Management of Business Information Technology (MSc)

Specialism
Certification
MSc
Qualification level
MSc
Location
London
Study type
Classroom
Duration
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Price
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About the course

Overview

This programme teaches students the skills required to manage a software project by producing criteria to monitor the project's progress and measure outcomes. Students learn how to formulate requirements for a business system and are given an underpinning in the nature of software development and its inherent complexity. The programme also covers system modelling and user interface and database design. Students learn to develop a system from determining its requirements and graphic user interface to database implementation.

This programme is of particular interest to those with a first degree in business or with business experience. Students are given an understanding of the information technologies upon which e-commerce is built and how these technologies provide us with new ways of organising and managing business. On successful completion of this programme, students should be proficient in the development of Internet, web and database technologies. They should also have the project management skills required for IT consultancy and strategic decision making.

Through our short course centre, the opportunity may also be provided to study for the Microsoft Technology Associate Exams.

What you'll study

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)
  • Systems Design and Development (15 credits)
  • Data Modelling (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)
  • Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits)
  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
  • Academic English for Postgraduates (Computing/Maths)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • User Centred Web Engineering (15 credits)
  • Strategic IT (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • System Modelling (15 credits)
  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • User Experience Design (15 credits)
  • Organisational Awareness and Outsourcing (15 credits)

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • Essential Professional and Academic Skills for Masters Students
  • Academic English for Postgraduates (Computing/Maths)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Systems Design and Development (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits)
  • User Centred Web Engineering (15 credits)
  • Strategic IT (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • System Modelling (15 credits)
  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • User Experience Design (15 credits)
  • Data Modelling (15 credits)
  • Organisational Awareness and Outsourcing (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

  • PG Project (CIS) (60 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • Cyber Security (15 credits)
  • Systems Design and Development (15 credits)
  • Managing IT Security and Risk (15 credits)
  • Web and Intranet Content Management (15 credits)
  • User Centred Web Engineering (15 credits)
  • Strategic IT (15 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

  • System Modelling (15 credits)
  • Audit and Security (15 credits)
  • User Experience Design (15 credits)
  • Data Modelling (15 credits)
  • Organisational Awareness and Outsourcing (15 credits)
  • Project Management (15 credits)

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

A good first degree in any discipline.

*Potential applicants who have substantial commercial or industrial experience but who lack formal qualifications should seek an interview with the programme leader.

For applicants without English as their first language, an IELTS score of 6.0 with at least 5.5 in each component (or equivalent) will also be required.

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through examinations, coursework and a project.

Professional recognition

This degree is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). This programme has the following accreditation: partial CITP. Your programme can therefore lead to partial exemption of the BCS Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status.

Careers

Graduates from this programme can pursue careers as business analysts, IT consultants and IT managers. Opportunities exist to develop a career working as independent consultants or within teams in diverse areas such as business and IT, internet and e-commerce applications, teaching and training.

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