Aston Business School

Aston University

Information Systems and Business Analysis

This is a fantastic opportunity to study a highly regarded, unique masters programme. The course is recognised as a leading information systems masters programme and is ranked 18th in Europe and 3rd in the UK by Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking 2018. It has been developed in collaboration with our industry partners. This ensures that we're providing you with the specialist skills needed for business analysis and information systems roles, which in turn will enhance your employability. What sets this course apart from other masters programmes is its focus on developing practical skills which are in high demand in the job market. The vast majority of modules are very hands-on and involve applied learning activities. For example, with our Developing Business Systems Workshop, you'll have the chance to gain first-hand experience of planning and implementing a consultancy project from start to finish. What makes this truly unique is that we actively monitor your progress and vary the tasks and their complexity to ensure you get the most out of the experience. You'll learn the various tools and approaches used to analyse business and system requirements, which will give you the skills and know-how to develop ICT systems to meet the needs of businesses. You'll also learn key project management processes and techniques. This will provide you with a theoretical background as well as practical experience, so you're confident and capable of planning, monitoring and evaluating major commercial projects. We are a global leader in higher education standards, we're among the top 1% of business schools in the world, thanks to our triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. We've also been awarded a five-star rating for excellence in teaching, employability, innovation, facilities, inclusiveness and our international outlook by QS World University Rankings. We pride ourselves on the employability of our graduates. Due to the unique skillset we provide our students with, they've been able to secure positions with leading companies, across a range of sectors, such as Hewlett Packard, IBM, Capgemini and Jaguar Land Rover. Whatever your career ambitions we can help you achieve. The Professional Development Programme (PDP) is an integrated module which runs throughout your course. Focusing on professional development and employability, this module gives you the opportunity to identify, develop and apply the key skills you will gain throughout the year. You'll have the opportunity to develop your academic skills, build a portfolio of professional business skills, or study abroad at one of our international partners, undertake an internship placement in the UK, or overseas, or get involved in a global business challenge simulation. You can choose to study this course as part of our double degree programme.  Study abroad and internship opportunities available. Postgraduate Live Chat Wednesday 6 February 2019, 14:00 - 15:00 Postgraduate Open Day Wednesday 30 January 2019, 14:00 - 18:00

Entry requirements

MSc: One of the following: A good UK honours degree (2:2) Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. As well as: Two professional references - at least one must be from an academic referee An official academic transcript of your university grades to date A completed application form. For International Students: An official academic transcript, with an official English translation, of your university grades to date. Students whose native language is not English will also need to satisfy our English language requirements Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements. Postgraduate masters students enrolling with Aston Business School with a 5.5 in one of the 4 IELTS sections will be required to engage with English language tuition as part of the Professional Development Programme (PDP). This will be no extra cost to the student. Applicants with extensive work experience: We recognise the value of extensive professional experience. If you do not have the academic qualifications, but have extensive and relevant professional experience and a proven ability to succeed, we would welcome your application.

Course modules

Core Modules: Advanced Spreadsheets and Databases Foundation in Business Systems Developing Business Systems Workshop Managing Projects Learning, Skills and Career Development Applied Research Methods Ethics in Academic Practice Professional Development Programme (PDP) Optional Modules: Data Mining and Business Intelligence Simulation for Managerial Decision Making Enterprise Resource Planning Operations Management Strategic Global Outsourcing and Offshoring

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework. The taught element of the course is then complemented by a substantial piece of research leading to the completion of a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 16,300 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site B4 7ET West Midlands

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions (Central)
Telephone number: 
01212043200