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MSc Information Systems and Information Management

Programme code:MSC-BS/ISIMUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Emma Gritt Contact address:E.L.J.Dunkerley@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

An undergraduate degree in Business/Management or relevant subject with a minimum requirement of 2:1 (or equivalent).

Applicants must satisfy an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, 6 in each band. TOEFL 92 overall, 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking, 22 in writing.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Leeds University Business School/Management Division

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Postgraduate Examination Board, Leeds University Business School

Programme specification:

We live in the information age, where new information communication technologies have led to growth, opportunity and disruption for businesses; and many of the world’s most powerful brands are technology firms.

Innovation of information systems are of vital significance to businesses globally, and the management of digital information is now seen as a competitive necessity. Likewise, the effective use of technology is now at the top of the agenda for most organisations. Alongside accelerating information flows, complexity and volume, the skills to manage and drive opportunity through information management/information systems are becoming of key importance to organisations. These skills are, however, scarce, particularly amongst managers; and many organisations currently struggle with this area of business. We believe that this area will grow in significance over the following years and this programme will meet the expectations of both leading organisations and Master’s students.
At the core of the programme is the view that we would like to produce graduates who are systems thinkers and are confident innovators. They should be pro-active, able to think laterally and holistically, and able to work in an unstructured environment with strong critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate effectively.

Students taking this programme will be exposed to a range of emerging and future technologies (social media, cloud computing, analytics, wireless communications) and business models. At the same time, the programme will be underpinned by established and emergent management theory.

Programme Aims

Upon graduation our students will:
PA1: Be knowledgeable and confident graduates prepared to lead and manage organisations and IT/information initiatives through project management

PA2: Be enquiring and critical researchers able to synthesise information from a range of sources

PA3: Be independent and articulate problems solvers able to demonstrate knowledge concerning digital information management problems facing organisations in the global environment

PA4: Be knowledgeable of the cultural, ethical and global issues around information systems innovation and digital information management

PA5: Effectively comprehend and select methods and tools to design, innovate,implement, evaluate and manage information systems solutions

PA6: Be knowledgeable graduates with a theoretical and applied understanding of the socio-technical issues surrounding digital information management and systems innovation

PA7: Develop learning, self-analysis and the integration of feedback skills as the basis for on-going personal development beyond the duration of the degree

PA8: Be effective and confident communicators in individual and multi-cultural team environments


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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Candidates are eligible for the award if they pass the 150 credits of modules (including compulsory to pass modules) and achieve an overall average mark of 50 or above, calculated across the 180 credits of modules

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules

LUBS5277MInformation Tools for Organisations15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5279MChallenges in Information Management15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5308MBusiness Analytics and Decision Science15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5312MDesigning Information Systems15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5970MDissertation45 credits1 Feb to 30 Sep
LUBS5971MManaging Digital Information Projects15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5972MSocial Media and Knowledge Management in Organisations15 creditsSemester 2
LUBS5976MDigital Transformation Management15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5987MInnovation in Operations and Information Systems15 creditsSemester 1
LUBS5988MResearch Design and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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