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Course Essentials

Arden's MSc Data Analytics & Information Systems Management Master's Degree is in demand more than ever these days. With the rapid expansion of Big Data in modern businesses today, employees with skills in data analytics are now essential for success.

This course with Arden University will prepare you with the relevant skills to maximise the opportunities that Big Data now offers, enhancing your knowledge of how to approach data and ask the right questions.

Learning to apply the principles of data handling to inform decision making will make you the glue that aligns information systems in your organisation to business strategies, and learning all this is possible through Arden's Distance Learning programme, taught exclusively online and allowing you the flexibility to study at any time, 24/7.



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Key Information

Award:
Masters
Credits:
180
UCAS Course Code:
N/A
Course Title:
MSc Data Analytics & Information Systems Management
Duration:
1.5 to 5 years
Intake Status:
Accepting applications
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
  • Course Details & Modules
  • Entry Requirements
  • Course Fees & Funding
  • Career Prospects
  • Arden Tutors
  • Industry Skills

Through this professional Postgraduate course in Data Analytics & Information Management Systems, you will be fully prepared to apply your newly developed data analytics skills and knowledge to an IT environment.

If you are a manager wishing to drive your career forward or wanting to start a new role in this field, our online MSc will make you stand out from the crowd, putting you a step ahead of other IT leaders by having valuable sought-after knowledge of data analytics and the ability to put your learning into practice straight away.

Modules

  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • IS and Business Strategy Alignment
  • Technology and Trend Monitoring
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Arden assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies Arden University will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

To be eligible for this Data Analytics & Information Systems Management Master's Degree course at Arden university you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE standard maths to succeed. Please speak to our Arden Admissions Team for more information.

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study our online programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have a Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for Postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. We offer online Degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. View our available online Degrees at Arden

Already completed an award with the CMI or ILM?

We recognise your completed study, so you might be entitled to an exemption towards your Master's with Arden – saving you time and money.

We are happy to individually consider other professional or academic awards to see whether we can grant exemptions. Our Admissions staff will be happy to advise you.

Where our modules map directly to courses studied by the professional bodies we have listed the specific modules you would be exempt from – where there is no defined curriculum we have stated the maximum credit volume we might exempt. Get the full list of exemptions on our dedicated information page or speak to our Admissions Team.

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

A successful Arden graduate of this MSc in Data Analytics and Information Systems Management will have the knowledge of how data can be manipulated to result in strategy driven decisions, with the skills and experience to add value to a strategic team in a wide range of businesses.

You might progress your current career or move into an area such as IT consultancy, CRM, or software design, testing, and integration. IT project management, development, planning and implementation, in both business and not-for-profit organisations at a senior level might also interest you.

Alternatively, you could be a non-IT specialist who wants to drive the IT strategy via data driven insights and bring a new perspective to the role.

The type of job roles you might explore after your time with Arden University are:

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Functional Manager
  • Service Delivery manager
  • Systems Manager
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • IT Risk
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Manager

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study, such as a PhD.

Next steps

Applying for this online course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Watch our 2 minute video below and hear Dr. Ben Silverstone - Programme Leader, Computing and Quantitative Business at Arden University - who leads our Data Analytics suite of courses, talk about why Data Analytics is increasingly becoming a key skill for people in all functions across the business. Find out how you can get ahead of this trend by studying a Master's Degree with Arden.

 

 

Enhance your career with Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them.

Established in 1997, the Networking Academic has more than 9 million members – and you could become one of them!

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

Key Benefits

Gain core skills:
Access a range of exciting IT-related topics, from basic computer skills through to cybersecurity, linux coding and digital transformation – there’s something for everyone, no matter their skill level.

Add value to your CV: 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, with courses endorsed by a multi-billion-dollar leader in the IT sector.

Get your LinkedIn badge: 
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the majority take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

No matter how many courses you study with Cisco, these are free of charge. However, if you’d like to receive a LinkedIn badge certification, this will cost between £150 and £200 per badge.

Course Details & Modules

Through this professional Postgraduate course in Data Analytics & Information Management Systems, you will be fully prepared to apply your newly developed data analytics skills and knowledge to an IT environment.

If you are a manager wishing to drive your career forward or wanting to start a new role in this field, our online MSc will make you stand out from the crowd, putting you a step ahead of other IT leaders by having valuable sought-after knowledge of data analytics and the ability to put your learning into practice straight away.

Modules

  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • IS and Business Strategy Alignment
  • Technology and Trend Monitoring
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Research Project

Please note that the modules listed are indicative and may be subject to change.

