MSc in Strategic Management


1Introduction

Introduction

1University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

1Scope of Syllabus

Scope of Syllabus

1Panel of Lecturers

Panel of Lecturers

1Career Prospects

Career Prospects

1Duration and Course fee

Duration and Course fee


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Entry Requirements

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Programme Structure

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Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality

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Programs and Awards

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Extra-Curricular Activities

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Application and Further Details

 

Introduction



The overarching aim of this course is to enable you to work strategically in IT management. To achieve this, the course will give you the ability to apply Strategic management practices and methodologies to a variety of situations and understands the limitations of such in the business activities of all types of organisation. You will develop strategic thinking of both short and long term goals for an organisation and be able to develop IT strategies to support their achievement. You will be able to identify and improve upon existing business processes to bring about IT-enabled organisational change. You will be able to understand the strategic issues relating to data management and governance, working at both a strategic and practical level. To enable you to work strategically you will assess new technologies, the related risk of implementing them. In addition, you will critically reflect on how they may help a business gain a competitive advantage.  Throughout this course you develop your understanding of the human factors that contribute to the overall success or failure of technology implementation. To achieve this you will acquire good communications skills as well as the ability to compile and present data to a variety of audiences to a professional standard.

 

Entry Requirements



 

GCE O/L
 
GCE A/L Stream
 
GCE A/L Results
Three Simple passes
GCE O/L English
Credit pass
GCE A/L English
 
Degree
First degree from a University
Other
 
Age
18+
For direct entry onto the Master’s programme:
A lower second honours degree or equivalent in a related
subject is required for direct entry onto the Master’s
programme.
or
A Postgraduate Certificate in a related subject or equivalent
with a minimum of grade C in all modules.

 

University of Wolverhampton



The University of Wolverhampton has a long history of providing students with the opportunities presented by a first class education.

 

As a major player in the UK higher education sector, the UoW continue to excel in the areas that have contributed to their excellent reputation: award-winning teaching, state-of-the-art facilities, international partnerships, strong business links and innovative research.

 

Today's modern University can be traced back to Wolverhampton’s Mechanics’ Institute and College of Art in the mid-1800s. These institutions, together with teacher training and health colleges that were later incorporated, developed their rich heritage and tradition of academic excellence in vocational higher education.

 

The UoW continue to be guided by it’s coat of arms’ motto ‘Innovation and Opportunity’ by widening participation in education and offering an outstanding portfolio of courses that challenge students to realise their potential. The quality of its teaching and learning was praised recently when the University received a commendation, the highest possible accolade, following the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) 2015 review.

 

University’s contributions to knowledge transfer, economic development, wealth creation and social justice position it as an active, pioneering institution on a local, national and global scale. 

 

 

Programme Structure



 

Year
Semester
Modules
Level
Credits
 
1
 
7CI006 - DataManagement
 
7
20
7CI017 - IS/IT Management
7
20
7CC009 - Research Methods for computing
7
20
7CI004 - IT Security Management
7
20
7CI007 - Applied IT Strategic Planning
7
20
7CI013 - Business Process Improvement
7
20
7ET023 - Dissertation
7
60

 

Scope of Syllabus



 

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:
Make strategic recommendations for IT development, demonstrating awareness of risk, general IT security and cyber security.
 
Demonstrate the professional application of theories and tools related to Business Process Improvement; formulate and justify plans to implement IT-enabled business processes and strategic change.
 
Critically evaluate the complex issues related to Data governance, the structure of data management, and the frameworks for managing data successfully.
 
Make strategic recommendations for IT innovation, demonstrating awareness of current and emerging technologies.
 
Analyse, evaluate and apply contemporary approaches to the development of IT Strategic plans.
 
Conduct research into advanced areas of Strategic IT Management, deal professionally with complex issues (by understanding and addressing a range of ethical, social and legal issues as they occur), make sound judgements in the absence of complete data and communicate conclusions clearly through appropriate media.
 

 

Assessment/ Academic Standards and Quality



 

All modules on your course will be assessed by a portfolio containing samples of work that demonstrate what you have accomplished. This is a good way to assess learning and development that is illustrated by multiple examples of work, opportunities for self-assessment and reflection chartering over a period of time.

 

Tasks set relate to outcomes being assessed thus documenting evidence of development towards mastering the identified outcomes and skills. Portfolios enhance the assessment process by demonstrating a range of skills and understanding of the subject area by a student. Some portfolios are sometimes called Learning Journals.

