Careers

Preparing for life after ITMOC

With its combination of rigorous intellectual knowledge and practical focus on emerging themes and topics, ITMOC equips its graduates equally well for careers in general management or for roles that relate specifically to the development and management of information technology.

Graduates from the programme are employed as IT managers, consultants, project managers, systems analysts and general managers in a variety of private and public sector organisations across the world. Find out more about ITMOC career destinations in our graduate profiles.

Fine-tuning your ideas of where you want to go next in your career – and how to get there – will be an important part of your year at Lancaster. To help with this, various activities are provided throughout the programme.

Insights from industry professionals 

Experienced managers from various parts of industry visit the programme to share their skills, experience and knowledge with ITMOC students, either through formal lectures or via practical exercises or case discussions. The idea behind these sessions is to give you a window on to day-to-day experiences of working in different and often challenging professional environments – and a realistic and pragmatic understanding of how organisations practise what they preach.

Our guests come from all kinds of industries, including blue-chip consultancies and government organisations, such as the NHS. Companies represented recently have included Accenture, Strix, IBM Consulting, IBM Recruitment, Xansa, BT, Three and BAE.

These events also give you an ideal opportunity to extend your professional networks.

Careers counselling and support

An experienced careers advisor is on hand throughout the programme to help you to work out potential roles that match your skills and interests, identify potential employers, and plan your next move after graduation. This one-to-one advice is complemented by workshops and information sessions on issues such as job-search, career planning, completing job application forms, writing a CV or resumé, preparing for interviews and performing in the interview itself.

You will also have access to a wide range of other information resources and recruitment activities provided both by the LUMS careers team and by the central University careers service, CEEC.