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

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree with a minimum classification of Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) or its international equivalent. Admission of candidates who do not meet this criterion may be approved if satisfactory evidence of postgraduate study, research or professional experience can be provided. Please contact the School's admissions office for further guidance. Applicants whose first language is not English should meet the following language requirements:
IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing, no sub-section below 6.0 or
TOEFL iBT overall score of 90 with a minimum score of 22 in writing and 20 in the other subsections

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,500 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Distance learning January 2017 - 33 months

Campus details

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

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Key information

Contact: 
Global Development Institute
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)161 275 0969