MA Digital Management
Drive change by taking a fresh approach to problem solving, design thinking, business transformation and leadership.
Who will join you?
Candidates of our Full-time MA Digital Management programs are taken on a transformative journey to become a new kind of leader – one who is adaptive, collaborative and creatively driven, who can go beyond conventional thinking practices to create effective teams and business value.
All applicants must hold either a Bachelor’s degree or have around 3-5 years of relevant professional experience.
What you'll be doing
This is a full-time Master’s program based at our Manchester campus for the first 6 months. There, you’ll learn with the help of a range of interactive talks, live project briefs, hands-on workshopping, team challenges and deep reflection.
The program is comprised of five practical group projects led by industry practitioners, and an independent Industry Research Project which can be completed from anywhere in the world.
8 areas of study
- Foundation Days
Build your team and create a group culture, learn the Hyper Island methodology and develop skills to enhance your creativity.
- Creativity Week
Discover idea generation techniques and essential research methods under the guidance of program leaders.
- Design Thinking
Explore design thinking tools and processes, including looking at other related areas such as service design and human-centred design.
- Digital Technologies
Recognize digital technologies as enablers for change and grasp the basic concepts involved both from a theoretical and practical hands-on perspective.
- Business Transformation
Take an in-depth look at business model development. Work with cutting-edge business modeling techniques, case studies, and user journeys.
- Managing Projects and Teams
Explore the project lifecycle and consider projects from a holistic perspective. Takes place during the entire on-site part of the program and is built on your project and professional work.
- Innovation Project
We challenge you to apply all your previous learnings and create your own project which aims to show innovation in the development of new ideas or transformation of existing ideas in an area of digital management.
- Industry Research Project
Find a problem in your industry within a professional context, and work to solve it. Instead of the traditional Master’s thesis, you will identify a problem, formulate hypotheses, prototype solutions, and share original insights based on your research.
A Learner’s Journey: Q&A with Eunice Hong
Why the part-time MA in Digital Management is a collaborative program
It’s probably one of the best decisions I’ve made. Without the MA, I’d probably still be wondering why things are changing around me instead of being a part of them.
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Program Entry Requirements
In order to apply for the MA Digital Management program, you’ll need:
- A Bachelor’s degree or higher
- In lieu of a degree: 3-5 years of relevant work experience
- IELTS Academic exam results* (score minimum of 6.0, no less than 5.5 on each section)
*Only applicable if you have not received English education at university-level or are from a country where English is not the main spoken language
There are two standard payment options for this program. As your option preference might differ based on whether you are funding the program independently or through your employer/company, we ask you to please speak to our education managers for more information.
Hyper Island does not offer scholarships or grants for this program.
The full-time MA Digital Management program requires you to be on the Hyper Island campus in Manchester between January and June, Monday to Friday 9am-5/6pm. This means you will need to relocate to Manchester for the first 6 months of the program.
From July to November, you will embark on your Industry Research Project. This project must be completed within a professional context but can be completed from anywhere in the world.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a Master of Arts Degree in Digital Management, a qualification that is recognized worldwide. The program is designed in partnership with and accredited by Teesside University.
Estimated Living Expenses
To help you understand the costs involved in your Masters, we have outlined the total estimated expenses of your six months in Manchester.
Housing & Utilities 4000 GBP
Living 3000 GBP
Local Transport 420 GBP
Books 480 GBP
These amounts are based on market benchmarks and exchange rates at the time of print and are therefore subject to change.