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MSc Business Information Technology

Course Description

Closing the gap between expert technology practitioners and generic managers to help deliver successful information systems.

Making the right decisions about how to use technology becomes more and more critical, and that’s why there are great career opportunities for graduates who have skills in technology management. At the end of the course, you will be able to examine the characteristics of business information systems, how they are designed, and how they can be successfully implemented in the working environment.

The course is suitable for individuals with a management background wishing to specialise in information system technology or technology specialists wishing to move in to managerial roles.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/courses/msc-business-information-technology-postgraduate-fulltime

What you'll learn

You will focus on how these systems work, how the requirements for them are established and how they are designed and developed.

You will gain an overview of the importance of systems to organisations as well as gain technical and communication skills which the industry values.

You will learn about information systems management and development in organisations, and how to design and implement information systems solutions.

You will also gain transferable skills in project management, time management and communication.


Required modules include:
• Information Systems Engineering
• Security, Audit and Compliance
• Management of Software Projects
• Enterprise Information Systems with SAP

Plus two modules chosen from:
• Strategic Information Systems Management
• Database Systems and Computer Systems
• Digital Business Environments
• Web Design and Development

Achieving an MSc requires completion of six modules and a dissertation. Complete 3 modules to gains a PG Certificate; complete 6 modules for a PG Diploma.

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


The variety of Business Information Technology elements offers a strong vocational focus.

After graduation, you can expect to be involved in both academic and practical fields in widely diverse areas of Business Information Technology, including:

Career opportunities:
• Interactive systems design
• Usability engineering
• Information engineering
• Software engineering
• IT project management
• IT consultancy
• Networks design/analysis/management
• IT security
• Database design
• Implementation

How to apply


SAAS Funding

Nothing should get in the way of furthering your education. Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) awards funding for postgraduate courses, and could provide the help you need to continue your studies. Find out more: http://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/saas-funded-courses

Visit the MSc Business Information Technology page on the Edinburgh Napier University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme, but preferably with some computing, information systems or a business component. We may also consider lesser qualification if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

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