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Manufacturing Leadership MSc

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  • Objectives
    The overall aim is to equip participants with the knowledge and skills required to create forward-looking, innovative and dynamic manufacturing organisations and so creating competitive advantage ensuring long-term survival and prosperity for their organisation.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements English Language: * IELTS 6.5 Academic Requirements: * A good first degree (2.1 or better) or equivalent qualification and a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.
  • Academic Title
    Manufacturing Leadership MSc
  • Course description
    A unique partnership between two high ranking University of Leeds faculties (the Faculty of Engineering and Leeds University Business School) has resulted in the development of the MSc in Manufacturing and Leadership.

    This MSc seeks to meet the specific and individual needs of manufacturing professionals who face the challenges created by the fast pace of markets and pressures for sustainable development. It combines postgraduate work and leadership development with organisation needs and career development plans.

    Leeds University Business School
    Housed in state-of-the-art facilities, Leeds University Business School is ranked in the world’s top 100 business schools and has both EQUIS and AMBA accreditation. The latest Financial Times Full-Time MBA Survey (2005) ranked the quality of the school’s research as the 5th highest amongst UK business schools and 8th in Europe. Specialist areas of activity include: Accounting and Finance; Economics; International Business; Management; Marketing and Work and Employment Relations.

    The school has many valuable links with business and commerce. Directors and senior managers from leading organisations advise the school, and provide placements and projects for students on our programmes. Recent participants have included Barclays Bank, British Aerospace, British Telecom, Eurotunnel, GE Capital Bank, The National Health Service Executive, PowerGen, SAP, Unisys and Wang Global. At the same time, staff have been consultants to more than 80 companies, and income from research contracts has topped £2.8 million in the last five years.

    All our programmes take an international perspective and, as a result, students worldwide come to study at Leeds. We think you'll enjoy the international mix - it's a great chance to network and to make lasting international friendships.

    School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering
    Staff in the School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering (SPEME) achieved the highest rating (5) in the last government Research Assessment Exercise. Not only does this confirm our status as one of the foremost Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering research and learning centres, it also means that our teaching staff are at the leading-edge of their field so students benefit from world-class cutting edge teaching and learning.

    Our high ratings for teaching and research also means that we are able to attract the best staff and can invest to provide excellent laboratory facilities.

    Naturally for engineering research institutes, there is substantial interaction with industry, conducting leading edge research, developing novel techiques and processes, and in continuing professional development in the form of PhDs and masters degrees.

    What you study

    First year core modules are: strategic management of technology and manufacturing innovation, manufacturing futures, manufacturing internationalisation, and leadership and change. In the second year there is a choice of specialist modules.

    Modules will be delivered in two separate two-day teaching periods. Each module is assessed by a 3000 word essay and there is an organisational-based project in the second year.

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