Masters | Postgraduate Course - Engineering Management MBA Course Details within Coventry University

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Engineering Management MBA

Study Details

MBA 1 year full-time

The MBA is seen by many as an essential passport to success in senior management.  It is the senior managers of engineering/manufacturing companies that face the challenge of delivering success for their companies, and it is this MBA in Engineering Management that helps prepare students for such roles.  

The focus of the course is on international operations in the engineering sector and, within this context, developing student capability to successfully manage and grow an engineering company at the highest levels.


A distinctive feature of this course is the practical approach adopted in delivering the carefully selected mix of engineering and general management topics, combined with the use of computer simulation and the extensive use of Activity Led Learning. The course is aimed at graduates or experienced managers, and is designed:

  • With a focus on enhancing students’ practical managerial and engineering capabilities in work-related areas of business.
  • Such that students obtain a sound knowledge of business strategy and an understanding of key business functions.
  • So that the important role of engineering in strategic management can be fully appreciated.
  • With the aim of demonstrating the potential that the manufacturing function has to significantly increase company competitiveness and long term profitability, and how this can be achieved.
  • Such that students are able to interact with one another through forums, and work together as virtual groups.
  • To deliver an additional Chartered Management certificate.


To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

Click here for further details on the Global Leaders Programme.

Module details

You will study:

  • Engineering strategic management.
  • Principles of marketing.
  • Financial analysis and decision making.
  • Human resource management.
  • Global lean and agile operations.
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation for engineers.
  • Sustainability and the environment.
  • Global Professional Development - Consultancy
  • Research methods and the environment.

In addition, students must satisfactorily complete a significant strategy-based project, or a strategy-related industry based project.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should:

  • Be an honours graduate of any discipline, obtained from a recognised University/Higher Education Institution, or hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to the Engineering and Business Faculties in a business related area.
  • Have a minimum of two years post-degree relevant full-time work experience in a professional capacity.

Applicants who do not fit with the above entry requirements can gain entry, but their degrees and experience will be assessed for appropriate content by the MBA Course Director.

Student Destinations

This course is designed to prepare students for senior management roles in a manufacturing or engineering organisation. It will help you achieve success:

•As an employee in companies operating in a wide range of sectors from electronics right through to general engineering.
•In your own company that you have set up.
•In different functions in a company from engineering through to marketing• And as, ultimately, possibly the senior executive of a company.