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Business Information Management MSc

Business Information Management MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Information Systems Information Management Business Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our MSc Business Information Management programme offers a strong and fairly unique combination of practical, analytical and theoretical courses. It will build your expertise and provide comprehensive training across business management and software engineering. The programme’s emphasis is not on computer programming but on developing relevant analytical and project management skills to ensure you can become an excellent communicator / manager operating between hard-core software developers and business managers.

Students can specialise in areas like e-commerce, online learning and IT project management. The programme studies IT, but does not require students to design programs or write software. This approach provides our computer science graduates with the best possible prospects for pursing a research, software requirements engineer, business and IT analytics, or IT journalism career. Students will also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards in this course.

Different course options

Full time | Edinburgh Campus | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



This module provides an overview of advanced topics in Digital and Knowledge Economy, including current developments and future trends in developed economies resulting from deploying new technologies and utilising emerging knowledge; To discuss e-Business, as a new breed of modern business model that leverages technical advancements to create economic growth. To provide a high level description of business and technological issues related to Digital and Knowledge Economy. To introduce technologies and methodologies so as to provide a deep understanding of the Digital and Knowledge Economy, including business, organisational, knowledge and technology based issues; To impart rigorous technical modelling and analytical methodologies for working with complex problems in this area; To facilitate the dialogue between business and computing personnel, and translate business requirements to computing ones and vice versa; To impart deep understanding of the motivation and rationale behind the conversations between business and IT, as well as other relevant technologies and future trends - so that students.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a good honours degree in a numerate discipline.