For many organisations information is the resource, and knowledge the unique asset, that brings clients. They need to manage risk and opportunities in an ever changing environment – and they need managers with the strategic skills to make it happen.
These managers have to be able to work with, and between, business and IT specialists. They must shape information and knowledge strategies, and provide the leadership to make and carry out information policies.
This course builds the strategic perspective they need on the use of
• organisational knowledge
• information technologies
We use Microsoft Dynamics™ as the main technology solution to underpin our course. It is a suite of enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management solutions.
When you have successfully completed the first four modules, we arrange employment opportunities with Microsoft partners. You continue your studies for the employer as a distance learning student.
The course examines technology and its potential from the perspective of those managing technical staff, rather than the technical staff themselves. It focuses on the management of information, information systems and knowledge workers.
Key themes are built around the informational aspects of
• individual and organisational behaviour and politics
• management processes
• human resources
This MBA also develops high level managerial and strategic skills for executives, managers and consultants, including communication and analytical skills, problem solving, creative thinking, and change management.
As Microsoft Dynamics™ emerges as a market leader, career opportunities will emerge within their partner, consultant and customer community. This course is a platform for you to take advantage of these opportunities
• information systems – the management challenge • information, communication and behaviour • business intelligence • strategies, structures and systems • information for global and strategic marketing • investment appraisal and business benefits • change management and system implementation • information, production and operations management
Microsoft Dynamics™ applications
During the taught part of the course, you take two pieces of training on Microsoft Dynamics™ applications.
You study a research principles and practice module before carrying out a major piece of original work for your dissertation.