MSc in Innovation and Technology Management students visit 3M
A visit to Corporate Partner 3M’s Innovation Centre in Bracknell was organised for the MSc in Innovation and Technology Management students on the 13th April, by Professor Andrew Graves and Dr Steve Cayzer.
3M manufactures thousands of imaginative products, from healthcare and highway safety, to office products and abrasives and adhesives, so this was an excellent opportunity for the students to see how a company applies technologies to customer needs.
3M provided a full agenda for the day, starting with an overview of their Innovation and R&D processes. Presentations were given by Mr Wynne Lewis, R&D Director, Global; Ms June Cook, Human Resources Manager and Mr David Cook, Manager for Corporate Marketing & Public Affairs, which all combined to provide a good overall picture of 3M, its roots, and innovations over the years.
In the afternoon the students were able to view these innovation processes in practice when they visited the 3M laboratories and could see for themselves the progression from innovation to actual manufacturing - which is of course is one of the principles at the heart of the MSc ITM degree.
The students also met with MSc in Management alumnus, Henry Blackman, who graduated in 2006 and is now the Business Development Manager for Abrasive Systems - an excellent credit to our MSc programmes.
The day was well planned and provided a superb balance of knowledge and stimulation throughout the visit. Everyone was given a 3M ‘goodie bag’ on leaving - which added an extra bonus to an already superb day.
Notes to Editors
The MSc in Innovation and Technology Management is unique through its combination of management and engineering, integrating the two disciplines to ensure students have the necessary skills to manage across boundaries. A full-time, 12-month intensive Master’s programme, it is a joint degree run by the University of Bath’s School of Management and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. It is designed for graduates with a 2:1 Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in engineering, management or science.
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General Notes For Editors:
The University of Bath School of Management has consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the UK's Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the School was rated 5th in the UK for management research.
We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976. The School is consistently ranked among the top UK business schools by The Times, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian.
The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.
The School of Management has a faculty of around 90 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a support team of around 70 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,100 students in total comprising some 200 MBA students, 460 Master’s students, 210 full- and part-time research students, and over 1100 undergraduates following BSc degrees. The School also runs joint undergraduate programmes with Departments in the Faculties of Engineering and Design, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences.