Postgraduate taught 

Financial Technology MSc

Technology and the Management of Infomation MGT5399

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Adam Smith Business School
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course focuses on the interaction among information technology, business strategy and management practices and provides analytical foundations for further study of digital business, strategy and management. 


Course is delivered over 4 weeks, comprising of 16 hours of lectures and 8 hours of tutorials/workshops etc.

Excluded Courses





ILO being assessed

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

The overall aim of the course is to give students a basic understanding on how information technology affects business strategy and management practices in a wide range of organisations. The course opens with a broad overview of information technology and management, including the concepts of platforms/standards, internet of things (IoT), blockchains, search algorithms, recommender systems, technology roadmapping, which are essential to understand modern digital businesses.


By focusing on the analytical layers of technology, management and strategy, the course also aims to offer analytical foundation for further study of technology management and strategy. The emphasis throughout is on critical thinking and an analytical approach to strategy and management issues revolving around information technology. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


1. use frameworks to collaboratively discuss the future direction of digital technology and create a strategic plan as a team 

2. reflect on the team project experience

3. explain the concepts of digital technology and how they function in business cases

4. analyse the impacts of digital technology and articulate its opportunities and challenges within the context of business strategy

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.