Our MSc Strategic Technology Management considers the evolving computationally efficient techniques as an approach that can assist decision makers to make more strategic and informed choices. The programme will develop your critical thinking skills about strategic approaches to technology management. The programme offers you the opportunity to examine emerging technologies, strategic theories and practices in assessing Information Systems, Logistical Systems, and critical issues in Project Management within context.
The modules within the programme are outlined and briefly introduced below:
Risk and Resilience in Holistic Value Chain Management:
The purpose of this module is to provide future business managers with an introduction to risk and resilience. You will understand the workings of holistic supply chains and the required managerial decisions and how these intercede with risk mitigation strategies and resilience planning.
Critical Issues in Project Management:
Managing projects can be rewarding. Managing projects in a business and corporate environment involves a range of techniques often commissioned and delivered ‘fast to market’, frequently in a competitive and global context.
Quality and IT Management:
The purpose of this module is to critically review the IT Service Lifecycle from a quality perspective and consider quality processes, approaches, governance and standards.
Strategic Management of IS:
The purpose of this module is to provide you with the capability to co-ordinate and carry out activities and processes relevant for the creation of IS strategies with a view to provide superior performance. These strategies are then justified against several competing alternatives.
Strategic Issues in Logistics:
The module outlines strategic issues concerning the logistics and supply chain industry generally and you will develop a thorough understanding of the resulting implications. Real case scenarios are investigated with a view to identify the impact of such issues and to highlight related strategic decisions as the response.
Digital Twins and Internet of Things:
Digital Twin technologies are revolutionary phenomena for developing an exact digital or cyber replica of a physical asset or a system. Within this module, you will have the opportunity to investigate Digital Twin (DT) as an emerging technology, Internet of Things (IoT) as an enabler and other related theories and practices.
Business Research Project:
This is the masters project/dissertation module. The module will provide a supportive environment for you to develop your academic and individual research capabilities. You will develop skills in completing a general investigative research project. The field led workshops will expand the specific discipline.
Industry Placement Option
The industry placement enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in a real-world work environment, whilst completing an applied research project. This will give you an advantage over the competition for jobs and scholarships after you graduate and could be a good starting point for setting up your own consultancy business.
Your placement will need to be appropriate to your level of study and you should also be paid for this work. We will support you in finding and securing a suitable placement opportunity, however it must be noted that placements are highly competitive and there is no guarantee of a placement offer being made by an employer.
If you are unable or unwilling to progress with an industry placement, for whatever reason, you will have the option to transfer onto our Dissertation and Research Methods module in order to gain the required credits to complete your programme of study.
Full Time Study:
If you choose to study full-time, the course duration will be one year, split into three semesters.
Part Time Study:
If you choose to study part-time, the course duration will be two years. In the first year, you will study four modules. In the second year, you will study two modules plus the dissertation.
The assessment methods used within the programme varies per module. The main assessment methods used within the programme are Assignment (Report, Critical reflection/Journal, etc.), Essay, Presentation (Oral or Poster). However, in some modules you may take tests, exams or do a hands-on activity. You will submit a dissertation as part of the Business Research Project Module.
- To be eligible for the award of MSc Strategic Technology Management, you must successfully complete 120 credit modules and the 60-credit Dissertation.
- To be eligible for the award of PG Dip Strategic Technology Management, you must successfully complete 120 credit modules.
- To be eligible for the award of PG Cert Strategic Technology Management, you must complete the following three 20-credit modules: Strategic Issues in Logistics, Strategic Management of Information Systems, and Critical Issues in Project Management.
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