City, University of London

Course Introduction

Who is it for?

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.

Objectives

There is a common misconception in building business systems: that users know their requirements. Often they don?t. This postgraduate Business Systems Analysis programme has been designed to address this problem.

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.

Analysing a business system is a process that demands constant re-evaluation. By investigating system requirements, considering how information flows through it, and exploring the pitfalls that emerge within user hierarchies, at City we examine the business system as a whole. This approach is essential to respond to rapid business change.

Career prospects

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.

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 £10,000 Home Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £20,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Full Time
MSc £10,000 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,000 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,000 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,000 European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A Bachelor?s degree with second class upper division (2.1) honours or above, overseas equivalent or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • International entry requirements: A Bachelor?s degree with second class upper division (2.1) honours or above, overseas equivalent or an equivalent professional qualification. Students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is required: IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in all four test components).