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MSc Business Information Systems

Course Description

Course Summary

This course enables graduates in Business or Information Systems to further their knowledge and career opportunities in business-led information systems.

An interdisciplinary course, it provides technical knowledge of applied programming, computer security, financial and business data analysis, strategic management of information systems and project management.

Intermediate qualifications available:

Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Choose Business Information Systems MSc at Bedfordshire and:

- Study on an interdisciplinary course that combines information technology and business, with areas including applied programming, computer security, information management and security, financial analysis, data modelling and management, professional project management, business data analysis and data compliance and governance
- Explore state-of-the-art and emerging information system solutions
- Develop your analytical, evaluative and problem-solving skills, enabling you to propose, critique and justify potential information system solutions to business-oriented problems
- Gain a thorough understanding of the roles information systems play in the business environment as well as related ethical and legal considerations
- Benefit from valuable experience through our Academic into Business Computing (ABC) centre, opening up new career opportunities such as Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Project Manager, IT consultant or IT/Business Lecturer.

Why choose this course?

The interdisciplinary course is at the interface of information systems and business. It will provide you with the academic and technical skills to solve business problems by means of state-of-the-art IT.

Entry requirements

A good UK honours degree or equivalent in a computing or business related subject.


Applicants who do not possess a first degree may be granted entry onto the course on the basis of their previous industrial work experience. Such work experience should be for 5 or more years.

Career Management Skills

Employability is understood widely as encompassing knowledge, skills and a professional attitude which your tutors expect you to display in all your units. All University of Bedfordshire courses aim to help you to be prepared for the world of work. The Careers Service is there to support you throughout the three years of your study. Our curriculum gives you skills that are valuable for a career within Business Information Systems in particular but is also relevant for a much wider range of applications such as information analysis or decision support systems.

The unit `Professional Project Management in particular requires you to work in a team so as to apply a current project management and ethics methodology that embraces all of these knowledge areas in an integrated way while going through the stages of planning, execution and project control; you will work as part of a team, take responsibility and make autonomous decisions that impact on the project team performance.

In addition and somewhat complementary the honours project fosters independent and autonomous study: you learn to take up the responsibility of conducting your project, typically derived from your own ideas, in collaboration with a dedicated member of the teaching staff as project supervisor.

Career/Further study opportunities

On completing this course students are likely to progress into the following areas:

Possible career paths:

- Business Analyst
- Systems Analyst
- Project Management
- IT consultant
- IT/Business Lecturer

Further study:

MSc by research or PhD in Business

Visit the MSc Business Information Systems page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A good UK honours degree or equivalent in a computing or business related subject.

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