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MSc in Management for Business Excellence (MBE)

Duration: Full-time: 1 year

Min. entry requirements: Second Class undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the Sciences, Engineering, Business or a relevant subject

English Language: IELTS 6.5, Band A

This degree will challenge the way you think about business management, whether you’re from a scientific, engineering or business background. The framework for the degree is the European Excellence Model, created by EFQM to help organisations develop towards achievement of sustainable excellence. You’ll learn by direct practical application of techniques and theories, with the emphasis on how to use and adapt knowledge and information.

Modules include: 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; Financial Analysis and Control Systems; plus elective choices.

Our graduates have gone on to become managers and leaders in business development, new product development, consultancy, quality assurance, human resources management, customer services, manufacturing management and engineering management.

Student profile, Rasmus Gejl Kristensen, MBE 2011-12

Rasmus Gejl Kristensen"Through workshops, simulations and group exercises, we put what we learned in lectures into practice by working on real business scenarios. Everything was geared to the practical real-word application of theory. The other good thing was the teamwork aspect, how people see things differently and bring a diverse range of views and outlooks."

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Entry Requirements

Supply Chain & Logistics Management,
International Technology Management,
Engineering Business Management,
Management for Business Excellence,
e-Business Management, Healthcare Operational Management, Sustainable Automotive Engineering and
Manufacturing Systems Engineering.

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in the Sciences, Engineering, Business or a relevant subject

Programme and Project Management and
Service Management and Design

2:ii undergraduate degree or equivalent

Cyber security and Management

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent). Suited to IT and Computer Science graduates, or those with a background in other numerate disciplines

Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IAE)

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent). All academic backgrounds are eligible; selection is made on the basis of entrepreneurial flair

English Language Requirements

Band A, IELTS 6.5


All applications should be made online at

Please only apply for ONE of our courses; do not submit multiple applications to WMG. Once accepted onto one MSc course, you can request to switch, although restrictions apply.

Application Deadline

Full-time: Applications are welcomed throughout the year from November and we advise applicants to apply as early as possible. For WMG MSc courses applications will continue to be accepted until 31 August. Scholarships will be awarded at the end of June.

Part-time and Overseas: On-going enrolment throughout the year

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Home/EU: £12,200
Overseas: £22,340

Please note: These are the standard course fees. Check the fees page for a list of courses with non-standard fees.

For information on part time courses fees, please visit the part-time and professional course pages


Details of funding opportunities are available via the Graduate School.