Entry requirements

In order to meet our academic entry requirement, you should have obtained the equivalent of a UK first or second class honours degree (minimum Bachelor 2:2 (Hons). If you are a non-native English speaker you will need to submit an English test result equivalent to IELTS 6.5

How to apply

To make an application to a WMG Master’s course, applications must be made online at www.warwick.ac.uk/go/wmgmasters/entry .

You can apply now, even if you do not yet have all the necessary documents ready; if necessary we will make you a conditional offer until you provide them.

You will need to provide

  • A completed application form & application fee.
  • A Personal Statement, which can be included in the online application.
  • A transcript of marks awarded so far (if you are currently studying) OR a final transcript / degree certificate* (if you have completed your studies).
  • English test result (if applicable)
  • One reference. If you completed studies less than 2 years ago, this should be an academic reference.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for

MBE is an innovative MSc degree course designed for those who want to become effective leaders and managers of business excellence in industry. It is suitable for high achievers who want to be challenged in the way they think about business management and problem solving.

Typically students will have a background in engineering, business management, finance or economics, but MBE is open to graduates from any academic background.

What the course will provide

The course is all about understanding how organisations work; it takes a holistic look at organisations, the inter-relationships between departments within them, and how to optimise the use of available resources. Upon graduation, you’ll be ready to progress the capabilities of organisations, by making decisions on improvement, and by understanding how these decisions will affect departments within the business.

The style of learning is active. You will make choices about what you wish to learn and you will decide how best to achieve your learning objectives; all of this will be facilitated by our expert MBE course tutors.

Teamwork plays a central role throughout the course. By working collaboratively with your international colleagues, you’ll develop a rich, global perspective. Through classroom simulations, you’ll generate credible and practical solutions to real-business problems. Most importantly, you’ll learn to think critically about topics and issues that come to the fore; challenging views and growing both as an individual and as leader of business. Using a range of blended learning approaches, including e-learning, students are provided with a rich learning environment in which you will develop a deep understanding of content. The programme is supported by tutorials and seminars to discuss and explore web-based content.

Course structure and assessment

The curriculum is divided in nine taught modules (eight core modules, and one elective module) and the project. MBE coursework will be formatively assessed. This means that you will be required to pass your modules, and you will be given feedback on the strengths of the work and areas for improvement, but no mark will be awarded. For MBE, your project alone will determine the award of a degree. It supports you in developing your personal research skills and allows further integration of understanding


  • Creating Business Excellence
  • Leadership and Excellence
  • Robust Decision Making
  • Process Improvement using Six Sigma
  • Product Excellence using Six Sigma
  • Knowledge-based Asset Management
  • Financial Analysis and Control Systems
  • Organisations, People and Performance

In addition to the above comulsory modules, one elective module must be chosen from the full module list on our website.

Future career prospects

A fundamental part of this course is to prepare you for your career after graduation and help you explore the possible futures available to you. MBE graduates have gone on to become managers and leaders in business development, new product development, consultancy, quality assurance, human resources management, customer services, manufacturing management and engineering management, to name but a few.

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 on our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

WMG will be awarding over £700,000 in scholarships and bursaries to students commencing study on our full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2018.

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.

For information on other funding opportunities, please visit the WMG funding webpage or the University of Warwick Graduate School.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Cathy Fawcett
+44 (0) 2476 5 75889