Taught course

E-Business and Innovation

Lancaster University · Management School

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Entry requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in Business, Management or Computing/IT.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Months of entry


Course content

Successful innovation means answering the questions: what is needed and what is possible? Business leaders must understand tech and business context to flourish. This course explores how to use IT to gain competitive advantage, open up new markets, enhance customer and supplier relationships, and streamline core processes.

This Masters degree is taught by experts from the Management School and the School of Computing and Communications. It is a unique combination of management, business and computing.

We look at entrepreneurship, e-business and digital technologies in everything from start-ups to multinationals. The first modules focus on management and technology, whilst the following modules build on each other, advancing your knowledge in the most effective way.

You will hear from lecturers and guest speakers. You will take part in simulation practical experience, the IBM teaching partnership and the Hackathon. You can interact with experts-in-residence from organisations such as IT firms, transport firms, and environmental committees.

We will ask you to frame your approach to business innovation using theories and current research. This helps you think in a more systematic way, which is perfect for enterprise systems, business analysis and the SAP system. You can then choose from a research, start-up or consultancy-based dissertation, depending on your future career path.

You will be studying with students from across the world. Some have years of workplace experience, others are recent graduates. This brings additional depth to the experience. We encourage group working and co-working to create a sociable environment in which to put your skills of persuasion, negotiation and team-building into practice.

Our graduates join consulting firms, family businesses, start-ups, IT companies, power companies, banks or continue their academic studies. They thrive in the time-limited business challenges run at many interviews.

This programme is also available as a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing this option, you will follow the same curriculum but omit the dissertation.

Information for international students

Details of entry requirements for international students can be found here: Grade Equivalencies

Proof of english language is required from non-native english speakers. We require IELTS with an overall score of 7.0, with no less than 6.0 in any element, or an approved equivalent.

If your score is below our requirements, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional english language programmes.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please visit our website for information on: Fees & Funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

LUMS Course Enquiries
+44(0)1524 592938