The course

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

Contact

Overview

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.

Accreditation

The Dubai Campus is accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) and fully licensed to teach its degrees in Dubai.  All graduates receive a British degree that is accredited by Royal Charter in the UK.

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

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
  • Network Applications
  • 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.

Career

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, kindly call +971 4 4358700 or please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

English language requirements

Fees

  • AED 81900*

* All tuition fees inclusive of VAT

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