IT and information systems are vital for the survival of modern organisations, but we aren’t just talking about technology. The implementation and use of information systems can significantly reshape a business’s structure and processes – it is important that managers of the future combine an understanding of these systems with a working knowledge of management practice.

Drawing knowledge and workplace experience from the Sheffield University Management School and the internationally renowned iSchool, this programme provides the essential theory and critical skills to excel in a managerial role, as well as a comprehensive understanding of information science.

Our MSc in Information Systems Management combines the latest thinking with practical skills you will use in your future employment. Students gain core skills in key management aspects, as well as knowledge on how to design, develop and implement information systems, manage information system projects and the fundamental changes they can lead to.

The Course

Taught full-time over two semesters, followed by a dissertation, students are educated through a series of lectures, seminars, case studies, group work for collaborative learning and web-based discussion groups. Assessment is through individual assignments, group projects, end-semester examinations and a dissertation.

Our team of academics, who also hold consultancy roles in large organisations, incorporate valuable industry knowledge in their teaching and are high-profile members of relevant professional bodies.


Core modules:

  • Research Methods and Dissertation Preparation
  • Information Systems Modelling
  • ICTs, Innovation and Change
  • Managing People in Organisations
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • E-Business and E-Commerce
  • Business Intelligence
  • Information Governance and Ethics
  • Information Systsms and the Information Society
  • International Business Strategy

The Candidate

Our MSc in Information Systems Management is ideal if you want to develop your managerial understanding and skills in management, both from a generalist view and information perspective. This course is particularly suitable for IT graduates and professionals who want to progress into management, as well as business managers who want to expand their knowledge of information science to compete in today’s business environment.

You will have a good second-class honours degree or an approved professional qualification. For overseas students, Sheffield University Management School’s standard English requirement is IELTS 6.5 with at least 6 in each part or equivalent.

The School

Sheffield University Management School is proud to be in the top one percent of business schools in the world thanks to a prestigious Triple Crown accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB). The School’s spectacular, architect-designed building is situated in leafy Broomhill, just 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre and 15 minutes’ drive from the Peak District, providing a very high quality of life for you.

We are research-led, dynamic and progressive. The School endeavours for every graduate to be work-ready in both theory and practice. Our world-class academics and renowned degrees and qualifications work very hard to ensure this.

A dedicated careers service is also on hand to support delegates and put you in touch with organisations. The employability hub acts as a key interface between Management students and the external world. It is a dedicated service to help you to access employability support, skills development and opportunities in the following areas; postgraduate projects, internships, postgraduate international summer schools, professional body associations and jobs.

The Information School (iSchool) at The University of Sheffield is a thriving community dedicated to the study and advancement of the information field and its professions. The iSchool empowers you to improve the way things work – by better understanding and managing the modern world's most valuable resource: information. It is one of the international group of world-leading iSchools.


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Last updated August 2, 2018
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