New Digital Innovation programmes launched with academic direction from LSE

Applications are now open for a new BSc and two Graduate Diploma programmes related to digital innovation
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“This degree studies digital innovation and information systems as a management, business and social phenomena.”
Digital infrastructures, e-business and social media are transforming markets and everyday life across the globe

Three new programmes in digital innovation have been added to our suite of undergraduate programmes for which academic direction is provided by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Applications are now open for the BSc Management and Digital Innovation, the Graduate Diploma in Digital Innovation, and the Graduate Diploma in E-Business and Social Media.

Dr Steve SmithsonDr Steve Smithson, a Senior Lecturer in Information Systems for the Department of Management at LSE, said the introduction of the programmes reflected the importance of information and communications technology as a driver of innovation.

“Digital infrastructures, e-business and social media are transforming markets and everyday life across the globe,” Dr Smithson said.

“They are providing opportunities for starts-ups to develop and for traditional organisations to make huge gains in efficiency while moving closer to their customers."

The BSc programme will focus on how ICT offers new business models and digital innovations while also providing the underlying infrastructure for business and public sector organisations.

“This degree studies digital innovation and information systems as a management, business and social phenomena,” Dr Smithson said.

“It provides the skills needed by managers to grab business opportunities and to solve organisational problems using ICT, as well as providing an understanding of the wider social impact of the technology.”

“It provides the skills needed by managers to grab business opportunities and to solve organisational problems using ICT, as well as providing an understanding of the wider social impact of the technology.”

The two related Graduate Diploma programmes are aimed at graduates who, for professional or personal reasons, wish to enhance their knowledge of digital innovation, e-business or social media.

The programmes can all be studied independently using study materials made available by LSE on the Virtual Learning Environment. In some areas, students will also be able to attend classes at local teaching institutions.

The two Graduate Diploma courses will also be available as fully online programmes via our recognised provider, the Cambridge Education Group (CEG).

The application deadline for all the programmes is 1 October 2017, to take exams in 2018.