MSc In Manufacturing Leadership: All The Key Details

Curious about our MSc in Manufacturing Leadership? You probably already know that it’s accredited by Lancaster University Management School, one of the UK’s leading universities and world’s best business institutions. But what about prerequisites, company benefits, and advantages to the individual?

Read on to have your questions answered and discover everything you need to know about this programme of study.

Course structure

The MSc is taught part-time over two years, with an additional nine months for the dissertation. There are six modules in total, ranging from leadership to innovation.

It was set up with one goal in mind: to create high-calibre manufacturing leaders in both large and small companies, allowing them to champion enterprise and produce wealth. They’ll be equipped with the expertise to develop a world-class manufacturing business, so it’s no surprise that 70% of past delegates have moved into higher-level roles.


Student benefits

One of the great things about the MSc is that it leads to gains for both the student and the organisation. Flexibility is key – delegates don’t actually have to spend much time away from their jobs to complete it. They can learn and work simultaneously.

Students will be armed with the leadership skills necessary to create a global competitive advantage. They’ll receive next-level learning – putting ideas into action, establishing effective communication and assessing problems, all while studying managerial processes and methodologies. In addition, they’ll acquire the critical management finesse to propel the innovation process, and discover successful procedures for new product development.

What’s more, delegates will have the rare chance to become part of an international community of manufacturing leaders – imparting best practice and ideas.

Business advantages

Companies get the opportunity to have a team member on an elite programme, specifically designed and delivered by key industry players. They’ll be interacting with global thinking from more than 30 consultancies – including Jaguar Land Rover and BAE Systems – then bringing that knowledge back to your business.

You’ll be able to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to manufacturing enterprise management, building wealth in the process. This is in addition to the execution of seven in-house business improvement projects. The leader’s new skills will lead to great financial gains for your organisation, and introduce new ideas, approaches, tools and techniques.

Ultimately, enrolling delegates in the Manufacturing Leadership MSC is a great way to support and advance your future leaders, and your company.

Applicant prerequisites

All potential delegates must come with at least five years of technical or managerial manufacturing experience. They should also have a degree (ideally second-class honours) or applicable professional qualification – though this isn’t mandatory. It’s more about being able to show the eagerness and ability to study at master’s level.

On top of this, they should be equipped with their own devices – the MSc is very interactive and independent contribution is necessary. 

Provided they meet these preconditions and their application is approved, they can commence the course and start to experience the benefits. In the future, they might even want to recommend the MSc, just like some of our past students:

“It’s completely changed my view on leadership and how I present myself to others, from being almost one dimensional to enabling me to present appropriate leadership styles to different situations. I’ve also really enjoyed building up a professional relationship with everyone else on the course across a wide spectrum of industries.” – Gavin Thatcher, Managing Director at Stead McAlpin

“Looking at how external forces can affect a business was fascinating and world-class manufacturing really came home to me – especially as Ecolab is on a transformational journey towards achieving world-class standards. I have been able to take every module I’ve studied back to the workplace.” – Amanda Perry, Plant Manager at Ecolab
Apply now

If you’re interested in the MSc, register to be part of our next cohort and find out more about the course here. Or, if you’d like further details on the modules we offer, get in touch with us today – we’re always happy to answer your questions.

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