Information systems are spreading into every sphere of business and non-business organisations. They herald the dawn of a new 'Information Age' in which information, information systems and information technology are recognised as key organisational resources and in which management activities become more information-intensive. Yet the majority of information systems - including e-government, e-commerce, and e-development systems - are under-performing or are failures.
A key cause of this problem is the gap of knowledge, of skills, of culture and of language that exists between functional managers and information systems professionals.
The aim of this Masters degree is to close that gap by training individual staff to become 'hybrid managers'. Hybrid managers are those who understand both the job of management in its organisational setting and the role, management and jargon of information, information systems and information technology. These individuals will be in a strong position to lead the successful development and implementation of new information systems in their organisations.
At the end of the programme, participants will have been provided with:
- conceptual frameworks to understand the role 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.
The next intake for this programme is January 2017. Informal enquiries, prior to applications, are welcomed.
Equity & Merit Scholarships (Open for applications August/September 2016) are available for Nationals of Bangladesh, Rwanda and Uganda, to study on the distance learning programme.
Informal enquiries, prior to application, are welcomed. Please contact either: Prof. Richard Heeks (Programme Director) | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Jaco Renken (Programme Director) | Email: email@example.com