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MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation

Programme code:MSC-BS/MISDIUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Emma Forsgren Contact

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 Department

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Leeds University Business School

Programme specification:

Effective and innovative use of digital technologies is essential for any contemporary business to remain competitive and thrive in the digital economy. The MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation aims to equip students with vital skills to manage and drive opportunity through information systems, as well as providing a critical understanding of the associated complexity and challenges. These capabilities are in high demand and current trends look only to increase this as businesses and governments seek to capitalise on rapid technological advancements.

This course will provide in-demand digital skills for the current and future labour market. We strive to be ahead of the technology curve as we anticipate future oriented technology use and digital change. The core of the programme is a focus on sustainability and human centred technology for the benefit of individuals, businesses, and society to overcome critical global issues and build digital resilience. To achieve this, we aim to educate graduates who are systems thinkers and confident innovators. Our students are proactive, able to think laterally and holistically, and work in dynamic environments 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 which are revised continuously in collaboration with our Industrial Advisory Board. The programme has a strong engagement with industry to provide students with cutting-edge tools and techniques that are used in practice to solve business problems. At the same time, the course is underpinned by management theory and project management approaches. Students join us from both technical and business backgrounds and take advantage of the opportunity to tailor the course to their needs and interests through our optional modules.

Programme Aims

Upon graduation our students will:

PA1: Be knowledgeable and confident graduates prepared to lead and manage organisations and information systems/innovation 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 information systems problems facing organisations in the global environment

PA4: Be knowledgeable of the sustainability issues and threats around information systems and digital innovation

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 the management of information systems and digital 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

Year1 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

LUBS5970MDissertation45 credits1 Feb to 30 Sep
LUBS5971MManaging Digital Information Projects15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5973MHuman Centred AI15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5976MDigital Transformation Management15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5979MDigital Innovation and Social Media15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5987MInnovation in Operations and Information Systems15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5988MResearch Design and Analysis15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5995MDigital Technologies for a Sustainable Future15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5998MManaging Digital Systems in Practice15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 15 credits from the following optional modules:

LUBS5308MBusiness Analytics and Decision Science15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5318MEvidence Based Consultancy15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5385MSystems Thinking and Consulting Practice15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5551MProblem Hacking for the Ministry of Defence15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
LUBS5963MEntrepreneurship and Enterprise Creation15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5965MOperations and Supply Chain Management15 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
LUBS5991MCreating Effective Data Visualisations15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

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

Last updated: 20/05/2024 16:46:49


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