To enter the course you need to have one of the following:
- An honours degree (with a minimum of a second class honours degree), or an equivalent qualification in information systems, computing or information technology related subjects
- An unclassified degree in information systems, computing or information technology plus professional experience within the field of computing.
Months of entry
The Management of Information Systems and Technology (MIST) MSc course is designed for students who would like the opportunity to acquire proficient skills in, and develop knowledge of, the key aspects of Information systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) Management.
The course provides a framework within which to develop essential skills required by a wide range of industries both locally and globally. Some of these are Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing (SAP), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Project Management, AGILE, Scrum (currently one of the most popular frameworks for implementing AGILE) and PRINCE2.
The interesting design of this course focuses on key aspects of information technology and information systems in business enterprises. It aims to help equip you with the skills required for capture, organisation and presentation of information and data in a format that enhances efficient communications, while minimising error and increasing throughput. The course provides a framework within which to develop the skills of graduates and professionals, whether they are employed or studying in preparation for employment, by introducing them to the key aspects of Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT) Management. These essential skills are currently required by a wide range of industries both locally and globally.
You will be provided with a wide range of business intelligence tools and management software within an operative and tactical context, using it as an enterprise software to manage business operations and customer relations. It aims to develop your knowledge of how to plan and streamline business processes of large enterprises across procurement, manufacturing, service, sales, finance and HR with SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). Another feature of this course is Agile (a process that helps teams provide quick and unpredictable responses to the feedback they receive on their project) and PRINCE2. Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2), which is currently a de facto process-based method for effective management of projects across the world.
Work placement option
This master's programme provides you with the additional option to apply for a 'work placement' opportunity during your first semester with us. The 'work placement' is designed to further develop your skills, knowledge and professional experience with the aim of maximising your employability prospects. Please note that the optional placement modules incur an additional tuition fee of £4,000. Find out more about the work placement pathway.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing