E-Business and Innovation, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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The Masters in E-Business and Innovation (EBIN) is a unique multidisciplinary programme that gives ambitious graduates the skills and knowledge needed to maximise the potential of internet, digital and multimedia technologies to shape innovation in business.


The Masters in E-Business and Innovation (EBIN) is a unique multidisciplinary programme that gives ambitious graduates the skills and knowledge needed to maximise the potential of internet, digital and multimedia technologies to shape innovation in business.

Providing an equal measure of business and technology, this MSc gives you a holistic understanding of both areas and the programme modules cover a wide range of topics – including business planning, finance, entrepreneurship, e-marketing, supply chain management, internet technologies, IT architecture, advanced networking and system security.

The programme is run jointly by Lancaster University Management School and the University’s School of Computing and Communications, both internationally recognised as centres of excellence. It also draws on expertise from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, and Infolab21, the University’s research, development and business centre for ICT.

Key featuresTheory and practice are tightly integrated throughout the programme, giving you:

  • Practice-oriented teaching, with real-world case studies and regular guest lectures by entrepreneurs, managers and developers
  • Learning direct from IBM specialists through our special teaching partnership with IBM
  • A ten-week company-based consultancy project, where you tackle a live issue for a real client
  • Integrated personal and professional development to build your leadership and teamworking skills

Flexible career optionsThe EBIN programme is designed for those who want to learn more about shaping innovation in organisations of all kinds, from fast-growing start-ups to established multinationals.
Particularly ideal for graduates from business, management or computing/IT backgrounds – with or without work experience – this Masters is also open to talented graduates from other non-related subject areas. We offer two routes through the programme – in Management or Advanced Computing – and special bridging modules give you the grounding needed to follow either route.
This flexibility, and the skills you'll develop, means you have a variety of career options – read our alumni profiles to get an idea of what our graduates go on to do, find out about the careers support to help you get there, and discover more about what makes this programme special.

Programme Structure

The programme provides an integrated compulsory curriculum together with two complementary routes (A & B), depending on student preferences. All module are credit bearing. Each student must complete modules totalling 120 credits.

Bridging modules

Students from:

  • Management disciplines are required to take
    EBIN520 - Introduction to ICT, 10 credits
  • Computing disciplines are required to
    take EBIN518 - Management in Context, 10 credits
  • General disciplines are expected to take both the above bridging modules

Importantly these two bridging modules are designed to enable students to access cross-disciplinary modules. This means students from management disciplines can take the advanced computing options (Route B) and students from computing disciplines can take the management options (Route A).

Compulsory modules

All students are required to complete the following modules:

  • EBIN500 - Managing Complexity, 10 credits
  • EBIN501 - E-Business, 10 credits
  • EBIN504 - Innovation, 15 credits
  • EBIN521 - Technology for E-Business, 10 credits
  • EBIN531 - Enterprise Recource Planning (ERP) and SAP, 5 credits
  • EBIN525 - Managing IT Architecture (IBM module), 10 credits
  • EBIN502 - Information Management & Strategy, 10 credits
  • EBIN503 - Business Planning & Finance, 10 credits
Optional modules

Route A - Management (all)

  • EBIN507 - E-Business Supply Chain Management, 10 credits
  • EBIN510 - E-Marketing, 10 credits
  • EBIN509 - Managing and Learning in Project Environments, 10 credits

Route B - Advanced Computing (any two)

  • EBIN523 - Network and System Security, 15 credits
  • EBIN524 - Mobile Computing, 15 credits
  • EBIN526 - System Dependability, 15 credits
  • EBIN527 - Software Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 15 credits

The University reserves the right to make changes or withdraw any module when necessary. If changes are made as much notice as possible will be given.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • at least 2:1 honours degree or equivalent; IELTS 7.0 if first language is not English

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    17000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    10500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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