Our newly devised master’s in digital business transformation has been developed for professionals who want to lead and manage change that advances operational success in the digital economy.
On your course you’ll gain the specialised skills needed to apply the latest technologies in the field of business transformation, including artificial Intelligence, machine learning, big data sets, the internet of things, and the artificial intelligence internet of things. You’ll become familiar with change management theory and practice in a digitally disrupted world, and will learn how enabling software technologies are supporting digital business transformations across the full breadth of global industry.
The MSc Business Transformation will also introduce you to state-of-the-art software platforms such as Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, SPSS, and more, helping you become proficient in some of the most relevant technologies used by disruptive organisations today.
By the end of the course you’ll have developed a strong sense for what it means to lead teams successfully in the digital economy, particularly when making the transition to an agile working environment from traditional working patterns. This, combined with your knowledge of how to enhance organisational effectiveness and customer experiences through new technologies, will give you a powerful, modern skillset that is sought after by leading employers in an exciting range of industries.
The MSc Business Transformation will engage and inspire you through course modules that have been devised by our experienced business practitioners to give your studies a ‘real world’ focus. You’ll learn to use leading software applications that are now commonly utilised to promote business efficiency in the digital economy, including Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, SPSS, and more.
You’ll be encouraged to work closely with your peers on the course, exchanging your professional experiences to learn and grow as a group. This will help you establish a network of fellow professionals with whom you can continue to build inspiring relationships long after your degree comes to a close.
Here at Arden we know the decision to undertake postgraduate study is a major one for all students.
*The order and availability of the optional modules within each level may vary depending on intake and subject to demand.
Unlike on more traditional business degrees, you won’t be sitting any exams on this course. Assessments on the MSc Business Transformation have been designed to help you apply your learning to real-word scenarios. This means you’ll have the opportunity to align your studies to how you’ll help transform your organisation’s operations and functions once you have completed the course.
Your course assessments will be practice-driven, focusing on your experience as an industry practitioner while encouraging peer-to-peer sharing and ideation. This modern approach will encourage you to apply your knowledge to organisational challenges systematically and with an in-depth awareness of what is at stake.
The MSc Business Transformation concludes with an independent study assessment which forms the Business Transformation Project module. You’ll identify an area of business transformation which is of interest to you and then apply your own research and discoveries to the topic, building upon your learning from previous course modules and developing a managerial digital transformation plan related to your own organisation, or one you are familiar with.
Throughout the course you’ll have the opportunity to apply your learning through additional assessments including:
Digital business analyses
Development of digital strategies
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be eligible for our MSc Business Transformation, we need to see that you have:
We also consider applications from candidates who lack formal qualifications but possess at least five years of relevant managerial experience in any discipline.
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide the above evidence of English proficiency. More information can be found here.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
The skills you gain on this course will be transferable to the public and private sector, so the opportunities are endless. Your MSc Business Transformation will give you the skills you need to demonstrate senior-level leadership, enhancing your CV for current and future employers.
By the time you graduate you’ll have gained hands-on experience across a suite of software in a practical capacity, giving you the tools you need to power the successful digital transformation or organisations. You’ll also have refreshed and expanded your understanding of business fundamentals and change management, all within a real-world context. And because of the course’s focus on the practical application of your syllabus, you’ll find that the knowledge and expertise you’ve gained is valuable across diverse professional roles.
This course is your opportunity to develop:
The MSc Business Transformation will help you develop the right skills and knowledge to accelerate your career to a senior leadership role in change, transformation, or business management. Whether you want to join or continue working for an already established business, start your own company, or become a consultant, the course will give you everything you need to explore multiple career paths. Some roles you may want to consider after graduation include:
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) promotes excellence in UK management and leadership. The institute aims to boost career development across the management sector and connect you with like-minded professionals across diverse sectors.
As the CMI possesses a Royal Charter, they are the only organisation in the UK that can award Chartered Manager status to their members – the gold standard in management. They are also active in business policy making across the globe, and ensure that their more than 140,000 members are represented in policy decision making.
When you graduate from Arden, you’ll have the chance to complete a level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership, helping you fast-track to Chartered Manager status at an additional cost of only £150* inclusive of VAT. Completing this diploma independently can cost upwards of £2,000*.
You’ll also have free CMI Membership throughout your studies, giving you access to a range of additional resources including a mentoring service and invitations to networking events both online and offline.
*Prices (including VAT) are correct at time of publishing but may be subject to change
If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost.
You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include:
Arden University’s Faculty of Business is an esteemed member institution of the Business Graduates Association (BGA), an international quality assurance body of world-leading education providers who share a commitment for responsible management practices and lifelong learning. Membership with the BGA means that Arden University will support its students’ professional growth, allowing them to contribute to an international network in which ‘Leaders Never Stop Learning’.