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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Royal Holloway, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The course

The innovative Business Information Systems course provides you with sound, theoretically-informed and relevant knowledge of modern information and communications technologies and their use in key business and organisational settings. Graduates will have the specialist scientific and technological expertise as well as research skills to be able to develop or further their careers as business IT practitioners, 'hybrid' managers or multidisciplinary researchers. This programme is suitable if you don’t have a management or technology-based qualification.

The multidisciplinary curriculum spans a variety of topics, such as technology management, system design, organisational behaviour, business strategy, and marketing. You will develop an understanding and appreciation of the strategic value of technologies and processes as a source of competitive advantage, both nationally and internationally, and discover how to respond to the increasing demand for advanced information and communication technologies both in the workplace and at home.

You will join an intellectually stimulating, friendly and supportive research environment and will work closely with our expert and experienced academic staff.

  • Unique programme which combines the management knowledge and technical skills required by successful hybrid managers in contemporary organisations.
  • Flexibility to tailor your studies to suit your specific areas of interest, such as; enterprise systems e-business, knowledge management, business intelligence and cyber crime.
  • Latest thinking and exciting intellectual challenges provided by academics who are at the frontiers of their subjects.

Teaching & assessment

Assessment is carried out by a variety of methods including coursework, examinations and a dissertation.

Your future career

Graduates with a MSc in Business Information Systems from Royal Holloway will have enhanced and widen their career prospects. The programme provides an excellent preparation for both managers and business IT practitioners and those who intend to embark on a research degree. The programme will help you to use your existing skills in the burgeoning field of information and communication technologies, as well as increase your degree of confidence in communicating with other people.

Graduates in recent years have entered many different business information systems-related areas, including: Business Analyst at Ford Motor Company, Information Security Consultant at Barclays, SAP HR Functional Consultant at Satyam Computer Services, Business Analyst at Oracle,Technology Consultant at Hewlett Packard and as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Applications Analyst at Whitbread.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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Royal Holloway, University of London

  • University League Table

    32nd

  • Campus address

    Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England

International students will find themselves in a diverse community: students from more than 125 countries live and study at Royal Holloway.
The university welcomes and supports international students. Its dedicated team can help with any questions students may have about studying in the UK.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 122 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    135 64%

    44th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72.0 72%

    43rd

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.87 78%

    93rd

    23

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