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eBusiness - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Course Description

This course is designed to enable tomorrow's business and technology leaders to fully exploit the opportunities offered by recent advances in internet technologies.

The eBusiness programme is based on a sound understanding of the technical infrastructure of the internet and the web, but will rapidly develop your expertise in a host of convergent technologies. Issues relating to web application development, including web design and the human-computer interface, will complement a good understanding of the business potential of multimedia and database technologies.

The course is run by the Department of Computing and Communication Technologies and has been developed in conjunction with our Business School.

Why choose this course?

The programme focuses on the latest eBusiness models and technical skills that are required to build effective solutions. It provides a unique integration of theory and practice with practice orientated teaching based on real world examples. Our award winning approach to assessment using assessment that is integrated across the modules and live projects are undertaken in partnership with industry.

There are regular guest lectures from award winning practitioners. You will have the opportunity to put the skills you have gained into practice if you choose to undertake our 1 year optional placement. The universal nature of the technical skills developed in our programmes means our courses are of equal relevance to both new graduates and those with many years of industrial experience.

This course in detail

The course modules, which are all compulsory for the MSc, are listed below. To qualify for the MSc you will need to pass three compulsory modules in Semester 1 and three compulsory modules in Semester 2 as well as the dissertation and the research and study methods module.

The MSc in eBusiness with placement enables you to work in industry for a year in the middle of your course to give valuable workplace experience. Placements are not guaranteed, but the departments dedicated placement team will help with the process of finding and applying for placements. To qualify for a master’s degree with placement, you must pass modules amounting to 180 credits plus the zero credit placement module. This comprises six taught modules (20 credits each) plus your dissertation (60 credits).

The Postgraduate Diploma in eBusiness allows you to concentrate on the taught part of the degree and is ideal for people already working in the industry who wish to brush up their skills. To qualify for a Postgraduate Diploma, you must pass modules amounting to 120 credits.

The Postgraduate Certificate in eBusiness allows you to concentrate on the taught part of the degree and is ideal for people working in the industry who wish to learn a specific area in this rapidly changing discipline. To qualify for a Postgraduate Certificate, you must pass modules amounting to 60 credits.

Part-time students normally distribute the work evenly over a two-year period.

Semester 1 - Modules:
-The Business Web (compulsory for MSc and PG Dip)
-Web Applications Development (compulsory for MSc and PG Dip)
-eMarketing Principles and Strategies (compulsory for MSc and PG Dip)
-Research and Study Methods (compulsory for MSc)

Semester 2 - Modules:
-Research and Study Methods (compulsory for MSc)
-Building a Web-Based Business (compulsory for MSc)
-eBusiness Information Systems (compulsory for MSc)
-Business eFutures (compulsory for MSc)

Students undertaking an MSc with placement will do a 1 year placement in industry. The placement will be undertaken after the taught component and before doing the dissertation.

Students taking the MSc will also take:
-The Dissertation

Please note: as courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, the list of taught modules you choose may vary from the list here.

Teaching and learning

Lecturing staff have extensive experience in university teaching in computing and business, as well as coming from a wide range of industrial and commercial backgrounds. Many of the modules are enriched by the teaching staff's research expertise and ongoing commitment to serving the business community.

We maintain industrial links in a variety of ways, including consultancy, courses for industry and through our industrial placement scheme.

Careers and professional developments

Our MSc students come from all over the world and graduate to follow careers in business-related, technical and creative roles. They tell us that the relevance of our courses and the skills they've learnt enable them to achieve their goals and build their careers.

Visit the eBusiness - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the Oxford Brookes University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

You should normally hold at least a second class honours bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, in a subject containing a computing or IT component, such as Business Information Systems. Applicants with practical experience of using computing for business applications and business-based awards, which have a computing related content, will also be considered.

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