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Full-time Masters Programme

2015-16


Foreword

Foreword Chairman and Founder

At WMG we have developed a leading centre for world class management


studies attracting high calibre students who want to make an impact, whether
in technology, management or as an entrepreneur. Modern leaders need an
appreciation of science, technology, engineering and the marketplace in order to
succeed. Collaborating with business we have developed a focused programme
based on real world scenarios that will enable you to succeed in a constantly
changing global environment.
By studying with us you are taking the first step to investing in your future. In return
we will enable you to gain the necessary skills to compete effectively in the global
market. You will be joining one of the worlds leading research groups with state-ofthe art research and development facilities and collaborative partnerships with over
1000 leading global companies.
You will have the opportunity to work with our leading edge researchers in areas
such as digital technologies, e-security and e-commerce, novel and sustainable
materials, emerging manufacturing processes, hybrid automotive technology,
robotics and visualisation. Your Masters degree will be awarded from the University
of Warwick, giving you an internationally recognised qualification from the UKs most
innovative highly ranked university.
Your journey to technology, management and entrepreneurial success starts here!

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, KT, CBE, FREng, FRS

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Contents

Contents

The University of Warwick


About WMG
WMG Masters Programme
Entry Requirements and Application

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MSc Programmes
Cyber Security and Management
Engineering Business Management
e-Business Management
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
International Technology Management
International Trade, Strategy and Operations
Management for Business Excellence
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Process Industry Business Management
Programme and Project Management
Service Management and Design
Supply Chain and Logistics Management

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After You Graduate


Full Module List
Contact Details

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About Warwick

The University of Warwick

The success and


reputation of the
University of Warwick
lies in a unique blend
of entrepreneurial spirit
and commitment to
absolute academic
excellence.

Warwicks International Community


contributes greatly to the vibrant,
cosmopolitan atmosphere on campus.
With over 100 different nationalities
represented you will be working
and living with people from all over
the world.
Accommodation consists of modern,
comfortable rooms on campus, mostly
en-suite and with high-speed internet
and network access. Residences are set
in pleasant parklands close to all the
campus facilities.
Warwicks Students Union is one of
the largest in the country with over
250 societies to choose from. Student
events such as one world week are
internationally recognised and mirror
the Universitys reputation for innovation
and dynamism.

As a member of the Russell Group


and one of the UKs leading
universities for teaching and
research, Warwick has consistently
been ranked within the UK top
ten since it was founded in
1965. Over the last half century
it has established itself as a truly
international university, positioned
within the top 50 universities in
the world.

Warwick Sport provides every


opportunity for you to try something
new or compete in your sport.
It offers over 70 different sports clubs,
a swimming pool, gym, indoor
climbing wall, all-weather tennis
courts, 60 acres of outdoor playing
fields and much more.
Warwick Arts Centre houses two
theatres, a cinema, a 1,400 seat concert
hall, the Mead Art Gallery, and a
specialised music centre. It is nationally
recognised as an outstanding venue for
both famous and new artists.
The International Office provides
a wide range of services for both
prospective and current students,
including immigration advice, welfare
support and an orientation programme
for those new to the UK.

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Warwick Universitys Campus is an


award-winning 700 acre, self-contained
campus in the heart of England yet just
one hour from London. With fantastic
facilities and excellent access to local
towns, cities and countryside, it provides
an attractive, safe and supportive
environment in which to live and study.
The Library holds over 1 million printed
titles and 16,000 electronic journals
and offers outstanding resources.
The Universitys acclaimed Learning
Grid provides a 24/7 relaxed learning
environment with an impressive range
of multimedia equipment.
Warwick Careers Service gives
students a real head-start in their job
searches. Voted by students as the
best in the country, the careers service
provides outstanding guidance and
support. Warwick University is widely
recognised by employers as an ideal
recruiting ground.
Language Support is offered by
The Centre for Applied Linguistics. The
Programme in English for Postgraduate
Studies (PEPs) prepares students in
academic English over 1, 2 or 3 terms.
Six or ten week pre-sessional English
courses may also be offered if you
narrowly miss the English language
criteria for Masters study.
Worship is encouraged by the multifaith Chaplaincy which welcomes all
members of the University community.
It is home to Christian, Jewish and
Muslim chaplains who, as a valued part
of the Universitys welfare network, offer
spiritual and emotional support.

WMG, an academic
department of the
University of Warwick,
occupies a unique
position between
academia and industry.

About WMG

About WMG

WMG was founded by Professor


Lord Bhattacharyya in 1980 to help
reinvigorate UK manufacturing. From
its inception, WMGs mission has been
to improve the competitiveness of
organisations through the application
of value adding innovation, new
technologies, and skills deployment,
bringing academic rigour to industrial
and organisational practice.
Today we are one of the worlds leading
research and education groups, with
over 500 people working across six
buildings on the Warwick campus plus
collaborative centres in seven countries.
We have an annual programme of
180m which includes industrial and
in-kind support.

Sujit Banerji

Professor of Operations
Management
Executive Director
of Postgraduate Programmes

WMGs education
programmes are well known for
providing high quality education
with the latest relevant and
innovative subjects to meet
todays business and industry
needs. There is a continuous
focus on improving academic
standards with on-going adaption
of courses and content. The
programmes have been highly
successful, attracting students
from over 60 countries.
Besides the learning offerings in
the UK, Universities around the
world partner with us, making
it possible for us to deliver our
renowned education programmes
in several overseas locations. We
also collaborate with many of our
industrial partners in developing
and customising skills transfer
programmes targeted for them.
We improve the relevance of
our education programmes to
industry and the overall quality
of our offerings by inviting
companies to proactively engage
with us in course development,
and actively leveraging the
research being done at WMG.
The resulting education
programme has been recognised
formally with the award of the
Queens Anniversary Prize for
Higher and Further Education in
the recent past.

In 2014 we launched three new R&D


centres: the Energy Innovation Centre,
the Automotive Composites Research
Centre, and the International Institute
for Nanocomposites Manufacturing.
The National Automotive Innovation
Centre is set to open in late 2016.
An academic department of the
University of Warwick, we are an
international role model for how
universities and business can successfully
work together. We are at the forefront
of innovative technology, leading
major multi-partner projects to create
and develop exciting new processes,
products and services that can lead to
major breakthroughs and be of huge
benefit to organisations.

These projects have seen us impact


a wide range of sectors including
automotive, aerospace and defence,
digital, construction, energy and utilities,
finance, food and drink, healthcare, IT,
pharmaceutical and rail.
We have collaborated with government
sponsored bodies, the NHS, innovative
SMEs and global corporations such
as Airbus, Arup, AstraZeneca, Auto
Insulations Limited, BAE Systems,
Bladon Jets (UK) Ltd, Bosch Ltd, Buehler,
Drayson Racing Technologies LLP,
GlaxoSmithKline, Jaguar Land Rover,
Lloyds Banking Group, Network Rail,
Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Simpact Limited,
Tata Motors, Tata Steel and TVS Motor
Company to name but a few.

Education
We are a leading centre for world
class management studies, offering
unrivalled innovative postgraduate and
professional education programmes
that meet business and industry needs
and attract high calibre students and
executives. We provide more than just
hours in the classroom; our strong
links with industry enable our students
to understand in detail what will be
expected of them when working in a
global economy. Professionals from a
wide range of sectors recognise that
our unique combination of experience
and academic excellence will elevate
their career to a higher level. In the
last academic year we awarded over
900 Masters degrees and around 400
professional awards.

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Elective modules are chosen from the


full list on pages 34-35 to supplement
Core Modules.* These allow students
the flexibility to tailor the programme
in line with their specific interests.
Up to two non-assessed modules
can be taken in addition to your ten
assessed modules.*

The project must fulfil the academic


requirements of the course. All projects
are supervised by a WMG member of
staff or associate and many relate closely
to research developments in industry or
research at WMG.
Work on your project runs concurrently
with your module work. You are
expected to devote an appropriate
portion of your time and intellectual
effort to the project during the year i.e.
approximately 900 hours or six to nine
months study.

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Core modules are compulsory and


relate specifically to the course you
have chosen to study. A combination
of key business and management
modules are common across our MSc
programme and complement modules
specific to each course (see course
pages 8-31 for details and page 34 for
comparison).

Near the start of the course you will be


provided with a list of projects relevant
to your degree course. However, we can
also usually accommodate supervision
of projects proposed by students
specifically focused on their individual
career paths or aspirations.

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A variety of innovative teaching methods


are used to maximise learning and
ensure students are well equipped to
apply their knowledge in the work place
on completion of the course.

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The way the course is


structured was different to
anything I had experienced
before. For each module, we
had three days of intensive
study, followed by two days
spent investigating the
practical application of the
subject through group work
and simulations. After that,
rather than sit an exam,
we had a few weeks to
work on our post-module
assignments. This was one
of the best things about
the course for me. Rather
that just learning to answer
questions in an exam paper,
you explore the subject in
depth and get under its
skin. In this way, you gain a
much broader and deeper
understanding of everything
you study.

Each student has to undertake a major


individual research project. This accounts
for 50% of the overall credit and is
submitted in the form of a dissertation
of approximately 20,000 words. An oral
examination is held upon completion.

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The MSc programme is structured so


that each student takes a combination
of ten taught modules, completes ten
post module assignments and executes
a major research project.

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Modules consist of nominally 40 hours


directed tuition usually delivered in
an intensive, full-immersion one
week block.

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The academic programme is both


challenging and rewarding. Innovative
teaching methods are employed to
ensure students engage practically
with their studies and are well equipped
on graduation to apply this to real
work scenarios.

