Taught course

Business Information Systems Management

Northumbria University · Faculty of Engineering and Environment

Entry requirements

Applicants will normally hold a good honours degree (2:2 or above) in a subject in the general areas of Computing / Information Systems, Business Studies with IT or Engineering with a strong Computing / IT content. Alternatively, they will hold an equivalent professional qualification and/or suitable in-depth experience of working in areas which involve a significant amount of subject knowledge that would have been covered by the traditional professional qualifications and preparation discussed above

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is primarily concerned with preparing graduates to be able to effectively manage and lead the development of major information systems and/or e-Business systems resources. The subjects studied in the programme are based on the large body of up-to-date research and practitioner knowledge and experience of the staff in the School.

The curriculum includes the study of traditional and contemporary approaches to information systems and knowledge management in the business context; PRINCE2 project management; security systems management; business agility / creativity including the management of change, e-Business systems development and deployment, research methods and consultancy skills practice.

On completion of the course students should be able to demonstrate effective communication at a level appropriate to the audience, develop internet search skills, learn independently via a diverse range of resources, exercise initiative and personal responsibility and criticise and evaluate their own learning experiences. In addition, they will have developed sound knowledge and experience of PRINCE2 Project Management, which will be an attractive competency to many organisations.

Modules are typically taught by both lectures and supporting seminars. The seminars may be guided workshops in computer laboratories or staff-led tutorials, as appropriate for the module. All students have access to a virtual learning environment where additional learning resources are available, including the opportunity to participate in online discussion groups.

Each module on the course is separately assessed, and this may be by examination and/or assignment, including a Dissertation Project. Students are expected to evaluate theoretical or practical frameworks for the analysis and critical evaluation of a variety of issues, informed by recent research. Where appropriate, they are also expected to produce new critiques, methodologies and insights and propose new solutions to problems.

Graduates of this programme will be very well placed to take up a range of managerial and leadership roles available in the IT-based business world including: IT Project Manager; IT Operations Manager; Business IT Consultant; E-business Systems Analyst and IT Security Manager.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification and course duration


full time
12/16 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0) 191 227 4453