MSc Information Systems and Business Management
University of Bedfordshire
Postgraduate (QCF_NQF Level 7)
Full time - Classroom
12 to 17 months
March, May, October & November
A good UK honours degree or equivalent in the area of Information Systems.
For those without a first degree you may be granted entry on the basis of your industrial work experience. Such work experience should total five or more years in a related subject area.
IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any subcomponent; OR evidence that you have been instructed and assessed predominantly in English for a significant part of your educational career.
The course uses a range of assessment methods. You are required to undertake a variety of individually based assessments. These assessments include individual essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, examinations, and a Dissertation. We designed the assessments to test your knowledge and understanding of the appropriate subject matter, but also to allow you to demonstrate the range of management skills.
The assessment strategy underlines the programmes emphasis on research and independent thinking, critical knowledge of theory and practice, the ability to make information decisions and communicate these under time pressure and, finally, the all-important skills of teamwork and oral communication of ideas.
The written assignments and reports contribute to the learning outcomes focusing on your ability to research and critically evaluate elements of the curriculum in depth. All assessments are rigorous and academic in nature, and as such require you to use a blend of formal academic sources
The end-of-unit examinations focus primarily on critical discussion of theory and current practice and provide the reassurance of guaranteed student authorship, and a true measure of your own ability and understanding.
Further postgraduate study (e.g. MSc by Research) or students can also continue onto MPhil or PhD by research that can lead to a career in higher education.
On completing this course you are likely to progress into career areas including junior management in a range of possible functional areas, become an entrepreneur, work as an analyst in the IT industry, enrol in a fast track post-graduate scheme in a major international organisation.
Reasons for choosing this course
Main learning outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates should be able to:-
How this course will enhance your career prospects:
You will gain valuable skills for a career within Information Management and Security as well as those relevant for the wider world of IT and business.
The unit ‘Professional Project Management’ requires you to work in a team to apply a current project management methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control. You will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.
The final project fosters independent and autonomous study. You learn to take up the responsibility of conducting your project, typically derived from your own ideas, in collaboration with a dedicated member of the teaching staff as project supervisor.
This programme is ideal for both Computing and non-Computing graduates who are looking for a course that allows them to gain skills and experience in managing data securely with respect to a business environment. It provides a balance of concepts and technical (hands-on) aspects and allows a graduate to demonstrate proficiency in management, as well as hands on approaches to information management.
Graduate impact statement
The course has been designed to develop graduates who are able to:
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