MSc E-Business & Innovation
The Masters in E-Business and Innovation (EBIN) is a unique multidisciplinary programme that gives ambitious graduates the skills and knowledge needed to maximise the potential of internet, digital and multimedia technologies to shape innovation in business.
Providing an equal measure of business and technology, this MSc gives you a holistic understanding of both areas and the programme modules cover a wide range of topics – including business planning, finance, entrepreneurship, e-marketing, strategic sourcing, internet technologies, IT architecture, advanced networking and system security.
The programme is run jointly by Lancaster University Management School and the University’s School of Computing and Communications, both internationally recognised as centres of excellence. It also draws on expertise from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, and Infolab21, the University’s research, development and business centre for ICT.
Theory and practice are tightly integrated throughout the programme, giving you:
- Practice-oriented teaching, with real-world case studies and regular guest lectures by entrepreneurs, managers and developers
- Learning direct from IBM specialists through our special teaching partnership with IBM
- A ten-week company-based consultancy project, where you tackle a live issue for a real client
- Integrated personal and professional development to build your leadership and teamworking skills
Flexible career options
The EBIN programme is designed for those who want to learn more about shaping innovation in organisations of all kinds, from fast-growing start-ups to established multinationals.
Particularly ideal for graduates from business, management or computing/IT backgrounds – with or without work experience – this Masters is also open to talented graduates from other non-related subject areas. We offer two routes through the programme – in Management or Advanced Computing – and special bridging modules give you the grounding needed to follow either route.
This flexibility, and the skills you'll develop, means you have a variety of career options – read our alumni profiles to get an idea of what our graduates go on to do, find out about the careers support to help you get there, and discover more about what makes this programme special.
Developing leadership skills
The EBIN leadership day is designed to help students explore collaborative working and in particular interdependent teamworking. It gives students an opportunity to lead a team and to give and receive feedback on their leadership skills.
Cloud computing project
Phil Dean of Cisco UK describes how Cisco worked with students on a project to see how cloud computing might benefit the company's pharmaceutical clients. View more project videos.
EBIN students talk about what makes the course special.