University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Management and Information Systems (Change and Development)

The course aims to close that gap by training individual staff to become hybrid managers, those who understand both the job of management in its organisational setting and the role, management and jargon of information, information systems and information technology; these individuals are in a strong position to lead the successful development and implementation of new information systems in their organisations; at the end of the programme, participants have been provided with: Conceptual frameworks to understand the role of management of information, of information technology and of information systems in organisations; new knowledge and skills to help in the effective planning, development implementation and management of information systems; new knowledge and skills to help in the effective management and change of organisations.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in a relevant discipline from an approved university; 1 year's full-time or 2 years' part-time work experience; IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum writing score of 6; or TOEFL (paper-based) 575 with a minimum score in test of written English of 4.5; or TOEFL (computer-based) 232 with a minimum essay rating of 4.5; or TOEFL (internet based) score of 88 or more with a minimum writing score of 22; an NCUK PMP EAP grade B.

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamentals of information and information systems; introducing information systems in organisations; issues in the management of information systems; or e-business; international management; public sector reform and management; or civil society and public action; dissertation. Options include: e-government; human resource practice; icts and socio-economic development; IT and human resources; organisational behaviour; organisation development; e-learning and the web; icts in practice; organisational change strategies; planning and managing development.

Sponsorship information

Students at the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM) are often funded by their national governments or their employers, or are self-financing their studies; they also traditionally benefit from a number of additional funding options from the following sources: UK Department for International Development/Foreign and Commonwealth Office (including DfID/ACU Shared Scholarship Schemes); British Council; World Bank/International Development Agency; Bilateral aid agencies (SIDA, CIDA, GTZ, NORAD, FINNIDA, etc.); United Nations (UNDP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO, FAO, etc.); European Union; church, educational and other trusts; regional development banks; bursarys and scholarships awarded by the School are usually advertised from January with a closing date of June.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 12,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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