Taught course

Information Systems and Digital Innovation

Loughborough University · Loughborough Business School

Entry requirements

A good honours degree preferably in a business or information technology-related subject though other backgrounds will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore the potential of information systems and digital innovation while developing industry-relevant professional and managerial skills on this flexible master’s programme.

Across sectors, there’s high demand for managers and leaders who are well equipped to bridge the gap between technical and managerial perspectives. This degree has been designed with industry partners to address the need for these sought-after hybrid managers.

Offered full or part-time, this master’s is suitable if you’re new to the subject or already have a grounding in the basics of IT or management. It’s particularly relevant if you’re looking to move towards a leadership role in digital technologies, information systems management, business and digital media analytics, big data or artificial intelligence.

Preparing you with sought-after hard and soft skills

Throughout the programme, you’ll explore the principles and practice of information systems and digital innovation.

There’s a strong focus on topical business challenges, such as the ethical and legislative issues of using digital technologies, the impact of these technologies on employee expectations and business operations, and how to unlock insights from big data to drive business and social improvement.

You’ll also delve into the relationship between traditional technology independent areas of an organisation, and relevant non-technical business areas.

Alongside this, you’ll develop a solid suite of functional hard skills, such as managing information systems, new technologies (including SAP S/4 HANA), cloud computing, ethical AI, technology driven business models, basic coding and analytics.

Plus, you’ll build the key soft skills employers are looking for, including creative problem solving, critical thinking, team working, communication, personal resilience and dealing with organisational volatility.

UK-leading research input from Loughborough’s academics

Taught by experts from Loughborough’s Centre for Information Management (CIM – the UK’s leading research centre for IM/IS research), the degree is informed by the latest commercial best practice and academic research. Guest lectures from industry and not-for-profit experts provide real-world perspective, so you’re well prepared to make an impact, whichever sector you choose to work in.

Full or part-time study options

This is a flexible programme, so you can choose to take it full or part-time over two to four years. If you’d like to know more about the part-time option, or you’re a professional wanting to take individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD), please contact the Programme Lead.

Information for international students

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 222496