The course contains three pathways or themes which enable you to specialise your studies in contemporary information systems, enterprise-wide information systems, and application development. Your course project consolidates the taught subjects of the course, while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area. Teaching methods include lectures, student-led activity and smaller, instructor-led groups. Your course work will range from presentations and group investigations to software development or research review.
You are expected to have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in an IT or computing discipline, or in another discipline that is either closely related to IT or computing (eg economics and business studies), or provides important underpinning for/insight into it (eg sciences or engineering). You may also be considered according to work experience and other qualifications. If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent.
This innovative course responds to the latest developments in business practice. It examines the broader issues of business imperatives and technology responses that have changed the way information systems are perceived. It also addresses the key aspects of contemporary business information systems, from requirements analysis, system modelling and design to the development of modern software solutions and databases that can be incorporated into fully operational information systems.
ARCHITECTURES, DESIGN AND DEPLOYMENT OF IS
METHODS FOR RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY
POSTGRADUATE PROJECT MODULE
REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM MODELLING
BUSINESS SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING
COMPUTING FOR BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
DATA MANAGEMENT AND REPOSITORIES
DATA WAREHOUSING AND OLAP
ENTERPRISE UTILITY COMPUTING
IT BUSINESS MODELS
SEMANTIC AND COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
WEB-ENABLED DATABASE APPLICATIONS
Graduates can expect to find employment as business intelligence consultants, business systems analysts and designers, enterprise consultants and managers, ETL marketers, and ETL/OLAP programmers and application developers. Recent graduates have found employment with a range of organisations including Accenture, the British Council, Centaur Holdings PLC, Deutsche Bank, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, GlaxoSmithKline, Home Office, IBM, Logica, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Standard and Poor’s, University of Hertfordshire, Taylor Woodrow, and a number of local authorities.
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