Taught course

IT & Strategic Innovation

Institution
Kingston University · Computing and Information Systems
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Good honours degree in computing, computer science, IT, information systems, software engineering, economics, communications, electronic engineering, business and/or management studies or similar. Candidates with other qualifications may be considered if they possess relevant work experience as well as outstanding students who do not necessarily have the required prerequisites.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The success of an organisation can rest on both an understanding of IT and how to use innovation strategically to enable new growth and competitive advantage. This course aims to provide an understanding of the characteristics of high-tech innovation combined with the leadership and management values necessary for entrepreneurship (new venture creation) or for successfully creating and managing strategic innovation both from within an organisation as well as from outside, eg as an IT consultant.

  • This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
  • You can tailor the course to suit your own career development needs, industry background or organisation's requirements.
  • The project/dissertation gives you the chance to study an area of interest in greater depth and gain valuable research skills. It often takes the form of a business plan relevant to your career, and provides an excellent selling point when looking for a job or promotion. If you are an overseas student, we will help you to carry out a project either based in your home country or that will be of specific relevance when you return home.

What will you study

You will study the types and characteristics of innovation, as well as the major barriers to the spread of innovation. This will enable you to recognise and welcome the increased rate of change and instability in the business and technology fields. You will gain an understanding of the role of information systems in encouraging, capturing and managing innovation in an organisation and how this relates to constructing better value chains by using knowledge management, data mining, decision making and business intelligence.

Available modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

  • eBusiness Strategy and Implementation
  • IT and Entrepreneurship
  • Modelling Enterprise Architectures
  • Data Management and Governance
  • Project Dissertation

Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking. Read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider. http://www.kingston.ac.uk/international/studying-at-kingston/language-requirements/

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate-course/it-strategic-innovation-msc/fees-and-bursaries.html for further details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Phone
08448 547683/+44 (0)20 3308 9931