Royal Holloway, University of London

Course Introduction

The innovative Business Information Systems course provides you with sound, theoretically-informed and relevant knowledge of modern information and communications technologies and their use in key business and organisational settings. Graduates will have the specialist scientific and technological expertise as well as research skills to be able to develop or further their careers as business IT practitioners, 'hybrid' managers or multidisciplinary researchers. This programme is suitable if you don?t have a management or technology-based qualification.

The multidisciplinary curriculum spans a variety of topics, such as technology management, system design, organisational behaviour, business strategy, and marketing. You will develop an understanding and appreciation of the strategic value of technologies and processes as a source of competitive advantage, both nationally and internationally, and discover how to respond to the increasing demand for advanced information and communication technologies both in the workplace and at home.

Graduates with an MSc in Business Information Systems from Royal Holloway will have enhanced and widen their career prospects. The programme provides an excellent preparation for both managers and business IT practitioners and those who intend to embark on a research degree. The programme will help you to use your existing skills in the burgeoning field of information and communication technologies, as well as increase your degree of confidence in communicating with other people.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,300 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £11,300 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £18,500 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have 2:2 honours degree. A background in business and management and/or computer science is preferred but not essential. Consideration will also be given to relevant professional qualifications and/or work experience. Graduates in other disciplines such as social sciences, media and engineering, with relevant work experience will be considered. Those who have studied alternative disciplines to management or business should take the ?Foundations of Modern Management? unit during Induction Week to obtain the background knowledge required for this course.
  • International entry requirements: Students will require: IELTS: 6.5 overall. No subscore lower than 6.0; Pearson Test of English: 61 overall (Writing 61). No other subscore lower than 54; Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English (ISE): ISE III; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) grade C.