University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Information Technology with Business and Management

This course explores the many ways in which information technology supports and enables business and management activity and processes. You can choose to organise your studies around these themes: Business and management; human systems; managing innovation; software engineering. Alternatively, you can devise your own combination of modules according to your personal interests.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree. Applicants with a good background in computing, information technology, engineering or other subjects where programming is a key element are suited to this course. Applicants with good degrees in business or with relevant industrial experience of programming have also been successful. Mature applicants with relevant experience will be considered.

Course modules

Autumn term: Object-oriented programming (students with a high level of programming experience may take advanced software engineering); e-business and e-commerce systems; web computing. You also choose 1 option from: Business and project management; change and leadership; human-computer interaction; intelligent systems techniques; management, innovation and organisational performance. Spring term: Web applications and services; managing complex projects, products and systems. You also choose 2 options from: Business in context (Europe or Asia); critical perspectives on management, organisations and innovation; HCI advanced topics; ICT policy and strategy; machine learning; multimedia design and applications; strategic management. Summer term: you undertake supervised work for the MSc dissertation, which is based on a substantial research project. Part-time courses: Year 1: In each of the autumn and spring terms you take 2 modules; in the summer term you undertake work on the dissertation. Year 2: In each of the autumn and spring terms you take t2 modules. In the spring and summer terms you complete work on the dissertation.

Assessment methods

Taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods including coursework, presentations, literature review, programming projects, unseen examinations and term papers. The MSc project is assessed by a 12,000-word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 7,900 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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