Business information and using it to increase profitability is becoming an ever more essential part of running any organisation. This course will train you to design and develop information management systems and make the best use of them in the workplace – a highly sought-after skill in today's competitive market.
Why study MSc Business Information Systems Management at Middlesex?
From revenue reports and customer data to figures used to forecast sales and analyse trends, the useful knowledge which organisations can gain from information systems is virtually limitless. Experts who can use the technology intelligently and creatively to add value to a business, combining technical ability with an understanding of an organisation's needs, are in high demand. Our course is designed to meet that demand.
The highly practical Business Information Systems Management Masters examines how information systems can be used strategically by organisations, especially web-based information systems and knowledge management systems.
The course has a unique focus on the quality management process of implementing and maintaining systems, as well as focusing on the strategy, legal and regulatory implications of information systems. The course meets demand in the industry for managers with up to date technical and analytical skills to make the best use of their company's IS/IT.The course, available both full-time and part-time, is ideal for students with a business or computing degree who want to move into careers such as information systems auditing, quality management, e-commerce, systems development, or strategic management of IS/IT.
Information Systems Quality Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
This module is at the heart of Software Engineering Quality Management and aims to impart the knowledge and skills for the Engineering, monitoring, and improving information systems. Engineering good quality software products benefits from a controlled and managed development process. Managing the complexity of organisations and the complexity and proliferation of information systems and their many failures demand specialised knowledge and skills. In particular, quality assurance engineers, project and systems managers and auditors need the knowledge and skills to monitor and assess both the software process and software artefacts in order to provide guidance and leadership for their improvement. The quality manager also needs to have the knowledge and skills for evaluation and selection of appropriate process models, methods, tools and human resources.
To maintain competitive advantage in the knowledge economy, organisations need a knowledge management strategy. The aim of this module is to enable participants to draw upon the latest theory and practice in knowledge management to be able to assist organisations in developing knowledge management systems that nurture and exploit business, social and technological aspects of the organization.
To give students an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to undertake work that is independent - shaped largely by one s own decisions and preferences; complete - accomplished from conception to delivery, via all stages in between; technically competent - employing techniques and exploiting knowledge gained during earlier parts of the programme; professionally and ethically compliant; supervised - working under the guidance but not instruction of a member of academic staff; academically sound - taking critical account of current knowledge and methods in the chosen specialist area.
Regulation of Electronic Commerce and Information Technology (30 Credits) - Compulsory
This module focuses on the regulation of electronic commerce activities and associated technologies. It gives students an understanding of regulatory frameworks for electronic technologies and the underlying legal principles which govern electronic commerce. The module critically examines the role of regulation in the commercial context of electronic transactions and how such regulation applies to these transactions. Legal and regulatory issues related to intellectual property, conducting business online, privacy, jurisdiction are among topics covered. In addition to the above, the module covers regulation in the broader context of professional and ethical issues relevant to the use of information technology
Information System Strategy and Management (30 Credits) - Compulsory
The business strategy of an organisation should be supported by Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) strategy. In order to achieve this, developing IS should be part of an organisation's strategic planning. This module will explore major concepts, methods and technologies needed to develop business strategies for an organisation focusing on the Internet as the medium. Data management systems are now the central software of enterprise systems and the driving force behind e-commerce. This module will cover the fundamentals of managing industrial data. The aim of the module is to integrate theory and practice in a holistic manner. This module also aims to give students the knowledge of how to use and manage information systems to bring value to the organisation.
Each module is assessed through a combination of group and/or individual coursework, presentations and an unseen examination. In general, the coursework component of each module accounts for 30% – 50% of the module grade while the unseen examination accounts for 50% - 70% depending on the nature of the module. The Postgraduate Computing Project, undertaken at the end of the programme, gives the student the opportunity to demonstrate in a practical way the knowledge and skills acquired from the programme as a whole, including the student's own self-directed learning and research.
To be accepted to study on the MSc Business Information Systems Management course, we normally require graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification in an appropriate subject.
We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications. For further guidance about your eligibility please contact our admissions team on : firstname.lastname@example.org
English language requirements
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification such as a grade 5 or better at SEC O'level.
The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all four components) or equivalent. If you are unsure whether you meet the minimum requirements please contact the Malta campus admissions office.
How can the MSc Business Information Systems Management support your career?
Well-qualified IT professionals are in high demand and your career prospects on graduating this course will be excellent, leaving you ideally placed for a role as IT manager or project manager, business analyst, quality assurance engineer, information systems auditor or CRM specialist.