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MSc Information Technology and International Business


Course Description

The migration of more and more business presence and commercial transactions to the internet has produced the need for managers who are familiar with the potential and the limitations of e-commerce, and also for software designers and developers who are aware of the business and marketing environment that sustains them. The fast past of technology changes requires managers and software designers who can operate comfortably and interchangeably in both worlds.

Why study at Dundee?

The MSc in Information Technology and International Business offers students a practical mix of technical computing modules such as internet and computer systems and software development and business modules like economics for business managers and international business strategy.

The course is based on practical, real-world assignments to provide great experience for your future career. As it is modelled on good practice within the industry, the MSc in Information Technology and International Business ensures that students are kept up-to-date and instilled with a high level of employability.

What's great about this course at Dundee?

International Business at the University of Dundee is well known abroad and as a result, there is a strong multicultural aspect in these classes. Students from countries all over the world like India, China Nigeria and more come here to study giving you the opportunity to work alongside people with a multitude of different ideas, skills and experiences.

The University of Dundee is at the leading edge of computing giving you the opportunity to take advantage of tutelage from leading researchers in an informal and supportive environment.

Your studies will take place in the Queen Mother Building, the University of Dundee’s award-winning epicentre of computing, which boasts an array of conventional and specialised equipment.

Debora Kagohara from Brazil graduated in 2007 from this course, she then went to Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand to study for a PhD.

She says "The work was challenging but very enjoyable and the lecturers and tutors were always at hand if I needed help. The degree was not only a good learning experience but I also met great people."

How you will be taught

We know how important it is to be at the leading edge of computing and so you will learn from research-active staff in the School of Computing. Leading researchers teach you and small class sizes mean that they really get to know you, making for an informal and supportive community.

Industrial collaboration is part of our ethos too, so we regularly include guest experts from industry.

What you will study

You select six taught modules, three per semester, during the period September-April. This will typically consist of four computing modules, chosen from:

Software Development
Technology Innovation Management
Database Systems
Software Engineering
Human Computer Interaction and Usability Engineering
Detailed module information for the computing modules is available online.

and two business modules chosen from

Corporate Finance
Performance Management and Reporting
Operations Management and Change
Business Accounting for Non-specialists
Principles of Marketing Practice
International Business Strategy
Global Marketing
Human Resource Management Strategies
Marketing Management and Strategy
Strategic Management Accounting
International Human Resource Management

Subject to examination performance, you then progress to the MSc project which runs from May to September, or to a Diploma project lasting 9 weeks. This is a business-related software development project supervised by a member of staff, culminating in a dissertation.

Please note that some of the modules in the programme are shared with other masters programmes and some of the teaching and resources may be shared with our BSc programme. These joint classes offer a valuable opportunity to learn from, and discuss the material with, other groups of students with different backgrounds and perspectives.

How you will be assessed

The taught modules are assessed by continuous assessment plus end of semester examinations in December and March/April. The project is assessed by dissertation.

Coursework is often very practical, eg writing computer programs, designing interfaces, writing reports, constructing web sites, testing software, implementing databases, analysing problems or presenting solutions to clients.

Careers

Career opportunities in software development, website design, network support, database development and research, working as computer systems manager, data processing manager, software engineer, computer analyst & programmer, computer & IT consultant.

Our students are highly employable:
They develop the expertise that employers want from computing graduates - our Industrial Advisory Board includes experts from a range of industries including Amazon, Scottish Enterprise Tayside, NCR, Chevron and Microsoft

They are prepared for a wide range of good career prospects in computing - the UK faces a massive shortage of graduates qualified to fill the 120,000 new jobs in computing and IT every year

Computing at the University of Dundee is ranked 21st in the UK according to most recent Times Good University Guide and 12th in the UK according to the Guardian University League Table 2009. The University of Dundee has powered its way to a position as one of Scotland's leading universities with an international reputation for excellence across a range of activities. With over 18,000 students, it is growing fast in both size and reputation. It has performed extremely well in both teaching and research assessment exercises, has spawned a range of spin-out companies to exploit its research and has a model wider-access programme.

Dundee has been described as the largest village in Scotland which gives an indication of how friendly and compact it is. With a population of 150,000 it is not too large but has virtually all the cultural and leisure activities you would expect in a much larger city. It is situated beside a broad estuary of the river Tay, surrounded by hills and farmland, and for lovers of the great outdoors it is hard to imagine another UK location that offers so much all year round on land and water. The University is situated in the centre of Dundee, and everything needed is on the one-stop campus: study facilities, help, advice, leisure activities... yet the attractions of the city centre and the cultural quarter are just a stroll away.

Visit the MSc Information Technology and International Business page on the University of Dundee website for more details!

