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Course Overview

Are you ready to become an entrepreneur in the digital era?

Do you wish to boost your prospects and be part of the change?

Our MSc in Management and Digital Transformation will equip you with all the key knowledge and skills to develop your career in the context of business and digitalisation.

The world of business is changing rapidly. The UK digital transformation market size was valued at 24.90 billion US dollars in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.2% from 2022 to 2030 (Grand View Research, 2021). Organisations need to adapt the way they interact with their markets and customers, and they need digitally focused managers who can work in a digital context, create appropriate strategies, formulate, and understand the benefits of digital transformation.

Through this programme, you will learn how to face the challenges of working within organisations that have undergone or are undergoing digital transformation. You’ll gain sought-after managerial and practical skills such as communication, business processes and agile methodology, becoming a leader who knows how to make the most of the benefits of digital transformation and to capitalise on emerging opportunities.

  • Study key contemporary theories in the field of digital transformation through practical challenges
  • Evaluate and capitalise on opportunities created by disruptive digital technology
  • Learn to use management and analytical tools and methods for effective decision-making
  • Further an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindset to develop the necessary skillset to manage organisational changes
  • Learn in a personalised and friendly small class environment
  • Balance your full-time studies with your personal life with various start dates and study options, such as evenings and weekends

This course is delivered as part of a partnership between QA Higher Education and the University of Roehampton. The programme is validated by the University and delivered by QA Higher Education.

Teaching and Assessment

Lectures, seminars, and workshops: 12 hours per week
Independent study: 38 hours per week
Assessment: coursework and presentations

To thrive in the digital era, you will need to think digitally – our blended learning approach allows you to do just that. You’ll get the best of both worlds with up to 50% of your course delivered online, building your confidence ready to succeed in a digital workplace.

You will receive the same number of live contact hours as face-to-face programmes and have a module specifically designed to cover learning and working digitally. A typical timetable may include:

  • Daytime students: 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 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.

Response to Covid-19: our focus is on providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for our students. For the latest information, our response to Covid-19 and FAQs, please check the QA Higher Education website.

Academic 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 language 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 the University of Roehampton Centres therefore if you require sponsorship to study as an International student, this course will be unavailable to you.

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

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

Digital technology is currently redefining the business world.

  • Explore how digital transformation is changing the way in which businesses interact with customers as well as business operations and core processes
  • Evaluate how digital technology is challenging existing businesses models and processes
  • Identify the opportunities and innovations linked to those challenges
  • Learn how to spot emerging megatrends in society and technology
  • Understand the potential challenges and opportunities these will bring to businesses operating in different sectors and at different scales

With technological innovation, disruptive technologies and digital management, the world of business is open for exciting entrepreneurial opportunities.

  • Explore frameworks and models that help with evaluating and make the most of emerging digital technologies, creating business value
  • Understand the high level of flexibility of modern digital entrepreneurs
  • Learn how to manage a global workforce who may operate remotely and therefore need more virtual support

Digital technology is transforming the way individuals and organisations do business.

  • Learn how advances within the field of information systems, internet-based and mobile communications technologies are leading to radical changes in the economy, organisations’ business models and growth strategies
  • Explore how to make sense of digital innovation and how to oversee and conduct the implementation and adoption of technology in complex organisational environments
  • Learn how to approach strategic opportunities and challenges in a world increasingly dominated by digital business
  • Explore the complexities associated with the implementation of digital strategies
  • Understand and learn how to practically apply digital strategies

Implementing a transformative digital strategy involves significant organisational change, which needs to be managed extremely carefully as the business evolves.

  • Understand changes at a structural and operational level, and within the culture of the organisation
  • Learn how the workforce may have to adapt to new ways of working and coping with less face-to-face interaction
  • Explore and evaluate the tools and techniques available to manage successful transformation programmes
  • Reflect on the importance of making properly informed data driven decisions

Get ready to become a leader in the digital era by enhancing your knowledge and critical understanding of personal and professional development.

  • Reflect on your strengths and weaknesses and evaluate your own personal and professional development
  • Consider the human factors of leadership in the digital age and the effective implementation and management of technology enabled business processes
  • Learn about new strategies for effective communication for dislocated or virtual teams and the various options available to managers
  • Explore leadership in the context of leading multidisciplinary, cross-cultural teams, leading change and achieving high performance outcomes in collaboration with others

Develop the key research skills necessary to successfully complete the final dissertation module.

  • Learn essential skills to undertake research at Masters’ level, focusing on how to research applied issues to help generate insights and help inform and underpin decisions
  • Discover how to formulate research questions, decide on appropriate data collection methods, choose the correct approach to data analysis and data visualisation
  • Learn how to interpret and analyse results
  • Get specific guidance on how to undertake a major, sustained, and original piece of research

Carry out an independent piece of original research based on what you learned in the Researching Digital Developments module, choosing your own area of interest within digital business and business management. Some examples for dissertations are:

  • Embark on a consultancy project approach, to act as a consultant and advise a business on development of an effective digital strategy
  • Act as a manager for a digital implementation project
  • Undertake an analysis of data captured by digital systems to extract business insights and inform business activity

Get career-ready in a module all focused on enhancing your employability.

  • Understand the disciplines, skills and reflective practice preparing for employment or further study
  • Develop key career-focused skills, including time management and planning
  • Learn how to build an effective Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Create an impressive LinkedIn profile
  • Identify and plan your goals for future employment
  • Understand how your programme will help you head-start your career

The course information displayed on this page is correct for the academic year 2022/23. We aim to run the course as advertised however, changes may be necessary due to updates to the curriculum (due to academic or industry developments), student demand or UK compliance reasons.

The UK Government’s Digital Strategy could help grow the UK tech sector’s annual Gross Value Added (GVA) by an additional £41.5 billion by 2025, and create a further 678,000 jobs (UK Digital Strategy 2022).

This course is the first step towards your career goals, providing you with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed.

Communication Digital Transformation Leadership
Research Project Management Innovation

Developing skills that are industry-focused and transferrable, you will be the ideal candidate for jobs in a variety of fields and sectors.

Competitive job roles this programme might open up for you:

Marketing and Sales Director Business Consultant Management Consultant
Marketing Associate Professional Financial Manager Communications Manager
Business Development Executive Business Analyst Project Manager
  • 2022/23: £8,250 (UK/Home)

Postgraduate Loans are 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.

Included in your tuition fees
Academic Support, including the Academic Community of Excellence (ACE) Team
Careers and Employability Service
Class hours (lectures, seminars and tutorials)
Facilities (computers, on-campus wi-fi, printers, vending machines)
Library resources, including a large online catalogue of books, journals and more
Online resources
Social spaces (quiet study spaces, multi-faith rooms and spaces to socialise)
Student Support (Welfare Team, Finance Team and more)

Tuition fees do not cover the cost of subject books, stationery, printing and photocopying costs, accommodation, living expenses, travel, hobbies, sports or any other extracurricular activities.

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: 09 January 2023

Apply for January 2023

Daytime classes Evening & weekend classes
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Manchester Not available Not available

 

Next intake: September 2023

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