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Management and Information Systems-Change and Development (Distance Learning)

The University of Manchester

24 months
1333 GBP/module
875 GBP/module
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The Management and Information Systems-Change and Development (Distance Learning) course from The University of Manchester : Change and Development aims to train `hybrid managers' capable of understanding both the job of management in its organisational setting, and the role, management and jargon of information, information systems and information technology.


It intends to help close the gap of knowledge, skills, culture and language that exists between functional managers and information systems professionals - a gap that results in the majority of information systems, including e-government, e-commerce, and e-development systems, under-performing or becoming failures.

You'll therefore graduate in a strong position to lead the successful development and implementation of new information systems in a wide range of organisations. By the course's end, you will 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.

Career opportunities

This Management and Information Systems-Change and Development (Distance Learning) course from The University of Manchester is designed to develop two groups of participants: functional managers who wish to take greater control over, and make a more direct contribution to, change in their organisations via the development and implementation of information systems; and information systems professionals who wish to improve the success rate of the information systems they develop or use, and who may also wish to upgrade their management skills and knowledge.

It will be relevant to those with career trajectories in the private, public, and NGO sectors, and it is particularly appropriate for those working in or with newly-developed, transitional and developing countries. Our graduates have an impressive career record in the UK or in their home countries. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Information and Information Systems
  • Issues in the Management of Information Systems
  • e-Business - Organisation and Strategy
  • Research Methods
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Organisation Development and Change
  • Human Resource Practice
  • International Management

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • If your academic background is not directly related to the programme, you should supply an academic-standard writing sample on a subject related to the programme.
  • If English is not your native language, then you should provide an academic-standard writing sample in English directly related to the subject.
  • We accept a range of qualifications from different countries that equate to a UK 2.1. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country .

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1333 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1333 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    875 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 875 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • per 15 credits


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