Our Masters course is a direct response to the rising demand for well-trained ICT managers, which is forecast to grow by 2% a year between 2011 and 2020 according to e-skills UK.
Management skills are taught through modules such as ‘Managing People and Project Leadership’, ‘Project Management and Control’ and ‘Project Risk and Quality Management’.
The IT modules provide you with knowledge of e-business models and practical skills for managing the development and implementation of IT systems. Topics of study include ‘Intelligent Systems for Management’ and ‘Decision Support for Management’.
Your Masters project will bring together the IT and management strands. You will undertake a real-world project, delivering against agreed objectives. The project is an opportunity to take the lead in a systematic approach to IT systems development. It will be an excellent demonstration of your skills and it will be valuable in persuading employers to offer you a job in the future.
Sunderland is among the UK’s top ten universities in terms of ‘spend per student’ for IT, according to The Guardian University Guide 2013.
Employment & careers
The number of ICT managers in the UK is forecast to grow from 285,000 in 2011 to 337,000 by 2020, according to e-skills UK. This growth will underpin continuing demand for graduates from our Masters course.
This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge for employment in any organisation with an IT department. The top sectors that employ IT professionals are:
- Computer & related
- Health and social work
- Potential roles include:
- Project leader
- Departmental manager
Salaries in information technology management range up to around £55,000 per year at senior levels, with potential for higher salaries depending on the situation.
A Masters degree will also enhance career opportunities within Higher Education and prepare you for further postgraduate studies.
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