To help emerging engineering leaders build upon their previous specialist skills, experiences and training, by acquiring management and leadership skills that meet their own goals and those of a company . To this end the programme will be in part, demand led, by working with a number of first adopter/trailblazer firms on their specific content needs, in the form of optional modules or modules they may wish to deliver themselves.
The course is much more than just an MSc, as there are a range of additional embedded qualifications and benefits:
On completion, in addition to the MSc, students will receive a Post Graduate Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). They also become members of the CMI (MCMI) with an exemption route option towards becoming a Chartered Manager. Furthermore, the course offers a level seven, 20 credits, award in Leadership and Management from the Institute of Leadership and Management.
The programme targets the ‘how’ of leadership by promoting experiential learning
The degree is demand-led and allows the employer, to contribute to the design of year two of the course and to the choice for the major project in year three
There are only assignments for each module – with no exams
The MSc targets engineers specifically in terms of both content and mode of delivery/learning style
Annual cohorts are capped at 15 students to ensure exceptional one-to-one support and coaching
Teaching is delivered by lecturers with strong industrial, as well as academic, credibility – their experience is invariably at board level and multinational
The course is very favourably priced, being a fraction of that for a typical MBA.
Here are a few comments and thoughts from Aston University Alumni about how this programme will help:
"My experience so far has shown that leadership is a rare quality in the industry. I strongly believe that it is a quality that an individual either has it or not, but techniques and best practices could be learned in a University programme. Honestly the programme seems very interesting.”
"Very flexible delivery; sounds like it is tailored to engineers, rather than a generic management programme”
"Additional Leadership experience would give a great addition to my current work experience”
"Sounds like a good way to bridge the gap between engineering and business qualifications."
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