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Master of Science in Information Systems Management - Online Degree
The overall aim of the Master of Science in Information Systems Management (ISM) (MSc in ISM) programme is to give you the knowledge and skills to be an effective manager in an Information Systems-rich environment. This programme is a bridge between technology and management; it was developed in response to the need of IT professionals to develop advanced management skills that were formerly provided only by the MBA.
Core and elective modules enable you to update your theoretical and practical knowledge of Computer Science while you establish a firm foundation in the concepts and skills needed for effective management of projects, people, products and resources.
You study and collaborate with classmates who are highly motivated professionals from all across the world. Together, you bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the virtual classroom. This unique peer network, along with the academics and industry experts who are your instructors, will expose you to cutting-edge technologies, the latest in management concepts and global best practices.
As you work independently and in groups to develop creative solutions to management issues in IS-rich environments, you will grow in confidence and improve your intercultural team-building skills. Further, you will strengthen your communication and critical thinking abilities as you subject your work and that of your classmates to ongoing analysis and evaluation.
The flexible, customisable MSc in ISM enables you to develop the core leadership and management skills covered by the MBA, while paying special attention to the needs of managers in IS-rich environments. The programme will meet the needs of those moving from a technical position into one in which managerial skills are also required; or those who are already operating in a managerial position in an IT-related field. It will equip you with the theoretical foundations, practical abilities and ‘soft’ skills that will make you uniquely qualified to take advantage of a host of new career opportunities.
This programme is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT for the purposes of fully meeting the further learning academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional.
Application and Admission Requirements
Prior to taking the Online MSc in Information Systems Management from The University of Liverpool Online, the following are required:
- Bachelor’s degree equivalent to UK Honours degree.
- English equivalent to minimum of IETS test level 6.5 overall.
- TOEFL 580 paper based test / 88 Internet based test / TEEP 6.5
- 2 years of relevant work experience.
Please note for the Information Systems Management MSc, The University of Liverpool Online also evaluates applicants on an individual basis.
Learning outcomes of the MSc in Information Systems Management:
At the end of the Online MSc in Information Systems Management programme, you will have a thorough grasp of the current terminology, standards and knowledge in both Management and Computer Science – and complete confidence in your ability to evaluate IS issues and management methodologies. Your ability to manage resources, people and marketing in IT projects will be matched by your understanding of the principles of leadership. You will also be well equipped to analyse IT investments and understand the associated benefits and risks.
MSc in Information Systems Management programme:
The Online MSc in Information Systems Management programme consists of six core modules, including Computer Structures and Professional Issues in Computing, which cover the foundations of computer science and the role of Information Technology within an organisation. The remaining four core modules concentrate on management issues within an IT environment.
Students then opt for two elective modules which cater to their specific needs in the information technology sector, followed by a dissertation.
- Computer Structures
- Professional Issues in Computing
- IT Project Management
- People, Technology and Management
- Managing Organisational Resources
- Marketing Management
(students choose at least two of the following)
- Databases OR Computer Communication and Networks
- Software Engineering
- Systems Analysis and Design Using and Object Oriented Approach
- Management of QA Software Testing
- Security Engineering
- Object Oriented Programming in Java
- Programming the Internet
- Managing the Software Enterprise
Students choose their dissertation topic in conjunction with their Personal Dissertation Advisor, an academic supervisor, who will provide support throughout the study and writing process.
Duration of the MSc in Information Systems Management:
The Online MSc in Information Systems Management programme takes, on average, 30 months to complete. However, since students progress at their own pace, you may choose to complete your studies in as little as 18 months or spread them over the six-year maximum.
Expenses / Tuition Fees
For tuition fee information about the programme, please contact The University of Liverpool here.
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