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|Application deadline:||We have no specific application deadline, and an early application is recommended|
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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
The course aims to develop:
* understanding of the characteristics of information management, and using information systems, to provide effective services
* skills in evaluating and selecting appropriate methods and technologies for representing, managing and disseminating information
* skills in contributing to the management of organisational information using sound principles
* an appreciation of the necessary legal, ethical and professional values appropriate to the management of information services
Information systems are a key part of an organisation's IT infrastructure. IT professionals who can manage a business's information resources, and understand the technologies and systems that enable this are key to a modern enterprise's success.
This degree provides a specialist focus on the management of information and utilising information systems in organisations to provide effective information services.
Your understanding of information and its role in organisations will enable you to align the enterprise and its information systems. The course will equip you to develop your career in roles that include the management of business information and related services.
This prepares you for a range of information (system) management roles often found in banks, consultancies, pharmaceutical and other industries, central and local government, the education and health sectors, for example. The course is also excellent preparation for doctoral (PhD) study.
Why study this course at City University London?
* the course provides an 'info-socio-technical' approach, combining information and systems modules and streams in a social and organizational context
* the electives have been selected from staff research interests and expertise to provide in-depth cutting edge approaches in selected areas, such as information retrieval, visualization, legal aspects, open source systems, in a top-rated (RAE 5) research department
* all modules in this course are supported by the University's innovative online learning environment (Moodle). You will be able to access lecture materials and engage in discussions with student colleagues, teaching staff and the course team.
* the flexible course design caters for students with a range of disciplines and experiences, from home and overseas, who themselves contribute to a stimulating learning environment and experience
* London is a convenient location, with numerous career opportunities. City University London is close to the 'Square Mile', in an area associated with the creative industries, with access to national resources (such as the British Library)
Course Content This degree provides a specialist focus on the management of information and utilising information systems in organisations to provide effective information services. As this course shares a common first term with the degree in Information Systems and Technology you can decide on your area of focus once you are in a position to make an informed choice. Your understanding of information and its role in organisations will enable you to align the enterprise and its information systems. The course will equip you to develop your career in roles that include the management of business information and related services. This prepares you for a range of information (system) management roles often found in banks, consultancies, pharmaceutical and other industries, central and local government, the education and health sectors. The course is also excellent preparation for doctoral (PhD) study.
5 Core Module(s): Databases
* Identify the key issues relating to the management of relational database systems and object-oriented database systems
* Model the logical structure of database systems using different data models
* Analyse data and document structures using different models
* Create and query relational databases using SQL
* Evaluate the new developments in data and document handling systems and understand their practical applications and implications
Information and Knowledge Management
* Describe and evaluate the relationships between information and knowledge, their users and systems with reference to different types of resources and organizations
* Explain information and knowledge management processes in organisations by reference to life cycle and other models
* Use appropriate techniques to analyse information needs, use and provision
* Apply the principles of information management in various organisational contexts by drawing on case studies
* Discuss the ethical, social and economic context of information and knowledge management
* Web analytics
* Search, metadata and users' information-seeking behaviour
* Website organization and navigation schemes
* Key design documents in the IA process
* Knowledge of content management and e-commerce systems
* Introduction to system specification
* Introduction to databases
* Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the range of problems which arise in requirement engineering
* Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the state-of-the-art practices and leading academic research that are aimed at addressing the range of problems which arise in requirements engineering
* Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the differences between alternative requirements modelling techniques
* Apply start-of-the-art requirements methods and techniques to acquire, model and analyse requirements for complex systems
Research, Methods and Professional Issues
* Research activity in terms of the effectiveness of its approach and implementation
* Understand and apply a range of research methodologies such as inductive and deductive reasoning, explanation and prediction in the evaluation of published research
* Recognise and use a range of secondary data sources when performing a research task
* Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using a range of media
* Evaluate the legal, ethical and professional dimensions of typical information professions and information industry practices
Choose 3 elective module(s) from the following list:
Business Enginering with ERP Solutions
* Explain the fundamental principles of ERP technology and second generation ERP systems, and evaluate their business and technical benefits in context
* Analyse the critical success factors for ERP system implementation in context
* Use Accelerated SAP (ASAP) methodology in solving complex problems
* Perform complex business process modelling using the EPC notation
* Create graphics and applications that reveal the structure in data sets
* Apply the seven stages of visualization to analyse and present data graphically
* Use 'Processing' -- the open source programming language and environment -- to develop interactive graphical applications for visualization
Information Law and Policy
* Identify the legal principles underlying specific information issues
* Demonstrate a professional understanding of the use of relevant information law to help provide accurate information
* Critically evaluate and analyse information policies and their legal expression.
* Use a range of information retrieval systems and services to resolve information needs
* Evaluate information retrieval systems and services, by using appropriate methodologies
* Design and implement information retrieval systems, and make decisions about their deployment
* Evaluate new developments in information retrieval research, understanding the problems which new ideas in IR are attempting to address.
Open Source Systems
* Evaluate the usefulness of open source systems to solve real world problems, by drawing upon known case studies
* Critically analyse the open source software development process, its opportunities and problems in developing IT systems, with a particular focus on the individuals and organisations involved; compare and contrast open and closed source software development, by referring to established opportunites and difficulties in developing IT systems
* Assess open source systems from the legal, ethical and ideological perspectives
* Demonstrate understanding of the key issues relating to IT project management, including estimating, scheduling, resourcing, monitoring and controlling progress, quality control and risk management
* Discuss the wider context of change management and the organizational framework
Each application is considered on its merits and is given full consideration by admissions staff.
The usual minimum entrance requirement is a good second class honours degree from a UK university, a recognised equivalent from an accredited overseas institution or an equivalent professional qualification.
Applicants should have basic competence and familiarity with mathematics.
Applicants should have good professional English. For students whose first language is not English, an IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL score of 100 (internet-based) 600 (paper-based) or 250 (computer-based version) is required.
Previous academic and commercial experience will also be considered.
|CAE score:||60(Grade A)|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||100|
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