Internet Technologies with Business Management MSc

Entry requirements:
2:2 +
Full-time:
1 year
Part-time:
up to 4 years
Start date:
October 2018
UK/EU fees:
£10,250
International fees:
£23,300
Location:
London

Achievements

Award

for Healthcare Platform

UK-India Education Research Initiative

Top

City for digital entrepreneurs

European Digital City Index 2016

Overview

You will gain advanced knowledge and develop entrepreneurial skills with a focus on the latest advances in Internet technologies. Our MSc in Internet Technologies with Business Management will also give you the unique opportunity to combine knowledge of Internet technologies with business insights and strategies, which will enable you to remain ahead of one the fastest evolving trends in the world.

Our Internet Technologies with Business Management MSc programme is not only aimed at individuals looking to enter or manage the Internet services sector, but also for those wishing to generate new digital enterprise opportunities. Internet Technologies with Business Management MSc is designed in such a way that the technological expertise is provided with the latest advancement in Internet technologies through research-informed teaching, whilst teaching of entrepreneurship and business is provided through advanced business analysis and topical, related case studies.
 
Studying Internet Technologies with Business Management MSc will equip you with the necessary requirements to further their careers in either technology development fields or technology management, with the skills and knowledge to begin new business management opportunities if desired.
 
The Institute for Digital Technologies programmes are designed for students who wish to gain knowledge and expertise in the latest advances in digital media systems, mobile Internet, advanced 5G networks with cloud systems, cyber security, big data, internet of things, digital engineering and digital technologies combined with business and entrepreneurship.

What makes this programme different?

  • Generate new digital enterprise opportunities.
  • Learn the latest advancement in Internet technologies.
  • Careers in technology development fields or technology management.

Who should study this programme?

Internet Technologies with Business Management is most desirable for technologists with business aspirations as well as business entrepreneurs for the design of Future Internet architectures, systems, services, business models and entrepreneurship in the Internet-connected world.

An honours degree (2:2 or above), or an equivalent overseas qualification recognised by Loughborough University in electronics, computing, physics, mathematics or a related discipline.

The standard University IELTS English language requirement is 6.5 overall with 6.0 in each individual element (reading, writing, listening and speaking).

What you'll study

You will learn from the most influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators, exposing you to the latest theories and developments from across your discipline.

Modules

Internet Technologies with Business Management covers a wide range of topics; to give you a taster we have expanded on some of the core modules affiliated with this programme and the specific assessment methods associated with each module.

Compulsory modules

 This module introduces the principles of communication networks and network technologies, including fixed and wireless networking, such as Ethernet, WLANs, mobile broadband networks, as well as basics related to communications, such as FEC coding and modulation. Topics will cover the layers within the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model, including the physical layer (e.g., copper, fibre, wireless, satellite), data link layer (e.g., MAC, 802.11, 802.3), network layer (routing, congestion, QoS, IPv4/v6), transport layer (UDP, TCP, socket programming), and application layer (HTTP, email, VoIP, VoD, streaming, conferencing). The module will also incorporate xDSL and Fibre broadband, P2P networks, and content distribution techniques.
 
The aim of this module is to provide you with the Internet and communication networks system details, their design constraints, limiting factors and application areas.
 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, you should be able to:
 
  • Show knowledge of communication networks, fixed and mobile communication systems and the Internet, and be able to relate their knowledge to real-world examples;
  • Key elements and operation of the communication networks, fixed and mobile systems, and the Internet;
  • The data rates available on these networks and systems;
  • What applications would operate using these data rates with their major limitations of channel characteristics variations;
  • Gain experience with system performance analysis, understanding of operational data rates and limitations;
  • Critically analyse and reflect on the problems that the current communication networks are facing due to channel variations and relate some possible solutions;
  • Obtain communication networks design experience and their practical limitations;
  • Synthesise necessary information to evaluate data rates for given services, their channel error performances and the provided Quality of user Experience (QoE);
  • Apply their communication networks knowledge when working in industry;
  • Critically evaluate communication networks related problems and deal with their possible solutions;
  • Present themselves in the area of research and development in communication networks & the Internet to secure advanced level jobs.

Assessment

  • 30% Coursework
  • 70% Exam
 
This module will include: the innovation process and models for innovation; the importance of innovation to the economy; government support for innovation; and the importance of innovation in the contemporary business environment.
 
The module aims to equip you with an in depth knowledge of the innovation process, its importance to the economy and an understanding of the factors affecting its success.
 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, you should be able to:
 
  • Explain the complexity of the innovation process;
  • Highlight the types and patterns of innovation;
  • Understand the interrelationship between an organisations environment and its innovative capability;
  • Relate innovation theory to the performance of organisations;
  • Interpret company performance in relation to the dynamic environment in which it operates;
  • Synthesise information from appropriate sources;
  • Demonstrate rational use of business and risk analysis tools to analyse company performance;
  • Select and use appropriate investigative and research skills;
  • Demonstrate effective report writing skills;
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness;
  • Recognise ethical dilemmas and corporate social responsibility issues.

Assessment

  • 100% Coursework consisting of:
  • 5% Introduction Assignment
  • 95% Report
 
With a multi-talented group of students you will work on a brief from a real company looking to solve a real social or business problem.
 
Together with your student team, you will research and build solutions to a business problem, supported by our project tutors, clients and staff. Previous clients include Foster + Partners, Speedo, The London Legacy Development Corporation as well as many other companies, start-ups and charities.
 
