E-Business and Innovation MSc - 2021 Entry

Entry Year

Full time 12 Month(s)

Course Overview

Successful innovation means answering the questions: what is needed and what is possible? Business leaders must understand tech and business context to flourish. This course explores how to use IT to gain competitive advantage, open up new markets, enhance customer and supplier relationships, and streamline core processes.

This Masters degree is taught by experts from the Management School and the School of Computing and Communications. It is a unique combination of management, business and computing.

We look at entrepreneurship, e-business and digital technologies in everything from start-ups to multinationals. The first modules focus on management and technology, whilst the following modules build on each other, advancing your knowledge in the most effective way.

You will hear from lecturers and guest speakers. You will take part in simulation practical experience, the IBM teaching partnership and the Hackathon. You can interact with experts-in-residence from organisations such as IT firms, transport firms, and environmental committees.

We will ask you to frame your approach to business innovation using theories and current research. This helps you think in a more systematic way, which is perfect for enterprise systems, business analysis and the SAP system. You can then choose from a research, start-up or consultancy-based dissertation, depending on your future career path.

You will be studying with students from across the world. Some have years of workplace experience, others are recent graduates. This brings additional depth to the experience. We encourage group working and co-working to create a sociable environment in which to put your skills of persuasion, negotiation and team-building into practice.

Our graduates join consulting firms, family businesses, start-ups, IT companies, power companies, banks or continue their academic studies. They thrive in the time-limited business challenges run at many interviews.

This programme is also available as a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing this option, you will follow the same curriculum but omit the dissertation.

Course Structure

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



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.



Location Full Time (per year) Part Time (per year)
UK £13,000 n/a
International £20,000 n/a

The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.

If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.

Fees for EU applicants

The UK government has announced that students who will begin their course in 2021 will no longer be eligible to receive the same fee status and financial support entitlement as UK students. This also applies to those who have deferred entry until 2021. Lancaster University has confirmed that students from EU Member States in 2021-22 and later, will now be charged the same tuition fees as other non-UK students.

What are tuition fees for?

Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.

The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK or international student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.

How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?

Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.

What support is available towards tuition fees?

Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.

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