MSc Information Systems Management

Sheffield University Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

Triple Crown accreditation means we meet the high standards of three of the world’s most prestigious accreditation bodies: AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. This puts us in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide.

I was attracted by the small class sizes and combination of the interactive teaching programme and research project within an organisation to provide real-world work experience.

Jessica Pickard, postgraduate student in Sheffield University Management School

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

Sheffield is a world-leader in information systems. Our research on health informatics, e-business, digital technology and social media influences the way businesses, governments and individuals interact.

IT and information systems drive and control organisations. If your approach isn't dynamic, responsive and adaptable, you won't survive. But understanding the technology isn’t enough.

Organisations are looking for developers who also understand management practice. Professionals who understand how information systems can change the structure and processes of a business.

This course delivers, giving you a grounding in management practices and developing your skills so you can play a key role in the design, implementation and development of information systems.

You can apply to base your dissertation on a project which you would work on with an external organisation. Recent projects include working with a national company to develop a prescriptive method for qualifying risks and quantifying the value added by advanced service systems for process packaging equipment.

Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Management

Core modules

  • Information Systems Modelling
  • Information Systems and the Information Society
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Information Systems Change Management
  • Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation

Optional modules

One of the following:

  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Business Intelligence
  • Human Computer Interaction and User Interface Design
  • International Business Strategy

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Case studies
  • Group work for collaborative learning
  • Web-based discussion groups

Assessment

  • Individual assignments
  • Group projects
  • End-of-semester exams
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

IT and information systems drive and control organisations. This course gives you a grounding in management practices and develops your skills so you can play a key role in the design, implementation and development of information systems.

You can apply to base your dissertation on a project which you would work on with an external organisation. Recent projects include working with a national company to develop a prescriptive method for qualifying risks and quantifying the value added by advanced service systems for process packaging equipment.

Rob Globke, postgraduate in the School of Management

Core modules

  • Information Systems Modelling
  • Information Systems and the Information Society
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Operation and Supply Chain Management
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Information Systems Change Management
  • Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation
  • Strategic Management
  • Dissertation

Examples of optional modules

One of the following:

  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Business Intelligence
  • Human Computer Interaction and User Interface Design
  • International Business Strategy

Teaching

Lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning, and web-based discussion groups.

Assessment

Individual assignments, group projects, end-of-semester examinations and a dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 or an approved professional qualification.

English language requirements

Most of our courses require an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.