MSc
2021 start

Information Systems Management

Management School, Faculty of Social Sciences

This course is suitable for graduates and professionals who want to progress into management, as well as business managers who want to expand their knowledge of information systems.
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Course description

Gain practical knowledge in the field of information systems and their impact on organisational structures and processes, together with an in-depth knowledge of essential management skills. The course focuses on core skills in key areas of management, including strategy, human resources, operations and supply chain management. You'll learn about how project management works alongside information technologies and information systems and their role in controlling and driving organisations forward. You can also tailor the course to your own interests, with options including e-business and e-commerce, business intelligence and international business strategy.

By the end of the course, you''ll have an in-depth understanding of key management principles, alongside cutting-edge theory in information systems and a thorough knowledge of the technologies and systems which drive the modern-day workplace. You'll be able to utilise these skills in managerial and professional roles, making you invaluable in the workplace.

This degree combines practical knowledge of information systems with management skills. This makes it ideal for those who wish to progress into a management role or for individuals who want to develop their knowledge of business information systems to enhance their knowledge and career prospects.

Applying for this course

We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

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Modules

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

A variety of teaching methods are used, combining lectures from academic staff and professional practitioners with seminars, tutorials, small-group work and computer laboratory sessions. There is strong emphasis on problem-solving and individual aspects of learning, with the expectation that you will engage in independent study, reading and research in support of your coursework.

Assessment

Assessments vary depending on the modules you choose but may include essays, report writing, oral presentations, in-class tests and group projects.

There is also a dissertation of 10–15,000 words, which provides the opportunity, under one-to-one supervision, to focus in depth on a topic of your choice. You may choose to carry out your dissertation with an external organisation, for instance if you are a Professional Enhancement student, your project could be directly related to your own work situation. In the past, students who have carried out such dissertations have welcomed the opportunity to tackle real-life problems

Duration

1 year full-time

Your career

You'll be prepared for a management career while also developing skills in information systems and increase your awareness of the important role that systems play in organisational infrastructures. Management consultants are often required with skills in information and information technology and the course will provide you with skills in both areas.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 honours degree or approved professional qualification.

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

Fees and funding

More scholarships and fees information can be found on the Management School website.

Apply

We use a staged admissions process to assess applications for this course. You'll still apply for this course in the usual way, using our Postgraduate Online Application Form.

Apply now

Contact

management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 3376

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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