Management of Information Systems and Technology MSc 2021/22 entry

Course code:

EECT051

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

£14,250 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

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Faculty:

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Course code:

EECT051

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Course code:

EECT051

Study options:

1 year full-time

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2021

 

Fees:

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)

Find out more

Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Overview

The Management of Information Systems and Technology MSc is designed for students who would like the opportunity to acquire proficient skills in, and develop knowledge of, the key aspects of Information systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) Management.

The course provides a framework within which to develop essential skills required by a wide range of industries both locally and globally. Some of these are Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Project Management, AGILE, Scrum (currently one of the most popular frameworks for implementing AGILE) and PRINCE2. This does not include PRINCE2 foundation and/or practioner certificate.

The interesting design of this course focuses on key aspects of information technology and information systems in business enterprises. It aims to help equip you with the skills required for capture, organisation and presentation of information and data in a format that enhances efficient communications, while minimising error and increasing throughout. The course provides a framework within which to develop the skills of graduates and professionals, whether employed or studying in preparation for employment, by introducing  the key aspects of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) Management. 

You will be provided with a wide range of business intelligence tools and management software within an operative and tactical context, using it as an enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. It aims to develop your knowledge of how to plan and streamline business processes of large enterprises across procurement, manufacturing, service, sales, finance and HR with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Another feature of this course is Agile (a process that helps teams provide quick and unpredictable responses to the feedback they receive on their project) and PRINCE2 methodologies. Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2), which is currently a de facto process-based method for effective management of projects across the world.

Work placement option

This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity during your first semester with us. The 'work placement', which if secured, is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000.  

Find out more about the work placement pathway.

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

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.

COVID-19

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

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: 

British Computer Society (BCS)

British Computer Society (BCS)

Coventry University currently enjoys close links with the British Computer Society (BCS) and the local branch holds meetings regularly at the University from time to time, which you have an opportunity to attend. This can provide valuable networking opportunities and opportunities for additional professional training and development (additional costs may apply).


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 2021-22 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.

What our students say...

I feel blessed attending Coventry University; the University has equipped me with knowledge and skills towards tackling and managing challenges in the real world, through its pool of numerous supportive resources.

My sincere appreciation and gratitude goes to the ever supporting and selfless lecturers and the University for making my achievement possible.

Abubakar M. Lawan, MSc Management of Information Systems and Technology, graduated with distinction in 2019, now working with Central Bank of Nigeria

Course information

This course aims to combine traditional and contemporary theory with the practical skills needed for the management of information systems and technology aspects of businesses, thereby bridging the gap between technology and management. You will be encouraged to cover aspects such as: IT project management; IS/IT strategy; business analytics and artificial intelligence; business process engineering with enterprise system; big data intelligence and modelling; global business management; simulation and global professional development (please note, these areas are subject to change).

Wherever possible, our teaching incorporates real life input, which has previously included case studies from the NHS, which provides valuable practical experience. The current teaching team also use several teaching approaches (problem based learning, flipped learning, traditional learning) and various technological approaches using virtual interactive platforms such as TRELLO, SOCRATIVE andASANA. This aims to prepare you for digital Location-Independent-Working environments. 

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

Modules

Overview

Modules you can study during this course include:

  • IT project management
  • IS/IT strategy
  • Business analytics and artificial intelligence
  • Individual project preparations
  • Business process engineering with enterprise systems
  • Big data intelligence and modelling
  • Global business management
  • Simulation
  • Project
  • Global Professional Development - Consultancy

*The running order of these modules is subject to change.

‘With work placement’ pathway

The ‘With work placement’ opportunity enables you to apply for an optional 12 month work placement module, extending the duration of your Masters to 24 months over six semesters. The placement would take place in semester’s three to five and provides an opportunity for you to develop your expertise and experience with the aim of enhancing your employability upon graduation. Placement opportunities may be subject to additional costs, visa requirements being met and subject to availability and/or competitive application. Work placements are not guaranteed but you will benefit from the support of our employability and placements team in trying to find and secure an opportunity. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000.  

Find out more about the work placement option

Please note that we are unable to guarantee any placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.

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...

  • Access to modern facilities and equipment, with extensive exposure to SAP, the world’s current leading provider of enterprise business applications and solutions
  • Study in our £50m Engineering and Computing building and new £25m Beatrice Shilling building
  • IT Project Management
  • IS/IT Strategy
  • Business Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
  • Individual Project Preparations
  • Business Process Engineering with Enterprise Systems
  • Big Data Intelligence and Modelling
  • Global Business Management
  • Simulation
  • Project
  • Global Professional Development - Consultancy

This course can be studied on a full-time basis for one year.

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, discussions, case studies, tutorials, guided independent study, personal supervision and support. Emphasis is placed on an activity-led learning approach with group work introduced to help you develop transferrable skills. Teaching methods may be subject to change.

Students may also have the opportunity to work on real world problems, for example, a previous group of students were asked to utilise their working experience to study their organisation’s knowledge management systems. Past field trips have included visits to the CeBIT Conference in Germany and a visit to our current collaborative partner in Tanzania and Malaysia. Field trips are subject to availability, application, meeting visa requirements where applicable and additional costs.

This course can be studied on a full-time basis for one year or part-time over three years. You can start in September or January. Teaching methods include: lectures, computer laboratory sessions, web-based learning, seminars, discussions, problems classes, tutorials, guided independent study, personal supervision and support. Emphasis is placed on an activity-led learning approach with group work introduced to help you develop transferrable skills.There may be opportunities to work on real world problems, for example, previous group of students were asked to utilise their working experience to study their organisation’s knowledge management systems. Fieldtrips included visits to the CeBIT Conference in Germany and a visit to our collaborative partner in Tanzania.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods, which could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include development of video clips, reports, written coursework and presentations (oral and poster).

