Choose Kingston's International Enterprise Information Management MSc
The International Enterprise Information Management MSc is offered as a partnership between Kingston University
and Neu-Ulm University and leads to a dual degree from both universities. The programme is designed to develop new knowledge and skills that are particularly important to design and implement information systems strategies in international organisations.
You will have the opportunity to enhance your personal and professional development by studying in both countries together with your colleagues from the other university and by undertaking an international internship in the 'other' country (German students will complete the internship in the UK while UK students will complete theirs in Germany), in an international business organisation.
As a student of this programme you will gain a strong theoretical background which will greatly increase your employability in international information management. The international focus of the programme, in combination with the internship experience opportunity will inform your International Project and enable you to succeed in a global setting.
The programme is delivered in both countries in English (the first teaching block at Neu-Ulm University and the second teaching block at Kingston University
Leads to a dual degree from both universities.
Study in both countries.
What will you study?
The study includes fundamental elements of business organisations and an understanding of the strategic value of information systems (IS), its design and architecture and its role in the efficiency of complex international customer oriented operations. On completion of the taught modules you will have an opportunity to spend six months on an internship in industry, which is one of the key attractions of the programme.
Exam and coursework.
Typically the programme will be delivered according to the following plan:
Teaching block 1 – September to January:
Modules are delivered by the Neu-Ulm University.
Students study two 30-credit modules.
Teaching block 2 – January to April:
Modules are delivered by the Kingston University
Students study two 30-credit modules.
Industrial internship (non-credit bearing) – May to October
International Project (60 credits) – students submit this in January
Where this course will take you
The demand for IS specialists and consultants is fast-evolving and this programme, with its balance of theory and applied specialist learning, its international nature and especially its international internship opportunity prepares graduates well for the senior technical and management positions in a range of fields such as:
IS development and implementation;
systems analysis and design projects;
database design and development projects;
international IS consultancies; and
international supply chain strategy design and implementation.
The programme is only offered to home/EU students.
Applicants are normally required to fulfill the admission criteria of both Kingston University
and Neu-Ulm University, as follows:
A good UK honours degree (minimum lower-second class honours (2:2), or equivalent); this amounts to 180 ECTS points, and should be supplemented by one of the following experiences:
a minimum of six months professional experience related to the international enterprise information management course field; or
a co-authorship of a peer-reviewed research paper (in English).
A degree from Germany, equivalent to upper-second class honours degree classification, amounting to 210 ECTS points.
Computer science and information systems requirements
Applicants need to have basic computer science and information systems skills reflected in their course transcript.
German language requirements
Non-German applicants will be required to provide a German language skills certificate equivalent to the B1 level, according to the joint European reference frame.