Coventry University: Management of Information Technology

InstitutionCoventry University View institution profile
Department School of Computing, Electronics and Maths
Web http://www.coventry.ac.uk/study-at-coventry/2018-january-may-september-pg-uk/
Study type Taught

Summary

In today’s modern world, businesses leverage on technology and IT strategies to stay sustainable in the global platforms where they exist. The Management of Information Technology (MIT) is a course which aims to instill invaluable Technology Management skills in the students. The course focuses on producing professionals who can ensure that technological systems run smoothly and stay competitive.

This course aims to combine traditional and contemporary theory with the practical skills needed for the management of information technology aspects of businesses, bridging the gap between technology and management. We will cover aspects such as; Ubiquitous Computing, Decision Support Systems, Hummanitarian ICT, Network Security, Project Management, Project Management Methodologies (such as AGILE, SPRINT, SCRUM) with a focus on PRINCE2.

We will also examine some of the tools and techniques available for the effective management of projects including; Tailoring, Planning, Quality Review, Quality Assurance. We consistently achieve high levels of student satisfaction with students praising the interactive style of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of learning resources and the opportunity for work placement (as project support staff or shadow project managers). There are also opportunities for students to achieve their PRINCE2 Foundation and/or Practitioner certification.

Wherever possible, our teaching incorporates practitioner input, which has previously included real life case studies from the NHS which provides valuable practical experience. The teaching team also use several teaching approaches (Problem Based Learning, Flipped Learning, Traditional Learning) and various technological approaches (use of virtual interactive platforms such as TRELLO, SOCRATIVE, ASANA) etc. This prepares the students for Location-Independent-Working environments.

Members of our teaching staff have substantial academic and industrial experience. This includes; former heads of IT, former Project Managers, Managing Directors of software development houses and Database specialists. They have or continue to conduct research into project management, big data and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adoption and assimilation in organisations and they continously share this knowledge within their teaching.

**Why choose this course?**

This course aims to combine traditional and contemporary theory with the practical skills needed for the management of information systems, bridging the gap between technology and management. We will cover the different types of data available within an organisation and how to identify and capture descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive information.

We will also examine some of the tools and techniques available for the effective specification, design, implementation, management and subsequent evaluation of complex information systems, the hardware and software needed, as well as emerging practices in relation to Big Data and Future Informatics.

We consistently achieve high levels of student satisfaction with students praising the interactive style of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of learning resources, which 93% said were useful in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016.

Members of our teaching staff have substantial academic and industrial experience. This includes, for example, the country project director for IT for Shell International and ITV, former heads of IT, managing directors of software development houses and database specialists. They have or continue to conduct research into knowledge management, big data and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adoption and assimilation in organisations, sharing this knowledge within their teaching.

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