Many of the best-known companies in the world (Microsoft, Nokia, Rolls Royce and Sony) base their global commercial success on their ability to innovate and apply new technologies in both products and operating processes. These abilities are now becoming critical for any organisation wishing to operate successfully on the international stage. This Master's programme is designed to provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the key issues facing such organisations, covering a wide range of topics and is aimed at those wishing to take a leading role in managing innovation and technological change in an international environment. The course will provide The knowledge to manage the development, acquisition and operation of technology in a globally competitive environment and contribute to the management of international operations and collaborative activities. You will develop the skills to generate solutions through product & process development and continually improve international competitiveness. You will understand the impact of e-business technologies and develop skills to contribute to the strategic aspects of design management.
50% of the Master's credit comes from the dissertation. This should be related to the management of technology or technical functions in an international context. The taught element of the course includes 8 x core modules and 1 x elective modules to be chosen from an extensive list. The core modules are:
- Technology Management
- Global Business Environment
- International Joint Ventures Collaborative Product Development
- Product Design and Development Management
- Supply Chain Integration
- Organisations, People and Performance
- Financial Analysis and Control Systems
Please note: Our course and module content and schedule is continually reviewed and updated to reflect the latest research expertise at Warwick, so it is therefore very important that you check the website for the latest information before you apply and when you accept an offer.
The project is worth 50% of the overall grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills. For International Technology Management, the project will relate to the management of technology or technical functions in an international context.
The MSc in International Technology Management is currently accredited by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as fulfilling the educational requirements for registration as a Chartered Engineer when presented with a CEng accredited Bachelors programme (or equivalent prior learning). Note that in all cases your MSc project must be suitably technical in nature and specific modules must be undertaken within the course. Please see our website for details and conditions.
IET accreditation is subject to renewal in 2018
After you Graduate
Successful completion of this course can lead to employment as managers and leaders in a wide variety of key functions within manufacturing or service organisations, particularly where technology plays a significant part in business success.