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MSc Digital Business, Innovation and Management

Exploring the role of digital technologies in driving business innovation and managing organisational change

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About The Course

Digital technologies have changed how organisations are making business, by enabling them to transform their activities and create innovative value propositions. This programme will offer a range of learning opportunities to help you understand how to harness technology, manage its effects to gain competitive advantage, open up new business markets, and streamline core organisational processes.

From the start of this programme, you will be introduced to the ever-changing digital landscape, and learn how different technologies contribute to the new ways of thinking for digital businesses. You will benefit from hands-on experience of a selection of core technologies that underlie modern digital businesses, and you will develop your knowledge in examining the role and impact of information and technology in contemporary organisations. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of the distinctive challenges associated with management in a digital world.

The knowledge you will gain will provide you with the skills to assess the business ecosystems, analyse organisational cultures and behaviour, and understand their impact on the implementation of digital innovation within real-world business challenges.

Key Facts

Course Content

During your first term from October to December you will study the below modules. The two modules Technology Futures, Analysis and Design and Research and Professional skills also continue throughout Lent term.

In your second term from January to March, you will study the compulsory Information Technology Consulting and Project Management, along with two from the options available. You will also continue with the two modules Technology Futures, Analysis and Design and Research and Professional skills which run across both the first and second terms.

This final term draws together all your learning from the earlier modules and enables you to show your skills in applying your knowledge to an in-depth piece of work - either a consultancy based project, a research dissertation, or a start-up project with related dissertation. Regardless of the type of dissertation, it is always done in close collaboration with an academic supervisor at Lancaster. 

Learning Environment

Your studies will incorporate a range of learning methods including lectures, workshops and student-group based activities. You will benefit from opportunities to develop your knowledge through guest lectures by external speakers from relevant industries, and you will explore your areas of interest in greater depth through a dissertation or project.


Our programme-specific scholarships are aimed at high-achieving students with a strong academic or personal profile. We'll automatically consider you for these scholarships when you apply and if you are shortlisted we'll be in touch with the next steps, so it's best to apply as soon as possible.

We also offer other scholarships - visit our Scholarships and Funding page to find out more.


Here at LUMS, you will also benefit from our specialist careers support throughout your studies, and beyond graduation. We host more than 100 careers events every year, providing you with the opportunity to network with top graduate employers within the UK and overseas, and supporting you to achieve your future career aspirations.

Our dedicated LUMS careers service offers a full range of services to develop your employability skills, along with support and resources to help you excel in applications, and at assessment centres and interviews.

The Department has strong links with companies and organisations, and as a graduate of this course you will have a range of highly sought-after skills including leading digital innovation, managing change and understanding the role of emerging technologies in creating new business opportunities. These crucial skills will enable you to pursue a career in a wide range of fields, from IT project management, to digital transformation and business process analysis.

Centre for Technological Futures

Some of the key questions and issues that are relevant to the programme’s focus have parallels with the theoretical interests of the Centre of Technological Futures.

Centre for Technological Futures
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Student Profiles

MSc Digital Business, Innovation and Management (DBIM) is an evolution of two highly respected programmes previously delivered by the School – MSc E-Business and Innovation (EBIN), and MSc Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (ITMOC). We are proud of our EBIN and ITMOC alumni and look forward to seeing our DBIM graduates achieve equal success as they complete their studies with us in 2022.

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