M.Sc. Business Information Systems

University of East London

Application deadline: as soon as possible
Tuition fee:
  • £ 7,550 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 11,700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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The computer science and informatics subject area is staffed by information systems professionals with a wealth of experience developed through years of working in the field of information systems and high-quality research and teaching practice. This rich background offers you the right level of exposure to skills and knowledge relating to issues relevant to the design, evaluation, management and development of information systems supporting a range of business functions across the corporate environment. You will be faced with real-life case studies and problem-solving exercises, involving the selection, evaluation, implementation and management of new and established information technologies that offer support and solutions in the management of an organisation, from operational to executive level.

Key Facts

* The programme caters for the need of much sought-after practical and applicable skills as well as academic knowledge to allow graduates to gain important roles in a variety of industries and business sectors.

* You attend research methods seminars / workshops which allow you the opportunity to investigate a variety of contemporary methodological frameworks and research methods to prepare you for the individual research dissertation.

Why Choose Us?

The MSc Business Information Systems programme provides specialist technological updating and a broadening of the horizons of participants by considering the use of information systems in stimulating and harnessing change in corporate environments. It offers the opportunity to expand existing knowledge of, and gain new valuable insights into, the use of information systems in a corporate context. There are opportunities to study the very latest developments from the standpoint of theoretical research or with a view to complex systems construction.
The programme provides for a wide range of career paths, from specific information systems management-related positions to more hybrid management / information systems specialist posts. These are needed to fill the growing need for companies to have key management positions filled with personnel who can understand the challenges of the particular industry but are also able to make best productive use of their information systems facilities in supporting their strategic objectives. Moreover, the programme provides the necessary knowledge for graduates who wish to engage in further study for a PhD and possibly follow a career in academia.


On this programme you will develop knowledge and use of systems analysis and design methodologies. You will learn the key principles of database design and develop simple database applications, while critically reflecting on the suitability of such applications and the efficiency with which they might address specific corporate problems. You will be exposed to problem solving by considering, evaluating, selecting and applying novel IT solutions to address corporate requirements. Finally, you will develop knowledge of the key methodologies used in managing information systems development projects effectively.


* Database Systems

* Global Sustainable ICT Management

* Project Management

* Rapid Application Development

* Dissertation.


Minimum 2:2 with honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) from the UK, taught in English in a computing or business related subject with relevant work experience.

Please note you would usually be expected to have at least a Grade C in English and Maths GCSE. Most programmes also accept Key Skills Level 2 Application of Number and Communication as equivalent to GCSE Maths and English.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) 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. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

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


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