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MSc in Management of Information Systems

 

Many graduates of computer science, computer engineering, information technology and information systems start their careers as developers, software engineers or in technical areas like network support. As their careers progress, they often find themselves increasingly presented with business and management issues, which, notwithstanding their technical skills and experience, they do not possess the knowledge to handle. Furthermore, the ubiquity of the role of information and communications technology in the workplace and society demands the efficient and effective alignment of organizational goals and personal development.

The course is designed to provide a practical grounding in critical aspects of IS/ICT management together with an understanding of current thinking about ICT management and governance. It is intended for information systems/technology professionals in early or mid career who:

  • have recently been appointed to management positions or
  • see their long term career in ICT management or
  • would like to understand key business aspects of ICT better or
  • are interested in current thinking and research about ICT management.

The syllabus comprises a balanced mix of practice and theory. An important aspect of the course is a continuing close involvement with business and industry. The course is taught by a mixture of academics with a background in industry and senior professionals from both the private and public sectors. Between them, this group bring a great wealth of experience, personal achievement and industry knowledge to the programme. At the same time, the academic component of the course is design to instill a high degree of rigour in thinking, analysis and research.

On completion of the MSc, students will be equipped with the professional knowledge, expertise and competencies required to assume more senior roles in IS/ICT management and/or in the IS/ICT industry. The course also provides a platform for those interested in pursuing research, to proceed to a higher degree.

If you wish to become a senior IT professional, or make extensive use of IT in business, then this postgraduate degree course is for you.

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