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MSc

How long you will study
12 months

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About E-Business (Information Systems) at Newcastle University

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
    • cryptography
    • information flow management
    • protocol analysis
    • advanced Java programming
    • distributed programming
    • advanced data communications
    • XML/XSLT

Career

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:

  • Google
  • Yahoo
  • Dell
  • KPMG
  • Ernst & Young
  • PwC
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • The Hut Group
  • Travix International
  • Hitachi Solutions
  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Ctrl-Shift
  • HSBC
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Datwyler
  • Walmart

Other graduates have used their acquired expertise to start up their own companies, or develop their family business.

Delivery

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.

Accreditation

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.

Facilities

Newcastle University Business School is one of the largest Schools in the University, with over 3,100 students representing over 80 nationalities. The School's new location and modern design allows it to:

  • unite world-class research, teaching, enterprise and innovative activities under one roof
  • develop and strengthen relationships between staff and students
  • facilitate collaborative links between the School and the business community

Our facilities provide:

  • a flexible and dedicated conference suite with panoramic views across the city
  • Wi-Fi enabled connectivity throughout the building, including three computer clusters housing approximately 120 PCs
  • four large lecture theatres and 21 seminar rooms, providing comfortable teaching and group study space
  • a dedicated Hub, Base, and Lounge providing a balanced mix of study space and relaxation areas
  • a contemporary café

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Notes about fees for this course

See our course fees and funding webpage - http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/e-business-information-systems-msc/#fees&funding

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a discipline with computing content, such as:

International Students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 6 English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in all sub-skills)

If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a pre-sessional English course. 

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

Pre-sessional English Course Requirements

You can study a pre-sessional English course at our INTO Newcastle Centre.

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