A major knowledge gap exists between managers in organisations who are confused by the IT systems, and the technical staff who deliver them. Our graduates play a crucial role in integrating the language and practice of management and technology in business. Develop your understanding of the interaction between IT, organisation and people behaviour to prepare you for managerial positions in business operations and ICT projects.
Who is it for?
This course is suitable for graduates with science, engineering, IT or business related degrees keen to pursue careers in a range of industries, or academia; or graduates currently working in industry keen to extend their qualifications or pursue a career change; or individuals with other qualifications who possess considerable relevant experience.
Why this course?
There are numerous benefits associated with undertaking a postgraduate programme of study at Cranfield University, including:
- Study in a postgraduate-only environment where Masters' graduates can secure positions in full-time employment in their chosen field, or undertake academic research.
- Teaching by leading academics as well as industrial practitioners.
- Work alongside a strong research team.
- Dedicated support for off-campus learners including extensive information resources managed by Cranfield University's library.
- Consultancy to companies supporting their employees on part-time programmes, in relation to individual projects.
The course comprises eight assessed modules, a group project and an individual research project. The modules include lectures and tutorials and are assessed through practical work, written examinations, case studies, essays, presentations and tests. These provide the 'tools' required for the group and individual projects.
All the modules in the following list need to be taken as part of this course:
- Enterprise Systems
- Operations Management
- Business Process Analysis and Engineering
- General Management
- Business Change Management
- Business Data Analytics
- Enterprise Modelling
- Programme and Project Management
A first or second class UK Honours degree in relevant science, engineering or related discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.
Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for the second year of study.
Successful students go on to a wide range of careers in manufacturing, logistics, IT, business systems analysis, manufacturing management consultancy, research and development, and academia. Opportunities are diverse and international, with graduates progressing to senior positions in the industry.
About the School
Cranfield's distinctive expertise is in our deep understanding of technology and management and how these work together to benefit the world.