Assessments

Arden assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies Arden University will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit. If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

You can get more detailed course information by viewing the relevant Programme Specification, which you can download from our Policies, Standards and Procedures Page

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this Data Analytics & Information Systems Management Master's Degree course at Arden university you must normally have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English, you must have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of GCSE standard maths to succeed. Please speak to our Arden Admissions Team for more information.

If you don’t have academic qualifications

We are more than happy to consider, and positively encourage, an application from you if have substantial suitable work experience (typically 5 years senior level experience) and can show us that you have the motivation to study our online programme. We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

Don’t have any of the above?

If you don’t already have a Degree, and you’re not quite there with the required amount of work experience for Postgraduate study, we may be able to offer you a place on one of our Undergraduate Degree programmes. We offer online Degrees in a range of subjects. As they are delivered via online learning, they can fit in around your current commitments. View our available online Degrees at Arden

Already completed an award with the CMI or ILM?

We recognise your completed study, so you might be entitled to an exemption towards your Master's with Arden – saving you time and money.

We are happy to individually consider other professional or academic awards to see whether we can grant exemptions. Our Admissions staff will be happy to advise you.

Where our modules map directly to courses studied by the professional bodies we have listed the specific modules you would be exempt from – where there is no defined curriculum we have stated the maximum credit volume we might exempt. Get the full list of exemptions on our dedicated information page or speak to our Admissions Team.

Course Fees & Funding

How much is my course?

2

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Self-funding - Pay in full or Pay as you go options

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way. You can also pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations and simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship.

Pay in full

You can pay for your course all in one go if you have the funds. There is typically up to 10% off the total price if you pay this way.

Pay in instalments

You can make payments over the course of their studies using our fixed payment schedule. Students will be entered into a schedule which runs alongside their course and splits their programme fees into a series of instalments.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Career Prospects

A successful Arden graduate of this MSc in Data Analytics and Information Systems Management will have the knowledge of how data can be manipulated to result in strategy driven decisions, with the skills and experience to add value to a strategic team in a wide range of businesses.

You might progress your current career or move into an area such as IT consultancy, CRM, or software design, testing, and integration. IT project management, development, planning and implementation, in both business and not-for-profit organisations at a senior level might also interest you.

Alternatively, you could be a non-IT specialist who wants to drive the IT strategy via data driven insights and bring a new perspective to the role.

The type of job roles you might explore after your time with Arden University are:

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Functional Manager
  • Service Delivery manager
  • Systems Manager
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • IT Risk
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Manager

Alternatively, you may wish to continue with your academic development and decide to take on further study, such as a PhD.

Next steps

Applying for this online course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your Arden qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Arden Tutors

Watch our 2 minute video below and hear Dr. Ben Silverstone - Programme Leader, Computing and Quantitative Business at Arden University - who leads our Data Analytics suite of courses, talk about why Data Analytics is increasingly becoming a key skill for people in all functions across the business. Find out how you can get ahead of this trend by studying a Master's Degree with Arden.

 

 
Industry Skills

Enhance your career with Cisco Networking Academy

Cisco Networking Academy is a platform providing IT professionals with a space to develop their careers in the industry, with study-at-home courses helping them acquire new skills at a pace that suits them.

Established in 1997, the Networking Academic has more than 9 million members – and you could become one of them!

About Cisco Networking Academy

Take a look at the video below to learn all about Cisco Networking Academy, how it works and how it can benefit you.

 

Key Benefits

Gain core skills:
Access a range of exciting IT-related topics, from basic computer skills through to cybersecurity, linux coding and digital transformation – there’s something for everyone, no matter their skill level.

Add value to your CV: 
Gain a competitive advantage in the jobs market, with courses endorsed by a multi-billion-dollar leader in the IT sector.

Get your LinkedIn badge: 
For each course you complete, you can acquire a badge for your LinkedIn profile, highlighting your skills to potential employers, and proving that you’re highly engaged and proactive in enhancing your self-development.


How does it work?

Once you enrol with Arden, you will receive access to Cisco’s online, self-paced courses through your learning platform, iLearn. Here, you’ll be able to pick and choose which courses you’d like to study.

You’ll study the course content as and when it suits you. The hours required to complete a course vary; the majority take between 30 and 70 hours.

These courses are an added extra – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation (or decision not to study these additional extras) won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

Fees

No matter how many courses you study with Cisco, these are free of charge. However, if you’d like to receive a LinkedIn badge certification, this will cost between £150 and £200 per badge.

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