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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.

Course 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.

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 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.

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.

In 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

This course is ideal for those who would are involved in or aiming to be involved in developing and managing the implementation of disruptive digital technologies with informed decision-making by researching ethical and sustainable approaches. Students who have an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindset will learn the necessary skillset to manage deep organisational changes.

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.

Digital technology is currently redefining the way in which businesses interact with customers as well as their background capabilities in terms of operations and core processes. This module evaluates how digital technology has been challenging existing businesses models and processes, making some obsolete and triggering change in others as well as creating new and innovative ways of doing business.

The module also looks ahead at emerging megatrends in society and technology to begin to understand the potential challenges and opportunities these will bring to businesses operating in different sectors and at different scales.

Technological innovation, disruptive technologies, their attendant business models and increased societal adoption of technology are creating a growing number of business opportunities. This, in turn, is increasing the opportunity for entrepreneurial and entrepreneurial activity.

This module explores frameworks and models that allow individuals and organisations to evaluate and ultimately harness emerging digital technologies to create business value.

It also acknowledges that the digital entrepreneur can work with a high degree of flexibility: from anywhere on the planet with an internet connection.  In addition, they may well be managing a workforce that is sourced from many continents and therefore requiring virtual / dislocated approaches.

Digital technologies are transforming the ways that individuals and organisations do business. On this module, you will build an understanding of how evolution within the field of information systems, internet-based and mobile communications technologies are leading to radical changes in the economic context, business models and growth strategies of organisations.

The module will explore how organisational members make sense of digital innovation and how they can oversee the implementation and adoption of technology in a complex organisational environment. Through this understanding, you will appreciate how to approach strategic opportunities and challenges that digital technologies present in a world increasingly dominated by digital business.

The module aims to showcase the complexities associated with the implementation of digital strategies and build up an understanding of how these can be applied.

Implementing a transformative digital strategy inherently involves significant organisational change.  These changes happen at a structural and operational level and just as importantly within the culture of the organisation, with the workforce having to adapt to new ways of doing things and coping with potentially far less face to face human interaction.  These cultural changes have to be managed extremely carefully as the business evolves.

This module explores and evaluates the tools and techniques, both technical and managerial, available to manage successful transformation programmes. It also emphasises the importance of making properly informed data driven choices.

This module will develop your knowledge and critical understanding of personal and professional development issues. You will be required to critically reflect on and then evaluate their own personal and professional skills development, enhancing their understanding of their strengths and weaknesses.

This module also takes into consideration the human factors of leadership in the digital age and the effective implementation and management of technology enabled business processes.

Leading and driving change can be challenging when teams are becoming increasingly dislocated and virtual in nature. New strategies for effective communication are required, and this module will consider various options available to the manager.

The module focuses on leadership in the context of leading multidisciplinary, cross cultural teams, leading change, and achieving high performance outcomes in collaboration with others.

This module is designed to support the development of the research skills necessary to complete the dissertation module.

In this module, you will learn many of the essential skills required to undertake research at the Masters’ level, learn how to research applied issues to help generate insights and help inform and underpin decisions.

You will discover how to formulate research questions, decide on appropriate data collection methods, choose the correct approach to data analysis and data visualisation and how to interpret and analyse results.

You will be provided with specific guidance on how to undertake a major, sustained, and original piece of research in order to be best prepared for the final dissertation module.

You will be required to undertake an individual piece of original research built around the proposal constructed during the Researching Digital Developments module. A wide range of approaches is allowed within the constraint of relevance to digital business and business management.

You could, for instance, adopt the approach of being consultants in place to advise a business on development of an effective digital strategy or the management of a digital implementation project.  Equally, you could choose to undertake an analysis of data captured by digital systems in order to extract business insight and inform subsequent business activity.

 

 

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
  • 2022/23: £8,250 (UK/Home)

Postgraduate Loan is available for UK/Home students, for more information, please make an enquiry below.

You will need to have access to a laptop/PC required and reliable high-speed internet connection for your virtual classes and group assignments

Please note that your tuition fees do not cover the cost of the following: subject books, stationery, printing and photocopying costs, accommodation, living expenses, travel, hobbies, sports or any other extracurricular activities.

General entry requirements:

  • 2:2 Honours Degree from a recognised university, or equivalent
  • Non-graduates with appropriate professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

English requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 overall with no less than 5.5 in any band, or equivalent

Please note: We are not currently able to sponsor International students to study this programme at University of Roehampton Centres therefore if you require sponsorship to study as an International student, this course will be unavailable to you.

Please note that if your qualifications are not in English, we might need certified translations in order to proceed with your application.

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: 21 September 2022

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