Looking to develop an advanced understanding of strategic IT management? Get ready for the next step in your career with a master’s degree in this specialised area. If you’re already working in IT and want to make the move into a more strategic role, this course will prepare you with the skills and experience needed to function effectively at a strategic level within an IT leadership environment.
Alongside specialist knowledge in strategic IT management, this MSc course will also develop your communication, planning, and decision-making abilities through hands-on projects and research.
Strategic IT management is an area of expertise that is highly sought after by employers all over the world. Whether you’re already leading in your organisation in an IT management role, or want to take on a higher management position in your current organisation, this course has been designed to help you achieve your professional goals.
This strategic IT management course is designed to develop your skills in running IT activities for large corporations and businesses. From completely owning quality and customer-supplier relationships, to defining compliance with service level agreements and working closely with senior management teams, you’ll learn to lead and advocate for the entire IT function.
I’ve found the Arden MBA has given me a much more comprehensive foundation of knowledge around the topics I don’t often encounter in my work role, including financial decision-making, ethics and strategy. This knowledge will enable me to progress to more strategic roles in the future.
The way we assess our students provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a variety of ways. That’s why we choose a range of different methods to keep track of your progress. These include:
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 Arden's MSc Strategic IT Management course, we need to see that you have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study a masters in strategic IT management.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.
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.
Arden University’s industry aligned computing programmes are focused on your needs as a student and the skills required by employers. We provide you with one-to-one support and contextualised learning so that you fully understand the latest developments and concepts being put into practice in data analytics, cloud-based technologies, software development and databases. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Completing a specialist postgraduate course in this area will help you demonstrate your expertise to future employers and lay the foundations for progression into a senior management or leadership role. Thanks to the flexibility of the skills you’ll have learned, the choice will be in your hands.
The aim of this strategic IT management course is to give you a thorough understanding of how to use technology to enhance a business. A successful graduate of this degree will have the skills and experience required by employers to add real value to any organisation.
When it comes to a career choice, it’s up to you to lead the way. You might progress your current career or move into a new area of expertise, such as IT consultancy, CRM, software design, testing or integration. IT project management, development, planning and implementation - in both business and for non-profit organisations - might also be of interest to you.
The type of job roles you might explore are:
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: