Postgraduate study2016

MSc/Diploma/Certificate

Information Management and Business Technology

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time or 2-4 years part-time

Developed alongside industry to be commercially relevant, this specialist programme is designed to produce graduates who understand the professional, managerial and technical dimensions of information management and business technology.

MSc/Diploma/Certificate

Information Management and Business Technology

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2016

1 year full-time or 2-4 years part-time

Developed alongside industry to be commercially relevant, this specialist programme is designed to produce graduates who understand the professional, managerial and technical dimensions of information management and business technology.

Programme information

There is currently a shortage of hybrid managers within industry and this programme has been developed specifically to address this gap.

You will benefit not only from our renowned academic lecturers and state-of-the-art facilities, but also from a range of additional opportunities including industry speakers from companies such as BT, IBM and SAP.

Graduates will be equipped with the core skills required to obtain a first professional post in the sector, as well as the learning and leadership skills needed for professional development beyond that.

Working professionals wishing to study the programme part-time, or to take individual modules for Continuing Professional Development, are invited to discuss their requirements with the Programme Director.

Core study areas include business relationships management, business technologies and platforms, management of IT systems, collaborative working technology, managing knowledge in organisations, information and social network analysis, information architecture, project management and leadership and a project.

Assessment

MSc: coursework, written exam and dissertation. The project involves supervised, self-directed study.

Diploma and Certificate: coursework.

Entry qualification

A good honours degree (2:2 or higher) or equivalent overseas qualification, preferably in a business or information technology-related subject.

See our full list of International Qualification Equivalencies for all countries. Degrees must be obtained from a university or institution recognised by Loughborough University. Please contact us to clarify if required.

English language requirement for international students

IELTS: overall 6.5 with minimum 6.0 in each component

IELTS is waived for International students based in the UK who either:

  • achieve a 2.1 academic classification from a UK university
  • OR who have studied in UK for 2+ years and meet the academic entry requirements for the programme

The School will accept lower IELTS scores if you undertake the University's pre-sessional English course

Scholarships and sponsorships

The School may offer a limited number of scholarships for UK / EU students with outstanding academic track records.

Careers and further study

This programme has been developed with industry to address the short-fall in hybrid managers and so doing, to provide graduates with hybrid information management and business technology knowledge and experience.

Example destinations include:

  • Advanced Computer Software Group Plc – IT Manager,
  • Alliance Boots – Trainee Manager,
  • Amtec Developments – Project Manager,
  • FESCO – Security Engineer.

Programme modules

All modules are compulsory

Semester 1
  • Business Relationships Management
  • Information Architecture
  • Management of IT Systems
  • Collaborative Working with Technology
Semester 2
  • Managing Knowledge in Organisations
  • Information and Social Network Analysis
  • Business Technologies and Platforms
  • Project Management and Leadership
Summer
  • Dissertation (Full-Time students) / Dissertation (Part-Time students)

Apply now

The best way to apply for admission to a taught or research programme is online. This helps us to process your application quickly.

Your application must be supported by documentary evidence of entry qualifications, including English language, academic transcripts and references.

You are strongly advised to send your documents, including transcripts and references, as soon as you make your online application – they can be submitted online.

A decision about your application cannot be made until we receive your supporting documents.

For more information on the application process, take a look at our how to apply section.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. The standard tuition fees for this course are:

Taught ProgrammesUK/EUInternational
PGT Band 1 (Classroom-based) £6,600 £14,950

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.

Funding

A number of scholarships and bursaries are available (dependent on eligibility):

  • Student loans for master's degrees
  • Department-specific bursaries
  • Scholarships
  • Professional and Career Development Loans
  • External charities and trusts
  • Studentships
  • Research Council funding

Find out more about the support available for UK/EU students and international students.