MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development / Overview
Year of entry: 2017
- Degree awarded
- Master of Science
- 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.
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.
- Number of places/applicants
Approximately 300 applications are received and 35 new students registered on the course.
- How to apply
- Apply online
The deadline for applications is the 31st August 2017; later applications are considered at our discretion. Please note that we receive a very high number of applications so the course may be closed to new applications before the final deadline given.
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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.
A 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Ping Gao (Programme Director) | Tel: +44(0)161 275 7443 | Email: email@example.com
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £10,500
International students (per annum): £18,500
UK/EU students (per annum): £5,250
International students (per annum): £9,250
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.
The School of Environment, Education and Development is offering a number of scholarships for 2017 entry. For further information please click here .
Manchester Alumni Scholarship Scheme offers a £3,000 reduction in tuition fees to University of Manchester alumni who achieved a 1st and are progressing to a postgraduate taught masters course for September 2017 entry (terms and conditions apply - please contact us for further information).
See also the University's postgraduate funding database for more funding opportunities.
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