MSc Information Systems & Business Analysis has been designed to give you an expert understanding of how information systems support businesses and their operations. Through our specialist career pathway, the programme will give you in-depth knowledge and experience to prepare you for a range of careers in information systems consultancy, business analysis and management.
You will gain the technical, organisational and people skills needed to develop business systems and manage information systems projects in practice. A core workshop module gives you the opportunity to act as a consultant, creating a fully working information system within a realistic but supportive environment.
Subject guide and modules
Core modules: -Foundation in Business Systems -Developing Business Systems Workshop -Managing Projects -Learning, Skills and Career Development -Applied Research Methods -Professional Development Programme -Ethics in Academic Practice
Optional Modules*: -Data Mining & Business Intelligence -Simulation for Managerial Decision Making -Enterprise Resource Planning -Operations Management -Advanced Spreadsheets and Databases -Strategic Global Outsourcing & Offshoring
*Please note: All pathways may not run, depending on numbers.
The programme then concludes with a dissertation project.
In addition to your Aston degree, you will have the opportunity to participate in our international study exchange programme. Studying with one of our partner institutions, the programme will enhance your international experience and communication skills, preparing you for a career in the international business environment.
Learning, teaching and assessment
You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the programme is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.
This programme will prepare you for a range of specialist careers in consultancy, management and business analysis. It is also a suitable first step if you want to pursue a research or academic career. Recent graduate positions include: -Analyst – Cap Gemini -Business Analyst – Scope International (India) -Information Systems Graduate Trainee – British Gas -Junior Consultant – Roland Berger (Nigeria) -Project Manager – Jaguar Land Rover
Our international alumni ambassadors share their experiences of studying at Aston Business School with students all over the world who consider applying for a course at Aston. Feel free to contact our ambassadors if you have any questions about 'Aston Life', the Campus, the courses or living in the UK/Birmingham.
The MSc in Information Systems and Business Analysis is designed to develop the key knowledge and competencies which are valued by international employers in related professions. These include: -Analytical and problem solving skills -Dealing with clients and managing relationships -Delivering projects which meet business requirements -Time management and organisational skills -Interpersonal and communication skills -Ability to be effective in an international team-working environment
In addition to the specialist modules, you will follow an integrated Learning, Skills and Career Development module which provides you with the tools and skills for linking your learning on the programme to your employability, career planning and continuing personal development.
"Aston Business School has a very good reputation. There is a good range of optional modules enabling students to specialise in the areas of interest and the core modules provide a good, broader knowledge of business and the industry."
Aston Excellence Scholarships (All MSc Programmes)
No. of awards TBC
Our MSc scholarships are designed to support talented applicants wishing to develop their skills and knowledge with one of our MSc programmes. For 2015/16 we have a variety of scholarship awards available.
Value of Scholarship(s)
£1,000 - £1,500
Applicants wishing to apply for one of the Aston MSc scholarships must meet the following criteria:Have been offered a place on one of our MSc courses Be a self-funded student
Applicants must download and complete the scholarship application form which can be found on the website. The completed form must then be emailed to [email protected] Please note that all forms must be completed in full those recived with missing information will not be assessed.Applicants make only one general scholarship application for all of the above scholarships and are not required to specify which scholarship they wish to be considered for. This decision will be made by the scholarship panel.Please note that all scholarships are specific to the degree programme and point of entry indicated in any scholarship offer confirmation and are not transferable.
A good UK honours degree (minimum upper second class) OR Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. As well as:Two professional references – at least one must be from an academic referee; An official academic transcript of your university grades to date; A completed application form. For International Students: An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date. Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements.
Recipient: Aston University
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