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Course content

About the course

Information Systems Management MSc is designed to meet the growing demand for technicallyable graduates with skills that are optimised for management roles, particularly those overseeing information systems. If you are enthusiastic about the storage and handling of information, want to learn the very latest theory and practice and see yourself progressing into a management role, then this is the ideal course for you. Covering a wide range of specialist modules, the course exposes you to the most recent developments in both the theory and practice of modern information systems. You will benefit from research expertise from our internationally recognised Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR), which inputs into the course and will explore current research issues. The course is suitable for people with a wide variety of backgrounds. No previous experience of IT or computing is needed, but you will need to display aptitude for logical analysis and for taking an organisational perspective.

Course Structure

Modules

First semester

• Object-Oriented Programming

• Database Systems and Design

• Computer Systems and Networks

• Systems Analysis and Design

Second semester

• Research Methods, Professionalism and Ethics

• Management of Information Systems

• E-Commerce Systems

• Human Factors in Systems Design

Third semester

• Final Project

We offer a great opportunity to boost your career prospects through an optional one year placement as part of your postgraduate studies. We have a dedicated Placement Unit which will help you obtain this. Once on your placement you will be supported by your Visiting Tutor to ensure that you gain maximum benefit from the experience. Placements begin after the taught component of the course has been completed - usually around June - and last for one year. When you return from your work placement you will begin your project.

Teaching and assessment

The course can be studied either full-time over one year or part-time for two–six years, beginning in September each year (a January start date may also be available).

There will be two- or three-week vacations at Christmas and New Year (December/January) and Easter (March/April), and some students also take a brief break in June or July before completing their dissertation.

Teaching will include formal lectures, tutorials and laboratories. You will also be expected to undertake independent study and research to support your assignments and dissertation. Assessment will be by various group and individual methods including exams, projects, presentations, written essays and reports.

You will normally be expected to attend a two-week induction in September, to prepare you for modules taught in semester one.

Contact and learning hours

Full-time students will normally attend around 12 hours of timetabled taught sessions per week, and can expect to undertake around 24 further hours of self-directed independent study and research to support your assignments and dissertation

Academic expertise

The Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility is internationally recognised for its applied research expertise. In a world where individuals, businesses and governments increasingly depend on information and communication technologies, this acclaimed research centre is looked to for authoritative advice on their social, organisational and ethical impacts. Our experts collaborate with a range of worldwide partners assessing implications and shaping codes of practice.

To find out more

To learn more about this course and DMU, visit our website:

Postgraduate open days: http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/open-evenings/postgraduate-open-days.aspx

Applying for a postgraduate course:

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply/entry-criteria-and-how-to-apply.aspx

Funding for postgraduate students

http://www.dmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-funding-2017-18/postgraduate-funding-2017-18.aspx


Visit the Information Systems Management MSc page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

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