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achievement of the intended learning outcomes. Assessments may include in-class tests, individual assignments or group work elements.

Please note assessment methods may be subject to change.

This course will be assessed using a variety of methods which will could vary depending upon the module. Assessment methods include reports, practical coursework and presentations.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. Assessments may include exams, individual assignments or group work elements.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of current issues in business and management focusing on the alignment of IT strategy to the organisation and business strategy;
  • Critically evaluate and apply appropriate strategies and technologies required by enterprises for data analysis of information in business decision making;
  • Process, analyse and communicate outcomes from the critical analysis of data sets that are too complex for traditional data-processing application software while evaluating ethical and analytical challenges presented by data visualization; 
  • Develop a critical understanding of a variety of business processes to study the performance and improve process efficiency using simulation and analytics to support decision-making;  
  • Critically analyse systems and activities within an enterprise that connect people, processes and technology within the context of global operations and supply chain;  
  • Demonstrate creativity in the application of tailoring and use of appropriate methodological skills in the successful management of IT Projects in diverse business environments globally; and  
  • Apply a wide range of postgraduate level transferable skills in research, leadership, management, consultancy, problem-solving, decision making while operating and communicating effectively.

A 15-credit module will typically have about 30 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 contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials. As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods. 

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

We currently collaborate with other universities across the globe in Online International Learning (OIL) projects. For example, past students worked on a project with IAA Tanzania and GTUC Accra, in which they investigated issues related to leadership in the management of projects and its contextual challenges.

We collaborate with other universities across the globe in Online International Learning (OIL) projects. For example, past students worked on a project with IAA Tanzania in which they investigate issues related to leadership in the management of projects and its contextual challenges.

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 2018/19, we were able to provide a total of 5,469 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

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 2016/17


5,469

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2018/19


12,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally since 2016

12

global programmes

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


What our students say...

I had an exceptional experience during my study, where I learned various skills in management with the support of system technologies. My experience was not limited to the study at the University; I got an opportunity to develop my soft skills through participating in the field trip program to Penang, Malaysia. This learning journey enhanced my knowledge and skills that improved my job performance in managing and enhancing students experience and satisfaction. I am glad with all the support and motivation from my lecturers and course leaders.

I am so lucky to be a graduate of Coventry University

Bushra Yousuf Al Farsi, MSc Management of Information Systems and Technology, graduated with distinction in 2018, now working as Student Experience Officer and Quality Coordinator at Middle East College, Oman

Entry Requirements

To enter the course you need to have one of the following:

  • An honours degree (with a minimum of a second class honours degree), or an equivalent qualification in information systems, computing or information technology related subjects
  • An unclassified degree in information systems, computing or information technology 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 ‘professional experience’ please request information.

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To enter the course you need to have one of the following:

  • An honours degree (with a minimum of a second class honours degree), or an equivalent qualification in information systems, computing or information technology related subjects
  • An unclassified degree in information systems, computing or information technology 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 ‘professional experience’ please ask a question.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. 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

To enter the course you need to have one of the following:

  • An honours degree (with a minimum of a second class honours degree), or an equivalent qualification in information systems, computing or information technology related subjects
  • An unclassified degree in information systems, computing or information technology 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 ‘professional experience’ please ask a question.

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. 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

What our students say...

During my time at Coventry University, I developed practical knowledge and skills that have enabled me to be more innovative in my thinking. The course lecturers encourage students to apply critical thinking, especially in situations where answers may seem obvious. This quickly became an asset for me as I began to develop in my role. The course taught students to challenge the traditional thought around the use/application of technology, this has been invaluable for me working in IT operations, as I can bring about discussions and provide alternatives that my colleagues may not have previously realised.

Andre Anglin, MSc Management of Information Systems and Technology, graduated with MERIT in 2018 and now working at as an IT Specialist at Vodafone Group Technology, United Kingdom

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 2021

£14,250 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (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 2021

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (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 2021

£17,900 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) (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.

Course essentials – additional costs

Subject to a successful application for the optional work placement, a £4000 placement fee is payable in semester two.
This course may incur additional costs associated with any field trips, placements or work experience, study abroad opportunities or any other opportunity (whether required or optional), which could include (but is not limited to) travel, accommodation, activities and visas.
This course may incur additional costs associated with any equipment, materials, bench fees, studio or facilities hire.

What our students say...

I am overwhelmed at my abilities and contributions at my work place. Coventry University got me started in the IT world. My lecturers were relentless and amazing, all thanks to them.

Ilonuba Maureen Chinwe, MSc Management of Information Systems and Technology, graduated with distinction 2017 now working at Department of DAMS and Reservoir operations - Ministry of Water Resources, Nigeria

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.

Upon successful completion of this course, career and remuneration prospects may be excellent, with current high employer demand for graduates in areas such as systems analysts, SAP administrators, business analysts, IT project managers, IT systems analysts, management consultants and strategic managers.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The university's Talent Team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career. 

Where our graduates work

Past graduates currently work/have worked at Vodafone Group Technology, UK; Middle East College, Oman; Central Bank of Nigeria; Price Waterhouse and Coopers PWC, UK; Accenture, Thailand; Cam Clark Group, Canada; Bærum Municipality, Norway; Featurespace, UK etc.

What our students say...

I have acquired skills and learning which have prepared me for an immediate contribution in the advancing world of Information Systems, in formulating strategies and bridging the management – technology gap. A big thanks to supportive lecturers and amazing opportunities here at Coventry University.

Igwehi Esharefasa, MSc Management of Information Systems and Technology, graduated with distinction in 2016, now Asst. Network Administrator at Cam Clark Group Canada
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.