MSc Information Technology (Business)

The course

Delivery type
Weekdays (full-time) / Weekends (part-time)
1 year (full-time) / 2 years (part-time)
Intake date
September, January* (* part-time only)



This programme aims to impart understanding and skills in key business management and information technology subjects at Master’s level. It covers the design and development of IT systems, the management of IT projects, the digital economy and the development of business applications.

January entrants

Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs part-time runs for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months). 

Students enrolling for the January intake programmes are not required to be be on campus during the summer break.


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Student profile

The coursework and projects provided me with an in-depth knowledge of various concepts and the latest programming techniques.

Shaheena Althaf, Information Technology, MSc

Course content

Full-time students take four courses in Semester 1 and a further four in Semester 2. Results from these examinations determine whether students progress to an individual project and dissertation of four months’ duration leading to the MSc degree.

On this programme, the following taught courses are mandatory:

  • Information Systems Methodologies
  • Research Methods and Project Planning
  • Digital and Knowledge Economy
  • Masters Project and Dissertation

Students can then choose five courses from the following:

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Database and Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering Foundations
  • Statistical Model and Analysis
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Big Data Management

In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Masters qualification undertake a research project and dissertation.


New career opportunities and prospects for career enhancement are both excellent. The continued growth in network services and mobile handheld devices in business is increasing the demand for experts who can design, implement and manage computer systems.

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, a good relevant Honours degree (first or second class) or equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates holding less than a good Honours degree, or its equivalent, but with compensating qualifications or experience may be admitted to the Postgraduate Diploma programme. Transfer to the MSc will be possible later on if exams and course work are at MSc level.

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one year full-time study in English will be required.

Fees and funding

  • AED 91990*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

Scholarships and bursaries

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