City, University of London

Course Introduction

The MSc Business Systems Analysis and Design course at City can unravel a business system and prepare to work as an analyst within the industry. The course is for motivated students who enjoy working within high-pressure environments often to tight deadlines. You will need a good undergraduate degree as well as the tenacity and patience to understand business systems and the ability to adapt to constant change. The MSc in Business Systems Analysis and Design is not about developing algorithms and coding. We work with technology but we are not technicians because we know that to become an IT consultant or business analyst, you need to understand the disparate areas that make up the discipline. This is a Masters degree where you will design a business system; in order to do this you will unpick the information infrastructure to find out if the system works.

You will be assessed in a variety of ways from coursework and laboratory work to presentations, examinations and a project dissertation. As a City graduate you leave with front-line knowledge. With insight from major areas of research including software engineering, human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence, you will be able to assimilate your skills within the industry and offer a future-focused mindset. From Unilever to HMV and from Accenture to ITN, City graduates are employed across sectors in consultancy companies, software houses, the public services, telecommunications, multinational manufacturers, and large retailers. The programme will help you build a strong peer network as well as a solid network of contacts for your continued career development. During this course students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards.

Start Date:

Duration: Full-time: 12 months (15 months with option of three month internship).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,200 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £9,200 European Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £16,500 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,600 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £4,600 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £8,250 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a Bachelor?s degree with lower second class honours or above, or overseas equivalent.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four test components).