Modules

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Our integrated and


flexible portfolio of
Masters courses are
designed to develop
skills in management
and leadership
for those with a
technical background
or wishing to work
within technology-led
industries.

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The taught component of the


programme is a blend of formal lectures,
seminars, syndicate work, practical
exercises and case studies to encourage
teamwork and practical grounding
of the material. E-learning and forum
activities are widely used to complement
these activities.
Modules are usually taught in an
intensive one week block allowing you
to be fully immersed in each subject
area. Tutors are highly qualified and are
supported by external speakers working
at the forefront of their specialisation.

Assessment
There are no written examinations.
Performance is assessed on completion
of each module by a post module
assignment. This is typically a further
40 to 60 hours of work and consolidates
your learning. Some modules will also
include an in-module individual or
group assessment.

Industrial visits
Alongside the academic programme,
WMG offers a series of industrial
visits to locally based national and
international companies. Guest speakers
from industry and government are also
regularly welcomed and students have
the opportunity to attend lectures and
seminars from distinguished researchers.

Recent industrial visits have been


made to Rolls-Royce, JLR, Pedigree
Masterfoods, TNT Logistics, CEVA
Logistics, E.ON, BMW, Evesham
Technology, Severn Trent Water and
Caterpillar to name but a few.

Entry Requirements
Admission to the MSc Programmes
requires at least a British second class
honours degree or overseas equivalent.
Most programmes require a business,
engineering, IT or scientific background
but candidates from other disciplines
may also be considered please see
the key facts section on each page
for details.
Work experience is beneficial but
not essential.

English Language
Requirements
Non-native speakers of English
must satisfy the English language
requirements:
IELTS 6.5*
PTE (Pearson) 62*
Three years of UG study in an
English speaking country
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minimum element scores apply please see


website for details

Course Duration
12 months duration
Start date 5th October 2015

WMG Masters Programme

Learning Style

How to Apply
Applications are made online at:
www.warwick.ac.uk/go/
wmgmasters/entry
A 35 application fee is payable.
The following supporting documents
are required:
Statement of Purpose
Academic transcripts and certificates
Two academic references
English language qualification

Tuition Fees (2015-16)


UK and EU fee payers 11,500
Overseas fee payers 21,280

Scholarships
WMG will be awarding
up to 500,000 worth
of Scholarships and
Bursaries for October
2015 intake.

Early Acceptance
Scheme (EAS)
For committed students,
the EAS offers a fee
reduction of 1,000 on
receipt of a deposit.
For up-to-date
scholarship information
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wmgmasters/finance

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MSc Cyber Security and Management (CSM)

MSc Cyber Security and Management


(CSM)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours degree


or overseas equivalent, usually in
Computer Science or Information
Technology or a course with a
significant component of either.
Applicants with a strong interest in
the field but without the academic
background will be considered
through interview.

Language requirement:

(applies to non-native English


speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:

10 taught modules assessed by:


post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 8

Security Architectures and


Network Defence
Cryptosystems and
Data Protection
Information Risk Management
and Governance
Industrial Espionage and
Counterfeiting
Digital Forensics, Evidence
and Intelligence
Including 3 management
modules from:
Globalisation and Outsourcing
Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
Leadership
Organisations, People and
Performance

Cyber security increasingly


pervades every part of
global business and
modern society. This
course is designed for
students wishing to
develop a career as a
cyber security professional,
or to take a leading
technical or managerial
role in an organisation
critically dependent upon
data and information
communication.
Our Cyber Security modules cover the
key technologies required to defend
and protect organisational information
infrastructures from threats and attacks,
as well as important topics relating to
the strategic deployment of information
security within enterprises. These
modules include elements which teach
the relevance of security technologies
to an enterprise risk management
strategy and the economic drivers and
considerations which should impact any
procurement and risk-based decisions.

The course will provide


An advanced understanding of managing
cyber security within the enterprise.
You will be taught the techniques and
technologies used in enterprise security
architectures and cover key areas of
information risk management and
network defence. During the course
you will learn how to lead and conduct

Elective modules: x 2

Two to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

Applications:

www.warwick.ac.uk/go/
wmgmasters/entry
Contact:
wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk

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a digital investigation and how to protect


a network against attack by deploying
the key techniques used by adversaries
to infiltrate and hack networks and
computer systems. The programme
boasts extensive support from industry
and around 15-20% of each module is
delivered by experts currently working
in the forefront of their specialisation.
Guest lectures come from a wide range
of companies including HP, Mozilla, IBM,
Kaspersky, Nettitude, Telefonica to name
but a few. Students will also be prepared
in the broad skills required in the broad
skills required for effective management
and leadership excellence.

Project
Students will have the opportunity
to pursue projects in collaboration
with industry in areas spanning both
cyber security technologies and
management issues, including risk
management, security policy, enterprise
security cultures, intrusion detection,
security architectures, cloud exploitation
and procurement strategies, data
forensics, privacy, social media and
security testing.

After you graduate


Graduates can expect to go on to work
within corporate information; security
and technology teams, consultancies,
digital investigation, government
information-security departments,
management tracks in information
critical organisations and cyber security
related research.

MSc Cyber Security and Management (CSM)

One reason I chose to


study at WMG is because the
course combines key cyber
security technical concepts with
management subjects including
leadership and financial analysis.
Through this, I felt I would be
able to build the broad range of
skills that todays employers are
looking for.
During my studies I had the
opportunity to present and
publish a research paper entitled
Cyber Security of a Wireless
Vehicle at the Kaspersky
Academy Cyber Security
for the Next Generation
Conference (European Round).
One of the best conferences
in the world!

Sabarathinam Chockalingam,
India. CSM Graduate 2012-13
Security Researcher for an
independent innovation and
technology company

Core Modules
Security Architectures and
Network Defence
The first Cyber Security module
begins by introducing the domain and
the course fundamental concepts
relating to cyber security. Students
will gain a comprehensive
understanding of the underlying
security infrastructure and in particular
the protocols required in setting up a
system where secure transactions
(financial or communicational) are
required. The syllabus explores a
number of fundamental issues such as
malware, attacks, the threat
ecosystem, phishing, pharming and
data theft, as well as some advances
network defence systems and
protocols relating to firewalls and
intrusion detection systems.
Cryptosystems and Data Protection
This module focuses on the technology
and concepts behind data protection
and in particular the numerous
cryptosystems and protocols that allow
us to keep communications private.
We also focus on the use of encryption
technology to provide authorisation

and access control systems. Throughout


the module we disentangle often complex
protocols to begin to understand how
they work. The module will enable you to
develop a broad understanding of
data-centric protection, data-leakage
threats and vulnerabilities and key
prevention and detection technologies.
Information Risk Management
and Governance
This module will develop your ability to
establish and maintain an information risk
management framework in order to
guarantee that security and assurance
strategies are aligned with business
objectives and are consistent with legal
and regulatory obligations. A strong focus
will be put on business continuity and
resilience - there is an emphasis on the
practical nature of this process and the
issues facing managers.
Industrial Espionage and
Counterfeiting
This module examines the motivations
for industrial espionage and the various
methods of attack on the physical
security of an organisation, its electronic
infrastructures, and its staff and suppliers.
Students will learn to analyse and mitigate
potential attacks through industrial

espionage; will develop an understanding


of counterfeiting attacks and design
countermeasures; and will carry out risk
management processes in both industrial
espionage and counterfeiting.
Digital Forensics, Evidence
and Intelligence
Cyber-Crime affects all walks of life and
transcends personal, social and business
domains. This module investigates the
Course techniques currently used for
the purpose of data retrieval, evidence
preparation, crime scene management
and intelligence extraction where the
source of the data is a digital storage
system, a network system or any other
connected system. It will give an overview
of national and international digital
forensic investigation infrastructures and
put legal procedures into context. During
the module you will look at real case
studies and conduct a digital investigation
on a complex investigative scenario.
Plus three out of the following
management modules:
Globalisation and Outsourcing
Financial Analysis and Control Systems
Leadership
Organisations, People and Performance

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MSc Engineering Business Management (EBM)

MSc Engineering Business Management


(EBM)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


degree or overseas equivalent
in Engineering, Business, IT or a
Science related discipline.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

The MSc in Engineering


Business Management
is designed for those
who want to become
managers and leaders
in technology-based
businesses. This
course is suitable for
graduates from a wide
range of scientific,
engineering and business
backgrounds.

Study programme:
10 taught modules assessed by:
post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 8

Financial Analysis and


Control Systems
Strategic Marketing*
Organisations People and
Performance*
Logistics and Operations
Management
Project Planning, Management
and Control
Operations Strategy for Industry
Product Design and
Development Management
Quality, Reliability and
Maintenance
Manufacturing Technology**

The programme focuses on the key


value adding activities of: market,
product and process development;
operations, logistics and supply chain
management; and core and emerging
competitive technology. The focus on
value creation for technology based
organisations is a key differentiator of
the course.

The course will provide


A broad education in management
and business with the analytical tools
and techniques to improve internal
and external operations as well as an
understanding of the processes and
technologies used by engineering
businesses. You will develop skills in
the research, analysis and evaluation of
complex business problems and gain a
methodical approach to problem solving
and decision making.

Elective modules: x 2

Two to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

Applications:

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wmgmasters/entry

Contact:

wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk

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Project
The project is worth 50% of the final
grade and supports you in developing
your personal research skills. This should
cover the broad area of Engineering
Business Management and can
be related to the management of
companies in a wide range of different
industrial sectors. Various aspects of
business management can be addressed
such as operations, financial, human
resource, supply chain or strategic
management issues.

