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Online MSc in Information Systems Management

Drive business innovation as a technology leader

The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Information Systems Management focuses on innovation management and leadership in information systems management. It is designed to give you the skills and knowledge to drive growth, innovation and change within organisations, by leveraging the power of technology.

This BCS-accredited1 programme offers you the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of how technology enables business, and how successful businesses are driven by technology. Through its multidisciplinary focus and wide range of elective modules including cutting-edge subjects such as cyber security and big data analytics, you will also have the opportunity to acquire specialist insights that could power your future career.

Lead Strategic Change and Innovation

The University of Liverpool Online MSc in Information Systems Management provides a strong foundation from which you can seek accelerated professional and personal development. By enhancing your knowledge and understanding of today's IT/IS environment, you can flourish with a range of multi-disciplinary skills in information systems management and beyond.

You will also have the chance to:

  • Lead business change and innovation by leveraging the power of technology.
  • Acquire the IT/IS leadership skills required to accelerate strategy and build competitive advantage within your organisation.
  • Design and deploy creative technology-based solutions to practical and commercial business problems.
  • Choose two elective modules to gain specialist insights in particular topics including two of computing's hottest areas, cyber security and big data analytics.
  • Build a network of fellow leaders in IT/IS across the globe
  • Develop a Professional Portfolio of Evidence demonstrating your leadership and strategic thinking in technology.
BCS accreditation


This degree has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. Accreditation is a mark of assurance that the degree meets the standards set by BCS. An accredited degree entitles you to professional membership of BCS, which is an important part of the criteria for achieving Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status through the Institute. Some employers recruit preferentially from accredited degrees, and an accredited degree is likely to be recognised by other countries that are signatories to international accords.

Pushing our careers forward

“I wake up every day and I want to work and it’s all because of doing this degree.” Two Computer Science graduates discuss what they got out of the online programmes.

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Why choose this Online MSc in Information Systems Management?

  1. Boost your ability to lead and innovate – develop crucial skills that empower you to react quickly and effectively to a changing business environment
  2. High-level insight – a focus on strategy and innovation from the perspective of IT/IS management offers the opportunity to accelerate your career trajectory
  3. Tailor your programme – choose from specialist electives in a range of topics including cyber security and big data analytics
  4. Career advice and mentoring opportunities – accessed through our specialist platform, connecting you with professionals all over the world
  5. Hands-on skills – complete practical assignments using a server platform that mirrors a real-life computing environment
  6. Access to industry experts – study real-world case studies and prepare for the challenges you could face
  7. Global connections – develop new insights from interacting with international peers
  8. 100% online study – continue in your career and immediately use the knowledge gained from studying for your master’s degree

“I feel I got a return on my investment. The quality of my knowledge has improved.”

Ricky Maynard (UK)
MSc in Information Systems Management online graduate (2015). IT Consultant

Ricky Maynard

Your return on investment (ROI)

The University of Liverpool MSc in Information Systems Management is a leading-edge programme that gives you the opportunity to:

  1. Lead the design and use of technology to foster growth, innovation and change within organisations
  2. Develop cutting edge IT/IS leadership skills to build competitive advantage for business through effective use of technology
  3. Equip yourself with specialist insights in today’s vital IT/IS issues, including big data and security risk management, through the programme’s multi-disciplinary approach
  4. Advance your knowledge of the strategic considerations associated with software acquisition and deployment
  5. Analyse the role of IT/IS in society by evaluating the relationship between technological change, society and the law

A reputation for excellence

In the UK government’s most recent assessment of the quality of research in UK higher education institutions, the Research Excellence Framework 2014, 97% of the research produced by the University of Liverpool’s Department of Computer Science was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent – among the highest ratings of computer science departments in the UK. The University of Liverpool is a world-class institution and a member of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group of 24 research-led universities.

Professional Portfolio of Evidence

A cloud-based collection of your work that you can present to employers and peers to showcase your practical skills and solution-based thinking.

Cloud-based server platform

Our innovative online study environment mirrors a real-life computing work environment, allowing you to access large sets of data and different software platforms, conduct simulations, and perform practical tasks related to your programme.


Two-part series on the ethics of big data and autonomous machines:

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Next Start Dates

Enrol now to start your online studies on 22 November 2018.

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1 Many countries have their own accrediting bodies, and degree recognition differs from country to country. If you reside outside of the United Kingdom, please review your country of residence’s requirements to confirm recognition of your programme.