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Strategic ICT Leadership (MSc)

Course Description

Develop your ICT and business skills to create more strategic and entrepreneurial approaches to applying ICT in your organisation.

The course has been created for professionals to develop more influence in their organisation; corporate executives to develop strategic ICT skills; public sector managers, especially in education or health, to protect services by exploiting ICT and SME directors to build business growth on innovative ICT.

The value of this course in helping develop high-level skills has been recognised by the UK government in the report Forging Futures.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Strategic-ICT-Leadership-Postgraduate-PartTime

What you'll learn

You'll develop business, technology and leadership skills, making a strategic contribution to ICT in your organisation at a senior level and using technology to deliver business improvement.

Linking learning and development to your work activities, you can ensure your professional development is part of the strategic plan of the organisation and can consider and reflect on established views of the organisation, colleagues and yourself, to promote innovation and change.

What you study

- work based learning
- MSc dissertation

Three options from
- Leadership, learning and development
- Security audit and compliance
- Strategic thinking for information services
- Enterprise information systems with SAP
- Introduction to blended and online education
- Sources of competitive advantage
- Growth venture management; e-security
- Digital markets
- Web-enabled business
- Management of software projects
- Managing knowledge
- Supporting the blended and online student experience
- Creativity to sustainability

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


Participation in this course will indicate your aspirations and dedication to your management and enhance your chances of promotion. It may also open doors with other employers or improve your standing as a consultant.

School of Computing

The world of computing offers many different and rewarding career paths for specialists with the appropriate skills. With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, our wide range of innovative courses is designed to meet industry needs.

Our courses are very practical and give you the necessary skills to join dynamic, hard working IT teams.

At Masters level, you can study anything from one module right up to a full MSc, full or part time. Modules include technologies such as .NET, Cisco, UML, SAP, Java, PHP, Ajax, all studied at Masters level. Choose to study full or part time.

There are also Executive Masters degrees available, including MSc Strategic ICT Leadership, MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, MSc Project and Programme Management and MSc Sound Design, where the majority of learning and study takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience. And the GCHQ accredited MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics can even be studied via distance learning.

The School of Computing is a member of a number of software alliance schemes which allows us to offer students of the school a large range of free software. Membership currently includes the Microsoft Academic Alliance (MSAA), the VMWare Academic Program (VMAP) and the iPhone Developer University Program. We are one of only two NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centres in Scotland, a Cisco Academy Support Centre and an Encase Partner. Students benefit through access to the latest hardware, software and expertise.

Visit the Strategic ICT Leadership (MSc) page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Students accessing this programme will normally possess an honours degree and have three years work experience. They will be professionals working at a managerial level or have aspirations to do so in an organisation where ICT is key to business success.Candidates with ordinary degrees or non-degree level professional qualifications will be considered on the basis of their qualifications and experience.Additionally candidates whose first language is not English must possess a minimum IELTS score of 6.0.Candidates with recognised prior learning will be considered on an individual basis.

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