MBA-PgDip-PgCert Industrial Management

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally at least a second class honours degree from a British institution in a relevant engineering or science subject, or an equivalent qualification from the UK or overseas. In addition, you should have at least two years of industrial experience.
  • Academic title
    MBA/PgDip/PgCert Industrial Management
  • Course description
    This course is one of a very few aimed at mid-career professionals wishing to make the move to senior management within industrial and manufacturing organisations.

    We designed it to provide the business expertise essential for senior managers by combining specific engineering subjects with managing technology and manufacturing systems.

    You examine the latest business thinking and gain expert knowledge of engineering and technology issues and theories.

    We combine topics such as • finance • marketing • management strategy with modern industrial issues such as • project and quality management • manufacturing effectiveness• advanced manufacturing technology • supply chain management.

    This mix of subjects reflects the challenges faced by today’s traditional manufacturing organisations.

    Why study for an MBA?
    The role of the engineer is changing and in an industrial company the engineer is likely to be the manager who has to implement new practices and technologies.

    In this role you are likely to be the primary instigator of change in the organisation and for this you need specific skills and knowledge. It is important that you widen your knowledge and skills in management areas if you are to be and effective senior manager in a manufacturing industry.

    This course complements your technical degree by completing your education in the wider areas of management that usually include subjects such as • finance • marketing • human resource management • organisational behaviour • management strategy. It also enables you to progress quickly in your career – usually through fast track promotion into very senior management posts.

    Associated careers

    The MBA graduate is well-versed in management knowledge, skills and techniques, as well as technical engineering abilities. Both your sponsoring company and you benefit from the knowledge you gain.

    An MBA gives you the confidence to apply your skills to develop strategies for growth for your employer, giving you a much sought after edge in your career progression.

    Course content

    General Management
    • management of strategy, change and innovation • organisational environment • project and quality management • finance and industrial marketing

    Industrial Management
    • advanced manufacturing technology and management • supply chain and manufacturing strategy • manufacturing systems • enterprise information systems

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