Digital Technology for Business MSc 2020/21 entry

Course code:

EECT065

Study options:

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
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Course code:

EECT065

Study options:

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Course code:

EECT065

Study options:

 

How to Apply
Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2020

 

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Overview

The MSc in Digital Technology for Business allows students from a diverse business/IT background the opportunity to further advance their understanding, knowledge and skills in the juxtaposition of digital technology supporting and integrating business.

The course is designed to produce graduates with the technical and business skills required in a wide range of careers spanning both the IT and business fields, including IT consulting, project management, software development, database administration and business consulting.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is accredited and recognised by the following bodies:

Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Management Institute

As part of this course you will undertake a professional development module which is currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) for the 2020-21 intake. Upon successful completion of the module, you will gain the CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership Practice at no additional cost. Further details can be found under the ‘course detail’ tab and on the Professional Development module homepage.

Coventry University’s accreditation with CMI is currently ongoing for the relevant modules and is regularly reviewed and monitored by the CMI through their quality systems. Whilst Coventry University anticipates that these reviews will continue to be successful, if they were to be unsuccessful, the relevant module in this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify applicants and students of this change as soon as possible.

Course information

This course aims to provide you with an understanding of the intermeshing of business and IT. It explores the different aspects of business supported and leveraged by IT to achieve strategic competitive advantage and optimise business performance in an organisation.

 

13th

Ranked 13th University in the United Kingdom (UK)

The Guardian University Guide 2019

Course Specification
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Modules

Overview

This course includes the Entrepreneurship Global Professional Development module developed in partnership with the Chartered Management Institute.

Modules

  • Semester 1

    • IS/IT Strategy.
    • IT Project Management
    • Future Informatics
    • Modern Web technologies

  • Semester 2

    • Digital Commerce for E Commerce and Business continuity
    • Research methods
    • Big Data Storage

  • Semester 3

    • Computing individual Project
    • Global Professional Development - Entrepreneurship

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

In more detail...

  • Strategic/tactical and operational conceptualisation in the context of digital technology in business.
  • The ability to assess systems (which include software, devices, people, and so on) for business.
  • Familiarity with codes of ethics and codes of practice, specific to the deployment of digital technology in business environment.
  • Entrepreneurship to build an online company.
  • Translational skills which involve the necessary communication between technical and non-technical audiences.
  • An ability to engage in a peer review process that involves the critical review of papers, software and proposals, coupled with positive advice for improvement and innovation.

The course has several key themes of concepts focused on the strategic tactical and operational deployment of digital technology:

  • Learn about the development of an IS/IT strategy predicated upon the business strategy. This will entail the use of a variety of strategic analytical tools, for example IT audits
  • Gain practical and conceptual understanding of the translation of strategy to tactical and operational implementation
  • The underlying concepts of software development will be utilised in the production of solutions to real life business problems
  • Hardware implementation strategy will be practised
  • New and emergent digital technologies will be critically evaluated
  • Concept to implementation of digital commerce will be explored by the construction of an online business venture

Through the study of the above, you should also develop important postgraduate transferable skills including both group and individual work, time management, written and verbal presentation to both experts and non-experts, and critical reflection of your own and others work.

You will be taught using a diverse range of teaching and learning strategies including:

  • Activity-Led-Learning (ALL), which is embedded in various modules, where you will work together in groups and individually.
  • Novel and engaging learning approaches that places you at the centre of your learning, such as flipped classroom, interactive e-learning technology and research inspired teaching.
  • Guest speakers from industry who may discuss their experience and offer advice on employability(subject to availability).

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include formal examinations, coursework, tests, written reports, presentations, projects and vivas.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the processes, resources of formulation, planning and implementation of IS/IT strategy.
  • Appraise the principles, processes of project management.
  • Assess emergent and current technologies.
  • Critically evaluate the construction and implementation of E Commerce solutions.
  • Demonstrate and assess the principles and practice of the design, construction and implementation of databases.
  • Apply the principles and practice of software development.
  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge and skills for use of ITIL as strategic planning tool.
  • Apply a wide range of PG level transferrable skills in the solution of real life problems.
  • Critically evaluate Leadership and management principles.

Taught modules on the MSc course will be delivered in a block teaching style (meaning that all teaching for the module will be consolidated into a condensed number of weeks).

A 15-credit module will typically have about 33 hours of contact time associated with it. This will include a combination of, but may not be limited to, lectures, small-group sessions, laboratory sessions and support sessions. In addition, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

The University is committed to providing a global educational experience, which is reflected throughout the teaching experience. The course may recruit diverse international graduates and also promotes multicultural experience.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

An applicant will normally be expected to possess at least one of the following:

  • An honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a computing discipline
  • An unclassified degree in computing plus professional experience within the field of computing

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to meeting either of the above two requirements, please contact us using our request information form.

An applicant will normally be expected to possess at least one of the following:

  • An honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a computing discipline
  • An unclassified degree in computing plus professional experience within the field of computing

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to meeting either of the above two requirements, please contact us using our request information form.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5 overall. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

An applicant will normally be expected to possess at least one of the following:

  • An honours degree or an equivalent qualification in a computing discipline
  • An unclassified degree in computing plus professional experience within the field of computing

Each application will be considered on its merits and the final decision will be made by the course director. For information regarding what might amount to meeting either of the above two requirements, please contact us using our request information form.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS 6.5 overall. Pre-Sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,200 (per year)


UK Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£9,200 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£16,600 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

EU student fees

EU nationals and their family members starting in the 2019/20 academic year remain eligible for the same fees as home students and the same financial support. Financial support comes from Student Finance England, and covers undergraduate and postgraduate study for the duration of their course, providing they meet the residency requirement.

For tuition fee loans

EU nationals must have resided in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland for the three years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that three year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

For maintenance loans

EU nationals must have resided in the UK and Islands for the five years prior to the start of their course. The purpose of that five year residency should not have been mainly for the purpose of receiving full time education.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

The course is designed to produce graduates with the technical and business skills required in a wide range of careers spanning both the IT and business fields, including IT consulting, project management, software development, database administration and business consulting.

Where our graduates work

Successful graduates should be well placed to find work in many different sectors and organisations within the software and business industry.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.