MSc Information Systems & Business Analysis has been designed to give you an expert understanding of how information systems support businesses and their operations. Through our specialist career pathway, the programme will give you in-depth knowledge and experience to prepare you for a range of careers in information systems consultancy, business analysis and management.
You will gain the technical, organisational and people skills needed to develop business systems and manage information systems projects in practice. A core workshop module gives you the opportunity to act as a consultant, creating a fully working information system within a realistic but supportive environment.
Subject guide and modules
*Please note: All pathways may not run, depending on numbers.
The course then concludes with a dissertation project.
Learning, teaching and assessment
You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the course is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.
The MSc in Information Systems and Business Analysis is designed to develop the key knowledge and competencies which are valued by international employers in related professions. These include:
In addition to the specialist modules, you will follow an integrated professional development module which provides you with the tools and skills for linking your learning on the course to your employability, career planning and continuing personal development.
Mr Paul Bocij
BA (Hons), PGCert (SSRM), MPhil, LCGI, MBCS, CITP, FIfL
Paul is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Aston Business School, specialising in ICT, information systems and e-business. He is the author of numerous books related to technology and is one of the writers behind Business Information Systems, one of the UK's most successful textbooks. He is a Chartered Information Technology Professional and a member of the British Computer Society. His industry experience spans more than 30 years.
Professional Development Programme
More than a masters
Your Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout your course. Focusing on professional development and employability, this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year.
This programme will prepare you for a range of specialist careers in consultancy, management and business analysis. It is also a suitable first step if you want to pursue a research or academic career. Recent graduate positions include:
Fees and scholarships
UK/EU: £ 10,000
Scholarships for 2017/8 entry are now open. Find out more here.
One of the following:
As well as:
For International Students:
Duration of programme: Full-time - 12 months
Start date: September
Consider a pre-masters or postgraduate pathway program at Aston Business School, Aston University to prepare for your chosen course:Postgraduate pathways and pre-masters at other institutions
If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course then consider one of these postgraduate preparation courses from another institution: