Management and Information Systems: Change and Development MSc

Information systems are spreading into every sphere of business and non-business organisations. They herald the dawn of a new 'Information Age' in which information, information systems and information technology are recognised as key organisational resources and in which management activities become more information-intensive.  Yet the majority of information systems - including e-government, e-commerce, and e-development systems - are under-performing or are failures.

key cause of this problem is the gap of knowledge, of skills, of culture and of language that exists between functional managers and information systems professionals. 

The aim of this Masters degree is to close that gap by training individual staff to become 'hybrid managers'. Hybrid managers are those who understand both the job of management in its organisational setting and the role, management and jargon of information, information systems and information technology.  These individuals will be in a strong position to lead the successful development and implementation of new information systems in their organisations.

At the end of the programme, participants will have been provided with:
  • Conceptual frameworks to understand the role of management of information, of information technology and of information systems in organisations.
  • New knowledge and skills to help in the effective planning, development implementation and management of information systems.
  • New knowledge and skills to help in the effective management and change of organisations.

Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed. Please contact either: Dr Richard Duncombe (Programme Director) | Tel: +44(0)161 275 2822 | Email: richard.duncombe@manchester.ac.uk or Dr Ping Gao (Programme Director) | Tel: +44(0)161 275 7443 | Email: ping.gao@manchester.ac.uk

MSc, MSc Award
Full-time, Part-time Study Mode
12 months Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) or its international equivalent. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided. Please contact the School's admissions office for further guidance.  

Please submit the following documents with your application:

  • Copies of official degree certificates and transcripts of your previous study, showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these documents are in languages other than English please provide official translations.
  • Two written references, signed by the referee and on official headed paper.
  • A personal statement detailing why you wish to study the course, your experiences, what you can bring to the course and any other information that you see as relevant to your application
  • Your CV
  • Copies of English Language Certification, e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson test score report.

Full entry requirements

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