Digital transformation is about harnessing technological potential for your organisation. Technologies such as 3D printing, blockchain, AI and quantum computing are set to reshape the business landscape, but there’s always something new on the horizon.
With the constant pressure on organisations to adopt novel digital technologies as they emerge, how do you predict what’s around the corner? With our MSc in Digital Transformation, you will understand that while a prediction is impossible, there are sensible things you can do to manage and harness technological potential. Learning to adapt to new technological shifts and interpret their business value requires a new mindset and new capabilities.
Rather than using technology to automate old ways of doing business, you will gain the confidence to evaluate technological potential and choose the right technology to transform how your organisation operates. You will be able to understand the deeper issues around each shift, analyse new technologies strategically and assess their organisational benefits and transformational potential.
Whatever industry you work in, you will get the know-how to help your organisation minimise its exposure to costly mistakes and safeguard its resilience. Whether it’s a global pandemic or a cyber-attack, you will develop the data analysis skills you need to address the digital challenges your organisation has to be ready for.
You will learn how to interpret and visualise data to support your organisation’s decision-making process. You will also get a critical understanding of the role of ethics in digital transformation and learn how to avoid the ethics violations that have tripped up corporations of many different sizes in recent years.
On completion of this MSc, you will be able to confidently manage the adoption, implementation and utilisation of current and future digital technologies. This will make you a valuable individual for any organisation looking to use data-driven insights to help it maintain a competitive advantage.
Many companies are looking to expand their operations to digital platforms and make more meaningful use of digital technology. To do this, they need employees who understand the implications of digital transformation for their business.
You will leave this course with a broad and deep subject matter of technological domains like AI, augmented reality, blockchain, quantum computing and 3D printing. You will be able to think reflectively about technology, the ethics of technological change, and how to develop a digital strategy that protects your organisation from cyber-security threats.
With a Digital Transformation MSc, you can be central in planning, coordinating, and exploring digitalisation activities within your current organisation, or in your next move up the career ladder.
Roles open to you as an MSc Digital Transformation graduate could include
Through looking at case studies, you will learn how introducing new technologies inside an organisation affects its structure, the working relationships between people, the power dynamics and the way data is exchanged. You will examine how new technologies can create resistance to change, disrupt business operations, and allow for the creation of unintended consequences. You will see how failed technological transformation projects have even led to bankruptcy for some businesses.
You will gain an understanding of the relationship between an organisational system and its environment, so that you can realise the potential of future technologies for an organisation. You will apply systems thinking to analyse problematic situations in different ways. These are skills you can continue to use throughout your career and as you move into more senior positions.
You will also learn how to
All assessment for the course is based on coursework and submitted online.
Your performance on the course will be assessed through a range of methods including
Disruptive Technologies in the Digital Economy (30 credits)
Information Management and Visualisation (30 credits)
Customer Led Disruption in a Digital Era (30 credits)
Digital Strategy & Innovation (30 credits)
Dissertation (60 credits)