This course aims to improve understanding of the impact of information systems on business processes and competitiveness in a global setting.
After people, information – about performance, products, services, customers, suppliers and competitors – is one of the most valuable assets in any business or organisation. In an era of Big Data, where the volume, variety and complexity of information is increasing, so too is the need for individuals who can help businesses make the most of technology to store, share and analyse large quantities of data to reveal new insights which can improve performance.
This course aims to improve understanding of the impact of information systems on business processes and competitiveness in a global setting. Covering areas such as IT services, cloud computing, database management, analytics and mobile technologies, you’ll be introduced to Systems, Applications and Products (SAP), the world’s leading provider of enterprise business applications and solutions.
The past decade has witnessed an explosion in the sophistication of big data platforms, often using web-based intelligence applications, in a range of diverse business situations – from the remarketing techniques incorporated into online advertising to personalised medicine practices being used to inform patient treatment.
As the complexity of information systems increases, the skills required by those managing them are becoming highly specialised, yet at the same time more broad-based. Information systems managers not only need to have advanced technical knowledge, but also critical management skills to analyse business needs, solve problems and ensure that the people, processes and practices within a business operate seamlessly.
Why choose this course?
Organisations of all sizes use management information systems (MIS). In today’s modern world, every business requires professionals who can ensure these critical systems run smoothly – often employing large departments of staff – distributing and protecting information or ensuring communications, like corporate websites, and transactional processes, such as electronic finance systems, remain operational.
This course aims to combine traditional and contemporary theory with the practical skills needed for the management of information systems, bridging the gap between technology and management. We will cover the different types of data available within an organisation and how to identify and capture descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive information.
International experience opportunities
We collaborate with other universities across the globe in Online International Learning (OIL) projects. For example, past students worked on a project with IAA Tanzania in which they investigate issues related to leadership in the management of projects and its contextual challenges.
The course is designed to prepare you for careers in the management of information systems within a business. We have an outstanding record for graduate employability – 92% of our graduates were in work or further study after six months, 90% of those employed in professional-level jobs (DLHE 2014/15).