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Course summary

Modern organisations rely upon good information systems in order to survive in the global competitive business environment. This course will suit graduates who, through their interest in information technology and information systems wish to pursue management roles in charge of information systems. There are six entry points through the year. This allows you to start when it is most suitable. Learn contemporary approaches to information systems management and develop original approaches to organisations challenges and opportunities Study aspects of information systems, digital analytics, marketing and the digital future and strategic management Explore how the full benefits of modern technologies can be realised, and address the problems associated with increasingly rapid rates of change in the information technology and business environment Benefit from a course that inspires teamwork and engagement to contribute to ethical an innovative practice Develop your skills within Information Systems theory, against a context of real business through our employability practice-based teaching and learning approach. Gain the ability to make critical high-level managerial and organisational decisions, and learn critical thinking and creativity in analysis, synthesis and appraisal

Modules

• Business Dissertation (MAR042-6) Compulsory • Digital Analytics (MAR037-6) Compulsory • Digital Analytics And Online Customer Experience (MAR050-6) Compulsory • Information Systems (BSS055-6) Compulsory • Marketing And The Digital Future (MAR039-6) Compulsory • Performance Achievement Planning (BSS072-6) Compulsory • Strategic Management (BSS050-6) Compulsory Every effort is made to ensure this information is accurate at the point of publication on the UCAS website. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to our website.

Assessment method

The knowledge and concepts acquired during the four periods of block teaching along with a number of highly important transferable skills will be combined and evaluated during the writing of the final piece of work, the master's capstone experience unit. When students progress to the Master's capstone stage where they can choose one of the three options - Business Dissertation, Business Live Project, and Professional Practice. Regardless of which masters capstone experience they opt for, they will have to produce an individual, independent piece of work (dissertation/business report). Students will have to identify the research question or problem under investigation, review relevant literature, develop a sound methodology in order to explore the problem, proceed with the analysis, discuss their findings and make recommendations. All capstone options are evaluated as equivalent based on the unit learning outcomes. This final unit will enhance student ability to produce an independent piece of work and it will provide them with an opportunity to show the creativity and independence required in the workplace by holders of postgraduate degrees. Student contribution to own learning is pivotal. While the main concepts and theories might be following the structure of a textbook, students will expected to do a substantial amount of reading themselves. It is essential that, in order to maximise the educational benefit and to derive the best experience, students must make optimum use of the time provided for individual learning. Direct contact times will be highly interactive and student preparation in advance is a key element for success. Starting in induction week students will prepare for what will be an intensive delivery which will then be followed by their own individual learning and assessment. The Lecturers who will deliver this Course are active researchers and will guide students through this process by exposing them to the latest developments of the relevant subjects. Research-informed teaching is the basis for transforming a course into a unique student experience in an area of knowledge which is very dynamic in its evolution. Additionally, active external engagement though for example guest lectures, real-world projects, and industrial visits will provide the opportunities for students to integrate theory and practice. Besides the knowledge of theories and concepts and their application to real life business situations, four basic elements have been used in developing this course. Critical and creative thinking should be part of every postgraduate course. Students will be encouraged to receive, discuss and evaluate across all Units. They will also participate greatly in developing their own learning through independent and guided reading and they will be encouraged to share their views, ideas and knowledge. Systemic thinking will be greatly promoted. A postgraduate student in Information Systems Management should understand that all theoretical ideas and their applications are not independent of the world we live in and should be interconnected when trying to analyse information systems and their relationship to strategy. The ability to decompose and synthesize will be a key factor in achieving this and it will be developed in all Units. Finally, collaboration at all stages of this course will be required, either informally in the context of class discussions, or when formative group assessments have to be prepared. Along with sharing their ideas and contributing to their team, students will learn to appreciate the importance of being dependable.


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent. To apply for this course, a Business degree or an IT/IS-related degree is required. Otherwise, applicants from different subject areas will be considered on an individual basis according to their relevant professional experience or qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For information on the 2023 fees please refer to our website, https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/money/fees/

Sponsorship information

For information on postgraduate funding, please visit: https://www.beds.ac.uk/howtoapply/postgraduatestudy/postgraduate-fees-and-funding

Information Systems Management at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS