Taught course

Management Information Systems

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

A good 2nd class honours degree or an equivalent qualification or a relevant professional qualification of equivalent standard, eg BCS Professional Graduate Diploma, CEng, CIM Diploma or an unclassified degree plus at least two years further study or professional experience Students whose first language is not English will be expected to have must IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or equivalent.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Emphasis on the MSc in Management Information Systems is placed on developing the knowledge and skills for the management of information systems and IT resources in business organisations.

Students are provided with lecture notes, exercises, case studies and information about helpful websites through our school intranet and our electronic learning support environment, WebCT.

Forums enable students to interact with one another and work together as virtual groups.

Basic aspects of management i.e. business strategy, finance, marketing and human resource management, are studied on this course, but more time is given to IS/IT activities such as systems procurement, the design of networking and database strategies, or the implementation of ecommerce systems.

The modules studied are:

  • study skills and research methods;
  • usability;
  • internet and information security (double module);
  • software development;
  • advanced database systems;
  • enterprise systems;
  • project management;
  • decision support systems;
  • dissertation.

For the award of MSc you must also complete the Masters Project. The project component, which is often undertaken with a company, involves practical application and development of some of the knowledge and skills acquired in the taught modules.

Information for international students

Please contact our International/EU Office:
Telephone: +44(0)24 7615 2152
www.coventry.ac.uk/iocontactus

Fees and funding

For Coventry University graduates there is an alumni discount of £500, there are also Postgraduate Merit Scholarships available to UK students of £1000 towards tuition fees - please visit website for more information and criteria

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
20 months
part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months
part time
18 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations17
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice33
Dissertation (12000 words)

Course contact details

Name
UK - Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
UKPostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)24 7765 4321
Fax
+44 (0)24 7688 8609