MSc Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation
Explore the management and innovation of information technologies
Interested in a career in management or IT consultancy?
You will develop your management and consulting skills for a professional career in which you help businesses to thrive in the digital age. Our Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation course is about how to better manage, strategise, and use digital technology for business purposes. You’ll get the opportunity to tailor your options to your own interests, giving you the opportunity to specialise in IT consultancy or programming/analytics, or gain an understanding of both disciplines.
Working with business
We have close relationships with many IT and consulting organisations including EY, Barclays, PA Consulting, Fetch.ai, Google, and Deloitte. All these firms value the WBS focus on developing managers with a creative mindset to integrated IT and digital innovations in business.
Not from a business background? We welcome students from a variety of undergraduate degrees and value the unique perspectives that students from all courses bring to the classroom.
Study six compulsory modules before specialising with a selection of options over the duration of this one year course. Gain an excellent foundation in management theory and practical use of information systems, and learn to manage digital innovation to achieve business value. Our elective modules make it possible to specialise in IT consultancy or programming/analytics, or to combine electives in these areas.
Hands-on experience with industry experts
We use real-life case studies and practitioner input at every opportunity and across all our compulsory and optional modules.
Assessment is a mix of individual assignments, group work, and tests. Your dissertation or Business in Practice module brings all your learning together.
Choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route
If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to information systems and digital innovation, the 8,000 word dissertation will enable you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. You will be supervised and supported throughout and will usually submit your dissertation in early September.
Examples of previous projects:
- Blockchain-enabled transformation in banking sector
- Mobile payment and business value creation
- Ethical Management of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare: challenges in data collection and data sharing ethics
- Algorithmic Matching: A Look at How Data-Driven Decisions Have Impacted the YouTube Community
- Digital innovation in the sharing economy
- Algorithmic management and ride-hailing drivers: a study on Grab in Thailand during a transition period
- Digital Marketing: leverage social media to sustain a successful luxury niche fashion brand
In total you will study six compulsory modules, two optional modules, and complete a dissertation and a Research Methods module.
Business in Practice route
If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus & Corporate Relations team.
In total you will study six compulsory modules, two specialist optional modules, two open optional modules, and also complete the Business in Practice capstone module.
You must have, or be expecting, an upper second class honours at Undergraduate level. We welcome applications from a broad range of disciplines.
Don’t worry if you haven’t got prior IT experience because this course is not designed as a ‘tools and techniques’ course. We do not require you to have prior knowledge of information technology.
GMAT & GRE
We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score (700+) may strengthen your application.