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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Business Information Systems

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The innovative Business Information Systems course provides you with sound, theoretically-informed and relevant knowledge of modern information and communications technologies and their 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.

The multidisciplinary curriculum spans a variety of topics, such as technology management, system design, organisational behaviour, business strategy, and marketing. You will develop an understanding and appreciation of the strategic value of technologies and processes as a source of competitive advantage, both nationally and internationally, and discover how to respond to the increasing demand for advanced information and communication technologies both in the workplace and at home.

Graduates with an MSc in Business Information Systems from Royal Holloway will have enhanced and widen their career prospects. 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

The dissertation provides you with an opportunity to learn and practise researching and writing skills for your future career. You will apply the analytical and problem-solving techniques you have acquired throughout your studies to explore a specialist interest in greater depth. You will critically evaluate academic literature, collect data systematically, organise your findings, and present your research results in a clear and logical and manner. To help, your research proposal will be read by the programme director, who will select an appropriate member of staff to act as your dissertation supervisor. Your final submission will be between 12,000 and 15,000 words in length.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£11,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:2 honours degree. 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. Graduates in other disciplines such as social sciences, media and engineering, with relevant work experience will be considered. Those who have studied alternative disciplines to management or business should take the ‘Foundations of Modern Management’ unit during Induction Week to obtain the background knowledge required for this course.