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:
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.
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
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:
Route A - Management (all)
Route B - Advanced Computing (any two)
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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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.Book 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).
You need the following GPA score:
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
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