Online Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Technology Innovation

Implement innovative technology strategies

Gain the skills to help your business function more efficiently through the successful deployment of technology with this specialised short programme.

If you’re a manager or business owner, this programme can update you on the latest trends and solutions within technology to help develop innovative business solutions. Through the selection of an elective module, you also have the opportunity to gain additional skills in the most current areas of technology: big data analytics or cyber security.

Understand the factors that lead to successful technology innovation

Learning you can apply

The programme is designed to give you practical experience, including in-depth skills and knowledge to:

  • Recognise the importance of strong leadership in the implementation of technology strategies in a range of industries
  • Understand the strategic technology implementations involved in the management of business resources
  • Manage the challenges associated with technology innovation and change across various industries
  • Critically evaluate areas of business that can be improved through implementation of technology change and/or innovation
  • Drive business efficiency by recognising the most effective tools for use during technology roll-outs
  • Recognise the most effective solutions across areas of either big data analytics or cyber security to ensure operational efficiency of a business

Add technology innovation expertise to your skillset

Build your professional knowledge

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Build on your existing technology knowledge by developing management and leadership skills in the context of the Information Systems industry
  • Update yourself with recent developments and issues within the IT industry- focussing on the deployment of IT systems, the nature of IT development teams, and the management of IT oriented departments and organisations
  • Develop strategies for the innovative management of technology within an organisations using novel and established technologies to transform current operations and services
  • Showcase your understanding of the theory and practice of strategic technology innovation by developing a Professional Portfolio of Evidence and professional development plan

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 97% of the University of Liverpool’s Computer Science department’s research as being world-leading or internationally excellent, the highest proportion of any Computer Science department in the UK.

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Innovative study environment

Access different software platforms, conduct simulations and use large data sets to develop practical skills.


Study 100% online

alongside your work, completing your studies in approximately six months


Research excellence

Gain a postgraduate award from a world-class university that’s a UK leader in IT research**

* The 2014 Research Excellence Framework rated 80% of the University’s research in Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience as world-leading or internationally excellent