After you graduate


Graduates can expect to be employed
as leaders of business development,
manufacturing, quality assurance,
human resources or customer service
in a wide variety of manufacturing or
service organisations, particularly where
technology plays a significant part in
business success.
Some recent graduates have gone
on to work in British Waterways
(Customer Operations Manager),
Airbus (Project Controller), Pemex
(Trade Analyst), Alliance Consulting
(Analyst), BMW (Engineering Project
Manager), Mercedes-Benz (Head
of Assembly), British Energy (Senior
Procurement Manager), National Grid
(Investment Strategy Engineer), Corus
(Business Analyst), Schneider Electric
(Product Marketing Engineer), Deloitte
(Technology Analyst), and IBM (Supply
Chain Consultant).

MSc Engineering Business Management (EBM)

I was really surprised by the international atmosphere at Warwick:


there were people from right across the world living, working and
studying together.
To me, this is a big part of the Warwick learning experience. You get the
opportunity to discover different cultures, discuss things with people
from a diverse range of backgrounds and make lots of new friends. It
opens your mind and you are exposed to many new ideas and viewpoints.
This in itself is fascinating and also extremely useful once you leave
the university, go out into the world of global business and have to
collaborate with colleagues around the world.

Engineering Project Manager,


Product Design. Quanta Computer

During my year at Warwick I was President of the Taiwanese Society,


we organised events for students from across the world, giving them
the chance to learn about Taiwanese culture. We also formed new
partnerships with Taiwanese societies from other universities including
Oxford and Cambridge.

Ellen Chang, Taiwan


EBM Graduate 2010-11

Through this, and my work as a Student Representative for my course,


I was given the Warwick Global Advantage Award 2011, which made
me very proud!

Core Modules
Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
This module provides an understanding
of the main accounting statements
together with an awareness of basic
accounting principles, terminology
and techniques which will enable
you to interpret financial reports
and information. An introduction to
management accounting practices as
an aid to effective operational financial
planning and control is also included.
Strategic Marketing*
This module introduces the marketing
concept as a philosophy of business
management and considers the
techniques and strategies available to
the marketing practitioner. Key
areas covered include the marketing
environment; strategic planning;
managing the marketing mix;
market types; research and analysis;
the impact of IT and e-business on
marketing; international marketing.
Organisations, People and
Performance*
This module will provide a knowledge
and understanding of the importance
of strategic management of the people
in organisations and how this relates
to the wider business strategy. It is
based on the premise that people
are the most important resource in
organisations and translate other

resources into added value. It explores


all elements of successful and effective
people management practice.
Logistics and Operations
Management
Logistics is recognised as a key function
in meeting market requirements
quickly, flexibly and without incurring
punitive inventory costs. This involves
the management of external companies
supplying materials or services to the
company as well as the management
of operations internally. This module
provides an introduction to the
fundamentals of logistics and operations
management.
Project Planning, Management
and Control
This module provides an understanding
of the principles, philosophies and
methods of project management. It
establishes an appreciation of, and
an ability to apply, current tools and
techniques for project planning and
control, including the selection and
management of project teams.
Operations Strategy for Industry
The existence of a properly formulated
and explicit strategy is essential to
the development and success of the
business. This module will present a
variety of frameworks, methods and
examples of how operations strategy
can be formulated and implemented in
manufacturing and related industries.
You will learn how to select appropriate

practices for implementing operations


strategy in different environments.
Product Design and Development
Management
Innovation and introduction of new
products to the market is one of the
fundamental processes in industry.
Through this module you will gain
an understanding of the integrated
approach to the management of
product development concentrating
on the processes of product design,
development, and introduction from the
ideas and concept stage to delivery.
Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
This course treats quality, reliability
and maintenance as integral parts
of manufacturing, showing how
philosophies, systems, employee
involvement, techniques and technology
should all contribute to improving
quality and reducing costs.
Manufacturing Technology**
Manufacturing technology is of
paramount importance as no
manufacturing industry can exist
without it. Modern manufacturing
technology encompasses a diverse
range of disciplines and their interaction
including computer aided design and
manufacture, materials, processes and
manufacturing automation.
* Only one of these courses needs to be chosen
** For students with a non-engineering background

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MSc e-Business Management (e-BM)

MSc e-Business Management


(e-BM)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


degree or overseas equivalent
in IT, Engineering, Business, or a
Science related discipline

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English

speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:

10 taught modules
assessed by:
post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 7

Creating Profitable e-Business


e-Customer Relationship
Management
Global e-Business
Finance for e-Business
Information Systems
Management
Supply Chain Integration
e-Commerce

Elective modules: x 3

Three to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

Applications:

www.warwick.ac.uk/go/
wmgmasters/entry

Contact:

Our MSc in e-Business


Management has been
designed for those
who wish to operate
effectively in the
e-business environment
and to manage or lead
either the transformation
of existing business
processes or creation of
new e-business activity.
This course is suitable
for graduates from a
whole range of science,
engineering and business
backgrounds as well
as those with a
qualification in IT.
The course will provide
The techniques to manage the strategic
development of e-business based
organisations and appropriate enabling
e-business technologies. You will
learn how to evaluate, manage and
improve the operational functions of an
organisation and apply the concepts of
systems integration to the design and
development of products and services
through market analysis.
The programme focuses not only on
online businesses, but also very much on
the online activities and communications
across more traditional organisations.
Online engagement is a defining feature
of todays business environment and as
such is an essential element for most
businesses, governments and institutions.

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Project
This should normally be related to
management or technology-related
issues in companies involved in
e-Business and e-Commerce. Recent
projects have covered areas such as:
Investigation of virtual communities
for competitive advantage
Measuring success for business
websites
Technical computing projects/
systems design
The impact of mass-customisation in
the on-line environment
Comparison of effectiveness of online
advertising to traditional media
ERP implementation in SMEs

After you graduate


Graduates can be expected to be
employed in information technology
and software related companies or
enterprises with existing or developing
online e-business initiatives, across a
wide range of sectors. Graduates will
also often go into IT and e-business
consultancy roles, both self-employed
and in large consultancy groups.
Some recent graduates have gone on
to work in PWC (Business Analyst),
SAP China (Consultant), Mars (Global
Application Specialist), KPMG (Audit
Assistant), HP Company (Business
Information Manager), RBS (IT
Consultant), and IBM (Quality
Assurance Lead).

MSc e-Business Management (e-BM)

The practical element


of the programme is worth
emphasizing. For example in the
module Creating a Profitable
eBusiness we analysed the
website of an actual business
that wasnt performing too well.
As a team, we looked at its
good points, its bad points
and how it could be optimised
effectively. Our aim was to
maximise its performance
without increasing costs.
At WMG you have time to
explore the subject in-depth
and understand how the lessons
can be put into practice in real
business situations.

Di Li, China
e-BM Graduate 2012-13

Currently studying towards a PhD


at Warwick on Business Process
Modelling and Optimization

Core Modules
Creating Profitable e-Business
Current concepts concerning the
market positioning of new e-businesses
are introduced and students learn to
apply a focused model to the creation
of profitable e-businesses. Key stages
covered include e-business concept
creation and evaluation; designing a
competitive and compelling customer
value proposition; exploring models
for capability delivery; investigating
key issues in implementing e-business
opportunities.
e-Customer Relationship
Management
This module includes the factors
of relationship marketing, direct
marketing and database marketing
that are required to target, acquire
and retain customers in the context of
traditional CRM and e-CRM.
Global e-Business
In this module you will critically
examine the processes and
organisational structures that

enable future manufacturing and


service enterprises to win business,
deliver systems, products or services
and maintain relationships in the
radically more complex global business
landscape.
Finance for e-Business
This module will provide a broad
understanding of finance for e-business
including the control of business
resources, financial metrics, reporting,
security and the valuation of businesses.
You will gain an appreciation of the
implications of managing shareholder
and stakeholder values and of the stages
of development businesses follow from
incorporation to flotation, insolvency
and other forms of exit.

Information Systems Management


This module provides an understanding
of the roles and responsibilities of an
IT manager by exploring the three key
areas of technical, organisational and
information management, including
system and network management,
software management, people
management, financial management
and data and risk management.

Supply Chain Integration


Understanding the appropriate use
of supply chain integration is a vital
ingredient in corporate success, where
effective exploitation of supply chain
collaborative principles and computerbased systems for managing internal
and external logistics have introduced
new opportunities and threats. This
module covers a range of topics
including supply chain models, planning
and control, integration syndicate
exercises, operations management tools,
e-procurement, customer-supplier
relationships and collaborative product
design.
e-Commerce
Online transactions are completed in
their millions every day selling over
the Internet has become a major sales
channel for business and multi-channel
marketing is a key focus for many retail
businesses. Transactions are at the
heart of e-Commerce and this module
examines the specific technologies and
processes that enable them.

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MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IAE)

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship


(IAE)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


degree or overseas equivalent in a
variety of disciplines.
Applicants should be able to
demonstrate their entrepreneurial
flair in their Statement of Purpose.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:
10 taught modules assessed by:
post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 7

Business Model Generation


Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
Establishing a New Business
Innovation
Leadership
Management of Change
Sales and Sales Management

Elective modules: x 3

Three to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

Applications:

www.warwick.ac.uk/go/
wmgmasters/entry

New business success


typically requires a
rare combination of
innovation, technical
skills and entrepreneurial
drive and know-how. Too
often start-up companies
fail because, while their
founders may have a
brilliant idea, they lack
the business experience
required to create an
effective business model.
This course focuses
on the exploitation of
innovation, applied to
technology and business
knowledge, to increase
the chances of success
for new product or
service based businesses.
The course will provide
The knowledge to apply best practice
approaches onto new business
proposals to maximize their chances of
success. This practically oriented course
covers the process from generating new
business ideas, developing and refining
them, designing the infrastructure and
launching the business. You will use
the latest methods and technologies
to support these processes and will
have extensive opportunity to both
develop and practice skills for making
appropriate judgments regarding the
choices in your business development.

