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Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
Career prospects for the students of this programme tend to be strong as the knowledge and skills acquired are very relevant not only to the IT and high-tech industry, but also in the large majority of the industrial and scientific domains.
Computing is now the science underpinning most industrial and academic areas with the advent of big data and dataintensive discovery as the fourth scientific paradigm. Moreover, digital information has penetrated almost every aspect of today’s society.
Graduates are normally employed in a large variety of sectors. Some graduates will join large multinational companies; others join smaller companies and consultancies; and some may well choose to further their research at Reading or another university.
A research-informed and practice-oriented Masters programme in information systems and management delivered in Accra, Ghana, in collaboration with the University of Ghana Business School, one of the best business schools in Africa.
This programme offers students in West Africa the opportunity to enjoy high-standard, British, postgraduate education on their doorstep. The modules are delivered by academics from Henley Business School, supported by staff from the University of Ghana Business School. The programme prepares students for the fast-growing profession of information management, by enhancing their capability to apply knowledge and skills in planning, managing, designing and implementing IT-based solutions in business. Students will develop skills in research, analysis, information handling, problem-solving, teamwork and communication, while benefitting from an environment that fosters creativity.
Module descriptions are correct for modules taught in the academic year 2017/18. Optional module listings are indicative, and may be subject to change.
Please note there is no guarantee that in any one year all optional modules will be available.
Exams, dissertation and individual and group assignments
This programme prepares graduates for careers that require an understanding of both business and ICT, such as business analyst, systems analyst, consultant, IT project manager, etc. In the world of fast-changing technologies, a solid understanding of how IT enables business change is important, which this programme provides. It also prepares students to embark on PhD programmes in the area of information systems.
This programme is suitable for those who wish to pursue careers in information-intensive organisations, which require strategic deployment of technologies and methods to support operations and decision-making in specialist domains.
Successful completion of the compulsory module Business Domain and Requirements Analysis can lead to the BCS Professional Certificate in Business Analysis Practice.
The growing importance of digital technologies has created a number of challenges for marketers. The number of channels through which to reach individuals has multiplied, whilst customers are better informed and more connected than ever. They communicate with each other, influence buying behaviour and brand reputation, and provide marketers with a wealth of insight to an extent unimaginable a few years ago.
Not sure which pathway to choose (International Marketing or Digital Marketing)? Apply for the one that you feel fits you better and you will be able to change the pathway within the first few weeks from your arrival to the university.
This programme provides students with the business context and the tools needed to make the best use of digital channels, helping them to better understand how customers and prospective customers communicate with firms online. Key topics covered include the commercial and social context behind digital, search engine marketing, developing content, digital marketing strategies, and building effective relationships with customers through social media. You will understand how to apply the key building blocks of successful digital strategies.
Career and personal development planning is integral to our master's courses. We have a team of career professionals offering support, to give you the fundamental tools needed to achieve your career aspirations.