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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 on to managerial roles.

This course is eligible for a SFC funded place for Scottish and EU students – please see the SFC funding page for more information on how to apply. The deadline for applications for a January 2019 start is the 30th of November 2018.

Course details

This course will teach you about information system management and development in organisations.

You will learn how to design and implement information systems solutions, allowing you to gain an overview of the importance of systems to organisations as well as gain the technical and communication skills which the industry values.

The course focusses on how systems work, how the requirements for them are established and how they are designed and developed.

On completion, you will gain transferable skills in project management, time management and communication.


Modules that you will study* as part of this course

  • Business Intelligence and Reporting for Enterprises ( CSI11100 )
  • Computer Systems ( CSN11108 )
  • Data Wrangling ( SET11121 )
  • Database Systems ( SET11101 )
  • Digital Business Environments ( INF11114 )
  • Information Systems Engineering ( SET11106 )
  • Management of Software Projects ( INF11103 )
  • Masters Dissertation ( SOC11101 )
  • Security Audit & Compliance ( INF11109 )
  • Strategic Information Systems Management ( INF11115 )
  • User Experience and Service Design ( IMD11120 )

* These are indicative only and reflect the course structure in the current academic year. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

How you’ll be taught

You will learn with a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, lab time and independent study.

This is a full-time course and is split up into three trimesters. You can choose to start in either January or September.


  • September starts: 12 months
  • January starts: 18 months with a three-month break over the summer (after the first taught trimester)


Assessments are a mixture of written coursework allowing you to develop your academic and business reporting skills. The more technical modules include demonstration or evaluation your work.


This course is taught at our Merchiston Campus near the centre of Edinburgh. You will have access to specialist labs and facilities, including the Sensorium, a newly opened user experience lab.


  • Consultancy
  • Interactive systems design
  • Usability engineering
  • Information engineering
  • IT project management
  • IT consultancy
  • Information systems security and compliance
  • Database design
  • Business analyst

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




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