Course Overview

Modern organisations rely upon good information systems in order to survive in the global competitive business environment.

Program Mission

MSc Management in the University of Bedfordshire will suit graduates who, through their interest in information technology and information systems, wish to pursue management roles in charge of information systems.

Admission/Entry Requirements

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study. Standard entry students will need to have a good undergraduate honours degree from a recognised university in any field to pursue this qualification; the background degree should indicate basic quantitative skills. Applicants with different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualification. Transfer applicants will be required to go through the Recognition of Prior Learning process (RPL), whilst non-standard applicants will need to evidence their relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry: Admissions open for semesters commencing in January and September of every year. Ensure you allow adequate time for your application to go through the normal admission procedure of two weeks. Visit your nearest campus in time for securing a place in the programme.


Year 1 – Level 7

Strategic Management Compulsory Information Systems Compulsory
Performance Achievement Planning Compulsory Marketing & the Digital Future Compulsory
Digital Analytics – Online Customer Experience Compulsory Business Dissertation Compulsory


The MSc Management in the University of Bedfordshire is designed to develop a number of transferable skills, which along with the knowledge and understanding of the relevant theories and concepts, will provide graduates with all those abilities required for a successful career. The different methods used to assess student performance are designed to evaluate the following: Research and literature review skills, data handling, application, numeracy, computer literacy, ability to contextualize and evaluate, presentation skills and professionalism, and collaboration.

The course’s assessment types include:

  • Written Examination or Class Test: Questions in these exams always promote critical thinking and help you gradually develop student ability to apply, analyse, synthesize and evaluate.
  • Individual Written Report or Essays: The ability to perform literature informed research, to review and evaluate the relevant sources and to use an appropriate methodology in order to analyse and evaluate the relevant concepts is being assessed. At the same time, student academic integrity is developed.
  • Case Study Examination: Students will apply their knowledge in the context of specific cases.
  • Oral Presentation: A number of transferable skills will be developed.
  • Reflective Report: Own work and that of peers will be evaluated.
  • Dissertation: Regardless of which masters capstone experience you opt for, you will have to produce an individual, independent piece of work. You will be asked to identify the research question or problem under investigation, review the relevant literature, develop a sound methodology in order to explore the problem, proceed with the analysis, discuss your findings and make recommendations.

Fees and Funding

The University of Bedfordshire fee will be directly payable to the university on the given deadline, which will be communicated to the student in the Acceptance Letter when the student successfully secures a place in the programme. The fee will be due annually for the duration of the degree. IVY fee will be charged on a semester-wise basis. There will be two semesters in one academic year, starting in January and September of each year. Contact the admissions team at your nearest IVY campus:

We have a limited number of scholarships that we offer to different students on the basis of the categories they fall into. Fee waivers are offered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please access the Scholarship Policy and Form for further details.

Career Prospects

Employability skills are integrated into the course and provide you with an awareness of the real-world context.

  • Learn contemporary approaches to information systems management and develop original approaches to organisations challenges and opportunities
  • Study aspects of information systems, digital analytics, marketing and the digital future and strategic management
  • Explore how the full benefits of modern technologies can be realised, and address the problems associated with increasingly rapid rates of change in the information technology and business environment
  • Benefit from a course that inspires teamwork and engagement to contribute to ethical and innovative practice
  • Develop your skills within Information Systems theory against a context of real business through our employability practice-based teaching and learning approach.
  • Gain the ability to make critical high-level managerial and organisational decisions, and learn critical thinking and creativity in analysis, synthesis and appraisal

Here are just a few of the roles you could move into after completing this course:

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Functional Manager
  • Service Delivery manager
  • Systems Manager
  • IT Risk
  • Business Intelligence Specialist

Further Study

Students who graduate from this MSc course will be qualified to apply for further study at MPhil and PhD research degree level. You can also apply for industry-certified courses.

Mode of Study

The MSc Management in the University of Bedfordshire is taught using face-to-face learning. Students will have access to IVY resources as well as the University of Bedfordshire BREO/VLE to complete their studies/modules. Support will be provided by local and link tutors at IVY and UOB.