University shows driving ambition for future of automotive industry

Oct 31, 2013



The Centre for Automotive Management at the University of Buckingham Business School is running the three-day course in a bid to address the global skills shortage.
It will stage the course on various dates next year but from November this year, is offering bespoke three-day programmes on dates and at locations chosen by client companies.
The programme A Comprehensive Introduction to the Global Automotive Industry assesses the structure of the global automotive industry, looking at how the industry works today and how it can be developed for future generations.
It has been created to help bridge the acute knowledge gap in emerging markets and to help rebuild industry competitiveness, awareness and knowledge.
The programme is open to any person or organisation currently involved in, associated with or having an interest in, developing a business or career in the automotive industry.
Those completing the programme will receive a University of Buckingham Certificate of Achievement.
The programme has been developed by Buckingham Business School Visiting Fellows David Cardle and John Sparrow with the support of a number of experienced motor industry colleagues.
It covers 17 core industry topics and follows a vehicle from design, product development, factory design and layout through manufacturing, logistics, distribution, retail, after sales to end of life and recycling.
Independent automotive consultant John Sparrow is a former head of network development for Honda Motor Europe (EMEA Region) and worked at director level for BMW Group, Rover Group and Land Rover Ltd. He currently works as an independent automotive consultant.
David Cardle is founder and managing director of engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash Associates and works with automotive clients in the UK, Europe, Russia and Far East.
Professor Peter Cooke, who established the Centre for Automotive Management at the University of Buckingham Business School in 2007, said: “We are able to deliver this programme not only in the UK but in any other part of the world and it can be tailored to meet individual company or market requirements; a very flexible and portable programme indeed.”
  • The University of Buckingham Business School will run the course on the following dates in 2014:

March 25-27; April 1-3; June 24-26; July 1-3; September 16-18.

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