Information Technology Management (Centre-based)
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This programme is offered in partnership with Botswana Accountancy College (BAC).
The MSc in Information Technology Management has been designed to develop knowledge and the ability to manage information technology.
The modules have been carefully selected to provide a balanced grounding in both business and computing.
In particular the computing modules have been designed to provide students with knowledge of business administration disciplines, intelligent tools and practical experience to enable them to manage the development and implementation of IT systems.
MSc Information Technology Management programme from the University of Sunderland concentrates not only on the business aspects and information systems development/engineering but also on how decision support tools and intelligent systems technology can be applied to effective management of information technology.
It gives this programme original and distinctive design that reflects the business needs of IT management professionals.
The aim of the programme is to provide a postgraduate course of study, which will:
Produce hybrid managers that is, managers who combine information technology and computing skills with business and organisational skills.
Enable a critical evaluation of information technology in order to ensure its effective deployment in an organisation.
Provide the students with the ability to take the lead in the adoption of a systematic, professional, quality approach to IT systems development.
Enable the student to work with and manage technical specialists, especially on larger projects.
Identify the appropriate role for information technology in developing and implementing corporate strategy.
Stages 1 and 2
Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) 60 credits and Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) 60 credits
- Research Skills and Academic Literacy
- Project Management and Control (Double Unit)
- Managing People and Project Leadership
- Electronic Commerce
- Project Risk and Quality and Management
- Intelligent Systems for Management
- Decision Support for Management
Masters (MSc) 60 credits
We welcome applications from people with an honours degree (2:2 or above) in a computing or IT discipline.
We also invite applications from people with a good honours degree in a management or technical subject, and practical experience of computing.
We consider applications from people with other relevant experience.
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Teaching and Assessment
Various methods of teaching and learning are employed in the course, for example, lectures, group work, directed reading, research, discussions, seminars, tutorials, and practical laboratory sessions.
Assessment is based on individual written reports and research papers, practical assignments, and the project.
During the project phase of the programme students have an opportunity to undertake a project which solves a real world problem.
Many external clients sponsor such projects and students are actively encouraged and supported to find their own client and sponsor.
The market need for such a programme is demonstrated by the shortage of professional staff with knowledge and skills in information technology management.
The learning-intelligent organisations-systems are becoming an increasingly widespread philosophy in modern companies from the largest multinationals to the smallest ventures.
It defines demand for managers with knowledge of intelligent tools and systems and techniques that support the organisation's strategic-management needs.
Moreover, developments of new information technologies create new jobs. It requires managers with hybrid knowledge and skills drawn from different disciplines such as information technology, management, software engineering, intelligent systems, decision support, and electronic commerce.
Furthermore, it requires managers with research skills to enable them to critically evaluate the trends, tools, techniques, current developments and their effective applications in information technology management.
This programme will prepare successful students with the skills and knowledge to take up employment in either the industrial sector or in research establishments.
After the programme, the students will be ready to move confidently into project leadership, departmental management and consultancy. The students will be able to contribute to any organisation with an IT department. For example, they could work for the National Health System, construction industry, automotive and manufacturing industries, educational and business sectors, or banks and travel agencies.
Recent graduates have taken up posts in government departments, industrial and commercial management, IT consultancy, and research and lecturing posts in further and higher education.