MSc E-Business & Innovation
The Masters in E-Business and Innovation (EBIN) is a unique multidisciplinary programme that gives ambitious graduates the conceptual knowledge and practical skills needed to maximise the potential of digital technologies in shaping innovation in business. 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.
This MSc gives you a holistic understanding of both business and technology areas and the programme modules cover a wide range of complementary topics – including e-business planning and finance, design thinking, consumers’ digital behaviour and e-marketing strategies, cloud and mobile computing, and information systems security.
This programme is also available as a Postgraduate Diploma, with students following the same curriculum minus the dissertation.
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 directly 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. Alternatively you can choose to undertake a start-up project or desk based dissertation
- Integrated personal and professional development to build your leadership and teamworking skills
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. At the start of the programme, we offer all students two bridging modules in management and computing respectively to provide the foundation for the subsequent topics delivered throughout the programme.
The business and technological knowledge you 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.