Contact:

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Project
The project is worth 50% of the final MSc
grade, and supports you in developing
research and analytical skills. For this
MSc programme the project is devoted
to developing your business idea in a
rigorous manner so that by the end
of the course you will be in a suitable
position to launch your business. The
project will be run in accordance to
a New Product Development Plan
developed with a range of industrial
partners and tested with real new
product business ideas.

Learning Style
The taught component of the course
is a mixture of traditional lectured
material, syndicate/group work, large
scale delivery, practical work, online
learning and forum activities. Module
leaders are experts in their fields and are
supported by external speakers working
in organisations at the forefront of their
fields. Each module will usually last one
week (40 hours) and will be assessed
though post module assignments and
some in-module work

After you graduate


Graduates from the Innovation and
Entrepreneurship course would be
expected to start their own business.
However, the skills gained will also be
extremely valuable for a wide variety
of existing businesses, especially where
there is a wish to move into new
product and service areas.

MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IAE)

Its exciting to be getting


my new venture Growing Pie
off the ground. Every day
is different and filled with
new challenges. Im constantly
having to develop new skills.
But what I learned during
my time at Warwick has
definitely made a huge
difference. The course covers
so many areas in just 12 months,
and theyre all directly relevant
to the real work you have
to do when youre starting
a new business.

Anais Salson, France


IAE Graduate 2012-13
Founder of Growing Pie,
a collaborative platform that
helps students find internships
around the world

Core Modules
Business Model Generation
The Business Model focuses on
developing the operational processes
of a new business in a systems
orientated manner. This module will
describe, demonstrate and practice the
use of Business Models and Business
Model tools in creating, describing
and analysing new business proposals.
It will allow students to understand
the key operational aspects of a new
business and the relationships between
them and compare their model with
that of possible competitors.
Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
This module provides an understanding
of the main accounting statements,
together with an awareness of basic
accounting principles, terminology
and techniques which will enable
you to interpret financial reports
and information. An introduction to
management accounting practices as
an aid to effective operational financial
planning and control is also included.

Establishing a New Business


This module explores the personal
motivators and implementation issues
in setting up a new business as well as
options on the types of businesses, and
the resulting legal requirements and
operational regulations that may apply
and how these impact on the operational
structure of the business. It will cover
topics relating to the financial, marketing,
intellectual property rights and
employment issues relevant to setting up
and running an innovative technologybased company.

Innovation
This module will enable you to
develop new skills and knowledge
about innovation that will enhance
your ability to contribute to the long
term competitiveness of businesses.
You will learn to use and create new
tools to support innovation in all
areas of business. You will develop
an understanding of how behaviour
within an organisation promotes or
stifles creativity, and understand the
relationship between innovation and
competitive performance.
Leadership
You will learn how leaders develop,
facilitate and manage the achievement
of the mission and vision via a clear
stakeholder focused strategy, supported

by relevant policies, objectives, targets


and plans ensuring that the organisations
management system is developed and
implemented.

Management of Change
Organisations today operate in a
rapidly changing business environment
that demands ever higher standards
of operation, business efficiency
and customer service. This module
is designed to give participants an
understanding of change and the
reasons for it. We look at strategic
models and tools and measures, as
well as giving the hands-on experience
of managing change and dealing with
the consequences of change within a
simulated business environment.

Sales and Sales Management


Selling is a technique which is quite
different from that of marketing and
business development.
It is an essential element of trading.
Students need to understand the theory
and then be able to skilfully apply the
methods and techniques to create orders
for the products or services provided
by their business. Students likely to
be undertaking any customer facing
business activity, face to face negotiations
or raising capital, will benefit greatly from
this module.

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MSc International Technology Management (INT)

MSc International Technology Management


(INT)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


degree or overseas equivalent in a
variety of disciplines.
A good level of numeracy is
required.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:

10 taught modules assessed by:


post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 8

Collaborative Product
Development
Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
Global Business Environment
International Joint Ventures
Organisations, People and
Performance
Product Design and
Development Management
Supply Chain Integration
Technology Management

Our MSc in International


Technology Management
is designed for those
wishing to take a
leading role in managing
innovation and
technological change
in an international
environment. It provides
an interdisciplinary
perspective on the key
issues facing global
organisations and
is suitable for those
from a wider range of
educational backgrounds
and work experience.
The course will provide
The knowledge to manage the development,
acquisition and operation of technology
in a global competitive environment. You
will develop the skills to generate solutions
through product and process development
and learn about e-business technologies
and the strategic aspects of design
management. This course is designed to
produce well-trained analytical thinkers who
are equipped to tackle the intellectual and
practical challenges of managing innovation
and technological change to enhance
competitiveness.

Elective modules: x 2

Two to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

Applications:

www.warwick.ac.uk/go/
wmgmasters/entry

Contact:

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Project
The project will relate to the management
of technology or technical functions in an
international context.
Some examples of previous project
areas include:
Business process outsourcing
The effects of globalisation on the UK
automotive industry
Learning and knowledge in
managing technology
International trade regulation and
manufacturing
The real costs and risks of global
sourcing: A comparison of India
and China

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.
Having developed a strong understanding
of how technology can best be exploited
to contribute to global success, students
will be especially suited to roles in
companies which operate internationally.
With further experience, graduates of
this course would expect to attain a key
executive role and be responsible for
leading strategy and policy. They will have
the skills and knowledge necessary to
benchmark organisational performance
against world best-in-class and the ability
to drive corporate transformation and
improvement in a global context.

MSc International Technology Management (INT)

Each module was fascinating in its own right and I liked the
way the programme brought technical and business subjects together
into one unified whole. It taught me that to gain a competitive
advantage in todays international environment, companies need
to continually focus on their ability to innovate and apply new
technologies across both their products and operating processes.
For me, the best thing about the programme was that it focused
on the application of ideas on a global business scale. As I discovered
after I left Warwick, this means that you can apply what you have
learned quickly once youre in the real world of industry.
I would definitely say that my MSc has helped me immensely in
my career not only in terms of gaining my positions at Ansell
and Unilever, but being able to quickly make an impact on the
business too.

Pimpanan Khantaprab, Thailand


INT Graduate 2008-09
Technology Innovation Management
and Quality Engineer, Unilever

Core Modules
Collaborative Product
Development
This module is based on the
imperative of Product to Market as
quickly and effectively as possible to
maximise market penetration. The
strategic business issues of product
development are considered in relation
to companies globally collaborating
with e-commerce technologies as a
Course competence.

Financial Analysis and


Control Systems
This module provides an understanding
of the main accounting statements
together with an awareness of basic
accounting principles, terminology
and techniques which will enable
you to interpret financial reports
and information. An introduction to
management accounting practices as
an aid to effective operational financial
planning and control is also included.

Global Business Environment


This module has been designed for
students with no prior knowledge
of economics and seeks to explain
the workings of the domestic and
international economic systems
and examine key aspects of the

economic environment which affect


the business climate. You will explore
how globalization impacts business
and how businesses can formulate and
act in response using concepts, models
and frameworks that can be applied to
increase the probability of success for
organisations.

International Joint Ventures


Gain an understanding of the
reasons why joint ventures and other
collaborative associations now form
an increasingly important part of
business and commercial activity. The
module will provide an overview of the
practical, cultural, legal and financial
aspects of joint ventures which can be
critical in ensuring successful project
implementation.

Organisations, People and


Performance
This module is intended to provide a
knowledge and understanding of the
importance of strategic management
of the people in organisations and
how this relates to the wider business
strategy. It is based on the premise that
people are the most important resource
in the organisation and translate other
resources into added value. It explores
all elements of successful and effective
people management practice.

Product Design and Development


Management
Innovation and introduction of new
products to the market is one of the
fundamental processes in industry.
Through this module you will gain
an understanding of the integrated
approach to the management of
product development concentrating
on the processes of product design,
development, and introduction from the
ideas and concept stage to delivery.

Supply Chain Integration


You will gain an understanding of supply
chain integration requirements for the
effective coordination of customers
and suppliers, and be able to identify
the management approaches, planning
systems, cultural requirements,
relationships and IT support needed for
effective supply chain integration.

Technology Management
This module generates an appreciation
of the role of technology in the
business and shows how technological
change through capture, development,
integration and even divestment can be
used to raise performance.

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MSc International Trade, Strategy and Operations (ITSO)

MSc International Trade, Strategy and Operations


(ITSO)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


degree or overseas equivalent in
variety of disciplines. A good level of
numeracy is important.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:
10 taught modules assessed by:
post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 6

Financial Analysis and


Control Systems
Financial Strategy
International Joint Ventures
Legal Aspects of Global Business
Transportation Techniques
and Management
Strategic Marketing

Elective modules: x 4

Four to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

Applications:

www.warwick.ac.uk/go/
wmgmasters/entry

Contact:

The MSc in International


Trade is designed to
deliver a thorough
knowledge and
understanding of
the management
and operational
requirements necessary
to trade successfully in
international markets.
The programme is
heavily focused on the
application of theory
into practice and how
the skills developed
throughout your
studies will be used
to best advantage
in a professional
environment.

The course will provide


A comprehensive overview of how
international companies operate. You
will develop a broad set of skills which
will enable your involvement in the
whole business process from initial
engagement with a new market right
through to the delivery of a product or
service. You will develop the capability
to identifying business opportunities,
formulate strategic options and define
business winning propositions, as well
as learning to manage, lead change
and improve operational and supply
chain processes within international
businesses.

