Strategic IT Management

MSc

Study level
Postgraduate
Years
1 to 5 years
Award
Masters
Study Option
Online
MSc Strategic IT Management

Course Overview

Looking to develop an advanced understanding of strategic IT management? Get ready for the next step in your career with a master’s degree. Whether you’re already working in IT or you 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 structure.

Alongside specialist knowledge, you’ll also develop your communication, planning and decision-making ability 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 – so where will you make your mark? 

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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.

Modules

  • Information Systems and Business Strategy Alignment
  • Business Plan Development
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Relationship Management
  • IS Governance
  • Cloud Systems and Applications
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

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:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible for Arden's MSc Strategic IT Management course, we need to see that you have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

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.

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Use the dropdown above to find course fees and funding information for your country. If you can’t find information for your country in the dropdown, visit our International support page.

Arden’s MSc IT strategic management course is taught by The School of Computing and IT. This school places a big emphasis on applied teaching and gives students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative, tech-led solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and graduate employment opportunities. 

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 in an industry you love. 

What can a strategic IT management degree do for me?

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.

What can I do after Arden University?

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:

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Functional Manager
  • Service Delivery Manager
  • Systems Manager

Your next step into the professional world

Studying with Arden is all about getting career-ready. Alongside your strategic IT management course, you’ll also have access to several extra online resources for professional development. You can use these to explore a specialist area of interest and to enhance your CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll receive guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies.

At Arden University, we make it easy to achieve your degree, regardless of any other commitments you may have. Our online learning model is designed to fit around your lifestyle, so you can study at a time and pace that works best for you.

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The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this MA. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.

Clare Gillon
Clare Gillon
MA Strategic Marketing - Online

Online Learning

How does it work?

With online learning, you decide when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials, without being held to a set lecture timetable. If you’re interrupted during a lesson, simply pause the materials and continue later. You can also communicate and collaborate with your tutor and classmates through live online forums and email. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.