Our Information Technology Management Masters course is a direct response to the rising demand for well-trained ICT managers, which is forecast to grow by 2% a year between 2011 and 2020 according to e-skills UK.
This course has no confirmed start dates yet.
Management skills are taught through modules such as ‘Managing People and Project Leadership’, ‘Project Management and Control’ and ‘Project Risk and Quality Management’.
The IT modules provide you with knowledge of e-business models and practical skills for managing the development and implementation of IT systems. Topics of study include ‘Intelligent Systems for Management’ and ‘Decision Support for Management’.
Your Masters project will bring together the IT and management strands. You will undertake a real-world project, delivering against agreed objectives. The project is an opportunity to take the lead in a systematic approach to IT systems development. It will be an excellent demonstration of your skills and it will be valuable in persuading employers to offer you a job in the future.
Sunderland is among the UK’s top ten universities in terms of ‘spend per student’ for IT, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013.
The course mixes taught elements with independent research. You can negotiate the topic of the project to fit your personal interests and the supervisory expertise of the University of Sunderland's tutors.
Modules on this course include:
-Research Skills and Academic Literacy (15 Credits)
-Project Management and Control (30 Credits)
-Managing People and Project Leadership (15 Credits)
-Electronic Commerce (15 Credits)
-Project Risk and Quality Management (15 Credits)
-Intelligent Systems for Management (15 Credits)
-Decision Support for Management (15 Credits)
-Masters Project (60 Credits)
We use a wide variety of teaching and learning methods which include lectures, seminars, class discussions, group work, presentations and applied study.
Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters require a higher level of independent working. Assessment methods include assignments, reports, presentations and peer- and self-assessment.
EMPLOYMENT AND CAREERS
According to a report from the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI), people with a postgraduate qualification earn an average of 27% more than graduates with just an undergraduate degree.
The number of ICT managers in the UK is forecast to grow from 285,000 in 2011 to 337,000 by 2020, according to e-skills UK. This growth will underpin continuing demand for graduates from our Masters course.
This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge for employment in any organisation with an IT department. The top sectors that employ IT professionals are:
-Computer & related
-Health and social work
Potential roles include:
Salaries in information technology management range up to around £55,000 per year at senior levels, with potential for higher salaries depending on the situation.
A Masters degree will also enhance career opportunities within Higher Education and prepare you for further postgraduate studies.