Personal Statement – MSc Information Systems Management

09 July, 2022


Personal Statement – MSc Information Systems Management

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I am well pleased to apply this application with concentration to study the course Information Systems Management MSc at the University of Bedfordshire. My interest in information technology and information systems drives me passionate to pursue management roles in charge of information systems. The course is designed to study aspects of information systems, digital analytics, marketing and the digital future and strategic management. From this course, I will be benefited from teamwork and engagement to contribute the ethical and innovative practice. Also from this MSc degree, I will learn the contemporary approaches to information systems management and how the approaches develop by challenges and opportunities. So, I am confident that this course is suitable to achieve my future career goal.

I have reviewed the programme of Information Systems Management MSc at the University of Bedfordshire and found some modules that are adjusted with the modern organisations and the global competitive business environment. By research, I came to know that this course is suitable for graduates who, through their interest in information technology and information systems wish to pursue management roles in charge of information systems. The modules include Business Dissertation, Digital Analytics and Online Customer Experience, Information Systems, Marketing and the Digital Future, Performance Achievement Planning, and Strategic Management. After progress to the Master's capstone stage, there will be an option to choose one of the three - Business Dissertation, Business Live Project, and Professional Practice. For that, students will learn to produce an individual, independent piece of work. And these modules will help me to broaden my knowledge of information technology and information systems on a professional level. Moreover, this course will be assessed by theories and concepts of real-life business situations, which will teach me to appreciate the importance of being dependable and give me an upper hand in my future career progression. After completion of my course, I want to be an Application/Business Analyst or Information System Manager in well-reputed organizations of my home country. I believe this course will be the right choice for my career plans and objectives.

I have completed my Bachelor of Science in Computer Science & Engineering from American International University Bangladesh (AIUB) in October 2021. Now, I had identified that I have an interest in the Information Systems Management sector and so that, I need to gain more comprehensive knowledge in the global competitive business environment. And this programme will develop my skills through employability practice-based teaching and learning approach in Information Systems theory against a context of real business. In addition, I am principled, dedicated, and self-motivated who is reliable in learning new skills. I am confident that my professional goal makes me a suitable candidate for the course.

By researching, I have come to know that this MSc course will explore the benefits of modern technologies and identify the problems associated with increasingly rapid rates of change in the information technology and business environment. By completing this MSc degree I will gain the concepts along with the number of important transferable skills that will be combined and evaluated in information systems management. In addition, it will also give me the professional experience phase which will make me career-ready. Moreover, the course has been designed to develop the graduates who are able to work by managing relationships through awareness of self and others to evaluate the ideas and contributing to team, will learn to appreciate the importance of being dependable. I think this course is ideal for me to improve my independence and self- development. My learned skills and detailed appreciation of my current knowledge will help me to complete my prospective study. I hope my chosen course will make it better and further open doors for my profession.

The brand of having a degree from the UK is highly respected by employers in Bangladesh as they believe that UK education molds proper professionals and there is an expectation are high from applicants with such degrees. Though, the study environment in my country follows theoretical systems of education which are quite different and no soft skills gained. In recent years, all companies in Bangladesh are emphasizing hiring of Bangladeshi graduates with degrees from abroad, as they see the transferrable skills carried forward from the international education will play a key role in transforming their approach to the business and believe these graduates are capable of doing so. This has played a key part in my decision-making when choosing a study destination. A recent Survey of International Graduate Outcomes 2019 by Universities UK International produced by graduate’s shows that 82% of international graduates say that their UK degree is worth the financial investment and the same percentage say they are satisfied with their careers. 83% feel that a UK degree has helped them to get jobs that they would not get otherwise. So this is the reason to choose the UK over other education destinations. I can see myself thriving more in a world of knowledge and teaching methods I’m accustomed to.

My choice is the University of Bedfordshire as it is incredibly welcoming to international students. To support students the University have invested heavily in their facilities to shape the physical and intellectual environment of learning. With over 22,000 students, the University provides outstanding higher education to people from all backgrounds and from over 120 countries, with a significant proportion of mature students and a growing international postgraduate community. According to DLHE 2018, 91% of graduates in work and/or further study within six months of graduating. Moreover, the University has campuses with excellent facilities. Tutors are high- qualified academics and most of them have received National Teaching Fellowship Awards. By researching a lot I have come to know that, Beds provide tuition to their students that goes way beyond the classroom. Conversely, I will have the opportunity to gain real-world knowledge and transferable skills that employers look for in graduate recruits. Actually, the University supports their students from a dedicated team during their course to get career-ready. And it will be a great achievement for me if I get the opportunity to study at the University of Bedfordshire.

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