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Business Information Technology (MSc)

Course Description

Develop the knowledge and techniques to be an effective agent for change in the application of Information Technology to Business processes.

Regardless of the economic environment, organisations always endeavor to maximise their resources in pursuit of business objectives. This often involves the effective use of Information Technology by management to increase efficiency and improve corporate performance.

Our course modules examine the characteristics of business information systems, how they are designed and how they can be successfully implemented in the working environment.

See the website http://www.napier.ac.uk/en/Courses/MSc-Business-Information-Technology-Postgraduate-FullTime

What you'll learn

This course is aimed at closing the capability gap between technology practitioners and generic managers to produce individuals who are equipped to operate in the corporate environment, yet be aware of the nature of the technology and be able to interact with specialists to deliver successful IT projects.

It is suitable for individuals with a management background wishing to specialise in the area of Information System technology or technology specialists wishing to move in to managerial roles.

Required modules:
- Information Systems Engineering
- Security, Audit and Compliance
- Management of Software Projects
- Enterprise Information Systems with SAP
- Dissertation

Plus modules chosen from:
- Strategic Information Systems Management
- Database systems and Computer Systems
- Digital Business Environments
- Digital Markets
- Web Design and Development

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.


The variety of Business Information Technology elements offers a strong vocational focus.

After graduation, you can expect to be involved in both academic and practical fields in widely diverse areas of Business Information Technology, including:

Career opportunities:
- Interactive systems design
- Usability engineering
- Information engineering
- Software engineering
- IT project management
- IT consultancy
- Networks design/analysis/management
- IT security
- Database design
- Implementation

School of Computing

The world of computing offers many different and rewarding career paths for specialists with the appropriate skills. With professional accreditation from the British Computer Society, our wide range of innovative courses is designed to meet industry needs.

Our courses are very practical and give you the necessary skills to join dynamic, hard working IT teams.

At Masters level, you can study anything from one module right up to a full MSc, full or part time. Modules include technologies such as .NET, Cisco, UML, SAP, Java, PHP, Ajax, all studied at Masters level. Choose to study full or part time.

There are also Executive Masters degrees available, including MSc Strategic ICT Leadership, MSc Advanced Security and Cybercrime, MSc Project and Programme Management and MSc Sound Design, where the majority of learning and study takes place at work or draws on your workplace experience. And the GCHQ accredited MSc Advanced Security and Digital Forensics can even be studied via distance learning.

The School of Computing is a member of a number of software alliance schemes which allows us to offer students of the school a large range of free software. Membership currently includes the Microsoft Academic Alliance (MSAA), the VMWare Academic Program (VMAP) and the iPhone Developer University Program. We are one of only two NVIDIA CUDA Teaching Centres in Scotland, a Cisco Academy Support Centre and an Encase Partner. Students benefit through access to the latest hardware, software and expertise.

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

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in any discipline in order to be eligible for the programme, but preferably with some computing, information systems or a business component. We may also consider lesser qualification if you have sufficient relevant work experience within the industry. If English is not your first language, it is usually required that you sit an English language test in order to gain entry onto our postgraduate programmes.

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