School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
Start Date(s): September; January; March; June; November; July
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time, one year part-time)
Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,550
International - £14,400
- Enhance your employability with the (IDM) Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing accreditation
- You will be taught by a team of internationally recognised experts
- We have strong digital sector links for live projects, internships and placements
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
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In how we communicate, behave and conduct business; it is hard to ignore how the world is rapidly changing around us. The question is, have you got the skills to succeed in this ever changing digital landscape? Developed in response to a shortage of digital skills identified both nationally and globally, our master’s in Digital Business has been designed to provide you with key practical skills for the current marketplace, including problem solving, strategic planning and critical thinking.
You will be taught by a team of internationally recognised experts based in the award winning Centre for Digital Business at Salford Business School and you will look at the technologies driving successful organisations and the opportunities they give for business development.
You will consider a wide range of business areas touched by technological developments including autonomous delivery vehicles, new forms of currency, ambient beacons and sensing technologies as well as increasingly customised workplace and social experiences. We have an excellent track record of bringing together students and digital business owners to solve business problems and for work-based teaching or live projects.
The programme takes advantage of Salford’s digital setting at MediaCityUK, acknowledged nationally and internationally as a leading digital region.
The teachers are really good. Whenever I was confused about anything or needed more explanation, they were always there to help me.Fatima Lawal, MSc Digital Business (previously called Information Systems Management), 2016-17
The programme is block delivered and there are several entry points throughout the year. Students will take the modules below in a sequence dependent on their start date.
The course is delivered in four blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study a single module for a 6-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for 6 hours each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project one afternoon a week during the 6-week blocks.
Part time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.
During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
For the final third of your studies, you will work on your Industry Collaboration Project, working with your own or another organisation on a live brief.
SEMESTER 3Industry Collaboration Project (ICP)
This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree and gives you the opportunity to examine an issue that is important to an organisation. The Industry Collaboration Project offers four different options: a Work Placement, a three month Internship, the applied Dissertation and, from September 2019, the Entrepreneurship path. You will be allocated a supervisor to mentor you through your chosen project and receive support wherever necessary from the Salford Business School Employability Team. For all options students are encouraged to address a real organisational issue, and to disseminate their work to a wider audience, meaning that you can create real impact through your Industry Collaboration Project.
Through this option, along with applying your theoretical knowledge from the taught elements of the programme, you will develop the transferable skills and qualities required for entrepreneurial behaviour and work on your own innovative business idea. You will reflect on business opportunities, challenges and strategies with the aim of establishing a new businesses, or incorporating entrepreneurial thinking into the management of an existing organisation. The three month Entrepreneurship path will be assessed through the development of an Initial Business Proposal and an 8,500 word Comprehensive Business Proposal accompanied by a 30 minute presentation.