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CMI approval gives Aston students an added bonus

3 September 2007 – for immediate release

Aston University’s School of Engineering & Applied Science has recently received valuable recognition for its management education for engineers, resulting in students graduating with two recognised awards.

An Approval Panel from the Chartered Management Institute visited the School and has given the MSc programmes in Engineering Management and Industrial Enterprise Management Institute approval. These are the first courses of this type to be approved by the Institute anywhere in the UK.

Students enrolled on one of the MSc programmes will now also be registered for the Chartered Management Institute Executive Diploma in Management. On graduating, students will receive both an MSc and the Executive Diploma, giving them a good foundation for a career in management within an engineering business.

Programme Director Dr Robin Clark said: ‘The approval of the programmes by the Chartered Management Institute is an important step forward for Aston and engineering management education in general.

‘The engineering institutions, the Royal Academy of Engineering and engineering businesses have made clear the need for high quality education for aspiring managers in the engineering profession. That is what we aim to deliver here at Aston and the Chartered Management Institute approval is a very valuable recognition.’

The programmes are very practically focused, aiming to equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need in order to develop a successful career in senior management within the engineering profession. Students from as far away as Panama, Mexico, USA, Thailand, Brunei, Kenya and Lesotho come to Aston to attend the course.

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For further press information please contact Hannah Brookes on (0121) 204 4549.

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