Taught course

Information Systems Management

Institution
Brunel University London · Computer Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A UK first or second class Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised qualification and motivation to develop a reflective understanding of the theory and practice of this complex and exciting subject area. A computing-related background may be advantageous to your application but is not a strict requirement. Applicants with other qualifications and/or substantial industrial experience (that is relevant to the subject area) may be eligible to study on the course. In this case, you will be required to attend an interview and may be asked to do some preparatory work for the course. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Information systems are becoming ever more central to society, especially in business and industry – and this course will develop your ability to use these systems to manage the complex challenges that can confront businesses.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explore issues relevant to information systems development in the context of modern business environments and needs.
  • Express a rounded awareness of the state-of-the-art in relation to the role of information systems in the enterprise environment and the importance of strategic alignment.
  • Understand the changing nature of information systems and the implications of this for the requisite dynamic balancing of the social and the technical.
  • Reflect, critically, on the state-of-the art of both the practice and theory of organisational-level systems development and critically understand information systems and their role in organisational effectiveness.

Aims

Information systems managers provide a pivotal role in helping organisations get the most from the technologies they deploy. As society and technology develop, the most important skills for the future lie in the development of individuals with the ability to both understand and manage these complex and interrelated systems.

Aspects of business that were once seen in isolation – the people, organisation, process, information and technology – are now expected to operate as part of a seamless whole, both within and across enterprises. Information systems managers are responsible for delivering this seamless integration efficiency.

The jobs that require the knowledge and skills that you will learn on this course in Information Systems Management include business analysts, systems development analysts and consultants (both technical and managerial).

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (min 6 in all areas); TOEFL Paper test: 580 (TWE 4.5); TOEFL Internet test: 92 (R20, L20, S20, W20); Pearson: 59 (51 in all subscores); BrunELT 65% (min 60% in all areas).

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,400 full-time; £4,700 part-time
International students
£17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time

Find out more about postgraduate funding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Creative work10
Dissertation30 (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
course enquiries
Email
course-enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599