Aims and philosophy
Three fundamental values inform and underpin how the ITMOC programme is designed and delivered:
- Being critical and reflective – you’ll be actively challenged to question and debate the material presented, drawing on your own experience and weighing your views against latest research findings. You will be taught by more than 20 research-active faculty members.
- Being pragmatic – we look at theory and practice side by side, and ensure that the theories you’ll encounter are not abstract generalisations, but ones which provide rich and meaningful insights into what is currently happening in the real world. Our unique guest/external speaker seminars and workshops put you at the forefront of the latest practice.
- Being student-centred and supportive – we recognise the importance of individual learning styles, and both what we teach and how we teach is designed to help you learn independently, in whatever way best suits you. Fortnightly Director’s sessions, working in groups and comprehensive student support systems mean that you are part of a community that supports your learning.
Equipping you not just for now, but for the future
Organisational and technological issues are forever changing. Simply learning the current tools and methods is not enough to prepare students for the organisations of the future.
On ITMOC one of our central aims is to help you learn how to anticipate and understand the many new challenges which will confront organisations and IT management in the future. Our aim is to develop versatile, thoughtful and well-rounded professionals – able to think on their feet and equipped to meet new challenges as technologies and practices move on.
By developing your knowledge of the social, organisational and managerial issues surrounding IT-induced changes, the programme enables you to:
- acquire the frameworks and understanding you’ll need to deal with practical organisational transformations
- learn how to structure problems and work out the best course of action to take
- identify the opportunities and problems that targeted change initiatives may present for organisations and for the management of IT, and deal with them appropriately