The demand for information technology specialists is steadily rising all over the world. The European Commission believes that even in a ´stagnation´ scenario, demand for IT specialists will exceed supply within the EU, while all forecasts suggest that, as economic growth resumes, the demand for IT expertise will be even greater.
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.
You should have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second Class) 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 at least 6.5, with 6.0 or above in each element, or equivalent.
ARCHITECTURES, DESIGN AND DEPLOYMENT OF IS
You will explore the role and applicability of component-based modelling and relevant platforms available from industry, within the process of developing Information Systems (IS).
METHODS FOR RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY
This module aims to develop your knowledge and competence of the research process, and the application of research methods in the area of Business Information System..
POSTGRADUATE PROJECT MODULE
The project consolidates the taught subjects of the course, while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area of Business Information Systems.
REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM MODELLING
This module introduces you to the discipline of requirement analysis through requirements modelling in order to capture, validate, specify and manage requirements in Information Systems Development projects. You will also focus on the analysis of risks and failures of ISD projects, with emphasis on the role of requirement analysis when building ´right´ systems.
BUSINESS SYSTEMS PROGRAMMING
COMPUTING FOR BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
DATA MANAGEMENT AND REPOSITORIES
DATA VISUALISING AND DASHBOARDING
DATA WAREHOUSING AND OLAP
ENTERPRISE UTILITY COMPUTING
IT BUSINESS MODELS
SEMANTIC AND COLLABORATIVE TECHNOLOGIES
WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTIC
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, PWC, Standard and Poor´s, University of Hertfordshire, Taylor Woodrow, and a number of local authorities.
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