Taught course

Information Technology (Business)

Institution
Heriot-Watt University · School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Entry requires a good honours degree in a numerate subject area. Candidates holding a little less than a good honours degree or its equivalent but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exam and course work are at MSc level.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Information Technology (Business) offers the best set of practical, analytical and theoretical courses for a combined business management and software engineering based training. It covers the design and development of IT systems, the management of IT, business organisation and strategy, project leadership and e-commerce.

Such a strong and unique combination is hard to find and gives our graduates an edge in their pursuit of a research, software requirements engineer, business and IT analytics or IT journalism career.

The programme does not emphasise computer programming but instead seeks to develop graduates who are equipped with excellent analytical and project management skills to help them become the best communicators / managers working between hard-core software developers and business managers.

In some cases, the MSc project can be carried out in collaboration with an outside industrial or academic organisation.

Graduates from the programme would be suitable for employment with IT companies, company R&D divisions, financial services organisations, defence contractors or government IT agencies or could register for a PhD.

Further details are available here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    21 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
macspgenquiries@hw.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 131 451 8444