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MSc ITM Modules

MSc in Information Technology Management Modules

Module Code

Module Title

Credits

Core: Complete all of the following modules

INF501

Informatics Research Methods

20

INF508

IT Project Management

20

MGT504

Planning, Execution and Control

20

MGT503

People, Culture and Organisation

20

Concentration: Business Intelligence (Student will be required to take all modules)

INF504

Data Mining and Exploration

20

INF506

Knowledge Management

20

Concentration: e-Business Concentration (Student will be required to take all modules)

INF 509

E-commerce

20

INF 510

IT Entrepreneurship

20

Independent Research

RES504

Dissertation

60

Total Credits

180

Data Mining & Exploration
Data mining is about analyzing, interpreting, visualizing and exploiting the data that is captured scientific and commercial environments. The course will also feature paper presentations and a each student will undertake a mini-project on a real-world dataset.

Knowledge Management
The aim of this module is to teach the principles and technologies of knowledge management. A case study approach, as and where appropriate, will be adopted in introducing the course contents. The module covers the fundamental concepts in the study of knowledge and its creation, representation, dissemination, use and re-use, and management. The focus is on methods, techniques, and tools for computer support of knowledge management, knowledge acquisition, and how to apply a knowledge management system using one of the knowledge-based system tools.

Informatics Research Methods
The aim of this module is to teach the methodologies of and the skills for conducting research in Informatics. It will focus on three main parts: (1) analytical methods, (2) empirical methods, (3) writing and evaluating research. The module will cover: the nature of Informatics and Informatics research; criteria for assessing Informatics research; different methodologies for Informatics research and how to combine them; analytical proof; algorithm and complexity analysis; the design of experiments and evaluations; practical advice on conducting research and numerous research skills including: reading, reviewing, presenting, writing, design, etc.

IT Project Management
The aim of this module is to provide necessary knowledge to the students about the general principles of Information Technology Management and the management of software projects. The assessment of this module is focused towards management of IT projects, therefore providing students an opportunity to explore the management issues relevant to technical IT projects.

Planning, Execution and Control
This module is designed to provide knowledge and a higher level of understanding of planning, execution and control processes in the management of projects. This covers concepts, models, and methodologies of planning and control of project cost, time and resources.

People, Culture and Organisation
To gain knowledge and understanding on a wide range of people and culture topics relevant to a project manager. To gain awareness and understanding of a range of perspectives and underpinning techniques for analysing problems. To experience the application of theoretical ideas to work situations through personal reflection. To gain understanding of the theory and practice of creative approaches to problem solving. To create a future learning agenda for personal development. To gain experience and understanding of qualitative concepts and measures with respect to people, culture, and organisations.

e-Commerce
In this module students study topics related to creating a business on the web, with particular focus on e-commerce. Students will study the IT issues raised by electronic business and commerce. Techniques and technologies available for designing and implementing e-business and e-commerce applications will be surveyed. Students will have first-hand experience with Web-based tools and services to help design e-Business solutions.

IT Entrepreneurship
This module provides the students with scientific methodologies for identifying opportunities in the IT space. Students will learn how to create an effective business plan, acquiring funding, establishing a company from scratch and managing in an environment of high growth, high uncertainty and rapid change. The module will include case studies of successful and failed IT entrepreneurial companies and will draw upon the angel investing, venture capital and entrepreneurial communities from guest speakers.

Dissertation
Having successfully completed the six modules in the taught stage of the programme, students who wish to proceed to the masters degree take the dissertation stage. This final project is intended to give students an opportunity to focus on an aspect of the taught subject matter and investigate it in more detail. This will help them consolidate their capacity for independent study, and to learn some of the techniques needed to conduct research and develop knowledge in the subject area of the programme of study.

This is a research project. The only piece of work to be submitted for examination is a dissertation, and this is a written report on the research. There are thus two aspects to consider: the research and the writing. Both are governed by implicit rules common to the discipline of formal research; part of the students’ training is to become familiar with these rules.

 

Programme Handbook (Login with your blackboard account if prompted)

BUiD Student Handbook

The entry requirements for the MSc in ITM programme.

Graduates will also get an extensive experience in a number of cutting edge IT areas, giving them enough confidence to introduce these innovative techniques into their organisations. Members of the staff will guide students through state of the art web techniques taught through interactive projects. Lectures and seminars will also address complex issues in designing databases and complex structures, and provide hands-on experience in cutting edge techniques in data-mining and exploration and knowledge management within organisations.

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