very senior management posts.
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The MBA graduate is well-versed in management knowledge, skills and techniques, as well as technical engineering abilities. Both the sponsoring company and the student benefit from the knowledge gained. Having 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.
By final examination, coursework and project reports
This course is approved as a Matching Section by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Successful completion of the masters degree course will contribute towards the academic requirements of SARTOR 3 for registration as a Chartered Engineer. Graduates who also possess an appropriately accredited undergraduate degree should be able to demonstrate that they have satisfied the educational base required for a Chartered Engineer.
management of strategy, change and innovation
project and quality management
finance and industrial marketing
advanced manufacturing technology and management
supply chain and manufacturing strategy
enterprise information systems
industrial management dissertation
Normally at least a second class honours degree from a British institution in a relevant engineering or science subject, or an equivalent qualification from the UK or overseas.
In addition, you should have at least two years of industrial experience.