Digital Business, Innovation and Management

MSc

  • Entry Year 2023
  • Duration Full time 12 Months

Overview

Top reasons to study with us

  • Designed for graduates from any discipline who wish to develop skills in managing digital technologies, innovation and change within organisations.

  • Study modules using SAP and IBM enterprise systems practices and tools.

  • Lancaster University is among the best in the UK - appearing in the Top 20 of all major national league tables.

Digital technologies have changed how organisations are making business by enabling them to transform their activities and create innovative value propositions. The Digital Business, Innovation and Management programme offers a range of 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.

On this 12-month programme, you will be introduced to the ever-changing digital landscape, and learn how different technologies contribute to new ways of thinking for digital businesses. You will benefit from hands-on experience of core technologies that underlie modern digital businesses, and you 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.

In the final element of your Master's programme, your Dissertation project will be a chance to bring together and demonstrate all the learning you have acquired throughout the programme. The Dissertation project can take one of a number of formats; either a Consultancy Project, Research Dissertation, or Start-up Project (see the Course Structure below for more details).

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in any discipline.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for information.

If you have studied outside of the UK, we would advise you to check our list of international qualifications before submitting your application.

Other Requirements

Work experience in a related field would be welcome, but is not essential.

English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

If your score is below our requirements, you may be eligible for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email pgadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core

Optional

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.

Fees and Funding

Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK £14,500 n/a
International £24,150 n/a

Scholarships and Bursaries

You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course:

Unfortunately no scholarships and bursaries match your selection, but there are more listed on scholarships and bursaries page.

If you're considering postgraduate research you should look at our funded PhD opportunities.

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

Browse Lancaster University's scholarships and bursaries.

Fujitsu Hackathon 2022

Students on the MSc in Digital Business, Innovation & Management (DBIM) participated in a two-day workshop with Fujitsu which challenged them to come up with a business case for an innovative solution to a simulated cyber resilience challenge. In this video, staff from Fujitsu Fujitsu, talk about the event and its success. You can also read more about the Hackthon in the news story.

Fujitsu Hackathon 2022

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, and members of the Centre teach on the DBIM programme.

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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 from 2022.

THE Rankings 2022

Ranked in the Top 100 worldwide

Lancaster is ranked 85th worldwide for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022.

THE World University Rankings by subject
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#70 in the world for Business and Management

Lancaster is ranked #9 in the UK and #70 in the world for Business and Management according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2022, one of nine subjects at Lancaster to be featured in the top 100 in these prestigious listings.

QS Rankings 2022

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Important Information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2023/2024 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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