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Alan Newell Scholarship - Single Award

Alan Newell Scholarship
50% off tuition fee based on academic merit

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off tuition fee

Eligibility

International applicant for a PG course in the School of Computing, starting Sept 2011 or Jan 2012

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.

You must complete the form, as soon as possible, and return it as per the instructions provided.

We will notify you after the closing date, to let you know whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.

Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/comp.htm


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Mark Grossi Scholarship - Single Award

Mark Grossi Scholarship
50% off tuition fee based on academic merit

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% off tuition fee

Eligibility

International applicant for a PG course in the School of Computing, starting Sept 2011 or Jan 2012

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.

You must complete the form, as soon as possible, and return it as per the instructions provided.

We will notify you after the closing date, to let you know whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.

Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/comp.htm


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School of Computing International Scholarship - Single Award

School of Computing International Scholarship
£5,000 Scholarship towards tuition fees, based on academic merit

Value of Scholarship(s)

£5,000

Eligibility

International applicant for a PG course in the School of Computing, starting Sept 2011 or Jan 2012

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.

You must complete the form, as soon as possible, and return it as per the instructions provided.

We will notify you after the closing date, to let you know whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.

Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/comp.htm


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School of Computing Family Scholarship - 5 Awards

School of Computing Family Scholarship
20% off tuition fee for students who have a family member (mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, spouse or partner) who is currently studying, or who has graduated from, the School of Computing.

Value of Scholarship(s)

20% off tuition fee

Eligibility

Applicants for a PG course in the School of Computing, starting Sept 2011 or Jan 2012, who have a family member (mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, spouse or partner) who is currently studying, or who has graduated from, the School of Computing.

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.

You must complete the form, as soon as possible, and return it as per the instructions provided.

We will notify you after the closing date, to let you know whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.

Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/comp.htm


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School of Computing Alumni Scholarship - 5 Awards

School of Computing Alumni Scholarship
20% off tuition fee for students who have graduated from the School of Computing

Value of Scholarship(s)

20% off tuition fee

Eligibility

Applicants for a PG course in the School of Computing, starting Sept 2011 or Jan 2012, who have graduated from the School of Computing

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.

You must complete the form, as soon as possible, and return it as per the instructions provided.

We will notify you after the closing date, to let you know whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.

Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/comp.htm


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COTACyT - 5 Awards

The University of Dundee has an agreement with COTACyT (Mexico) and will give School of Computing students funded through COTACyT a 10% discount on tuition fee.

Value of Scholarship(s)

10% off tuition fee

Eligibility

Mexican nationality applicants funded through COTACyT in the School of Computing, starting Sept 2011 or Jan 2012.
For further information regarding eligibility guidelines please visit: http://www.cotacyt.gob.mx/

Application Procedure

Once you have been given an offer to study in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee, we will send you a Scholarship form by email.

You must complete the form, as soon as possible, and return it as per the instructions provided.

We will notify you after the closing date, to let you know whether you have been successful in being awarded a Scholarship or not.

Closing date 1st July 2011

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/comp.htm


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5% discount on advance payment of tuition fees - 20+ Awards

A 5% discount on tuition fees is applicable for international applicants who pay the full amount (for the year), in advance, by a given deadline.

Value of Scholarship(s)

5% discount on tuition fees

Eligibility

For international applicants who pay the full fee amount (for the year), in advance, by a given deadline.

Application Procedure

You must pay the tuition fees due in advance, the full amount must be in the University of Dundee's bank account by the relevant date:

Courses starting in September - full payment by 1st July.
Courses starting in January - full payment by 15th Novmber.

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/comp.htm


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SAAS Postgraduate Students Allowances Scheme (PSAS) - 20+ Awards

SAAS Postgraduate Students Allowances Scheme (PSAS) provides some funding for some Scots-domiciled and non-UK EU postgraduate students studying in the School of Computing.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Tuition fees of up to £3,400

Eligibility

Home/EU students studying in Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & DesignSAAS eligibility guidelines can be found here:http://www.student-support-saas.gov.uk/student_support/special_circumstances/postgrad_eligibility.htm

Application Procedure

You can apply from April of the year that you want to study. You should always apply as early as possible.

If the course you are applying for is funded and you meet the SAAS eligibility conditions, you should contact your course leader to find out if they will nominate you for a funded place. If they are willing to nominate you, you will be sent an Application Form to complete and return to SAAS.

Contact SAAS directly on 0300 300 3135

Closing date 31st March 2012

Further Information

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/scholarships/comp.htm



Entry Requirements

You should have, or expect to have, an honours degree at 2.2 level or above, or equivalent qualifications, in a subject other than computing.English Language Requirement: IELTS of 6.0 (or equivalent), if your first language is not English.

Course Fees

2016-2017 Home/EU £ 5,500 2016-2017 OS £15,950


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