Data Analytics and Information Systems Management

MSc

Study level
Postgraduate
Years
1 to 5 years
Award
Masters
Study Options
Blended or Online
MSc Data Analytics and Information Systems Management

Course Overview

Big data? Big career opportunity. Arden’s MSc in Data Analytics and Information Systems Management will help you develop the skills you need to move into this growing area of modern business. By expanding your knowledge of information systems you’ll set your CV apart from the rest, proving that you’re ready to make the move into a management role.

This course places an emphasis on putting what you learn into practice, so you’ll be given plenty of opportunities to apply your knowledge to real-world problems. You’ll cover topics such as data handling, trend monitoring, information systems and business strategy alignment, as well as having the opportunity to complete your own original research project.

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By helping you develop the skills and knowledge you need to demonstrate management capabilities, we’re preparing you for the next step in your professional career. Alongside this, you’ll build on your communication, planning and decision-making skills, showing future employers that you’re a well-rounded professional.

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

How do we assess you?

You’ll be given a variety of ways to demonstrate what you’ve learned on this master’s course. These assessment methods are designed to put your new knowledge into practice and keep track of how well you’re progressing in your studies. These methods include:

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

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this Data Analytics and Information Systems Management MSc course at Arden university you must normally have:

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

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 90; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, evidence you have previously studied in English; a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English can be accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.

Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE maths to succeed. Please speak to our admissions team for more information.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this data analytics and information systems management course.

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 experiences.

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’re 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.

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Arden’s MSc Data Analytics and Information Systems Management course is taught by The School of Computing and IT. The school places an emphasis on applied teaching and giving students the opportunity to solve real-world problems with innovative, tech-led solutions. The course programme is designed with a focus on business applications and graduate employment opportunities.

Big data is a huge opportunity for modern businesses. That’s why data analysis and IS skills are in high demand with forward-thinking organisations. This MSc gives you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge in these areas, opening up a variety of management and leadership roles.

What can a master’s in information systems management do for me?

We’ve designed this course to provide you with a blend of skills that are highly valued by employers. As well as specialised knowledge in information systems management and data analysis, you’ll also gain a wide range of transferable skills to take into your management career. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills at a strategic level for two key disciplines
  • Complete industry specific projects or tasks that have directly benefited your role or organisation
  • Develop confident communication skills and adapt these to a variety of contexts 
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to business challenges
  • Develop advanced knowledge of information systems management and strategy
  • Understand the roles of information management and data analytics in business strategy

What can I do after Arden University?

The specialist knowledge and broader management skills you’ll develop on this course open up a variety of professional roles related to information systems and data analysis. Whether you decide to progress with your current employer or take on a new challenge after graduating, the choice is yours. 

Here are just a few of the roles you could move into after completing this course:

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

Prepare for the next step in your career

At Arden, we believe in creating lifelong learners. That’s why you have the opportunity to learn from fellow students while making the most of our exclusive online learning platform.  

Achieving your data analytics and information systems management qualification will help you to accelerate your progression into a senior management role. But there’s more! Beyond the core MSc itself, Arden students will receive additional support and guidance, developing your employability and CV even further.

Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to student support advisors who are here for you 24/7. They’ll help you to enhance your academic skills, guide you with your orientation and offer tailored career support. This means you’ll have guidance at every stage of your degree from our extensive community of students and fellow alumni, who can offer 1-2-1 advice for your future beyond Arden University.

Outside of this, you’ll also have unlimited access to our online platform, iLearn – providing you with all the learning resources and tools needed to excel in your studies.

Which study mode is right for you? You’ll have the choice to complete your MSc degree via online learning or blended learning. Here’s a quick summary of both options, so you can choose the flexible learning model that works best for you.

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In this programme you study partially on your own and then get further instruction in the classroom sessions. I like that it’s independent but you still have guidance and can ask questions if you need clarification. The online learning aspect of the course has been excellent.

Sathesh Paramasivam
Sathesh Paramasivam
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus

Blended Learning

How does it work?

Blended learning involves face to face, on campus, teaching, including eight hours of time-tabled classes spread over two mornings, afternoons, or evenings, at one of our study centres. This study mode provides an element of structure to your day, where you’ll join your fellow classmates at specific times to learn. 
 
Students are then required to complete the rest of their studies online at a time and place that suits them.

Find out more about Blended Learning.

Online Learning

How does it work?

Looking for an information systems management course that fits in around the demands of work and family life? Arden’s online learning approach allows you to do just that. You choose when and where you work through your self-guided learning materials – no need to stick to a set lecture timetable. 

Find out more about how Online Learning works.