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About this course
LJMU’s Management and Digital Business MSc provides an in-depth knowledge of digital technologies and their application for leaders in the global marketplace.
- Develop your analytical and technological knowledge and strategic development skills
- Acquire the modern businesses skills needed by strategic managers
- Study in a dynamic business school with a strong scholarship culture
This course has been expertly designed by our academics to place you at the forefront of contemporary business practice. This is increasingly important as modern management requires digital strategists who are able to exploit the new technologies at our disposal for a maximum return on investment.
You will gain the highly sought after skillset which is required in today’s digital world. Businesses need managers who are globally aware and this course represents a new generation of leadership in both thought and practice.
Your career prospects will benefit, not only from this valuable knowledge, but also from an industry shortage of specialist professionals in this internationally and cross-industry relevant area. The application of your skill will be most frequently required in business analysis, operations and project/consultancy work.
With an undergraduate degree in Business Studies and a full-time job in higher education, Amber decided to embark on a Masters degree to boost her career.
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Fees and funding
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students
The fees quoted at the top of this page cover registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examinations as well as:
- Library membership with access to printed, multimedia and digital resources
- Access to programme-appropriate software
- Library and student IT support
- Free on-campus wifi via eduroam
Although not all of the following are compulsory/relevant, you should keep in mind the costs of:
- accommodation and living expenditure
- books (should you wish to have your own copies)
- printing, photocopying and stationery
- PC/laptop (should you prefer to use your own)
- mobile phone/tablet (to access online services)
- field trips (travel and activity costs)
- placements (travel expenses and living costs)
- student visas (international students only)
- study abroad opportunities (travel costs, accommodation, visas and immunisations)
- academic conferences (travel costs)
- professional-body membership
- graduation (gown hire etc)
There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From Postgraduate Masters Loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.
Further your career prospects
LJMU has an excellent employability record with 96% (HESA 2017) of our postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduation. Our applied learning techniques and strong industry connections ensure our students are fully prepared for the workplace on graduation and understand how to apply their knowledge in a real world context.
On graduation you will be well positioned to undertake management roles in various countries, in areas including: business operations, digital marketing, project and consultancy work, analysis, digital media and strategy.
Discover the building blocks of your programme
Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning.
Management Theory and Leadership
This module covers leadership and management. It provides a contemporary and comprehensive introduction to the principal ideas and developments in this area.
Economics and Finance
This module provides a critical appraisal of financial information in terms of the economic environment. It examines the context within which organisations prepare financial plans and operate.
This module helps to identify the contextual differences which affect strategic decision making in particular organisations. Coursework is integrated into the business simulation.
This module provides a practical approach to develop an evidence-based portfolio of skills necessary in associate-level management. It aims to develop proficiency in core associate-level management competencies and awareness of the holistic, inter-related functional dependencies within a business environment which enable informed management decision making.
Managing Business Research 1
This module is designed to ensure that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct Masters-level assignments. It enables you to perform a systematic review of literature for a business management-related topic at Masters level.
Managing Business Research 2
This module provides an overview of research approaches for business. It aims to equip you with the necessary foundations in qualitative and quantitative research approaches to prepare a research proposal for your dissertation and apply either or both of the research approaches studied.
This module examines digital technologies which support online business and methods used in developing digital solutions. It helps you to analyse, design and deploy web-based solutions in line with an organisation’s strategic aims.
This module helps you to prepare a research project that applies managerial concepts and research techniques to a significant technology-related organisational issue or problem.
An insight into teaching on your course
Full-time students can expect contact hours for lectures, seminars and workshops of 12 hours per week in each of the two taught semesters, scheduled over two or three days maximum, between the hours of 9am and 6pm. In the third or ‘independent study semester’ you will be guided by a supervisor. The programme is completed in 12 months.
Part-time students study a reduced workload over a two year period agreed with the Programme Leader. They study during the day in class with the full-time students.
You will take part in innovative learning activities including operational and strategic business simulations and case studies developed by the team in collaboration with local companies. You will learn about topics such as pitching, business analytics, user centred design principles and social media marketing.
During the course you will be able to apply your learning to real-life scenarios and gain important experience and expertise in effective problem solving.
How learning is monitored on your programme
To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.
Assessment methods on this course include: case studies, simulations, presentations, reports, data analysis and reflective learning.
Our staff are committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning
For the first 15 years of his career, Phil, worked as a manager, consultant and company director in the Telecomms and other industries. He worked for two management consultancies and over 20 other companies in almost as many countries. He has acted as an adviser to CEOs, the GSMA and is a risk expert with the UN. Phil became an academic having completed doctoral research at Manchester Business School. During at least 15 years of award winning lecturing he has taught at three Universities; he holds an MA (distinction) in teaching and learning in Higher Education and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Phil has authored eight textbooks including the bestselling ‘Management Theory and Practice’ currently in its eighth edition. Research active, he supervises PhD students, is a journal editor also writes articles and delivers conference presentations. Phil is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management where he is also a principal examiner.
Life-long learning, putting management theory into practice and practice into theory are at the heart of my philosophy. I value the ‘doing’ as much as the theory and enjoy all aspects of scholarly activity. As a member of the postgraduate team, I not only lead a Masters programme but also a range of modules on other Masters degrees and supervise Masters and Doctoral research.
What you can expect from your School
The School is based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. Redmonds is shared by three Schools within the Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies – Liverpool Business School, Liverpool Screen School and the School of Law - making for a rich blend of student learning experiences. The building is home to high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, and a café. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library, which contains all the resources you will require for your studies, and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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You will need:
- a minimum second class honours degree
- an equivalent professional qualification
- an equivalent award
- Work experience is desirable but not essential
- IELTS 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in each component)
- Pearson 50-57
- RPL is accepted on this programme
- International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Contact International Admissions Team for more details
- International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time
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Application and selection
Securing your place at LJMU
You will apply for the majority of postgraduate courses using our online application form. You should complete the form thoroughly and provide a detailed personal statement which reflects your suitability and aptitude for the programme.
Please ensure that you take time over your application and provide us with a clearly written form; statement of purpose; copies of qualifications and marks; English language certificates (where required); and references.
The University reserves the right to withdraw or make alterations to a course and facilities if necessary; this may be because such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University. Where this does happen, the University operates a policy of consultation, advice and support to all enrolled students affected by the proposed change to their course or module.
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