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Masters Degree: MSc in Management and Information Technology

Expertise in information and project management is essential in any modern managerial role. The MSc in Management and Information Technology is a challenging programme delivered by leading academics from the School of Management and the School of Computer Science. It provides you with the knowledge and the analytical and critical skills needed to manage the information and communication technologies that underpin all successful business practice.

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Course structure


Semester 1 Semester 2
- Up to 3 of these 4 Management modules -
Strategic Management
Corporate Finance and Accounting in a Global Context
Marketing: Principles and Practice
Managing Human Resources
Choice of IT modules Choice of IT modules
Whole Year Module
Master Core Skills
Extended Individual Project


Masters Extra (MX) Programme

In addition to the scheduled classes above, you will have the opportunity to participate in our Masters Extra (MX) Programme, which includes guest lectures from eminent academics and business executives, specific sessions to enhance your career development opportunities and a range of corporate visits.

Why study at St Andrews?

We will provide you with a solid foundation in contemporary management methods and the complementary use of information technologies. It's a qualification that will bring advantages to anyone who aspires to reach a professional position with managerial responsibilities.

Course aims

The programme will help you to develop a critical understanding of the issues associated with the effective management of people in an IT-rich environment. It will also help you to appreciate of the theoretical and practical requirements for effective strategic management of organisations in times of rapid change and continuing advances in the uses of modern information technology.

Entry requirements

Each application is judged on its merits but the minimum entrance requirement is a 2.1 Honours Degree from a UK university or its equivalent. An IELTS of 7 or above, or equivalent, is required for applicants without English as their native language. Alternatively, English language courses are available through the University's English Language Teaching Centre for those students with IELTS 6 (10 week course) or 6.5 (4 week course). See:

Term details

The programme begins in September and is a 12 month full-time degree.

Orientation week for 2016-2017 begins on Monday 5 September 2016. During Orientation week, the School of Management and the University of St Andrews organise lectures and other events, some of which you are required to attend. More details will be at University of St Andrews Orientation week and the School's news page.

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How to apply

Online applications for entry September 2017 will open in October 2016. Applications for September 2016 are closed.

Student testimonial

Danara - Alumna

Danara - Kazakhstan
"I have really enjoyed my year at St Andrews which is the home of golf and has one of the oldest universities in the UK. As I did not study Management for my undergraduate study, I found the Management and IT programme a big challenge. This course covers modules from both the School of Management and the School of Computer Science, so it was possible to tailor the degree to suit my aspirations for the future - an option which is not often available in other universities. I have learnt a lot from the passionate and dedicated lecturers, who are renowned experts in their various fields. University Life at St Andrews has been an unforgettable experience, with students living in this multicultural community. As a foreign student, it has been really great for me to share my time and views with people from all over the world. I am confident that the knowledge I have acquired here will be invaluable to my future career opportunities."


2016 entry

Overseas £19,400
Home/EU £9,400

To accept your offer, you will need to pay a deposit of £1500 within 4 weeks of the issue of your offer letter. The deposit will be put toward your tuition fees. In general, this pre-payment is non-refundable; for information on the circumstances where a refund will be made and for full conditions please see

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Programme Directors:
Dr Jonathan Lewis(Computer Science) and
Martin Dowling (Management)

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