The Collaborative Project provides a means for you to engage in critical enquiry and to be exposed to project-based teamwork in multicultural and interdisciplinary settings. By undertaking this module, you will strengthen your cooperative and collaborative working skills and competencies, whilst raising your awareness and appreciation of cultural and disciplinary diversity and differences.
 
The Collaborative Project aims to provide you with a hands-on experience of identifying, framing and resolving practice-oriented and real-world based challenges and problems, using creativity and appropriate tools to achieve valuable and relevant solutions. Alongside the collaborative elements of the module, you will be provided with opportunities to network with stakeholders, organisations and corporations, which will give you the experience and skills needed to connect to relevant parties and potentially develop future employment opportunities.
 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, you will be able to:
 
  • Work effectively in diverse and interdisciplinary teams;
  • Undertake and contribute towards a project-based development process;
  • Apply critical enquiry, reflection, and creative methods to identify, frame, and resolve issues and problems at hand;
  • Identify user and stakeholder needs and value creation opportunities, whilst collecting and applying evidence-based information and knowledge to develop appropriate insights, practices and solutions;
  • Identify, structure, reflect on key issues and propose solutions to problems in creative ways;
  • Enhance your appreciation for diversity and divergent individual and disciplinary perspectives;
  • Be able to provide structured, reflective and critical feedback to peers and other stakeholders;
  • Plan and execute a project plan including scope, resources and timing;
  • Effectively communicate ideas, methods and results to a diverse range of stakeholders;
  • Use multiple, state-of-the-art date media and technologies to communicate with collaborators;
  • Make informed, critical and reflective decisions in time-limited situations.

Assessment

100% Coursework consisting of:
  • 20% Group project proposal
  • 20% Individual reflection
  • 30% Final Project Report
  • 30% Project deliverables to the client
 
The Dissertation module will equip you with the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to embark on your own research project. You will have the choice of three dissertation pathways:
 
A desk based research project that could be set by an organisation or could be a subject of the student's choice
A project that involves collection of primary data from within an organisation or based on lab and/or field experiments
An Internship within an organisation during which time students will complete a project as part of their role in agreement with the organisation (subject to a suitable placement position being obtained)
By undertaking a dissertation at master's level, you will achieve a high level of understanding in your chosen subject area and will produce a written thesis or project report which will discuss your research in more detail.
 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
 
  • The importance of project planning;
  • The importance of a clear hypothesis or research question;
  • The ethical implications of research;
  • The relevant empirical data and methodologies for data collection or knowledge assimilation for the subject area;
  • Methods of data analysis and their suitability for the intended data;
  • The areas of expertise or publications of the major individuals or organisations in the subject or business area;
  • The previous research or current knowledge in the specific subject or business area;
  • Theoretical perspectives relevant to your chosen topic;
  • The most effective methods of presentation for data or knowledge;
  • Developing a clear, coherent and original research question, hypothesis or business problem in a suitable subject area;
  • Synthesising relevant sources (e.g. research literature, primary data) to construct a coherent argument in response to your research question, hypothesis or business problem;
  • Analysing primary or secondary data collected by an appropriate method;
  • Critically evaluating data collected in context with previously published knowledge or information;
  • Engaging in critical debate and argumentation in written work;
  • Applying principles of good scholarly practice to your written work;
  • Performing appropriate literature searching/business information searching using library databases or other reputable sources;
  • Planning a research project and producing a realistic gantt chart demonstrating your intended timelines;
  • Synthesising information from appropriate sources;
  • Demonstrating rational use of research method tools;
  • Selecting and using appropriate investigative and research skills;
  • Demonstrating effective project planning skills;
  • Finding and evaluating scholarly sources;
  • Engaging in critical reasoning, debate and argumentation;
  • Demonstrating effective report writing skills;
  • Recognising and using resources effectively;
  • Successfully managing a project from idea to completion;
  • Demonstrating commercial awareness or the impact of knowledge transfer in a business or research environment.

Assessment

100% Coursework consisting of:
  • 20% Literature review
  • 20% Research proposal
  • 60% Dissertation report/essay

How you'll be assessed

You will complete a combination of written and practical assessments, which may vary depending on the module choices you make. You can expect to complete essays and reports of varying lengths, as well as presentations, proposals and pitches in some cases. For information about the assessments you will be expected to complete for each module, please see the compulsory and option module lists for this programme.

How you'll study

Seminars
Lectures
Tutorials
Independent study
Group work

Your personal and professional development

Loughborough University London prides itself on the high calibre of graduates it produces, and provides great opportunities for you to develop the skills and attributes you need to progress successfully in your chosen career.

Future career prospects

Studying Internet Technologies with Business Management will equip you with key technologies and skills on how to combine Internet technologies to create services with viable business management. You are likely to develop your own start-ups by applying your strong technological background and entrepreneurial knowledge. Others may join new SMEs or work at established Internet technology and telecommunication companies with accelerated career development prospects.
 
Graduates will also have the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and career prospects further by undertaking an MPhil or PhD programme.

Your personal development

Each module includes inspiring guest lectures from successful entrepreneurs and business leaders across a range of industries.
 
Enterprise Through the Curriculum is an intrinsic element of every master’s programme at Loughborough University London and has been carefully designed to give you the best possible chance of securing their dream role. From employability profiling to live group projects set by a business or organisation, and from site visits to organisation-based dissertation opportunities, Loughborough University London is the first of its kind to develop a suite of activities and support that is positioned as the underpinning of your experience

Fees and funding

UK/EU:
£10,250
International:
£23,300

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.

Our academics

Professor Ahmet Kondoz

Director, Institute for Digital Technologies

Internationally-recognised researcher in multimedia communications systems and has led major international, multi-institutional projects in his field.

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