University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Information Technology Management for Business

This programme has been designed to educate the next generation of information technology (IT) management professionals. Students will develop the latest skills and knowledge in computing and management relevant to the provision of high quality IT services in business settings. The course, taught in conjunction with the Business School, will enable students to work in system development at management level, employing systems in a strategy that provides maximum competitive advantage for the business. Aimed at graduates with a numerate degree or strong evidence of numeracy skills, it offers an excellent grounding in the creation and management of systems. This degree will prepare students to be technology enabled graduates, ready for management roles in IT related aspects of business. The management aspects of the course are focused on the development of new business ideas, the management of business change and the management of existing business. You will also develop an appreciation of the technical aspects and challenges of modern IT systems. The programme is focused on providing you with the skills required for the modern business environment. You will have the opportunity to learn about large-scale IT systems in the public sector and private companies through engagement with industry. 'Guru' lectures will be given by IT professionals as part of the programme, and participation in industry leading schemes such as ITIL will allow you to further develop your IT and project management skills. Students will also undertake a Company project, involving an IT management placement over the summer with a company in a relevant field.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.1 BSc degree or equivalent in a subject with strong numeracy skills. Subjects such as computing, mathematics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biosciences, business will be suitable, but applications are welcome from students with degrees in social sciences and the humanities. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. The compulsory modules can include; Managing Operations; Strategic Innovation Management; Strategy; Marketing Strategy; Managing IT Projects; ITMB Case Studies; Software Development for Business; Networks, Data and Information; Business IT Project.
Some examples of the optional modules are as follows; Services Marketing; Accounting for International Manager; Managing in a Multinational Context; Nature-Inspired Computation; Evolutionary Computation & Optimisation; Machine Learning and Level 3 Computer Science Module.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays, closed book tests, exercises in problem solving, use of the internet for tool based analysis and investigation, mini-projects, extended essays on specialised topics, and individual and group presentations.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
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