Taught course

Management and Information Systems

Cranfield University · Manufacturing

Entry requirements

A first or second class UK Honours degree in a relevant science, engineering or related discipline, or the international equivalent of these UK qualifications. Other relevant qualifications, together with significant experience, may be considered.

Applicants who do not fulfil the standard entry requirements can apply for the Pre-Masters programme, successful completion of which will qualify them for entry to this course for a second year of study.

Months of entry


Course content

The Management of Information Systems (MIS) MSc prepares students who want to pursue a career in the management of technology-based Information Systems (IS) solutions. It focuses on developing an understanding of complex relationships between people, information, processes and technology in order to support organisations and industries. The course covers key topics in digital transformation, operations management, supply chain, business process analysis, change management and enterprise systems.

These topics have carefully been selected to provide students with the skillset necessary to thrive in the management of information systems aligned with innovative application of digital technology. The course has accreditations with the Institute of Engineering and Technology, and the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, graduates secure exciting roles with globally renowned companies around the world.

Who is it for?

MIS has a long history of attracting high quality students to solve practical problems. Graduates from the course will be equipped with multidisciplinary skills and practical knowledge to become business leaders of the future.

This course is designed for graduates and early-career professional looking to develop information systems and managing technological transformation within organisations, across a broad range of sectors including aerospace, automotive, rail, energy and defence. This diversity offers many possibilities by providing the core competencies for employment in many areas including research, engineering, manufacturing, production and design, alongside careers in the business, consulting and finance.

Why this course?

MIS is the backbone of information for a company. It helps to understand complex relationships between people, information, processes and technology, and to help businesses make decisions to coordinate and analyse information. Students have the opportunity to:

  • work in teams and collaborate on real industrial projects
  • learn through industry case studies and discussions to acquire an appreciation of significant challenges and opportunities for businesses
  • develop management and consultancy skills through critical thinking, appraisal and analysis
  • receive a high-quality learning experience at a prestigious institution which aligns it teaching to real-life industry challenges
  • access to industry software/systems (SAP etc)


The Management and Information Systems MSc is accredited by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET)on behalf of the Engineering Council as meeting the requirements for further learning for registration as a Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Candidates must hold a CEng accredited BEng/BSc (Hons) undergraduate first degree to show that they have satisfied the educational base for CEng registration.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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