MSc Information Technology (Business)
Heriot-Watt University Dubai Campus
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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.
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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The coursework and projects provided me with an in-depth knowledge of various concepts and the latest programming techniques.
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 requires a good honours degree in a numerate subject area. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be considered.
If you possess diverse backgrounds and believe you may qualify for this programme or to find out more about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to email@example.com
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
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