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Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc

Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Computer Science Business Information Technology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Looking to bridge the gap between technology and management? At Staffordshire University, develop the knowledge and skills needed to forward your career in Business Computing.

Business computing is pivotal in the understanding of how computing technologies can be used to enhance operations within small and large-scale organisations. We offer you the opportunity to specialise in these systems, giving you the skills to become a key driver of business computing in your career.

In the business computing sector, you will need to manage data in a variety of different ways. You will learn how to use data mining tools against a data warehouse to discover new knowledge, using SAP ERP to manage core business functions and AWS to then develop your applications and deploy to the internet.

We are proud members of the SAP University Alliance. In the information systems sector, SAP is one of the world leading designers of enterprise systems, and in our MSc you will get an opportunity to become a specialist in SAP ERP.

Through the expert teaching in our MSc, you will study the fundamentals of IT as a support tool within business. You’ll cover such aspects as systems analysis and design, cloud-based services, database technology, big data, data science, knowledge discovery etc.

Not only do we offer technical knowledge as part of the MSc, we also aim to instil the academic and professional skills required for lifelong learning and development. We cover research methods, communications, critical thinking, and analysis, academic and professional report writing.

If you choose to leave before completing the full 180 credit MSc course, you are entitled to a lower award if you have achieved pass grades for the necessary credits. This would be 60 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or 120 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip).

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Computer Science (Business Computing).

Careers

After completing the MSc Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

Business analyst

Enterprise systems (ERP) analyst/consultant

Information systems manager

Systems analyst

Solution architect

Data analyst

IT consultant

Data scientist

Systems developer

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, portfolios or research papers.

Different course options

Full time | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 13 months | 20-JAN-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

13 months

Start date

20-JAN-20

Modules

Business Analytics - Core
Data Storage for Business - Core
Dissertation - Core
Database Management and Security - Core
Enterprise Cloud Computing in the AWS Environment - Core
Project and Change Management - Core
Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling and Design - Core
Research Methods - Core
Managing Emerging Technologies - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£8,820

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£12,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK University or the international equivalent. If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more

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