Entry requirements

* degree of 2:2 or above (or equivalent) in IT, Engineering, Business or a science related discipline * 1 satisfactory academic reference (or professional if 2+ years experience) * English qualification (IELTS 6.5, PTE 62) See http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/english/.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This degree equips students with the skills to enable them to operate effectively in the e-business environment and to manage or lead either the transformation of existing business processes or creation of new e-business activity; the programme is suitable for graduates from information technology, engineering or science backgrounds and also management students with a keen interest in technology and how it can be used effectively to promote competitiveness.


The course provides the techniques to manage the strategic development of e-business based organisations and appropriate enabling e-business technologies. Students learn how to evaluate, manage and improve the operational functions of an organisation and apply the concepts of systems integration to the design and development of products and services through market analysis.

Course Structure

The course is modular - each student takes a combination of core and elective modules. 9 modules are studied and assessed in total. Modules consist of nominally 40 hours directed tuition in the form of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, case studies and e-learning. This is covered in a full-immersion, intensive week. Modules are assessed by Post Module Assignment.

The taught modules account for 50% of the Master's degree. A major individual research project, submitted in the form of a dissertation accounts for the other 50%. An oral examination is held upon completion.

The core modules are:

  • Finance for e-Business
  • e-Business Fundamentals
  • Supply Chain Integration
  • Information Systems Management
  • Digital Marketing, Software and Techniques
  • e-Commerce
  • e-Customer Relationship Management

Three elective modules from an extensive list of elective modules can be chosen in addition to the core modules.

Project

The project is worth 50% of the final grade and supports you in developing your personal research skills. For e-Business Management the project should normally be related to management or technology-related issues in companies involved in e-Business and e-Commerce.

Work on your project runs concurrently with your module work. In addition to face-to-face meetings, supervisors may expect you to use online collaborative tools to manage and monitor your progress.

You are expected to devote an appropriate portion of your time and intellectual effort to the project during the course i.e. approximately 900 hours or 6 months study.

Examples of some projects are:

  • Investigation of virtual communities for competitive advantage.
  • Measuring success for business websites.
  • Technical computing projects/systems design.
  • The impact of mass-customisation in the on-line environment.
  • The impact of Distributed Denial of Service attacks on SMEs.
  • Comparison of effectiveness of online advertising to traditional media.

After you Graduate

Graduates can be expected to go on to work in information technology and software related companies or enterprises with existing or developing online e-business initiatives, particularly, but not exclusively, those in the engineering and/or manufacturing sector. Many recent graduates have gone into e-business consultancy roles and positions such as Business Information Manager (HP), Quality Assurance Lead (IBM), Global Application Specialist (Mars) Business Amalyst (PWC) Consultant (SAP China) Audit Assistant (KPMG).

Take a look at our Alumni profiles to read about what some of our past students thought of the course and where they have gone onto work: - www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/why/student_profiles/.

Information for international students

Application advice can be given through the WMG admissions team - wmgmasters@warwick.ac.uk or through any one of our overseas support offices and agents. An extensive list of overseas representatives is available at http://www.warwick.ac.uk/wmgmasters/entry/overseasapplicationsupport/

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,800
International students
£23,460

WMG will be awarding over £600,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2017.

Offer holders are invited to apply for the WMG excellence scholarship, application deadline is May 20th. For more information on the scholarship and how to apply, please see here.

There are also bursaries available for nationals from Syria, Turkey, Iran and Latin America.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
distance learning
N/A months
part time
N/A months
block mode
N/A months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Dissertation50 (20,000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Cathy Fawcett
Email
C.R.Fawcett@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 2476 5 75889
Fax
+44 (0) 2476 5 24783