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Knowledge and Information Systems Management

University of Southampton

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
20728 GBP/year
11950 GBP/year
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About

With an emphasis on the way organisations share and create knowledge, as well as the effective development, use and management of information systems, this MSc integrates the technical, managerial and social aspects of these subjects. Knowledge and Information Systems Management is offered by University of Southampton.

Overview

About:

This MSc in Knowledge and Information Systems Management will give you a deeper understanding of the ways in which information and knowledge are generated, used and shared within organisations.  Knowledge and Information Systems Management is offered by University of Southampton.

The course covers the strategic application of information technologies, including recent trends such as big data and cloud computing, and the development and use of information systems. You’ll also learn about the social and organisational aspects of managing knowledge, which are covered in more depth than on most other similar UK masters courses. 

Underpinned by our academics’ specialist research, the modules will encourage you to explore key theories through case studies and critical discussion of research papers. You’ll also gain practical analysis, design and consultancy skills that are highly attractive to employers.

You’ll learn about current digital technology trends, such as big data and cloud computing, and how they fit into a broader organisational context – for example how they might benefit organisations and how any barriers to adoption might be overcome. You’ll also gain an understanding of how digital technologies can be an integral part of a digital business model that can enable companies to outsmart their competitors.

This MSc will be of interest if you have a background in information technology or engineering and wish to put your learning into a wider management or organisational context, or if your previous education or experience is in general management and you would like to learn more about how organisations build, use and manage information systems.

Career opportunities

The MSc in Knowledge and Information Systems Management provides a strong foundation for those looking to progress their careers in this field or who want to carry out research in the discipline.

This course will prepare you for a role related to an organisation’s management of knowledge, the management of its IT function or its information systems provision. You could also choose to go into IT, digital or web consultancy. Potential roles include chief knowledge officer or knowledge manager, project lead, business or process analyst, IT or digital consultant, or IT manager. If you are interested in a career in academia, this degree is excellent preparation for further study at PhD level and beyond.

Alumni have gone on to work for organisations including: 

  • Citi
  • Daimler AG
  • IBM
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Chase & Co
  • KPMG
  • Hootsuite

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Thinking
  • Problem Structuring
  • Introduction to Knowledge and Information Systems Management
  • Information Systems Development
  • Information Systems Management and Strategy
  • Consultancy Skills
  • Business Ethics
  • Simulation
  • Data and Knowledge Management
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 classification UK bachelors degree or equivalent
  • Acceptable subjects: A wide range of subjects accepted in Business, Economics, Science, Engineering, IT, Management and Marketing, Communication, Education, Political Science, and Sociology
  • Required module areas: No specific entry requirement
  • Excluded subjects: English translation, Art/Performing Art, Vocational Studies

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20728 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20728 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    11950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part-time:

  • UK/EU: £5,975
  • International: £10,364

Funding

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Knowledge and Information Systems Management
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