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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Information Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides you with sound, theoretically informed and relevant knowledge of modern information and communications technologies and its use in key business and organisational settings. Graduates will have the specialist scientific and technological expertise as well as research skills to be able to develop or further their careers as business IT practitioners, “hybrid” managers or multidisciplinary researchers. This programme is suitable if you don’t have a management or technology based qualification. Through the course you will understand and appreciate the strategic value of technologies and processes as a source of competitive advantage, both nationally and internationally and find out how to respond to the increasing need for greater understanding of the role advanced information and communication technologies plays in the workplace and at home. The multidisciplinary curriculum spans a variety of topics, such as: technology management, system design, organisational behaviour, business strategy, and marketing. You will learn about the central issues in designing and managing business information systems and in assessing the role of IT in the globalisation of business activities; as well as develop an understanding and appreciation of the strategic value of technologies and processes as a source of competitive advantage, both nationally and internationally. The programme provides an excellent preparation for both managers and business IT practitioners and those who intend to embark on a research degree. The programme will help you to use your existing skills in the burgeoning field of information and communication technologies, as well as increase your degree of confidence in communicating with other people.

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-17

Modules

In this module you will develop an understanding of the role of information technology in organisations and society, covering a range of topics from central functions of management information systems in modern business, technology and innovation, to the impact of IT on globalisation and the transformation of society. You will look at the strategies employed by busiensses to take advantage of IT systems, and analyse the implications of technology in modern workplaces. You will also consider the potential ethical and social impact of emerging technologies, and reflect on the design, adoption and diffusion of future technologies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,050

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course

£17,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need to have an UK Lower Second Class Honours degree (2:2) or equivalent. A background in business and management and/or computer science is preferred but not essential. Consideration will also be given to relevant professional qualifications and/or work experience.

Department profile

Royal Holloway is part of the University of London. As one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities, we are home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law. A University of London degree award provides you with a strong career advantage as our degrees are recognised by employers all over the world. At the School of Management our internationally renowned academics bring their...more

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