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Information Management (MBA)

The programme focuses on the strategic areas of e-business, management information systems and business decision making. The programme also provides the depth of understanding to support project work and advanced research which focuses on information issues within a business.

PATHWAY OPTIONS AND HOW TO APPLY

Once you have decided that you would like to study this programme, you will need to apply by submitting an application directly to the University.

Visit the UWTSD Birmingham's apply section to find out more. You can also apply using the link below.


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Institution Code: T80


Tuition Fees 2022/23:
Home: £7,500
Overseas: £15,000

Why choose this course?

  • Develop the key leadership and management skills and knowledge you need to progress in your career.
  • Work with friendly, experienced, practice-led tutors who will guide you through every step of the process.
  • Join a learning community that will become a business network for life.
  • This MBA is aimed at employment within multinational organizations, but also within the small business sector, where internationalisation of business is increasingly important and multi-skilling is essential.
  • UWTSD ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction in teaching quality in Business Studies – The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

What you will learn

Course Overview

This course is available to Home and International applicants.

This programme provides students with the opportunity to develop and reflect on high level information management issues. It strengthens the students’ ability to adopt an international perspective in developing their own unique interpretations of all the modules within the programme.

*Please note that due to student cohort sizes, the University may request that you choose an alternative pathway.

Module Topics

The MBA Information Management programme will equip students with general business management knowledge as well as specialist Information Management skills to enable them to excel in their chosen field.

Part 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Financial Management
    • Upon the successful completion of the Financial Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • research, apply and evaluate a variety of financial assessment techniques for application to a case study
    • research, evaluate and critically discuss various issues and theoretical frameworks used in the management and control of financial resources.
  • Human Resource Management
    • Upon the successful completion of the Human Resource Management module, the student should be able to:
    • critically review and appraise current research and advanced scholarship so to enable them to evaluate managerial and business environments
    • demonstrate a systematic understanding of current issues in HRM and IHRM within a variety of organisations so to enable them to manage effectively the design and implementation of fair, efficient and effective policies and procedures that serve to deliver upon the strategic aims of the organisation.
  • Marketing Management
    • Upon the successful completion of the Marketing Management module, the student should be able to:
    • critically appraise key marketing activities and the contribution of the marketing department to the organisation
    • anticipate and critically evaluate future developments in the field of marketing especially through technology.
  • Strategic Management
    • Upon the successful completion of the Strategic Management module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • synthesise the relationship between the external context of an organisation and its internal context and their impact on its strategies
    • critically evaluate competitive and development strategies, in the context of contemporary strategic management issues
      assess the factors that must be considered in strategy implementation.

Specialist modules:

  • E-Business Strategy
    • Upon the successful completion of the e-Business Strategy module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • critically and systematically apply current and emerging e-Business themes or applications, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of the methods, techniques and technologies to rapidly build an e-Business application for an SME.
    • evaluate critically the drivers and challenges associated with selected contemporary e-business applications or themes and the impact of their use in organisations.
  • Business Decision Making
    • Upon the successful completion of the Business Decision Making module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
    • show a comprehensive and systematic understanding of various quantitative models and approaches that exist in business decision-making and defend the appropriate decision-making tools and techniques, and apply to scenarios in operations management
    • provide effective advice on managing information resources through information systems and evaluate the factors and methodologies which are critical to the design and implementation of information systems.

Part 2

  • Dissertation, OR
  • Integrated Case Study, OR
  • Business Development Proposal
Assessment

Modules are assessed by coursework. This may take various forms, work-based projects, small research projects, presentations, case study analysis and the final research project/dissertation. Students who are not currently in employment may be able to base their projects on case studies.

Key Information

Entry Criteria

This programme is available to Home and International applicants.

Normally, the possession of a minimum of a 2:2 UK first degree or an equivalent international qualification recognised by UK ENIC or work experience of five years at a senior managerial level in lieu of first degree.

English language proficiency at or exceeding an average IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent in any other approved test), with no score less than 5.5 in any components of the test.

Normally work experience of two years or more at a managerial or supervisory level is expected.

Career Opportunities

This MBA is aimed at employment within multinational organizations, but also within the small business sector, where internationalisation of business is increasingly important and multi-skilling is essential. This MBA is aimed at students who may aspire to a career in information management in the UK or overseas.

Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the tuition payment. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with studying such as transport and any on-campus purchases including printing, coffees, snacks or other sundry items.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops, tablets, and/or software throughout their studies. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.