MSc Management of IT Innovation
Starting in September 2010 the MSc Management of IT Innovation (MITI) is an enhancement of our well-respected MSc Management of Information Systems (MIS) programme.
The role of information technology (IT) in organisations has profoundly changed. Previously, IT was an important tool to support business activity. In the current globally networked economy IT is now increasingly an organisational driver ie the technology itself is responsible for how business is actually conducted.
There is a scarcity of talented people with advanced knowledge and skills in both management/business and IT domains that businesses desperately need. Such people are key in bringing about innovation, transformation and value-adding enhancements within (and across) organisations through the application of IT.
This programme is distinct in its emphasis on providing an understanding of, and ability to apply, leading edge theory and expertise in the four key areas of management, technology, change management and people skills; and, importantly, the relationships and interactions between these areas.
The MSc MITI is part of the MSc Management suite of programmes. You can start your studies in either January or September.
Why Choose This Programme
•Extensive induction and transition programmes will support your post graduate study.
•Workshops will develop your skills in consultancy practice and intellectual capital management.
•You will participate in a case study based event in which teams of students work as consultants on a solution to a business problem, and then the team is cross examined on their ideas by a panel of experts/consultants.
•Hear guest speakers talk about current management/IT issues and challenges facing the private, public and voluntary sectors.
•MSc Dissertations are undertaken in collaboration with industry wherever possible, or students may undertake an approved Applied Consultancy Project.
Trimester A (Sept-Dec)
•Strategy and Operations Management
•Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise in Markets
•Managing Financial Information
•Personal and Professional Development
Trimester B (Jan-April)
•Enterprise IT Strategy
•Change and Leadership
•Legal and Ethical Issues in the Digital Age
•One option from:e-Business Start-up OR Green IT OR Health Informatics
•Dissertation/Project Including Research Methods
Trimester C (May-Aug)
•Dissertation/Project Including Research Methods (continued from Trimester B)
On completion of the programme, students will be in an excellent position to contribute to modern organisations (or start their own), using focused business and computing related skills.
Graduates can pursue job opportunities across a wide range of jobs/sectors. For example: management, management information analyst, project management, business analyst, information service management, IT planning, business/IT consultancy, applications manager, business development; and so on.
Depending on the graduate's particular skill set from their first degree/work experience, then there may be job opportunities relating to IT manager, database manager, web development manager, technical services manager; and so on.
Alternatively, graduates from the programme may wish to undertake further study to MPhil or PhD level.
A relevant Bachelors degree, or equivalent experience / accreditation of prior learning (APL).
A 'relevant degree' for MSc MITI would typically relate to (but is not restricted to) computing science/information systems or business/management disciplines.
Where appropriate, students with an unrelated degree wishing to move in to this area will be considered. The overriding consideration will be the Programme Leader's assessment of the student's ability to undertake the Programme successfully.
Accreditation of Prior Learning
The university will also consider admission to the programme on the basis of prior learning and/or prior experiential learning.
Such learning may be certificated or un-certificated and could include considerable industrial experience in the sector at a management level.
Applicants in this situation are advised to consult with the Programme Leader at an early stage in the application process.
English Language Requirements
Students for whom English is not a first language should meet the minimum language proficiency as stipulated by the GCU admissions policy - at present IELTS 6 (no element less than 5.5).
Indian applicants who have achieved 70 percent or above in their 12th grade school leaving certificate English, will be deemed to have met/have equivalence to the IELTS requirement.
Progression from INTO
Applicants who have completed an INTO Graduate Diploma in Business (eg: GCU/INTO's Graduate Diploma in English with Business) or a comparable programme from similar institutions, will also be considered.