Information systems are central to how society functions, especially in business and industry. The Information Systems Management MSc will develop your ability to use these systems to manage the complex challenges that can confront organisations today.
Information systems managers provide a pivotal role in helping organisations get the most from the technologies they deploy. As society and technology develop, the most important skills for the future lie in both understanding and managing these complex and interrelated systems.
Aspects of business that were once seen in isolation – the people, organisation, process, information and technology – are now expected to operate as part of a seamless whole, both within and across enterprises. Information systems managers are responsible for delivering this seamless integration efficiency.
The jobs that require the knowledge and skills that you will learn on this course in Information Systems Management include business analysts, systems development analysts and consultants (both technical and managerial).
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Explore issues relevant to information systems development in the context of modern business environments and needs
- Express a rounded awareness of the state-of-the-art in relation to the role of information systems in the enterprise environment and the importance of strategic alignment
- Understand the changing nature of information systems and the implications of this for the requisite dynamic balancing of the social and the technical
- Reflect, critically, on the state-of-the art of both the practice and theory of organisational-level systems development and critically understand information systems and their role in organisational effectiveness
Brunel has long-standing industrial partnerships with employers helping us to produce talented, versatile graduates with highly sought-after skills. Selected students may have the opportunity for a company-sponsored dissertation project.
The types of companies that might employ graduates from the course range from the very large and multinational, to niche SMEs. Whatever the job role and whatever the type of organisation, we aim to equip you with industry-relevant skills that will enable you to flourish in your chosen profession.
Brunel’s Women in Engineering and Computing mentoring scheme provides our female students with invaluable help and support from their industry mentors.