Information Systems (MSc)

Staffordshire University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
18 Months

Domestic course fees
GBP 7200

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
January, September

International course fees
GBP 12300

All study options

About Information Systems at Staffordshire University

  • Growth area - important area for computing, business and management
  • Optional Placement year

The MSc in Information Systems aims to provide a bridge between technology and management, by developing the knowledge and skills needed to be an effective practitioner in an Information Systems-rich environment. The award is appropriate for those that wish to develop their knowledge and skills in this discipline with a view to moving into Information Systems management.

This course is ideal if you want to combine current academic knowledge and skills in information systems with leading industry practice. The additional embedding of the SAP Business Suite within the curriculum means that you'll be suited to a wide range of careers within the public and private sectors when you graduate.

The course will help you to develop the skills you need to understand business, communicate effectively with others, organise, plan and develop computer systems. It introduces the SAP Business Suite and the concepts of enterprise application software.
You'll develop an understanding of how information systems fit into organisations and you'll be able to work on the management and deployment of information systems at strategic levels within any organisation.
After completing this course, you will have a good understanding of many of the challenges facing corporate business and IT and how the latest SAP products provide solutions to these challenges

Course content

Managing Emerging Technologies

This module examines the management issues presented by the emerging data technologies which support Big Data, business intelligence, enterprise systems, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud technologies.

Information Systems Management and Strategy

Learn about the development and effects of strategic planning mechanisms that meet the needs of organisations today. Using case studies, you will explore the theory and practice of both the business and technical domains.

Information Systems Analysis Modelling and Design

The module introduces you to a number of database technologies and the specification, design, development and implementation of information systems. This module also introduces you to concepts of ERP and SAP ERP.

Research Methods

The Research Methods module provides you with basic research training and a good grounding in research methods and techniques. It will allow you to begin research and carry out basic research projects which can be developed in the future.

Project and Change Management

This module takes a structured approach to project management (PM) that refers to several PM methods that may be found in industry while following a well-tried set of steps that make a complex subject easier to learn.

Operational and Analytical Databases

In this module, you will be research how data and the quality of data within database systems can be leveraged by organisations. You will research how data mining and data warehousing are used within leading-edge decision support, mobile, web and roaming databases.

IT Infrastructure

Explore the development and operation of computer networks, communication architecture and protocol layering, and fundamental aspects of distributed systems and applications of networking.

Dissertation

The dissertation module is the culmination of your masters study. You will research in depth a problem area that you have identified. The problem area will be relevant to your award and will be at the forefront of technology.

Plus a choice of one of the following:

Engineering Internet Applications

This module provides in-depth, hands-on experience of designing, implementing and testing Internet applications. A practical assignment will be assessed by a report and demonstration.

Media Editing and Multimedia Applications

Explore leading edge media development technology and ideas in the area of advanced multimedia.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study18 months
    Course startsJanuary, SeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 7200International course feesGBP 12300

Entry requirements

Normal requirements are at least a UK second class honours degree or equivalent in a related computing discipline
If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.
If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the course. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required

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