The MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (MISDI) studies digital innovation in business and government across the world.
If you have a strong interest in information systems and technology, and the commercial, social and political transformation digital innovation can bring, our MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation will be ideally suited to you.
Unlike any other, this progressive programme will prepare you for leading technology management roles across all industries – integrating existing knowledge about the development and management of information systems with the latest digital developments. Think cloud computing, social networking, mobile technologies and more.
You will find this programme exciting, challenging and rigorous. It combines theory with practical case studies, and encourages learning through research, analysis, and critical discussion. You will also gain an invaluable understanding of the wider social, economic and managerial context in which technology and organisations are developed and managed.
Our learning approach places emphasis on theory and critical discussion of academic literature from across a range of scientific fields. We include social theories and frameworks for understanding the processes of information systems and innovation and industry case studies for illustrating issues in particular instances of management and innovation practice.
Key features of the programme include: Capabilities for technology-enabled innovation in business and government, and skills for digital entrepreneurs in the ever-changing arenas of technology and organisations Skills in utilising diverse analytical techniques and managerial practices Critical analytical ability for understanding of the social and economic context within which technology innovation and organisations are Constructed and managed Integrating established knowledge of management of information systems and processes of innovation enabled by digital technologies, such as: applications development; cloud computing; social networking, and addressing privacy concerns A learning approach which places emphasis on the critical discussion of academic literature and case studies Multidisciplinary, dedicated compulsory courses Critical analysis of theories and frameworks for understanding the processes of information systems and innovation and case studies for illustrating issues in particular instances of management and innovation practice Teaching that is closely linked to new research in the field and with industry examples Extensive contacts with London-based and international businesses and governmental organisations
(* half unit)
Innovation and Information Systems: Concepts and Perspectives* provides theoretical foundations for the study and practice of digital innovation and management of information systems. Innovating Organisational Information Technology* explores the theoretical and practical aspects of technologic change integrating a two-week intensive boot-camp project run in conjunction with a global consultancy firm. Global Strategy Management, and Information Systems* examines contemporary global strategies and management practices of corporations across the world including an analysis of corporate and business strategies, competitiveness, and how organisations set up and manage structures, processes, human resources, and technologies to deliver on their objectives.
You must also complete a 10,000 word Dissertation based on a project that will cover some aspect of information systems development or management. Students are also expected to choose two half unit courses from within a selection, and one further half unit course from a larger range of options.
Please note that not every course is available each year and that some courses may only be available with the permission of the course convenor and/or may be subject to space.
Graduates of this programme go on to work in a range of organisations and sectors. These sectors include IT services; banking, financial services and accounting; consultancy; central and local government and research. In addition, our graduates work in a range of roles, including business analysts, management and IT consultants, innovation managers, IT support and project management positions. Many graduates channel the knowledge on global digital infrastructures provided by the programme to launch their own business as information service providers.
2:1 or equivalent in any discipline; English standard level; GRE/GMAT is not required but a strong score will benefit applicants from universities which may not be well known to the admissions committee
Recipient: London School of Economics and Political Science
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