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The programme will benefit a wide


range of participants and will support
the professional development of those
already engaged in International trade as
well those who are looking to develop a
career in this area. International trade
is relevant across all industry sectors
including manufacturing, engineering
and automotive businesses; retail and
wholesale enterprises; financial services
and other service sector organisations.

Project
The project is worth 50% of the final
grade and supports you in developing
your personal research skills as well as
enabling you to focus on the aspect of
particular interest for your career path.
The project should relate to one or more
of the following aspects of trading in an
international context:
International sales and marketing
Transport, logistics, supply chain and
customs compliance
Financial management
Legal aspects of international trade
Business management and
trade strategy
Operations and service management

MSc International Trade, Strategy and Operations (ITSO)

After you graduate

Core Modules
Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
This module provides an understanding
of the main accounting statements
together with an awareness of basic
accounting principles, terminology
and techniques which will enable
you to interpret financial reports
and information. An introduction to
management accounting practices as
an aid to effective operational financial
planning and control is also included.

Financial Strategy
Following on from FACS, the
Financial Strategy module focuses on
development of a long term financial
strategy. The module covers financial
evaluation, including assessing risk
and return, and looks at sources of
funding for long term projects and
the implications of this for long term
strategic decisions.

International Joint Ventures


This module will give you an
understanding of the reasons why
joint ventures and other collaborative
associations now form an increasingly
important part of business and
commercial activity. It provides an

The Institute of Export


and International Trade is
proud to be working with
WMG, University of Warwick
on this Masters degree.
It is proving to be an exciting
new development in moving
towards a truly global
marketplace.

This programme will prepare graduates


to take on a senior role within a
company that trades internationally.
The breadth of the programme enables
students to gain a clear overview of
all the elements of international trade
whilst giving the opportunity to also
focus or specialise on a particular
aspect of interest to the individual. The
programme opens up a wide range of
career options including: transportation
and logistics; customs and the legal
aspects of international business;
business development relationship
management and negotiation;
implementation of strategy. The
onus on the practical application of
theory means graduates will be in the
advantageous position of being able
to take on a useful professional role
right from the outset, thus maximizing
employment prospects.

Lesley Batchelor OBE


Director General IOE International Trade

overview of the practical, cultural, legal


and financial aspects of joint ventures
which can be critical in ensuring
successful project implementation.

Legal Aspects of Global Business


This module examines the structure of
law in the context of global systems. It
provides an introduction to the legal
system and the legal status of a company
and looks at types of business entity and
the legal implications of carrying on a
business. It also covers legal principles
relating to e-business, particularly in
B2B and reviews the basic distinctions
between legal systems. Obligations,
intellectual property, customs and excise,
employment, health and safety and the
environment are also covered.

Transportation Techniques
and Management
You will develop an understanding
of the core techniques used in freight
transportation in the areas of road
transport, rail-freight, airfreight and
water borne freight. The course will
examine the increasing use of intermodal
transport and IT, as well as the theory
behind route planning and distribution
optimisation. The course discusses the
effects of the various transport modes on
the environment and the latest research
in sustainable distribution.

Strategic Marketing
This module introduces the
marketing concept as a philosophy
of business management and
considers the techniques and
strategies available to the marketing
practitioner. Key areas covered
include the marketing environment;
strategic planning; managing the
marketing mix; market types; research
and analysis; the impact of IT
and e-business on marketing;
international marketing.

Plus four out of the following


electives:
Problem Solving with Statistics
LEAN Principles and Application
Logistics and Operations
Management
Project Planning, Management
and Control
Procurement and Inventory
Management
Reputation and Relationship
Management
Service Design and Delivery
Supply Chain Management
Leading Change
Operations Strategy for Industry

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MSc Management for Business Excellence (MBE)

MSc Management for Business Excellence


(MBE)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


degree or overseas equivalent in
a variety of disciplines including
Business, Engineering, Science,
Economics.
Good level of numeracy required.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:

10 taught modules assessed by:


post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 8

Financial Analysis and


Control Systems
Knowledge-based Asset
Management
Robust Decision Making
Creating Business Excellence
Leadership and Excellence
Process Improvement using
Six Sigma
Product Excellence using
Six Sigma
Organisations, People and
Performance

Elective modules: x 2

Two to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

Management for
Business Excellence is an
innovative MSc degree
course designed for those
who want to become
leaders and managers of
organisations. It is suitable
for high achievers who
want to be challenged in
the way they think about
business management and
problems. The framework
for the degree is the
European Excellence
Model that was created to
help organisations develop
towards achievement of
sustainable excellence.
The course will provide
A detailed understanding of the
philosophies, strategies, processes
and techniques that enable change
and the management of excellence in
an organisation. You will develop key
management skills, including robust
decision-making, customer focused
product and process development,
asset and resource management,
and improvement methods
including six-sigma.
The MBE course places significant
emphasis on self-assessment and
critical examination of ones own
performance in a safe learning
environment. Students are encouraged
to reflect on their learning journey
through regular blogging.

Applications:

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The MBE-specific modules use a teambased problem solving approach to


learning to enable students to generate
credible, practical solutions to real-world
problems, thereby developing students
critical autonomy and deep learning.

Project
The project should relate to the
development of excellence within
organisations, industries or sectors or the
development of an individuals capability
that would support progress towards
organisational excellence.
Recent dissertation titles have included:
Leading out of complacency:
Transforming complacent
organisations
Total stakeholding: Leading
stakeholder networks to
sustainable success
An investigation for improving a
SMEs competitiveness: Managing
environmental knowledge
A framework for organizational
learning application
Mexican SMEs development through
sustainable responsible innovation
Supplier development practice
in Indonesia
Improving employee engagement
through business excellence
Developing a tool to audit
organisational learning from six
sigma projects

The Leadership and


Excellence module was a real
eye-opener, and it taught
me how to lead and support
people to deliver the results
that a business needs. The
course also made a huge
difference to the way I think.
It helped me to see issues from
a broader perspective and
how to be a critical thinker.
I learned how to question
things and explore new
approaches, based on a
foundation of knowledge and
understanding. Even now,
four years on from finishing
my MSc, I still put all of these
things into practice every day.

Graduates of this course could expect to


find employment as managers and leaders
in organisations in roles often linked but
not limited to those associated with their
first degree or existing experience.

Core Modules
Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
This module provides an understanding
of the main accounting statements
together with an awareness of basic
accounting principles, terminology
and techniques which will enable
you to interpret financial reports
and information. An introduction to
management accounting practices as
an aid to effective operational financial
planning and control is also included.

Knowledge-based Asset
Management
This module will enable participants
to understand how organisations plan
and manage resources and assets,
to support a businesss policy and
strategy and to ensure the effective
operation of its processes. In particular,
it focuses on the use of quantitative
and qualitative data, together with
creative problem solving, to maximise
engineering asset and resource
potential.

Robust Decision Making


You will learn how organisations
design and develop robust products
and processes that support a businesss

Francisco Abreu, Brazil


MBE Graduate 2009-10
Planning and Strategy VP
for Citi Commercial Bank

With further experience, you would


expect to attain a key executive role
and be responsible for leading strategy
and policy. You will have developed the
skills and knowledge necessary to assess
organisational performance against
world best-in-class and the ability to
drive corporate transformation and
improvement, leading to international
recognition of the enterprise for all aspects
of corporate performance including
market share, customer satisfaction,
employee development and financial
results, to name but a few.

MSc Management for Business Excellence (MBE)

After you graduate

policy and strategy and increase value


for its customers. In particular, this
module examines methods to ensure
a design is consistently robust against
operational failure and changing
customer requirements.

Creating Business Excellence


This module introduces the fundamental
concepts that underpin non-prescriptive
approaches to creating sustainable
excellence in an organisation. It
examines key principles and practices
of organisational learning and compares
various excellence models.

Leadership and Excellence


You will learn how leaders develop,
facilitate and manage the achievement
of the mission and vision via a clear
stakeholder focused strategy, supported
by relevant policies, objectives, targets
and plans ensuring that the organisations
management system is developed and
implemented.

Process Improvement using


Six Sigma
Gain an understanding of how
organisations manage and improve
processes to support policy and strategy
and generate increasing value for
customers and other stakeholders.
This module focuses on the reduction
of waste, variability and associated

costs through six sigma approaches.


It includes focused e-learning through
collaborations with Process Management
International (a Deming-oriented six
sigma consultancy).

Product Excellence using Six Sigma


You will learn how organisations develop,
manage and plan design processes to
support policy and strategy and generate
increasing value for customers and other
stakeholders. It uses the design-for-six
sigma methodology as an approach
to design for excellence. In particular
it focuses on the management and
reduction of risk as well as capturing
customer requirements. It also considers
all the factors affecting excellence in
design.

Organisations, People and


Performance
This module is intended to provide a
knowledge and understanding of the
importance of strategic management
of the people in organisations and
how this relates to the wider business
strategy. It is based on the premise that
people are the most important resource
in the organisation and translate other
resources into added value. It explores
all elements of successful and effective
people management practice.

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MSc Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MSE)

MSc Manufacturing Systems Engineering


(MSE)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


degree or overseas equivalent in
Engineering.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:

10 taught modules assessed by:


post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 8

Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Process
Technology
Operations Strategy for Industry
Problem Solving with Statistics
Quality, Reliability and
Maintenance
Project Planning Management
and Control
Logistics and Operations
Management
Plus at least one from:
Automation and Robotics
Machining Technology
Advance Materials and Processes
The Virtual Factory

Elective modules: x 2

Two to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

The MSc in Manufacturing


Systems Engineering is
designed for engineering
graduates interested
in manufacturing
systems and operations
management. It is
suitable both for
engineers already working
in industry and wanting
to make the transition
to engineering manager,
and for recent graduates
looking to fast-track their
career in order to take a
leading role within the
manufacturing sector.
The course will provide
Up-to-date knowledge of manufacturing
techniques and processes plus
applications of technology and quality
tools and techniques to improve
operations in the organisation.
You will develop an understanding of
the concepts of manufacturing systems
and the skills to analyse, design and
implement manufacturing systems in
practice. This will be combined with a
broad understanding of the strategic
and operational management of
organisations.
Through the programme you will be
introduced to state-of-art manufacturing
processes, technology and materials
using WMGs world class Engineering
Hall and International Institute for
Nanocomposites Manufacturing.

