The MSc in the Management of Information Technology aims to prepare you for engagement with the industry in a managerial role by equipping you with professional skills. As a leading University we are committed to the advancement of Information Technology management in the School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics.
The course focuses on bridging the gap in the fields of traditional, theoretical and topical skills in the field of Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS). The course will provide you with the opportunity to engage with technical and intellectual challenges that should enhance your ability to evaluate and manage Information Technology.
In today’s modern world, businesses leverage on technology and IT strategies to stay sustainable in the global platforms where they exist. The Management of Information Technology (MIT) is a course which aims to instill invaluable Technology Management skills in the students. The course focuses on producing professionals who can ensure that technological systems run smoothly and stay competitive.
This course aims to combine traditional and contemporary theory with the practical skills needed for the management of information technology aspects of businesses, bridging the gap between technology and management. We will cover aspects such as; Ubiquitous Computing, Decision Support Systems, Hummanitarian ICT, Network Security, Project Management, Project Management Methodologies (such as AGILE, SPRINT, SCRUM) with a focus on PRINCE2.
We will also examine some of the tools and techniques available for the effective management of projects including; Tailoring, Planning, Quality Review, Quality Assurance. We consistently achieve high levels of student satisfaction with students praising the interactive style of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of learning resources and the opportunity for work placement (as project support staff or shadow project managers). There are also opportunities for students to achieve their PRINCE2 Foundation and/or Practitioner certification.
Why choose this course?
Organisations of all sizes use management information systems (MIS). In today’s modern world, every business requires professionals who can ensure these critical systems run smoothly – often employing large departments of staff – distributing and protecting information or ensuring communications, like corporate websites, and transactional processes, such as electronic finance systems, remain operational.
This course aims to combine traditional and contemporary theory with the practical skills needed for the management of information systems, bridging the gap between technology and management. We will cover the different types of data available within an organisation and how to identify and capture descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive information.
We will also examine some of the tools and techniques available for the effective specification, design, implementation, management and subsequent evaluation of complex information systems, the hardware and software needed, as well as emerging practices in relation to Big Data and Future Informatics.
We consistently achieve high levels of student satisfaction with students praising the interactive style of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of learning resources, which 93% said were useful in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016.
Wherever possible, our teaching incorporates real-life case studies and practitioner input, which has previously included case studies on the hacking of Yahoo, LinkedIn, Myspace and Ashley Madison to understand the importance of protecting information and the methods of doing so.
Members of our teaching staff have substantial academic and industrial experience. This includes, for example, the country project director for IT for Shell International and ITV, former heads of IT, managing directors of software development houses and database specialists. They have or continue to conduct research into knowledge management, big data and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adoption and assimilation in organisations, sharing this knowledge within their teaching.
International experience opportunities
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.
The course is designed to prepare you for careers in the management of information systems within a business.
We have an outstanding record for graduate employability – 92% of our graduates were in work or further study after six months, 90% of those employed in professional-level jobs (DLHE 2014/15).
We enjoy close links with employers, including IBM and Coventry City Council. As a postgraduate student, you can also receive support from our award-winning Faculty careers service, EEC Futures, which won the ‘Best Placement Service in the UK’ award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards in 2015 and 2016.
Our Master’s provides a route into many careers incorporating IT management. As such, many of our graduates have gone on to work as IS managers and project 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 Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.