Our flagship Business Information Technology Masters is taught in three locations across the globe. The course focuses on methods for improving existing information systems and the processes involved in moving to new or revised systems. The course offers a vital overview of industrial data management and decision making, including information strategic planning, web-based systems, software quality issues, networking, wireless communications and software developments.As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module
The business emphasis ensures that you have a broad set of hands-on skills, and a knowledge of established and emerging practices, to contribute significantly to any organisation. By combining information systems and technology with business and management topics, you will develop crucial skills for supporting growth and competitiveness for modern businesses.
The course is available both full-time and part-time.
We accept the equivalent of the above from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the requirements from your country, see further information under support in your country. For details of other equivalent requirements that Middlesex accepts see entry requirements.
English language requirements
You must have competence in English language and we normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. The most common English Language requirements for international students is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all four components).
Middlesex also offers an Intensive Academic English course (Pre-Sessional) that ranges from 5-17 weeks, depending on your level of English. Successful completion of this course would meet English language entry requirements.
Our MSc Business Information Technology course prepares graduates for a wide range of varied careers. As a graduate you will have excellent career prospects and the range of potential employers will be vast across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. There is also the potential to work as a self employed director of your own business.
There is growing demand in industry for managers who have the skills to make the best use of their company's IS/IT. Graduates will find employment in information and project management, software development, network management and operation, e-commerce systems and web-based systems in the public sector, private large and small companies. This course is also suitable for those who want to upgrade their skills, change careers or who are already in management.
Below are just a few career opportunities that would be open to you as a graduate.
IT Project Manager - An IT Project Manager specialises in information technology but also in sectors unrelated to IT that rely on IT systems. Their role is to manage the development and implementation of plans to meet business needs and the change control procedures to ensure a smooth transition during the implementation period.
ICT Manager - The role of the ICT Manager is to ensure that information technology resources are aligned with the organisations mission, corporate goals, and the corporate strategic plan. The role includes, developing, maintaining, facilitating and implementing information frameworks in line with a corporate ICT strategy and supporting policies and defining standards associated with information management.
Systems Designer - A Systems Designer develops and implements information systems in sectors as diverse as finance, communications and retail. The role can involve working on all elements of the system including hardware, software, installation and maintenance. There are a range of opportunities in this increasingly varied industry.
Systems Developer - Systems Developers test systems, diagnose and fix faults, write diagnostic programs and design and write code for operating systems and software to ensure that they function more efficiently. They may also create systems in response to technical specifications supplied by an IT analyst, often integrating off-the-shelf software packages into existing systems.
IT Systems/Business Analyst - An IT Systems/Business Analyst designs new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity. They are responsible for analysing the business needs of their clients and stakeholders to help identify business problems and propose solutions, using the discipline of business analysis. They examine existing business models and the flows of data in the business, and then design an appropriate improved IT solution.
Information Systems Manager - An Information Systems Manager installs computer systems, ensures that back up systems operate effectively, buys hardware and software, provides the ICT technology infrastructures for an organisation, and contributes to organisational policy with regard to quality standards and strategic planning.
Where do our graduates go?
Based on data from the respondents of the 2009-10 Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey, six months after graduating:
55% of BIS graduates were in employment or further study
45% were doing something else, such as travelling, or assumed unemployed
Middlesex graduates from this group have been successful at gaining employment in the following roles:
IT Officer, National Bank Greece
Network Engineer, Logicon Solutions
The average full time salary for graduates from this group was £29,000.