MSc Management and Information Systems: Scholarship for Study by Distance Learning (Jan. 2012 start)

Financial Aid for Study Online for Developing Countries, University of Manchester, UK

The School of Environment and Development invites applications for a fully-funded scholarship for candidates from developing countries for Master's study by distance learning on our MSc Management & Information Systems.

The scholarship will cover all study costs including tuition and examining fees and course material costs.

MSc Management and Information Systems
The MSc in M&IS develops the "hybrid" mix of management and information systems skills that we know from experience is essential to the successful and strategic application of information and communication technologies by today's organisations. It is designed to develop two groups of participants in developing and transitional economies: functional managers who wish to take greater control over, and make a more direct contribution to, change in their organisations via the development and implementation of information systems; and information systems professionals who wish to improve the success rate of the information systems they develop or use, and who may also wish to upgrade their management skills and knowledge.

The programme is offered by the Development Informatics Group in the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), with staff members contributing to the University's Centre for Development Informatics.

Follow this link for full details of the MSc Management and Information Systems: Change and Development by Distance Learning programme.

Who studies on this programme?
The MSc M&IS programme is available through distance learning so that practitioners can study while continuing to work in their ongoing professional roles, in the public, private and civil society sectors, or in roles in international organisations, agencies or NGOs. Students work alongside their MSc study, and complete the programme part-time: typically in about two-and-a-half years.

Who is eligible to apply for a scholarship?
The scholarships are intended to support students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to study for a UK qualification. Applicants should:

1. Applicants must not have previously studied abroad;
2. Be a national of and resident in a developing country of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America or Oceania;
3. Have at least two years' work experience in a post relevant to their MSc M&IS studies;
4. Hold a UK Second Class Honours, Upper Division, or above, or its international equivalent, in their Bachelor's degree. To verify the equivalency of international qualifications applicants should refer to information on the University’s website at: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/international/country/
Applicants must also not have previously studied in a developed country (short/language courses excluded).

How to apply

When applying for the MIS scholarship please follow all the steps outlined below:

Step 1.

Select the 'Apply online' link on this page. In the 'Further information' box on page four of your application, please state clearly 'MIS scholarhsip application'. Your application should include a completed online application form for your chosen MSc, two signed references, one of which should be from your current employer, and scanned copies of your certificates. Please make sure that the mode of attendance that is selected on the application form states "Distance Learning part time"

Step 2.

Instead of a 'Statement of Purpose', you must also include an original 500-word (maximum) statement with your application specifying how your selected MSc programme will contribute to your professional and personal development.

Step 3.

Your statement must be included in your application and also e-mailed separately to: leann.finch@manchester.ac.uk. The title of your e-mail should be 'MIS Scholarship application' plus your name and seven-digit University of Manchester application number (this is generated when you submit your application form); for example: 'MIS Scholarship application Sally Smith 2507949'.

Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications to be submitted is Friday 2nd December 17.00 GMT. If you are successful you will be notified by the end of December 2011 and start the programme in January 2012.

If you have any enquiries regarding your application, please contact Leann Finch, SED Recruitment and Admissions, leann.finch@manchester.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)161 275 0962.

Follow this link for other funding opportunities for postgraduate programmes in SED and the University's postgraduate funding database.

SOURCE: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/funding/mis_dl_scholarships_2012.htm#Apply


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