Taught course

Business Information Technology

Edinburgh Napier University · School of Computing

Entry requirements

You will need an honours degree, or equivalent, in a discipline with some IT, and/or business content. If you have alternative qualifications or experience we welcome your application and you will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This degree integrates both business and information technology into a single programme. This is a key area of demand from employers across the IT and IT services community – that is, for people who both understand and can exploit the potential of information technology in business. Furthermore, the programme allows you to specialise in business or technology related themes, putting you in control by allowing you to choose from a number of from IT management, information systems and computing modules. That said, we do not expect students to make these choices alone – the programme leader helps students choose what is best for them, and supports them throughout their time with us.

The MSc Business Information Technology requires an intensive period of study, involving lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions and independent study. While classes for each module may account for only three or four hours a week, you'll be expected to commit at least 13 hours per week per module. As a full-time student you'll take three modules per trimester, for the first two trimesters. This course is also available part-time, with one or two modules studied per trimester.

Modules cover a mixture of management and technical subjects including:

  • Enterprise Information Systems with SAP, Information Strategy, Information Security, managing software projects, and e-commerce
  • Information Systems Engineering, Database systems, Computer systems, and Web Design & Development.

The programme is designed to allow students to completement their existing knowledge with more technical (eg SQL) or management oriented content.

Completion of three modules earns a PG Certificate, and six modules will gain a PG Diploma. The MSc is earned by submission of a dissertation on a relevant subject .

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0. We also offer a range of pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters programme. Please see our website for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see our website for up-to-date fee & funding information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


full time
6 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Information Office
+44 (0)8452 60 60 40