Applications:

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Project
This should be centred around
manufacturing systems or
manufacturing technologies and their
management. Projects will often focus
on manufacturing processes, process
planning and improvement or machining
and machine tools.
Some examples of recent projects
include:
In-process inspection using CNC
machine tools
Optimising the design of a bonded
coach joint to maximise joint stiffness
The sustainability of manufacturing in
the West Midlands
Warehouse management for
manufacturing industries

After you graduate


Graduates can expect to be employed
as leaders in general or manufacturing
engineering management.
Some graduates of this course have
gone on to work for: British Nuclear
Group (Site Manufacturing Improvement
Manager), Jaguar Land Rover (DVD
Coordinator), AWE (Manufacturing
Manager), Kulkarni Power Tools Ltd
(General Manager Operations), TVS
Motor Company (Lead Engineering)
(Operations Manager), Aruna Alloy Steels
PVT Ltd (Production Engineer), ASUS
(Strategic Marketing Project Manager),
Fin Machine Company (Manufacturing
Operations Development Engineer), ING
Bank Turkey (Assistant Specialist) and
Colgate Palmolive (Materials Planner).

MSc Manufacturing Systems Engineering (MSE)

Since I came to the


course with very little actual
practical experience, it was
great from me to get involved
in hands-on projects. The
simulations embedded what
we had learned in the lectures
by letting us apply the theories
to real situations. As teams,
we learned to make strategic
decisions, manage risks, plan
financial models, use statistical
models to solve problems and
much more. Now I am working,
I realise how vital these
games were in the learning
process they simulate exactly
how things are done in the
real world.

Shashank Sriram, India


MSE Graduate 2012-13
Process Capability Engineer,
ALCOA, UK

Core Modules
Industrial Engineering
This module provides an introduction
to the industrial engineering tools
and techniques and teaches you how
these can be used to fully support
business objectives and productivity
improvements. You will explore
applications of the tools and techniques
in various situations in order to
understand how to maximise
potential benefits.

Manufacturing Process
Technology
This module provides an appreciation
of the application capabilities and
limitation of primary and secondary
manufacturing processes. Learn
to identify the properties of
materials which influence their
selection and behaviour during
processing, understand the influence
on engineering properties of
different processes, and recognise
the capabilities and limitations of
commonly used manufacturing
processes.

Operations Strategy for Industry


The existence of a properly formulated
and explicit strategy is essential to
the development and success of
business. This module will present a
variety of frameworks, methods and
examples of how operations strategy
can be formulated and implemented in
manufacturing and related industries.
You will learn how to select appropriate
practices for implementing operations
strategy in different environments.

Problem Solving with Statistics


This module describes the general
context in which the use of statistical
techniques can be used for problem
solving and decision making. It shows
how basic tools can be extended
into more powerful techniques for
investigating processes to gain insights
to support future development and
improvement.

Quality, Reliability and


Maintenance
This course treats quality, reliability
and maintenance as integral parts
of manufacturing, showing how
philosophies, systems, employee

involvement, techniques and


technology should all contribute to
improving quality and reducing costs.

Project Planning,
Management and Control
This module provides an understanding
of the principles, philosophies and
methods of project management. It
establishes an appreciation of, and
an ability to apply current tools and
techniques for project planning and
control, including the selection and
management of project teams.

Logistics and Operations


Management
Logistics is recognised as a key function
in meeting market requirements
quickly, flexibly and without incurring
punitive inventory costs. This involves
the management of external companies
supplying materials or services to the
company as well as the management
of operations internally. This module
provides an introduction to the
fundamentals of logistics and
operations management.

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MSc Process Industry Business Management (PIBM)

MSc Process Industry Business Management


(PIBM)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


Degree or overseas equivalent
in an engineering or scientific
discipline. Most suitable for
Chemical Engineers.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:
10 taught modules assessed by:
post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 8

Business Strategy and Strategic


Management
Design for the Environment
Fundamentals of Process
Engineering
Industrial Processes
Health, Safety, Environment
and Risk
Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
Logistics and Operations
Management
Project Planning, Management
and Control

Elective modules: x 2

This course is designed


for those wishing to
develop management
careers within process
industries such as
chemical, oil and gas,
energy, water, food,
pharmaceutical and
nuclear.
This course would suit graduates from a
range of engineering and scientific
disciplines. The programme is especially
relevant to those with a chemistry or
chemical engineering background but
students from other disciplines wishing
to move into this growth sector
may also apply.

The course will provide


A range of tools and techniques required
to manage a process business. You
will gain a broad understanding of key
systems and business functions and
develop a methodical approach to
decision making.
You will understand the management
and operational requirements of a
process business and gain a broad view
of industrial processes and process
engineering. You will understand the
essence of strategic thinking and
management and the implications of the
local and international environment in
which engineering businesses operate.

Two to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

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Project
The project is worth 50% of the final
grade and supports you in developing
your personal research skills. For Process
Business Management the project can
be related to the management of
companies or processes in the petro
chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas,
energy, water or other process industry
sectors and can address many different
aspects of those businesses.
Examples of recent projects include:
Renewable energy from biomass
and biofuel
Recent development and economic
analysis of combined heat and power
Hydrogen infrastructure and economy
Technical and economic assessments
of fuel cells
Oil refinery process technologies
Waste and water treatment process

After you graduate


Graduates from Process Business
Management can expect to work in
chemical, oil, gas, electricity and other
process industries, as well as a wide
range of engineering organisations.
Graduates from this course have
gone on to work with: AstraZeneca,
(Engineering Manager), Kuwait Catalyst
Company (Process Engineer), Syngenta
(Change and Development Manager),
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals (Production
Planner), York Winery Pvt. Ltd. (Director),
and PZ Cussons (Technical Manager
Purchasing).

Nana Prempeh, Ghana


PIBM Graduate 2008

Core Modules
Business Strategy and Strategic
Management
The increasingly dynamic and
complex global business environment
in which most organisations operate
requires managers to be aware of
the impact of strategic decisionmaking on their business. This module
introduces the main features of
strategic thinking and the strategic
management process including the
strategy formulation process.

Design for the Environment


The aim of this module is to train
a new generation of product
designers and managers who
will play a major role in the move
towards sustainable development. In
particular the module examines the
environmental impact of products and
processes, waste management and
pollution prevention, environmental
management standards, strategies for
lean manufacturing and renewable
energy sources.

Fundamentals of Process
Engineering
Students are introduced to a range
of fundamental operations used by
process engineers to convert basis
raw materials into finished products
suitable for the market place.

MSc Process Industry Business Management (PIBM)

The interview went like


a dream. Everything they were
looking for matched what
I had done at WMG. From
the business aspects of
supply chain management
and procurement to process
engineering, what Id learned
at WMG and what Reckitt
Benckiser wanted dovetailed
together perfectly. Its easy to
see why the company wants to
employ WMG graduates.

The module covers processing


options for handling and separating
combinations of gases, solids and liquids.
It aims to develop process engineering
skills which will enable students to select
the appropriate methods to make the
required end product.

Industrial Processes
The module gives a broad view of current
chemical and biotechnical processes
looking at both the main types of process
and the chemical and biotechnical
principles on which they are founded. It
concentrates on discussing the external
features that affect the establishment
and operation of these industries in the
modern environment, rather than the
detail of the technologies.

Health, Safety, Environment


and Risk
This module looks at how organisations
deal with the risks to the health
and safety of workers and to
the more general environment.
Process, Manufacturing and Service
Industries will be addressed using
risk management techniques as a
framework. On completion, students
will understand how health, safety
and environment issues affect the
design and operation of systems.

Financial Analysis and


Control Systems
This module provides an understanding
of the main accounting statements
together with an awareness of basic
accounting principles, terminology
and techniques which will enable
you to interpret financial reports
and information. An introduction to
management accounting practices as
an aid to effective operational financial
planning and control is also included.

Logistics and Operations


Management
Logistics is recognised as a key function
in meeting market requirements
quickly, flexibly and without incurring
punitive inventory costs. This involves
the management of external companies
supplying materials or services to the
company as well as the management
of operations internally. This module
provides an introduction to the
fundamentals of logistics and operations
management.

Project Planning, Management


and Control
This module provides an understanding
of the principles, philosophies and
methods of project management. It
establishes an appreciation of, and
an ability to apply current tools and
techniques for project planning and
control, including the selection and
management of project teams.

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MSc Programme and Project Management (PPM)

MSc Programme and Project Management


(PPM)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


degree or overseas equivalent
in any discipline. A good level of
numeracy is important.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:
10 taught modules assessed by:
post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 7

Financial Analysis and


Control Systems
Organisations, People and
Performance
Project Planning, Management
and Control
Programme and Project Strategy
International Joint Ventures
Management of Change
Managing the Multi-Project/
Programme Environment

Elective modules: x 3

Our MSc in Programme


and Project Management
is designed for those
wishing to move into
project management,
either in their current
technical and business
field, or into a new
field of expertise.
Participants on this
course can have a very
wide range of academic
and professional
backgrounds. It is
suitable for those with
work experience as well
as those with little or no
background in business.
The course will provide
The methodologies, tools, principles and
philosophies to effectively contribute
to the development and management
of both small and large scale projects
and programmes. You will learn about
human resource management in
projects and programmes as well as risk
management and change management.
You will also develop a methodical
approach to the management of
the financial aspects of projects and
programmes.

