Management and Digital Transformation

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validated by the University of Roehampton


This course is based at our London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester Centres

Response to Covid-19: Our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. We have taken every measure, in line with Government guidance, to ensure continued access to learning. As part of our response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, we are planning to deliver this course through a mix of live online classes and face-to-face learning opportunities at our London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester Centres. We continue to follow Government guidance and any social distancing measures that may be in place. As restrictions ease, face-to-face opportunities will be increased where appropriate and it is safe for us to do so. For the latest information, our response to Covid-19 and FAQs, please check the QA Higher Education website.

  • One to one career advice to build your experience and skills in readiness for a competitive job market
  • Focus on providing theoretical and practical skills to support businesses undergoing digital transformation today
  • Learn in a personalised and friendly small class environment
  • September, January and June start dates so you can begin your studies at a time that suits you
  • Delivered through Blended Learning in both Daytime and Evening/weekend study modes

Summary

The MSc in Management and Digital Transformation is an exciting programme that synthesises contemporary theories in the field of digital transformation with practical and authentic challenges.

Developments in digital technology are driving rapid changes in business, not least in the way organisations interact with their markets and customers. This in turn places a premium on the ability of organisations and individuals to act in an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial way to counter the challenges this brings as well as to capitalise on emerging opportunities.

Successful business leaders increasingly need to be able to operate in a digital context, create appropriate strategies, formulate, and implement successful digital transformation projects. In turn, managers and leaders need to develop the managerial and practical skills necessary to manage the deep organisational change that such transformation projects can bring.

Blended learning

We're focused on a digital future and your degree plays an important part in preparing for this, helping you to achieve your employability goals and life ambitions.

We want to equip you with the key skills you need, enhancing your employability and preparing you for the next steps in your career. Blended working is now a permanent feature for many businesses globally and the experience you will gain by studying through a blended learning model will help you prepare for this, building your confidence ready for success in the digital workplace.

The number of live contact hours that you have with your lecturers remains the same

  • You will have timetabled sessions delivered face-to-face on-campus, building relationships and engaging with your student community
  • You will have timetabled live online sessions that will allow you to participate and ask questions throughout the session
  • Support services can be accessed remotely and your campus is open so you can book in and use campus facilities and services face-to-face at a time that works for you, either on your timetabled on-campus days or outside these times

Our blended approach offers the best of both live online and on-campus learning opportunities, and your blended timetables will typically follow one of the below:

Daytime students

If you are a daytime student, you will typically have 2 days of tuition per week – your sessions will be on-campus for 1 of those days and the other day will take place live online.

Evening and weekend students

Evening and weekend blended timetables will typically follow one of the below patterns each week:

  • 2 evenings live live online and 1 weekend day face-to-face on-campus, or
  • 2 evenings face-to-face on-campus and 1 weekend day live online

Visit our blended learning page for further information.

About the Course

The programme is designed to develop managers facing the challenges of working within organisations that have undergone or are undergoing digital transformation. It will engage significantly with existing practical and theoretical approaches to digital transformation and management as well as drawing upon contemporary research in this rapidly developing area.

By doing so it will support the development of managers that are equipped with the theoretical and practical skills needed in the modern workplace.

On this programme you will learn how to:

  • Plan effectively for successful digital transformation
  • Apply and critically evaluate theoretical and practical change management tools, models and concepts in the context of digital transformation projects at a range of scales
  • Evaluate and exploit opportunities created by disruptive digital technology
  • Apply and synthesise knowledge and understanding relevant to 21st Century management and digital transformation
  • Select and utilise appropriate analytical tools and innovative methods in support of informed and effective decision-making
  • Take ownership of and undertake research on a topic relevant to management and Digital Transformation and report the research making ethically and sustainably sound recommendations

A Blended Learning Method

This degree encourages you to think digitally and to plan and run businesses digitally, the programme itself is to be delivered in blended mode (which means that up to 50% out of the classroom will be delivered digitally). The assessment strategy will be developed in a way that requires elements of virtual working and team management to further support the digital ethos of the programme.

The combination of face to face, distance learning and blended learning interactions all rely on an active learning approach. Your degree will be “brought to life” via online activities, innovative exercises, case material, group/collaborative working and the use of formative tasks and feedback.

  • You will be taught highly relevant and contemporary content through lectures, tutorials, seminars, totalling 12 hours per week
  • You are expected to study independently 38 hours per week outside of contact hours
  • Assessed through a combination of coursework and presentations: including Coursework, group presentation, research proposal, business case, dissertation
  • Benefit from being taught by a highly qualified faculty, experienced in delivering postgraduate programmes
  • Class sizes are relatively small, providing a personalised and friendly learning environment

All modules are core and worth 20 credits, unless otherwise stated.

  • The Anatomy of Digital Business
  • Entrepreneurship in a Digital World
  • Developing Transformative Digital Strategies
  • Transformation Management
  • Leadership in the Digital Age
  • Researching Digital Developments
  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Preparing for Employment (optional) (0 credits)

You will have access to a wide range of future career opportunities in different industry sectors. Due to the breadth of topics studied, it is expected that you will find employment in private, public and third sector organisations.

The focus on management and digital transformation will ensure that you will be well placed to work in dynamic entrepreneurial organisations which make heavy use of digital technologies, or businesses that are moving into the digital economy from more ‘traditional’ sectors. Potential job titles may include:

  • Project Manager
  • Digital Transformation Consultant
  • Digital Programme Manager

Ready to Apply?

If you are ready to apply, please complete our online application form below and provide any required supporting documents. We will assess your application and provide you with a response. If you experience any issues, please contact home.admissions@qa.com.

Next application deadline: 20 September 2021

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