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Management and Information Systems: Change and Development MSc

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Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months (Full Time); 24 Months (Part-Time)
Entry requirements
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.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Approximately 250 applications were received for entry in 2010 and 35 new students registered.
How to apply

Apply online

The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2015; later applications are considered at our discretion.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

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

Open days

Postgraduate open days provide a great opportunity to take a look at the University and find out what Manchester has to offer you. For further information, please see: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/opendays

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2015, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £8,750
    International students (per annum): £16,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,375
    International students (per annum): £8,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Bursaries and scholarships awarded by the School are usually advertised from January with a closing date of June. Awards for 2015 entry have not yet been set. This information will be added to our funding page as it becomes available.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Environment, Education and Development
Contact name
Christopher Kitchen
Telephone
+44 (0) 161 275 0336
Email
Website
www.seed.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department overview
See: The School .

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