Three to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

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Project
This can be related to projects in a
number of different industrial sectors
and can address many different aspects
of project of programme management.
Examples of recent projects include:
Managing change in organisations
and teams
Developing a serious game for training
in project management
Risk-based design for project
management systems
Creating change capability in
organisations

After you graduate


Graduates can expect to be employed
in service industries, information
technology, engineering or any
other business area needing project
management skills.
Some of our recent graduates have gone
into project planning and management
roles with BAE Systems, Alstom Power,
Reed Recruitment, Network Rail, Vogue,
Disneyland, Ashford and McGuire.
Other PPM graduates have gone on to
work with: Ferrovial (Statistical Analyst),
IBM (System Analyst), China Everbright
Bank (Risk Manager), DTZ (Marketing
Officer), Government of Punjab (middlemanagement), and Evalueserve Business
Consulting (Business Analyst).

MSc Programme and Project Management (PPM)

WMGs reputation goes without saying, but what impressed


me most was the departments close links with leading global
businesses like TATA. That was a certainly a big selling point for me.
One of the things I found particularly good and novel about
studying at WMG was that youre not sitting in lectures all day.
Yes, there is formal teaching to give you a thorough grounding in
the theory, but then you work in groups to put that into practice.
Being part of a group made up of people from around the world is a
great experience, and does help you to build skills that will stay with
you for the rest of your career.

Project Management Consultant,


Pcubed, London

Mark Anderson, UK
PPM Graduate 2010-11

After finishing my MSc, I was offered a job as a Project Management


Consultant with Pcubed, a leading project, program and portfolio
management consulting company in London. Ive been involved
in major energy and waste management projects, as well as
Everything Everywhere, a business transformation program for
Orange and T-Mobile. I can honestly say that my MSc was key to
me getting the job in the first place, and Im using what I learned
on a day-to-day basis.
In the end, the most important thing is that everything you learn
at WMG is relevant to industry. That direct link between the
theoretical and practical is, for me, what sets WMG apart.

Core Modules
Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
This module provides an understanding
of the main accounting statements
together with an awareness of basic
accounting principles, terminology
and techniques which will enable
you to interpret financial reports
and information. An introduction to
management accounting practices as
an aid to effective operational financial
planning and control is
also included.
Organisations, People and
Performance
This module is intended to provide a
knowledge and understanding of the
importance of strategic management
of the people in organisations and
how this relates to the wider business
strategy. It is based on the promise
that people are the most important
resource in the organisation and
translate other resources into added
value. It explores all elements of
successful and effective people
management practice.

Project Planning, Management


and Control
This module provides an understanding
of the principles, philosophies and
methods of project management. It
establishes an appreciation of, and
an ability to apply current tools and
techniques for project planning and
control, including the selection and
management of project teams.

Programme and Project Strategy


This module will look at the corporate
strategy of business change programmes
and their comprising projects, then the
chartering, structuring, and governance
of those collections of projects. This
will include exploration of stakeholders
perceptions of benefits, their decisionmaking processes, their criteria for
measuring success of these enterprises,
and connection of all of these to the
strategies for the management of the
interlinked projects.

International Joint Ventures


Gain an understanding of the reasons
why joint ventures and other collaborative
associations now form an increasingly
important part of business and
commercial activity. The module will
provide an overview of the practical,

cultural, legal and financial aspects


of joint ventures which can be
critical in ensuring successful project
implementation.

Management of Change
Organisations today operate in a
rapidly changing business environment
that demands ever higher standards
of operation, business efficiency and
customer service. This module is designed
to give participants an understanding of
change and the reasons for it, strategic
models, tools and measures as well as the
hands-on experience of managing change
and dealing with the consequences of
change within a simulated business
environment.

Managing the Multi-Project/


Programme Environment
This module builds upon the knowledge
of the essentials of project management
established by the Project Planning
Management and Control module. The
ability to apply management tools and
techniques in a single project will now
be extended to the larger, more complex
scenario of multiple projects where the
interactions and risks present a further
dimension of challenges to success.

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MSc Service Management and Design (SMD)

MSc Service Management and Design


(SMD)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


Degree or overseas equivalent
in any discipline. A good level of
numeracy is important.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:
10 taught modules assessed by:
post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 9

Service Support Technologies


Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
Reputation and Relationship
Management
Service Design and Delivery
Business Model Generation
Innovation
Leading Change
People in Organisations
Project Planning, Management
and Control

Elective modules: x 1

In todays complex
business environment,
where so much of
global GDP is now
service-related, service
science is both an exciting
and crucial area in
which businesses must
increase their expertise
to stay ahead.
This programme
considers the complexity
of services which bring
together a mesh of
organisations, people,
technologies and
information to deliver
value to the customer.
The course will provide
A thorough understanding of the needs
of both customer and stakeholder
and learn techniques to inform service
design around these. You will learn
about structuring a service organisation
and look at excellence in service from
a variety of international sectors. You
will be taught to a take a systems view
of services; considering the design,
development, delivery, maintenance and
eventual replacement, and including
people and technology to ensure
outcomes are achieved.

One to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

Applications:

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Project
The dissertation project is worth 50%
of the final grade and supports you in
developing your personal research skills.
Students on the MSc SMD will have
the opportunity to take the Lean Six
Sigma Green Belt course in addition
to the Masters programme. This
additional professional qualification can
align with your MSc project and the
work undertaken for the Green Belt
qualification can form the basis of the
case for your dissertation.

After you graduate


The MSc in Service Management and
Design is aimed at future leaders and
managers in service based industries and
focuses on the transition from productcentric to service-centric thinking. It is
particularly relevant for the servitisation
of manufacturing companies, however
it is not sector specific and would be
equally relevant for roles within the
public sector.
The public sector faces huge challenges
in terms of efficiencies. Successful
adaption of manufacturing solutions and
techniques and improving productivity
to get more effective service delivery will
help the sector meet some of the many
challenges.
Graduates could expect to go on to
work within operations management,
business model development and service
support strategy within any business,
from local SMEs to global organisations.

MSc Service Management and Design (SMD)

The Service Systems


research group at WMG
has been working alongside
leading companies such
as IBM, Rolls-Royce and
BAE Systems in actively
shaping research and
teaching to answer the
increasing demand for
experts in this area.

Irene Ng

Professor of Marketing and


Service Systems, WMG,
University of Warwick

Core Modules
Service Support Technologies
This module looks at the technologies
available to deliver and support
service. It will consider diagnostic
tools as well as the secondary level
of technological support in terms
of information systems and global
business implications.

Financial Analysis and


Control Systems
This module provides an understanding
of basic accounting principles,
terminology and techniques
which will enable you to interpret
financial reports and information.
An introduction to management
accounting practices as an aid to
effective operational financial planning
and control is also included.

Reputational and Relationship


Management
Intrinsic to Services is the importance
of reputation and relationships.
This module will consider management
of both individual and organisation
reputation. Traditional marketing
will be considered alongside more
innovative uses of technologies
such as Twitter and social networks
to enhance reputation and the
inherent risks and opportunities
this viral dissemination offers.

It will also develop skills in


communicating value for an effective
sales pitch, be that directly to a customer,
or internally within the organisation.

Service Design and Delivery


Through this module you will gain an
overview of the processes involved in
the service industry and learn what
is different about managing service
projects, programmes and companies, as
well as the tools and techniques used in
the design and management of service
in industries such as banking, finance or
healthcare. It will give an understanding
of where tools, techniques and processes
applicable to one sector may be of use in
the other, and will address how and why
a manufacturing company can transform
itself into a services company.

Business Model Generation


The Business Model focuses on
developing the operational processes of
a new business in a systems orientated
manner. This module demonstrates
the use of Business Models in creating,
describing and analysing new business
proposals. It will enable students to
understand the key operational aspects
of a new business and the relationships
between them.

Innovation
You will develop new skills and
knowledge that will enable you to
contribute to the long-term

competitiveness of businesses through


innovation, and appreciate how
behaviour within an organisation can
promote or stifle creativity. You learn to
use and create tools to support
innovation in all areas of business.

Leading Change
Leadership begins with understanding
yourself and your own motivations,
having a vision of where you want to
go and the skills to influence others to
go there with you. The module provides
opportunities for each participant to lead
and receive feedback on their leadership
style. Introduction and links to theory will
be made throughout the module.

People in Organisations
This module demonstrates the
importance and value of effective people
management within service industries. It
emphasises the importance of motivating
and inspiring employees to offer great
service experiences that customers want
to repeat time and time again.

Project Planning, Management


and Control
This module provides an understanding
of the principles, philosophies and
methods of project management. It
will teach you to apply current tools
and techniques for project planning
and control, including the selection and
management of project teams.

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MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCLM)

MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management


(SCLM)
Key facts
Entry requirements:

British Second Class Honours


degree or overseas equivalent in
variety of disciplines. A high level
of numeracy is important.

