Taught course

Management of Information Technology

Institution
University of Sussex · School of Informatics
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree. Applicants should have an academic background with substantial computing, information technology, science, technology or business-related content. Mature applicants with relevant experience will also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This MSc equips you with the skills to analyse information technology needs and to devise innovative solutions in companies and other organisations with complex and demanding information technology (IT) system requirements.

You learn how to design, evaluate and apply information technology systems in a business setting- taking account of human, organisational and strategic factors. You explore the concepts and principles of IT systems and their interfaces, and the theories and techniques relating to the management of IT as an innovative and strategic resource in an organisation. You work on individual and group-based projects, and develop skills in:

  • Researching current practice;
  • analysing IT system trends, methodologies and interfaces;
  • communicating concepts, designs and evaluation within a technical environment.

You will be engaged in a range of activities to help your learning, including lectures, seminars, discussions, directed reading, role play and peer review.

This interdisciplinary course is taught jointly in the Department of Informatics and the Department of Business and Management, by staff specialising in computer science and information technology systems, as well as management and technology innovation.

Additional entry information

Applicants should have an academic background with substantial computing, information technology, science, technology or businessrelated content.

Assessment

Assessment methods include unseen examinations, reports of various lengths, individual and group presentations, and learning diaries.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

Full-time courses

Autumn term:

  • Change and Leadership;
  • E-Business and E-Commerce Systems;
  • Human-Computer Interaction;
  • Management Innovation and Organisational Performance;
  • Personal and professional Development.

Spring term:

  • Business in Context (Europe or Asia) or Business Context in Emerging Economics;
  • HCI Advanced Topics;
  • Managing Complex Projects and Systems;
  • Strategic Management.

Summer term:

  • You undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation.
Part-time courses

The part-time structure for each course is as follows:

Year 1: In each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation.

Year 2: In each of the autumn and spring terms you take two modules. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.

Fees and funding

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university.

For full details of our scholarships please visit: Postgraduate taught scholarship 2016

For full details of our fees please visit:

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
bmec@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 872668