MSc Business Information Systems
This course covers both the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to develop or manage information systems in a strategic way within organisations.
The course has a unique focus on data mining for business intelligence, e-business and m-business, information systems development, business process and data management. The course meets industry demand for managers with up to date technical as well as analytical skills to make the best possible use of their company’s information systems.
The course is open to graduates who have at least good degree in a Computing-related degree. For non-Computing graduates some computing experience or a substantial element of studies should involve information technology related or numerate subjects.
Students will take five core modules;
Business Process and Data Management,
Data Mining for Business Intelligence,
E-Business and M-Business,
Information Systems Development,
Research and Development Skills
and one option from the following list, as well as a project:
Relational and Object Database Development
Communication Technologies for IT
IT Security Management
Mobile Application Design and Development
Applied Statistical Modelling and Stochastic Processes
Work related Learning
Graduates from this course will specialise in business information systems and may enter careers in various sectors in order to develop, manage, advise and/or consult on the effective use of business information systems within organisations. Equipped with key skills associated with BIS, including e-business, data mining, business process and data management graduates should benefit from enhanced career prospects.
The Faculty of Computing has a World of Work Agency which students are able to contact in their search for suitable employment, both during their course and afterwards. Our students have found this to be an invaluable way of gaining real work experience and have been offered jobs upon graduation.
Course teaching team
The MSc is within the subject area led by Dr Fang Fang Cai, who is an experienced researcher within the fields of Database Systems and Parallel Processing and Parallel Architecture.
Professor Farhi Marir is the Director of the Knowledge Management Research Centre and has published over eighty peer-reviewed papers and has successfully supervised more than 10 PhD students.
Dr Yanguo Jing received his PhD from Heriot-Watt University and has recently been awarded a Teaching Fellowship. As well as being an expert in mobile technologies, Dr Jing’s interests also include Student Enterprise, Industrial Liaison, and Work-related study.
Professor Hassan Kazemian is the Director of the Intelligent Systems Research Centre and has been awarded several research grants and funding. Professor Kazemian’s research interests include a variety of applications of Artificial Intelligence to bioinformatics, robotics and sugar processing.
Details of the team can be found at: