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Management of Information Systems and Digital Innovation (MSc) (2020 Entry)

Accounting and Finance (BSc) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)



  • Course Code
  • P-G5N4
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Management of Information Systems & Digital Innovation MSc explores the management and innovation of information technologies. Warwick Business School, ranked 3rd in the UK by REF 2014, aims to create managers with a creative mindset to integrate IT and digital innovations in business.


You will develop your management and consulting skills for a professional career in which you help businesses to thrive in the digital age. This course is about how to better manage, strategise, and use digital technology for business purposes. Work closely with classmates on real-world cases involving the strategy and management of digital innovation and information systems. There is a choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route. If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to digital innovation, the dissertation enables you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained. If you would like to develop further applied skills to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with two elective modules and our applied Business in Practice module.

Please refer to the WBS website for more details.


Core Modules

  • Programming Solutions for Enterprise
  • Data Analytics and Artifical Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity in Business
  • Digital Business Strategy
  • Global Sourcing and Cloud Technology
  • Knowledge, Work and Innovation
  • Research Methodology and Dissertation or Business in Practice

Optional Modules

Previously, a selection of the following options have been offered:

  • Digital Marketing Technology and Management
  • Information Systems Consultancy
  • Global Finance and IT
  • Programming Solutions for Data Analytics

Teaching

Gain a foundation in management theory and practical use of information systems and learn to manage digital innovation to achieve business value.

Work closely with classmates on real-world cases involving the strategy and management of digital innovation and information systems.

Contact Hours

Each module will have between 27 and 35 hours of contact time, which will usually mean one three-hour session per week for one term, per module. Delivery of modules varies – some are taught over the course of a term, whilst others are delivered in an intensive 5-day block.

Assessment

Assessment is a mix of individual assignments, group work, exams and tests.

Choice of Dissertation or Business in Practice route:

Dissertation route
If you are considering further academic study (PhD) and you would like the opportunity to research a topic relating to information systems and digital innovation, the 8,000 word dissertation will enable you to test and apply the techniques and theories you have gained.

Business in Practice route
If you would like to develop further applied skills and specialist knowledge to suit your career aspirations, you can complete your studies with our applied Business in Practice module. You will develop deep functional and industry expertise with practical insights from our faculty and our CareersPlus & Corporate Relations team.

In total you will study six compulsory modules, two optional pathway modules, two open optional modules, and also complete the Business in Practice capstone module.

Skills from this degree

  • Develop your management and consulting skills in the Information Systems and Digital Innovation sector
  • Specialise in IT consultancy or programming and analytics
  • Get hands-on experience with industry experts, using real-life case studies in your modules
  • Access to dedicated CareersPlus service with specialist careers coaches
  • Put your learnings into practice with the applied Business in Practice module

Minimum requirements 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent). We welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplines, and do not require you to have a prior knowledge of information technology

English language requirements Band B
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We want to reward our loyal students and graduates of Warwick during a time like no other. We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 50% off tuition fees. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Additional Course Costs

Warwick offers further information on expected living costs.

This course may also include additional costs.

Scholarships

We have over £2 million of WBS Scholarships available to the strongest candidates to our Master’s courses. You will automatically be considered for a WBS Scholarship upon submitting your course application. Scholarship awards range from 25% of your tuition fee to a maximum of 50% for exceptional candidates.

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.


Graduates from these courses have gone on to work for employers including: Accenture, Amazon, Arup, BAE Systems, BNP Paribas, CitiBank, Deloitte, Delphi, European Central Bank, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Nielsen, Rolls-Royce, Shell, UBS and Unilever. They have pursued roles such as: actuaries; business and financial project management professionals; chief executives and senior officials; economists, estimators, valuers and assessors, finance and investment analysts and advisers, investment/merchant bankers and taxation experts.

WBS CareersPlus service
We offer a comprehensive pre-arrival, student, and alumni careers service. You will have access to one-to-one career guidance appointments, CV checks and mock interviews.


There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.