Language requirement:
(applies to non-native English
speakers)
IELTS: 6.5
PTE: 62

Study programme:

10 taught modules assessed by:


post module assignments
(3 ,000 4,000 words each)
in-module assessment
(additional for some modules)
Research project assessed by:
20,000 word dissertation
oral examination

Core modules: x 7

Financial Analysis and


Control Systems
Logistics and Operations
Management
Organisations, People and
Performance
Problem Solving with Statistics
Supply Chain Management
Procurement and Inventory
Management
Storage and Warehouse
Techniques
Transportation Techniques
and Management

Modern business trades


across international
boundaries and
management of the
flow of materials and
information effectively
is essential to success.
Our MSc in Supply
Chain and Logistics
Management is
designed for the further
development of people
who want to work in
logistics and supply
chain management
in manufacturing and
service organisations.
The central content is the concept of
a supply network, constructing the
relationships which bring it into being,
commissioning the technologies which
enable it to operate, managing the
input, the material and information
flow, and distributing the product. This
will be supported by the availability of
personal development opportunities in
more generally applicable competencies
such as statistical methods, quality
management, business and industrial law
and improving personal performance.

Elective modules: x 3

Three to be chosen from the full


module list on pages 34-35

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The course will provide


The tools and techniques to evaluate,
manage and improve service,
operational and supply chain processes
and conduct market analysis.
You will learn to use enterprise resource
planning systems in order to improve
the operational functions of a business
and develop a broad understanding of
strategy development and design.

Project
A suitable dissertation should
demonstrate knowledge of a logistics
related topic such as purchasing/
outsourcing, material/production
control, inventory reduction, material
flow, warehousing and distribution,
supply chain management, transport
planning, product lifecycle management
or reverse logistics.
Some examples of recent projects include:
Simulation of goods handling at
an international seaport
Delivery performance of a steel
foundry in Asia
Analysis of alternative forecasting
methodologies
Inventory management of
packaging materials

MSc Supply Chain and Logistics Management (SCLM)

After you graduate


Graduates can expect to be employed
across a broad range of sectors from
manufacturing through to service
organisations including providers of third
party logistics as specialists in supply
chain, planning or logistics.
Recent graduates have found jobs
with: Philips Semiconductors (Supply
Chain Officer), Abhi Impact Logistics
(Operations Director), Corus (Graduate
Trainee Logistics), Accenture (Senior
Consultant), Decathlon (Supply
Department Manager), IBM (Supply
Chain Specialist), Louis Vuitton (Retail
Operations Trainee Manager), Affymetrix
UK Ltd (Supply Chain Analyst), SABIC
(Supply & Inventory Planner), Wal- Mart
(Replenishment Analyst), Innocent Drinks
(UK Logistics Specialist) and TYCO Fire
and Safety Products (Supply Planner).

Core Modules
Financial Analysis and
Control Systems
This module provides an understanding
of the main accounting statements
together with an awareness of basic
accounting principles, terminology
and techniques which will enable
you to interpret financial reports
and information. An introduction to
management accounting practices as
an aid to effective operational financial
planning and control is also included.

Logistics and Operations


Management
Logistics is recognised as a key function
in meeting market requirements
quickly, flexibly and without incurring
punitive inventory costs. This
involves the management of external
companies supplying materials or
services to the company as well as the
management of operations internally.
This module provides an introduction
to the fundamentals of logistics and
operations management.

Organisations, People and


Performance
This module is intended to provide a
knowledge and understanding of the
importance of strategic management

of the people in organisations and


how this relates to the wider business
strategy. It is based on the promise that
people are the most important resource
in the organisation and translate other
resources into added value. It explores
all elements of successful and effective
people management practice.

Problem Solving with Statistics


This module describes the general
context in which the use of statistical
techniques can be used for problem
solving and decision making. It shows
how basic tools can be extended
into more powerful techniques for
investigating processes to gain insights
to support future development and
improvement.

Supply Chain Management


This module covers a wide range of
topics in supply chain strategies, design,
planning, operations and development.
Emphasis has been laid mainly on
the perspective of integrated supply
process. You will learn about releasing
value in business through relationship
management, cost reduction and
lean supply. The module also provides
many real would cases of supply
chain management, which illustrate
ways of achieving enduring business
competitiveness.

Procurement and Inventory


Management
This module puts the emphasis on the
design and management of processes
and control systems of the inbound
supply chain, and covers procurement
strategies, risk pooling, multi-stage
inventory control systems, value
of collaboration and streamlined
information and financial flow, supplier
relationship management and advanced
methods for analysis and planning.

Storage and Warehouse Techniques


This module will examine the role of the
warehouse in the supply chain and look
at warehouse operations and processes
including IT and automation, layout
and equipment. You will also cover
health and safety and environmental
issues, costs and performance
measures, resource planning and labour
management, development of solutions
and the future of warehousing.

Transportation Techniques
and Management
You will develop an understanding of
the core techniques used in freight
transportation in the areas of road
transport, rail-freight and water borne
freight. The course will examine the
increasing use of intermodal transport
and IT, as well as the theory behind route
planning and distribution optimisation.

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After you graduate

After you graduate

I was offered a
role with the Ministry
of Information and
Communications
Technologies, Colombia.
It was a fantastic
opportunity and my
MSc was certainly a
great advantage during
the application process.
Working as an Adviser to
the Vice Minister of ICT,
I provide key research
and input into a range of
economic, financial and
budgetary topics.
What I learned at WMG
relates exactly to the job
I am doing now and I am
applying that knowledge
on a day-to-day basis.
The course, and the way
it was taught, helped
me to see things in a
completely new way;
to seek out fresh and
innovative approaches.
In addition, it has
enhanced my ability
to teach and support
students in my work as
an Adjunct Professor.
All in all, my time at
Warwick has made a
huge difference to
me, from both a
professional and
personal perspective.

Carlos Barrera, Colombia


WMG Ambassador and
International Technology
Management Graduate

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Finding a Job
Leveraging our strong industrial links, we
have established a Placements Scheme
through which suitable internships,
knowledge-transfer schemes and
full-time jobs are offered by local and
international companies. A series of
company presentations and careers
fairs are held at WMG in collaboration
with the University of Warwick Careers
Service. These highlight job opportunities
for all streams of our Masters
programme and offer a wide range of
graduate careers.

Companies who have come to WMG


to recruit directly include: TATA
Technologies, Caterpillar, IBM, Jaguar
Land Rover, Unilever, Balfour Beatty,
Rolls-Royce, Crane, Phoebus Software
Ltd., Intercede. com, Reckitt-Benckiser,
Intel, Heinz, United Biscuits, Barclays,
Nestle, Centrica, Alstom, Eaton
Corporation, Centrica, Renishaw Plc.,
Johnson Matthey Plc., and many more.

WMG Alumni

During your Masters study, you will


become aware of the expertise and
advanced facilities at WMG which
enable our ground-breaking multidisciplinary research to be conducted.
The MSc programme equips students
who wish to continue their studies at
PhD or EngD level. Our research degrees
offer the opportunity to combine
doctoral-level education with industrial
relevance. We are globally renowned for
our business focus which has led to the
development of programmes benefiting
both the individual and company.

WMG graduates are sought after by top


employers and have always had
excellent career options; now the
growing alumni network affords
additional opportunities for continued
relations long after graduation.
You will also be a member of the 185,000
strong Warwick Alumni Network
enabling you to connect with graduates
from almost every country and profession
and tap into a host of benefits provided
by the University.

After you graduate

Research Degrees

At WMG you will have the


opportunity to take the
Integration of Business
Processes with SAP ERP course
in additional to your MSc
programme modules. This course
is your first step in becoming
an SAP ERP Business Process
Expert and the SAP Consultant
Certification is awarded to those
passing the exam.

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Full Module List

Full Module List




Knowledge Based Asset Management


Leadership
Leadership and Excellence
Leading Change
Legal Aspects of Global Business
Lean Principles and Application
Logistics and Operations Management
Machining Technology
Management of Change
Managing the Multi-Project Environment
Manufacturing Process Technology
Manufacturing Technology
Operations Strategy for Industry
Organisations, People and Performance
People in Organisations
Packaging Technology and Development
Problem Solving with Statistics
Process Improvement Using Six Sigma
Procurement and Inventory Management
Product Design and Development Management
Product Excellence using Six Sigma
Programme and Project Strategy
Project Planning, Management and Control
Quality, Reliability and Maintenance
Reputation and Relationship Management
Robust Decision Making
Sales and Sales Management

Specific to programme assessed by PMA. Recommended Elective assessed by PMA.

Security Architectures and Network Defence


Service Design and Delivery
Service Support Technologies
Storage and Warehousing Techniques
Strategic Marketing
Supply Chain Integration
Supply Chain Management
Technology Management
The Virtual Factory
Transport Techniques and Management

Compulsory not assessed.

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Full Module List

Core Modules for each programme are summarised


and compared here:
Study Skills
Research Methods
Advanced Materials and Processes
Automation and Robotics
Business Model Generation
Business Strategy and Strategic Management
Collaborative Product Development
Computer Graphics and Visualisation
Computer Programming
Creating Business Excellence
Creating Profitable e-Business
Cryptosystems and Data Protection
Design for the Environment
Digital Forensics, Evidence and Intelligence
e-Commerce
e-Customer Relationship Management
Enterprise Information Systems
Enterprise Resource Planning Integration
Establishing a New Business
Finance for e-Business
Financial Analysis and Control Systems
Financial Strategy
Fundamentals of Process Engineering
Global Business Environment
Global e-Business
Globalisation and Outsourcing
Health, Safety, Environment and Risk
Industrial Engineering
Industrial Espionage and Counterfeiting
Industrial Processes
Information and Communication Technologies
Information Risk Management and Governance
Information Systems Management
Innovation
International Joint Ventures

CSM

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EBM

IAE

INT

ITSO

MBE

MSE

PIBM

PPM

SCLM

SMD

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Edinburgh

Newcastle

Belfast

Dublin

Manchester
Liverpool

Nottingham

Birmingham

Coventry
Cardiff
London

Excellent transport and road links


1 hour to London by train.
Nearest airport: Birmingham International 20 minutes.
Nearest train: Coventry.
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