 

A portfolio consists of a set of items that provide evidence of your learning accomplishments and are accompanied by with a short written reflection.  Your portfolios, especially your reflection statements may be useful to demonstrate to potential employers, what you have gained from your course and the things that you are capable of producing. The exact contents of each portfolio will differ between modules. For example, practical modules may include a product that you have developed such as a piece of software or a physical prototype. Other more theoretical modules may contain results from test or examinations. The only common element between all portfolios is the written reflection.

 

Portfolios may consist of both formative and summative work. Formative assessments provide feedback and are not used in the grading process. Their purpose is to provide both tutors and students with a gauge of progress. All modules on your course will contain some formative assessments. Summative assessments are used in the grading process.

 

Most summative assessments (with a notable exception of exams) also have a formative aspect to them in that tutors provide written feedback on the work. Students should use this feedback to improve their performance on future assessments. Feedback on an assessment on one module may help with assessments on other modules as well as further assessments on that module.

 

Assessment methods are closely linked to the learning and teaching approaches used, thus each module will differ in the assessment methods adopted, giving you opportunities to demonstrate your accomplishments in different ways.

 

Below are examples of the types of assessments that may be required for your portfolios:

 

Assignments – task based and report based assignments. Coursework frequently requires the writing of reports documenting the development of solutions. It is frequent practice to ask students to reflect on your learning experience as part of the coursework.

 

Case studies – based on realistic scenarios. Analysis, application and evaluation skills are developed via case studies as appropriate for the topic areas.

 

Practical exercises – tutorials and workshop sessions. These aid understanding and application of knowledge using a variety of software tools within practical settings in workshops as well as assessing depth and breadth of understanding and application of subject knowledge. Practical exercises are the primary mechanisms for assessing analysis and evaluation. The tasks undertaken involve well-defined problems with varied level of complexity.

 

Formal presentations - you may be required to present your work to a group of tutors or to the rest of the class. This may be a demonstration of practical work or may present the results of a study. These are an important way of assessing your communication skills.

 

Examinations and Time-Constrained Assessments (tests) - may follow a traditional format or on-line alternatives. They are used to ensure breadth of knowledge has been acquired. Time controlled assessments (TCA) and examinations, some of which are case study based, emphasise application of knowledge and skills.

 

Individual Project Work – You will choose your own individual project topic and work individually on a large task. This work will be supported by regular meetings with a named project supervisor.

 

Assessments will also focus on skills such as team working, time-management and developing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) awareness, as well as discipline-specific skills related to the analysis, design, development, implementation, testing and evaluation of systems. Typical tasks include: production of technical documentation, reports for differing target audiences, presentations, demonstrations and viva, allowing assessment of the breadth and depth of knowledge, analysis and synthesis, communication, and evaluation within the subject area.

 

Panel of Lecturers



A high-caliber, competent, and experienced panel of lecturers with several years of Industrial and corporate experience ensures that our students gain maximum exposure to the inner workings of the industries through Practical examples, case studies and examples which helps build the foundation for further graduate level studies and also for future employability, whilst providing them with the knowledge to obtain high pass rates. Our lecturers have been well trained in latest teaching techniques and multiple assessment methodologies.

 

Programs and Awards



As this degree program is approved by both Edexcel UK and UoW, upon successful completion of the first two academic years (Stage 1) the students are awarded BTEC HND in Computing and Systems Development by the Edexcel UK and the UoW awards BSc (Hons) in Management of Information Technology degree upon completion of the three academic years (Stage 2). UoW awards MSc (Hons) in Information Technology Management upon completion of the entire four academic years (Stage 3)

 

Career Prospects



Graduates can enter a variety of IT security and business careers. Many of the employers linked to the degree offer graduate recruitment schemes. These can give you an idea of the kind of role that a successful MIT student could progress into. The programme's employment/graduate prospects for MIT is increasingly higher over the years where graduates were employed with the industry or were continued further postgraduate studies in PhD.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities



The students have the opportunity of taking part in Extra-curricular activities such as CSR projects, exhibitions and etc… where the students can practice their time management and the leadership skills. Also students can do their own research on their respective fields with 24/7 open Research & Development department of School of computing.

 

Duration and Course fee



1 Year
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Application and Further Details



 

All applications should be submitted to the Administrative Officer of the respective centre directly or through post/email (admissions@bcas.lk). You can collect the application form at the respective centre or one can be download here http://www.bcas.lk/posters/120727120733Application%20Form.pdf. 

 

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Admissions Enquiries

  

British College of Applied Studies
32, Dharmarama Road,
Colombo-06,
Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 2559255, +94 11 2501145
Email: admissions@bcas.lk