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MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Information Systems Management

Course Description

This course gives you an opportunity to develop a detailed understanding of the role of information systems and technology (IS/T) in businesses around the world, along with a critical awareness of current and emerging issues in this continually developing sector.

Key benefits:

• Developing critical thinking and employability skills in high demand from a range of employers
• Put Information Systems theory into real practice with an exciting Business Innovation Project
• Benefit from a course backed by cutting-edge research in Information Systems at Salford Business School

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/information-systems-management

Suitable for

This course is ideal if you want to develop your management skills and are a graduate with a degree in information technology, computer science or a related field, or if you have suitable IT work experience.

Course detail

You will learn from our expert team and external guest speakers, renowned for their specialist knowledge. You will also enjoy the programme’s emphasis on debate, critique and interaction with other students and staff.

On completion of your course you will have the necessary skills to become an effective IS/T manager with strategically valuable capabilities in IS/T.


The aim of this course is to provide you with the advanced level skills and knowledge required by 21st century managers of information systems and technology (IS/T).

You will acquire the management and technical knowledge necessary to succeed in an IS/T management role and to be able to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations.

You will develop a systematic understanding of the context of IS/T in local and global organisations and in society in general; and a critical awareness of current issues in the management of IS/T.

You will also become a reflective practitioner in the IS sphere, capable of critically reflecting on your practice and that of others.

Format and assessment

- Semester 1 -

• Strategic International Business Management
• Digital Innovation

- Semester 2 -

• Information Systems
• Project Management, Leadership, and Skills Planning and Control

- Semester 3 -

- Business Innovation Project

For the final third of your studies you can choose from 4 differing pathways, all of which are designed to accommodate your career aspirations and enhance your professional practice:

• Dissertation
• Live Project
• Internship
• Placement

The course is delivered in four blocks of three day intensive study periods, followed by independent study and online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard. Each module is taken and assessed over a six week block.

Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials, using a wide range of learning activities.

Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work.

Career potential

This course will provide you with flexible employment opportunities leading to potential roles with a variety of management-level national and international sectors.

Recent Salford Business School graduates have gained employment with leading companies including:

• Ernst & Young
• Dixons Group plc
• British Airways
• Cooperative Insurance Services
• American Express
• Citibank
• Ladbrokes
• Numberica
• Office of the Legal Services Ombudsman
• PricewaterhouseCoopers
• Premier Travel Inn
• Thomson Holidays
• BT
• DTS Logistics
• Greater Manchester Police
• The NHS

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc / PG Dip / PG Cert Information Systems Management page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Student Profiles

University of Salford - 20+ Awards

We offer a range of generous scholarships for high achieving students. We offer these awards because we believe that rewarding hard work and academic achievement is the right thing to do. Over the last two years we have awarded over £1.5 million in scholarships to international students so that they can concentrate on moving their careers forwards and not on their finances.From September 2012 we are making some changes to our scholarship scheme, but our principle of rewarding excellence remains the same and because of this we are not restricting the number of Vice Chancellor’s scholarships we award. This applies to both PG and UG awards.How much are the scholarships worth?
How much are the scholarships worth?
Vice Chancellor’s Undergraduate Excellence ScholarshipThis award is worth either £3000 or £5000 depending on the programme you enrol on.Vice Chancellor’s Postgraduate Excellence ScholarshipThis award is worth £4000 for the MBA, MSc Petroleum and Gas Engineering and MSc Gas Engineering and Management programmes; and either £3000 or £2000 for all other programmes.Country discount schemeThis bursary is worth £1000 to students studying full-time postgraduate taught programmes from World Bank classified low/ low-medium income countries. A full list of countries that qualify is available here. These awards are made in addition to any other scholarship we offer. So if you are eligible for the Vice Chancellors Postgraduate scholarship of £3000, and are a national of one of the qualifying countries for this discount, you would receive £4000 in total.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Who will receive the awards?
All full-time international students (those paying international fees) are eligible to be considered for one of the Vice Chancellors awards based on their previous academic experience at undergraduate level – part-time students are eligible, but the award will be issued on a pro-rata basis. The awards are also available to self-sponsored students. The country discounts are available to nationals of qualifying countries only. There are separate awards for UK and EU students.to find out more go to http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/international/faqs/scholarships-faq

Application Procedure

We will assess your eligibility for a scholarship as soon as we receive your previous undergraduate records. There is no need to apply separately. We will let you know the amount (if any) you qualify for in your offer letter. You can apply online by visiting http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/international or email [email protected] or contact one of our in-country representatives.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate International Management. A wide range of professional qualifications are also accepted either in partial or complete fulfilment of entry requirements.

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