M.Sc. Business Information Technology

Kingston University

Application deadline: August 31; Applicants who require a visa: August 3
Tuition fee:
  • € 9,850 / Year (EEA)
  • € 14,450 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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If you would like to integrate management and IT skills, prepare yourself for new developments in digital business, and equip yourself with knowledge highly relevant to these emerging technologies, this Business Information Technology MSc is ideal. It will enable you to bridge the gap between business and IT practitioners, ensuring you are fully conversant with the language of e-business/e-commerce and possess the transferable skills necessary to enhance your career opportunities.

What will you study?
After an induction programme introducing you to the Business School and the expectations and ethos of the course, you will go on to explore how current technologies are being used to provide more-effective management systems. You will gain an overview of what constitutes business information technology and will develop a detailed knowledge of the technology and issues in order to plan, design and predict new document management applications.

You will also gain a solid foundation in practical web programming and related security issues. In addition, you will look at strategies for the exploitation, management and implementation of Internet and e-commerce applications. There will also be an opportunity to specialise via your elective choice and your dissertation.

The consultancy project will develop your management consultancy skills through a live project, the results of which you and your team will present to a client. The dissertation will enable you to explore in depth a business information technology topic of your choice. Recent topics include customer relationship management (CRM) systems; consumer behaviour towards online shopping; information technology outsourcing; strategic alliances; web services; and business process management. For a student perspective, see what our students and graduates say.

Contents

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list. Those listed here may also be a mixture of core and optional modules.

Core modules
* E-Commerce Operations
* Information Resources Management
* Web Information Technologies and Services
* Business Information Technology Consultancy Project
* Strategic Management of Information Systems
* Business Internet Systems
* Project Management
* Research Methods and Dissertation

Option modules
* Strategic Project Management
* Information Governance and Security

Requirements

We welcome applications from those who possess:

* a good honours degree or equivalent, preferably in a business area; and
* some experience in IT or computer use.

International students
All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

75 (Grade B)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

Kingston Business School bursaries
* For Home/EU and international students: * Five Diana Winstanley bursaries worth £2,000 each.
* Five Diana Winstanley bursaries worth £1,000 each.



Please visit the bursaries page for full application details.

Kingston University scholarships and bursaries
* For international students: * £3,300 scholarships for full-time international students.
* 10% discount on fees for Kingston alumni (alumni loyalty bursary).
* 10% discount on fees for family members of Kingston alumni (family loyalty bursary).


* For Home/EU students: * up to £3,000 Annual Fund scholarships.



To apply for any scholarship or bursary you must already be in possession of a firm offer on the programme and have paid your course fee deposit.

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