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Business Systems Analysis and Design

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.

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.

Course modules

Core modules:
Business engineering with ERP solutions INM342 (15 credits);
Business intelligence & analytics INM451 (15 credits);
Practical business systems consultancy INM353 (15 credits);
Project management INM372 (15 credits);
Research methods and professional issues INM373 (15 credits);
Systems specification INM312 (15 credits).

Elective modules:
User-centred design INM355 (15 credits);
Information and knowledge management INM351 (15 credits);
Databases INM343 (15 credits);
Information Retrieval (IR) INM351 (15 credits);

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed by a number of different components, which may comprise of coursework, laboratory work, presentation and examination.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 8,250 (Year 1) International 28 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 GBP 4,500 (Year 1) Home/EU 28 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 16,500 (Whole course) International 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,000 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years

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