Managing Innovation and Information Technology
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)
2019-20 fees will be displayed shortly.
Part-time - £1,425 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,550
International - £14,400
- You will be taught by a team of internationally recognised experts
- We offer you strong digitals sector links
- You will have access to emerging technologies, tools and development spaces
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
Managing Innovation and Information Technology has been developed in partnership with industry partners to reflect the needs of business owners who are dependent on information technology and systems.
The programme has been designed for students with a background in technology who are looking to develop and apply their skills in a managerial position. You will learn from our expert academics, all of whom are research active members of the award-winning Salford Business School Centre for Digital Business.
There are a number of opportunities for you to develop your technical and business skills. Salford Business School organises the annual Creative Entrepreneur conference and hosts the Innovating Future Business competition, both of which offer you the opportunity to present your business idea for potential commercial investment.
The University is more than just teaching or lecturing, but a life changer for those who really want immerse themselves into the system. My knowledge of IT in business was improved through my choice of programme. The modules helped my career a lot, not only did I develop my understanding, but I was able to put it into practice whilst still in school studying. After graduating, I landed myself my dream job as a Test Analyst with an organisation I have always wanted to be part of!Emmanuel Ojo, MSc graduated 2014, MSc Information Systems Management (now reviewed and re-launched as Managing Innovation and Information Technology).
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.