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MSc Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation

Year 1

(Award available for year: Master of Science)

Learning outcomes

On completion of the programme students should have shown evidence of being able:

LO1: integrate and critically analyse contemporary management and information systems/ information management research and theories and related business and management trends (PA1, PA3)
L02: draw upon, analyse, interpret and evaluate information from a wide range of relevant sources and identify critical issues (PA1, PA2)
L03: analyse and understand the management and organisational issues around the development and innovation of information systems and information solutions in organisations (PA1, PA3, PA5)
L04: generate insights and understanding of digital information management and innovation of systems in the context of the opportunities and implications of globalisation-cultural-ethical, and new and unfamiliar contexts (PAl, PA3, PA4, PA6)
L05: define, plan, execute and present a significant, detailed and academically rigorous piece of standalone independent research (PA2, PA6)
L06: reflect upon and critically evaluate individual performance strengths, weaknesses, and development needs drawing on personal reflection and student/academic input to demonstrate personal development (PA7)
L07: orally present complex ideas and arguments, persuasively and competently (PA8)
L08: produce high-quality written essays and documents (PA2, PA6)
LO9: work effectively as part of a group (PA1, PA8)

Transferable (key) skills

Masters (Taught) students will have had the opportunity to acquire the following abilities as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- TS1: analysis and critical thinking within the discipline: the skills necessary to undertake a higher research degree and/or for employment in a higher capacity in industry/professional practice;
- TS2: self-reflection: evaluating their own achievement and that of others;
- TS3: ability to draw upon research, trends an in-depth/breadth of knowledge to solve problems and make effective decisions in a self-directed manner
- TS4: independent learning and the ability to work in a way which ensures continuing professional development;
- TS5: ability to conduct research on Information Systems and Information and critically to engage in the development of professional/disciplinary boundaries and norms.
- TS6: Effective communication - oral and writing individually and part of a team
- TS7: Ethical and cultural awareness


Achievement for the degree of Master (taught programme) will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will involve the achievement of the students in:

- Al: evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within the discipline;
- A2: demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to a complex specialist area;
- A3: drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study;
- A4: evaluating and criticising received opinion;
- A5: make reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitations on judgements made in the absence of complete data.


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