Our E-Business (Information Systems) MSc will build on your existing computing-related studies to develop advanced e-business skills. You will learn how to excel using both the technical and business elements of e-business in any function of a company, from Internet operations to internal systems and even your own venture.
The E-Business (Information Systems) MSc is delivered by two world-class Schools at Newcastle: The Newcastle University Business School and the School of Computing Science.
E-business success combines leading technologies, long-term business strategies, entrepreneurial capacity to implement strategies through technology and the alignment of peoples' behaviour inside and outside the organisation.
This revolution would not exist without the never-ending development of innovative information and communication technologies, eg:
- marketing managers would struggle to design promotional campaigns without business intelligence applications based on data warehouses and online analytical processing (OLAP) technologies
- buyers would not be able to order the right products, from the right suppliers or during the correct time frames without integrated enterprise resource planning systems based on service-oriented architecture (SOA)
- the procurement process would not integrate supply chain partners in real-time and in an economic way without the extensible markup language (XML) protocol.
These examples show that high-flyers and visionary technologists must have solid business-related knowledge.
Through the course you will develop knowledge of:
- the business value of contemporary technologies
- your personal development as an entrepreneur and intrapreneur
- the feasibility of disruptive e-business models
- business planning and new ventures
- the link between business strategy and systems
- business processes, such as the ones involving clients and suppliers
- the management and development of e-business systems
- Advanced computing technology such as:
- cloud computing architecture
- virtual machines
- scalable computing
- information security vulnerability and metrics
- human factors and economic drivers effecting security
- information flow management
- protocol analysis
- advanced Java programming
- distributed programming
- advanced data communications
The E-Business (Information Systems) MSc is for professionals with a computing-related academic background. You should want to excel in the technical and business sides of e-business initiatives in any area of a company. This ranges from Internet operations to internal systems, technology start-ups to multi-national corporations, including product and service providers. You career will benefit through your enhanced computing expertise integrated with business objectives.
Our graduates progress into careers as consultants, managers, engineers or business leaders. The course is also relevant to industry analysts and product development managers in the e-business sector. Some graduates from our E-Business courses have worked for international companies, such as:
- Ernst & Young
- The Hut Group
- Travix International
- Hitachi Solutions
- BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
- Lloyds Banking Group
Other graduates have used their acquired expertise to start up their own companies, or develop their family business.
Delivered by Newcastle University Business School in conjunction with the School of Computing Science, our course offers a complete and balanced combination of modules on e-business. You will start by studying the fundamentals of e-business, gradually developing your analytical and practical skills. By the end of the course you will meet the most demanding professional and academic requirements.
Our staff are world-class researchers who have also been successful entrepreneurs, consultants, engineers or top level managers.
Newcastle Science City
We are a lead partner in Newcastle Science City. The initiative aims to maximise Newcastle's scientific potential and enhance our reputation for a world-class science.
Newcastle Science City aims to create new businesses, attract investment and strengthen science networks. The initiative has created an entrepreneurial, technological and vibrant culture, which is at the core of our E-Business MSc.
Newcastle University Business School is accredited by the:
- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
- European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
- Association of MBAs (AMBA)
Only 1% of business schools worldwide hold this triple crown and we are one of only 20 to have these accreditations in the UK.
Our accreditations reflect the investments we make for our students through providing a high quality teaching environment, innovative programming and active engagement with industry.
You will study the following compulsory modules (60 credits):
- NBS8263 Competing with IT
- NBS8139 Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management: A Critical Exploration
- NBS8321 Strategy, Management and Information Systems
- NBS8322 E-Business
- NBS8323 E-Commerce Start-up
You will choose a specialist compulsory module from the School of Computing Science (10 credits):
- CSC8404 Advanced Programming in Java - suitable if you are confident about your knowledge of object-oriented programming
- CSC8406 Object-Oriented Programming - suitable if you have a basic knowledge of object-oriented programming
You also take the following specialist compulsory modules from the School of Computing Science (110 credits):
- CSC8004 Networks and Web Technologies
- CSC8202 Information Security and Trust
- CSC8110 Cloud Computing
- CSC8405 Research Methods for E-Business and Information
- CSC8407 Dissertation
Modules might change for your year of entry.
How to Apply
Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.
The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
If you live outside the UK/EU you must:
- pay a deposit of GBP1,500
- or submit an official letter of sponsorship
The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.