MSc Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation

Course Details

Study six compulsory modules and choose two optional modules over the course of this one year programme. Gain an excellent foundation in management theory and practical use of information systems, and learn to manage digital innovation to achieve business value.

Hands-on experience with industry experts
We use real-life case studies and practitioner input at every opportunity and across all our compulsory and optional modules.

Assessment is mainly based on group coursework, where you will have the opportunity to work closely with your international classmates on real-world cases involving the strategy and management of digital innovation and information systems.



Your dissertation
This brings together everything you’ve learned throughout the course. You may undertake this piece of work for a client company which can be an excellent way of gaining a position on graduation. Previous projects have been undertaken with clients such as Yammer, Nielsen, Coventry City Council, Philips, ARM and Cisco.

Examples of previous projects:

  • Digital innovation in the sharing economy
  • A maturity model for enterprise social media
  • Big data and business intelligence in fintech companies
  • Mobile payment and business value creation
  • Knowledge sharing over not-for-profit digital platforms
  • Security and risk management in digital work
  • Crowdsourcing for innovation.


Compulsory Modules

Enterprise Information Systems

Consider the development and implementation of Information Systems in organisations focusing on management rather than technical issues. Study the role of Enterprise Resource Planning systems, and gain hands-on experience with a current ERP package while developing your Project Management skills.  

Data and Business Intelligence

Following the data revolution that led to the prominence of big data, this module looks at the strategic role of enterprise data and knowledge assets in organisations, for enhancing decision-making and operational effectiveness.

More specifically, it examines the key managerial issues and success factors affecting the adoption and use of business intelligence strategies and of relevant technologies such as data warehousing, business analytics and data mining software, cloud computing, dashboards; etc.

You will learn how to critically assess the use of business intelligence practices for achieving competitive advantage through data-driven decision-making in organisations.

Previous participants have benefited from presentations by industry speakers from Sopra, IBM, Microsoft, and Accenture who have shared insights on business intelligence and big data.

Digital Business & Workplace Technologies

Develop a foundation to major themes in the MSc Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation. Examining the importance of information systems and digital media to support work in modern organisations, this module conceptualises information and reviews the role of technology in supporting digital work in organisations. Build on these core concepts to discuss major trends and developments in the use of technology in organisations such as new technologies, assessing the value of technology and information systems security and risk. 

Digital Business Strategy

Explore the organising logic of digital innovation and its implications for strategising in the digital age. Conduct a design inquiry to generate new digital business strategies.

Global Sourcing & Innovation

Explore issues relating to sourcing for innovation in IT and business services in a global context. Examining both client and vendor practices, gain an understanding of how value can be created and delivered. Engage in an end-to-end real-life sourcing exercise. Develop a broad perspective of the challenges and benefits of outsourcing, offshoring and in-shoring for services in different organizational contexts.

Knowledge, Work & Innovation

Study several theoretical and practical frameworks that integrate concepts of IT, innovation, and strategic management. Explore the introduction, integration, and effects of new technologies and systems within a firm. Consider technological innovation from two angles: efficiency improvement within a business, and product or service innovation with the consumer in mind.

Example Optional Modules

Digital Marketing Technology & Management

This module aims to provide an overview about how today’s firms use digital marketing technologies to achieve their business objectives. Students will require theoretical and practical subject knowledge and understanding, cognitive and methodological skills (eg written assignment, critical reflections, discussions in seminars, hands-on exercises) and social/soft skills (eg leadership and team work).

Open Innovation

With a focus on technological and digital innovation, we look to companies and their processes of open innovation as a way to harness ideas, understanding of the market and customer buy-in. We explore the deepening engagement of companies with crowds and open source communities and explore their practices of control and coordination. 

Information Systems Consultancy

Gain an insight into business systems integration strategy development in contemporary organisations. Conceptualise and apply relevant concepts, tools and methods. External companies will provide case study material and practical guidance.

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