The Information management pathway addresses both the technical challenges of information capture and usage from big data, and the need for its effective and efficient management and analysis within business, scientific, educational, entertainment and organisational contexts. This MSc pathway will examine the entire information management life cycle, including data strategy, management, design and warehousing, data analytics and information governance. In addition to the need to work with huge volumes of data, the pathway will also address multi-modality, including un- and semi-structured data, image and video data, spatial and temporal data, etc.
The pathway consists of two (compulsory) units from the Data Engineering and IT governance ACS theme, three additional compulsory units on various aspects of information management, and one optional unit covering various application areas (such as decision support, text mining, optimisation).
The pathway is taught in collaboration with Manchester Business School (MBS). As such, the programme benefits from the offerings of both schools. MBS is the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK offering world-leading business education informed by leading edge theory and practice. Similarly, the School of Computer Science is renowned as a world-class centre of excellence in computing teaching and research.
IBM has announced that Prof. John Keane from the School of Computer Science at The University of Manchester
is one of the winners of its2013 Big Data and Analytics Faculty Awards. He joins 13 other researchers from around the world who will bring together their innovative research for the benefit of curricular development. The award will support technical case studies investigating the design and implementation of big data problems to enhance the postgraduate module in Data Engineering which is central to the Information Management pathway of the Advanced Computer Science and IT management MSc at Manchester.
IBM is supportive of the Information Management pathway. The programme fits with some of IBM's core business objectives and also that of some of our clients. (Martyn Spink, University of Manchester
Relationship Manager, IBM UK Limited).
We maintain close relationships with potential employers and run various activities throughout the year, including career fairs, guest lectures, and projects run jointly with partners from industry.
A First or strong Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in computer science, or a joint degree with at least 50% computer science content. Applicants with a minimum of three years relevant computer science industrial experience and a first honours degree at the level of a first class or good 2(i) class, or its overseas equivalent, may also be considered for admission.