Programme content

The MSc ITMOC is structured in three parts, corresponding broadly to the three academic terms, with breaks at Christmas and Easter.

You can find more detail on each module – both what it contains and how it is assessed – by following the links below to each module description.

In line with the programme’s aims, a wide range of different teaching and learning methods are used.

‌Term 1: October to December

Induction programme

This intensive week of activities is designed to introduce you to key aspects of the programme and what will be expected of you, as well as to the facilities offered by LUMS and the University. Most importantly, it involves teamwork exercises and other social activities to help you get to know your fellow students whom you will be working closely with throughout the year.

In the first term, all students take seven core modules of which two are skills-based and developmental modules and non-assessed. Together these account for 65 credits of the 180 credits that make up the MSc.

The core modules are:

Interpretations of Information, Technology and Organisations
Systemic Interventions and Consulting
Knowledge Management
Analysis, Design and Innovation
Academic and Professional Practice

You also choose one optional module from the following list:

Accounting and Financial Management *
E-Business
 *
Enterprise Systems Architectures 
Human Resource Management I *
Operations Management *

For those modules marked with *, you will be taught with students on other LUMS Masters programmes.

Term 2: January to March

You take six more core modules, four of which are assessed and account in total for another 55 credits.

The Management of Organisational Change
Strategy and IT Management
Researching in Organisational Settings
IT Project Management
Academic and Professional Practice
Business Analysis and Enterprise Systems

You also take one of the following optional modules:

E-Marketing *
Human Resource Management II *
Knowledge Management II *
Social Aspects of the Digital Age

Term 3: May to September

The final element of the Masters programme, and the most substantial single piece of written work, is the dissertation. This involves a sustained piece of individual research, and in some cases this is undertaken for a client company. The dissertation module accounts for 60 credits.

There is an optional study tour to London in June each year. Students attend a global cloud and big data conference, participate in a Chief Information Officer (CIO) workshop at the Work Foundation, and visit the Google London Campus and associated companies based at Silicon Roundabout.