School of Science and Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering
MSc in Information Technology Management
The programme aims at fostering leaders to be able to analyse, establish and carry out
the development strategies for businesses, industries and countries by
combining the knowledge of economics, management and policy with their own
expertise and experiences in technology.
The programme is designed to
prepare the graduate students to acquire capabilities needed to manage organisations
in the era of information age.
The knowledge and skills provided
in this programme will generate a valuable supply of skilled labour to the
public and private sectors, where the candidates are expected to hold key
positions in the Kurdistan’s society. The idea behind this programme is to
study and explore different ways in which information technology relates to
organisational objectives and goals in an organisational context, given the
increasing interrelationship between these two in today’s global world.
The Master in IT
Management is a two year programme consisting of 180 credits; eight taught
modules each worth 15 credits and 60 credit for dissertation. Normally,
students study 3 modules in first two semesters; two along with dissertation in
third semester and continue working on dissertation during 4th semester.
Semesters are 15 week blocks and there will be an equivalent of a 3-hour class
for each 15 credit course per week. Students obtaining 180 credits will be
eligible for Master of Science certificate in IT Management.
The course programme is divided into two parts: IT related courses
which cover 5 courses and Business and Management related courses which cover 3
In total 8 courses will be taught during the program in addition to
research methodology and dissertation.
IT related Courses
Introduction to IT Management
IT Services Management
Methodologies for Market
analysis of Innovative Technological Products
ICT Regulations, Policies, and
Business Related Courses
Economics of Information Technology, Polices and Pricing
Introduction to Business and Management I
Introduction to Business and Management II
MSc in IT Management providing knowledge and skills necessary for
analysing the relationship between technology, management and leadership,
industry, innovation, and economic growth. Import, learning and modification of
technology will affect expansion of current businesses, formation of new
businesses, as well as increased competitiveness of firms and markets. The
programme helps to integrate aspects of technology, economy, management, and
market on the study of the complex process of identification of important
technologies, their learning, management, modification and a successful market
introduction of a new or modified product, processes and services.
The assessment methods
are designed both to reflect and demonstrate the outcomes of intended learning
and to support the aims of producing a generation of researchers or specialised
and skilled professionals. Students are assessed via a wide range of methods
(written exam, assignment, laboratory reports, quizzes, oral presentations and
problem solving exercises) in order to ensure the development of an extensive
range of abilities and skills over the duration of the programme. Finally, the
dissertation or other output from research/project work, which may include
artifacts (products) as well, will represent one third of the whole assessment.
Admission Requirements for Master’s Degree are:
1. A minimum of a second class, division 1 honours degree (2:1) or equivalent from a recognized university (equating to a score of 60% or above from a UK Institution, 67% from UKH or an Iraqi Institution, or a GPA of 3.0 or above from an American Institution).
2. A second class, division 2 honours degree (2:2) which equates to a 50-59% or above in a UK Institution or 58-66% in UKH or an Iraqi Institution, accompanied by:
a. A relevant professional qualification at an equivalent level and/or
b. Substantial relevant professional experience.
3. Minimum English Language requirement is 50 in PTE, 6 in IELTS or 74 in ibt-TOEFL.
5000 USD per academic year