Management of Information Systems and Technology MSc

Study level: Postgraduate
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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.

Year of entry



Coventry University (Coventry)

Study mode



1 year full-time
2 years part-time
2 years sandwich

Course code


Start date

September 2024

Course overview

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 practitioner certificate.

The course content focuses on key aspects of information technology and information systems in business enterprises. It aims to help equip you with the skills required for the capture, organisation and presentation of information and data in a format that enhances efficient communications, while minimising error.

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 key aspects of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) Management.

You will also have the option to apply for a ‘professional work placement’ opportunity2, designed to further develop your skills and knowledge with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. See modules for more information.

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Rated Gold Overall

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2023

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5 QS Stars for Teaching and Facilities

QS Stars University Ratings

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Top 5 Student City in England (Coventry)

QS Best Student Cities Index 2025

Why you should study this course

  • The rapid advancement in digital computing technologies has affected the global economy and the way businesses are run and managed. This makes it crucial for graduates and professionals who wish to manage business information systems and technology to stay abreast of recent technological developments in their field, as well as broaden their capabilities in vital areas.
  • This course aims to combine the best of three fields in one by focusing on information technology, information systems and enterprise process management. The integration of systems and technology in business enterprises has never been more important than it has become now with the political climate we live in.
  • Current members of our teaching staff have substantial academic and industrial experience. Teaching staff (subject to change) include former heads of IT, former project managers, managing directors of software development houses and database specialists. They currently continue to conduct research in areas such as project management, big data and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adoption and assimilation in organisations and aim to share this knowledge within their teaching.
  • 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.
  • The course 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).
  • A 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) is currently a de facto process-based method for the effective management of projects across the world.

Accreditation and professional recognition

This course is accredited1 and recognised by the following bodies: 

CMI Chartered Management Institute

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

As part of this course, you will undertake a professional development module which is currently accredited by the Chartered Management Institute for the 2024-25 intake. Upon successful completion of this 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 modules and on the Professional Development module web page.

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.

What you'll study

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


With work placement pathway

The ‘With work placement’ opportunity2 enables you to apply in semester 1 for an optional work placement of up to 12 months, extending the duration of your master’s to 24 months. The placement provides an opportunity for you to develop expertise and experience in your chosen field with the aim of enhancing your employability upon graduation. The work placement would take place in semesters 3, 4 and 5.

Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Placement opportunities may also be subject to additional costs, visa requirements being met, subject to availability and/or competitive application. Work placements are not guaranteed but you will benefit from the support of our Talent Team in trying to find and secure an opportunity. Find out more about the work placement option.

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.

How you'll learn

Teaching methods may include:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Discussions
  • Case studies
  • Tutorials
  • Personal supervision and support

This course can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis. Whilst we would like to give you all the information about our part-time offering here, it is tailored for each course each year depending on the number of part-time applicants. Therefore, the part-time teaching arrangements vary. Please request information about studying this course part-time.

Teaching contact hours

The number of contact hours may vary from semester to semester, however, on average, it is likely to be around 16 contact hours per week in the taught semesters. Additionally, you will be expected to undertake significant self-directed study of approximately 35 hours each week, depending on the demands of individual modules.

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.

Since COVID-19, we have delivered our courses in a variety of forms, in line with public authority guidance, decisions, or orders and we will continue to adapt our delivery as appropriate. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.


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 assessment strategy aims to ensure that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards achieving the intended learning outcomes.

International experience opportunities

We currently collaborate with other universities across the globe in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) 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.

Please note that all international experience opportunities may be subject to additional costs, competitive application, availability and meeting applicable visa and travel requirements are therefore not guaranteed2.

Working full-time as an Incident Coordinator allowed me to integrate concepts learned into my daily role and recommendations to management for strategies or processes which can be altered to improve communication, work flows and enhance capabilities across the organisation. Consequently, I have been designated in project undertakings for the organisation and my attained knowledge assisted in addressing various criteria omitting risk and concentrating on value delivery for our clients also streamlining IT processes and strategies. As such I thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Marcel Loeve, IT Incident Coordinator at Arvato UK, quoted 2021
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Entry requirements

Typical offer for 2024/25 entry.

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.

We recognise a breadth of qualifications; speak to one of our advisers today to find out how we can help you.

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Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

You can view our full list of country specific entry requirements on our Entry requirements page.

For information regarding specific requirements, please ask a question.

Alternatively, Visit our International hub for further advice and guidance on finding in-country agents and representatives, joining our in-country events and how to apply.

Typical 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.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5

If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course. 

For more information on our approved English language tests visit our English language requirements page.

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Fees and funding

2024/25 tuition fees.

Student Full-time Part-time
UK, Ireland*, Channel Islands or Isle of Man £11,200 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)   Request fee information
EU £11,200 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) per year with EU Support Bursary**
£20,050 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee) per year without EU Support Bursary**
Not available
International £20,050 | £4,000 (Work placement option additional fee)   Not available

For advice and guidance on tuition fees3 and student loans visit our Postgraduate Finance page and see the university's Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions.

We offer a range of International scholarships to students all over the world. For more information, visit our International Scholarships page.

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessments, facilities and support services. There may be additional costs not covered by this fee such as accommodation and living costs, recommended reading books, stationery, printing and re-assessments should you need them.

The following are additional costs not included in the tuition fees:

  • Any optional overseas field trips or visits: £400+ per trip.
  • Any costs associated with securing, attending or completing a placement (whether in the UK or abroad).

*Irish student fees

The rights of Irish residents to study in the UK are preserved under the Common Travel Area arrangement. If you are an Irish student and meet the residency criteria, you can study in England, pay the same level of tuition fees as English students and utilise the Tuition Fee Loan.

**EU Support Bursary

Following the UK's exit from the European Union, we are offering financial support to all eligible EU students who wish to study an undergraduate or a postgraduate degree with us full-time. This bursary will be used to offset the cost of your tuition fees to bring them in line with that of UK students. Students studying a degree with a foundation year with us are not eligible for the bursary.


Our aim is to offer you sector-leading facilities4:

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The Library

You will benefit from our support designed to help you succeed and our industry-relevant teaching and resources. These include our modern library and computing facilities, dedicated careers advice and Your Students’ Union.

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Jaguar Centre

The Jaguar Centre has been specifically designed to provide facilities and services to support our postgraduate students including social spaces, computer suites and separate areas for small group study.

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The Hub

The Hub is the centre of student campus life. It's also home to the Health and Wellbeing Centre, the Spirituality and Faith Centre, the Tank Studio, Student Success Coaches and the Enterprise Hub.

Careers and opportunities

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
  • apply a wide range of postgraduate-level transferable skills in research, leadership, management, consultancy, problem-solving and decision-making while operating and communicating effectively.

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 career4.

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.

I am highly thankful for having the opportunity to be part of the MSc Management of Information Systems and Technology at Coventry University. I am so glad I chose it and I would highly recommend it to anyone with a passion for technologies and new knowledge along with valuable practical skills.

Teodora Davidova, MSc Management of Information Systems and Technology, quoted 2021
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