Manage Technological change in a global business environment
Many of the best known companies in the world (Microsoft, Nokia, Rolls Royce and Sony) base their global commercial success on their ability to innovate and apply new technologies in both products and operating processes.
These abilities are now becoming critical for any organisation wishing to operate successfully on the international stage. This Masters programme is designed to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the key issues facing such organisations, covering a wide range of topics and is aimed at those wishing to take a leading role in managing innovation and technological change in an international environment.
We will provide you with
The knowledge to manage the development, acquisition and operation of technology in a global competitive environment and contribute to the management of international operations and collaborative activities.
You will develop the skills to generate solutions through product & process development and continually improve international competitiveness.
You will understand the impact of e-business technologies and develop skills to contribute to the strategic aspects of design management.
After You Graduate
Successful completion of this course can lead to employment as managers and leaders in a wide variety of key functions within manufacturing or service organisations, particularly where technology plays a significant part in business success.
Take a look at our Alumni profiles to read about what some of our past students thought of the course and where they have gone onto work:
Graduates from Warwick are highly sought after by graduate employers. Employers often visit the campus to present to and recruit students directly from Warwick. You can also attend workshops run by the award winning Warwick Careers Service who offer assistance in finding graduates jobs for up to 3 years after graduation.
WMG also have their own placements Manager who actively looks for and promotes job opportunities to our students.
All courses start on Monday 5th October 2015.
The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 10 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week.
The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%.
Between 7 and 9 core modules are specified for each of the MSc courses and these modules are compulsory. The core modules for each course are listed on the relevant course pages.
In addition to the core modules you can choose additional elective modules from an extensive list to make up to 10 modules for the course. There are a range of elective modules available, focussed on management, business, technology and other subject areas. And so you can choose your elective modules to tailor the degree to your interest and to support your future career aspirations.
The course is assessed through Post Module Assignments and a major research project.
Post Module Assignments (PMA)
At the end of every module you will be given a post module assignment (PMA). This is a piece of assessed, written work which enables you to delve more deeply into the subject area of the module. It should take you 40-60 hours to complete and the submission deadline is four weeks after the end of the module.
Project and Dissertation
Throughout the year, alongside your modules and PMAs, you will undertake a major individual research project which you then submit in the form of a dissertation at the end of August, followed by an oral exam where your Project Supervisor and an independent supervisor will discuss your project with you.
You do not need to choose your project in advance. At the beginning of your MSc course, you will be provided with a wide range of project titles which you can choose from. Many projects relate closely to research developments in industry or research at WMG.
The project accounts for 50% of MSc grade and through choosing a project suited to your interest and future career aspirations, this another great way to tailor your degree.
WMG work closely with industry to ensure their course content is up to date and that what is being taught to students and the teaching methods used are relevant to todays industry needs. Our courses are taught by academic staff with backgrounds in industry who are supported by visiting lecturers currently working in senior positions in industry. You will also have regular opportunities to go out on day trips to industry, visiting the sites of well-known companies to experience in practice the theory of what you learning and see how it is applied in industry.
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.
WMG are offering up to 50 scholarships to students commencing study in October 2015 on WMG full-time Masters Programmes, giving up to 50% discount on tuition fees.
WMG also offer country specific bursaries giving automatic discount on tuition fees to offer holders of WMG MSc Courses as follows: -
Latin American Students 20% discount on tuition fees
Mexican Students 25% discount on tuition fees
(in accordance with Warwick's agreement with CONACYT)
Syrian Students 20% discount on tuition fees
Turkish Students - 25% discount on tuition fees
For more information on these opportunities, please see our website.
Other scholarship and funding opportunities for students studying on WMG MSc Courses include: -
Banco Santander Scholarships for WMG students
Colfuturo Scholarship Loan Latin American Students
Chevening - The UK governments global scholarship programme scholarships can cover the full cost of study and are offered in over 110 countries.
More information is available from the Chevening website applications now closed.
CONACyT For Mexican Students
Li Xiaoming Scholarships
Banco de Mexico FIDERH
British Council GREAT Scholarships
WMG and The Central Bank of India (CBI) have an agreement that all Indian students applying for one of WMG's Masters courses can now take advantage of fast-track loan arrangements provided by the CBI. This will ensure a swift and speedy response to applications regarding loans to support MSc study in WMG at the University of Warwick.
For more information on scholarship opportunities, please see the Graduate School Website or the Warwick International Office Website.