Modern organisations rely upon good information systems in order to survive in the global competitive business environment.
This course will suit graduates who, through their interest in information technology and information systems wish to pursue management roles in charge of information systems.
It is delivered via a new Block delivery method. You study four blocks, one subject at a time, with two assessments for each block followed by a project. This enables you to focus on each topic and study in depth. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable. The entry points are:
• September • November • January • March • June • July
Why choose this course?
• Learn contemporary approaches to information systems management and develop original approaches to organisations challenges and opportunities • Study aspects of information systems, digital analytics, marketing and the digital future and strategic management • Explore how the full benefits of modern technologies can be realised, and address the problems associated with increasingly rapid rates of change in the information technology and business environment • Benefit from a course that inspires teamwork and engagement to contribute to ethical an innovative practice • Develop your skills within Information Systems theory, against a context of real business through our employability practice-based teaching and learning approach. • Gain the ability to make critical high-level managerial and organisational decisions, and learn critical thinking and creativity in analysis, synthesis and appraisal
On this Information Systems Management course, you will undertake four 30 credit units and one 60 credit project unit.
Your course takes place over three semesters. Depending upon when you join the course, this will determine the order of units which you will study. You will benefit by beginning your studies with others who started at one of the earlier points of entry.
• Induction Week • Unit 1 (30 credits) • Unit 2 (30 credits) • Unit 3 (30 credits) • Unit 4 (30 credits) • Business/Law project (BLP) 60 credits
The structure provides an intense and highly rewarding learning experience. The induction week will prepare you well for study on your course. You will then study only one unit at a time, which will enable you to focus upon the subject. Our evidence-based approach is designed to enhance engagement and success by applied practice, working with others and network development. The learning delivery takes place through a mix of interactive lectures, seminars, tutorials and lab sessions, along with guided learning, independent and autonomous learning. This emphasis on active learning uses the latest in teaching and learning approaches, integrated with our employability practice-based method with real businesses to enable you to gain real experience as part of your course.
Modules (unit order depends on your start date):
• Marketing and the Digital Future • Information Systems • Digital Analytics • Strategic Management
This Master's course provides the opportunity to undertake different types of project, a "Capstone" experience which completes the integration of your studies applied in one of the following:
• Professional Practice - the central aim of this unit is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the commercial context in which organisations operate. By reflecting upon your existing knowledge and experience you will be required to respond to a number of work-based scenarios through critical evaluation to determine an appropriate course of action.
• The Live Project - this will enable you to work as part of a team on a project provided by a business organisation. The exact nature of the level of work, and nature of responsibility will depend upon the chosen organisation. However, there will be close negotiation between the company and the Business School.
• The dissertation - this is a conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, enabling you to undertake in-depth research of a topic relating to your course. It will consist of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.
In line with the Business School’s commitment to practice-based education, a large part of the assessment will relate to the demonstration of your ability to understand Information Systems Management in practice.
It is the expectation of the course that you understand the theory and develop critical thinking skills, which will help you to evaluate the relevance of what you have learnt. All of this comes together by being able to demonstrate rigorous expertise for a business or related organisation.
By completing the course you will have the skills and find career opportunities in the following industries/areas:
• Information Systems • IT • Management Information • Financial Services • Consulting • Hospitality • Electronics
You will also be well prepared for further research study in either the MPhil, or PhD.