Progressive, technology-led companies are looking for people with both the practical engineering skills and the management skills to drive productivity and profitability.
EBM is designed for graduates who want become managers or leaders of technology-based organisations. It is particularly suited to students with an engineering, scientific or other technical background, who are looking to understand and develop management expertise. It is also appropriate for students who have a business or even a social science background and are looking to move into an engineering related sector.
What will this course provide?
This course delivers a broad education in management and business, and will equip you with the analytical tools and techniques to improve internal and external operations. During the course of the year, 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. You will learn about the processes and technologies used by engineering businesses, and will develop an understanding of the functional relations between business divisions that can optimise efficiency and competitiveness. The course focuses on the key value adding activities of: market, product and process development; operations, logistics and supply chain management; and core and emerging technology. The focus on value creation for technology-based organisations is a key differentiator of EBM.
* Compulsory only for students with a non-engineering background
If you gain exemption from some of the core modules because of prior experience or qualifications, then you may choose more electives.
You will need to choose up to two elective modules from the module list*, which should be chosen to supplement your core modules above (subject to availability). *Important, please note: the list relates to modules available in 2017/18 academic year, and should be regarded as an illustrative guide to modules available in future years.
You are required to pass nine modules in total at Master's level.
Your project is worth 50% of your 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 resources, supply chain, or strategic management issues.
Taught material is a blend of lectures, seminars, syndicate activities, practical exercises and case studies to encourage teamwork and practical grounding of the material. Module leaders are experts in their fields and are supported by external speakers working in organisations at the forefront of their fields. See here for more information about the course structure.
After you graduate
As a graduate of EBM you can expect to be employed as a leader 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.
Recent graduates have gone on to work in a wide range of companies from manufacturing through to finance and consultancy. There are many different career paths open to you as an EBM graduate – a few recent job titles have been listed here: Customer Operations Manager, Project Controller, Trade Analyst, Consultant Analyst, Engineering Project Manager, Head of Assembly for an automotive manufacturer, Senior Procurement Manager, Investment Strategy Engineer, Product Marketing Engineer, Technology Analyst, and SupplyChain Consultant.
Admissions Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, +44 (0)24 7652 3691
"The whole learning experience was completely different from anything I had come across before. We were not just taught theories, but how to apply those theories to real situations that businesses face."
MSc Engineering Business Management, 2013/14
1st October 2018
One year, full time
Online £55 application fee
Bachelor 2:2 (Hons) or equivalent
IELTS 6.5 (or IELTS 6.0 + pre-sessional)
31st July 2018