Enterprise Information Systems: An enterprise information system (EIS) is any kind of computing system offering high quality service for dealing with large volumes of data and supporting operations and processes. These have an important strategic impact on global business and the world economy. This unit is an introduction to EIS types.
Business Intelligence: Lots of information about a company’s customers is collected and stored in databases, which is of immense value if properly analysed. This unit will explore data preparation and data mining techniques to supply business intelligence (BI) to non-technical and managerial staff, and the processes for successful BI implementation and use in alignment with business strategies.
Mobile, Wireless & Pervasive Technology: A key issue facing enterprises today is how to use mobile and pervasive technologies to ensure businesses operate effectively and recognise opportunities. You'll learn about the tools and techniques for analysing and evaluating designs for mobile and pervasive technology solutions.
Process Oriented Requirements Engineering: All organisations need to have the right IT systems to support business processes. You'll learn how to analyse business processes effectively, and evaluate and select business process models or problem domains. This will help you to research, match requirements and inform specifications.
Research Methods & Professional Issues: Research requires a structured and disciplined approach at all stages. We'll help you to develop key research skills in many areas from project proposals and planning to critical analysis of research findings, academic writing and dissemination. We'll also teach you about professional standards and ethical issues for research.
Research Project: An opportunity to complete a significant piece of self-managed research in an area you're interested in. Your project will give you the opportunity to engage with a complex, real-world problem.
Optional Industrial Placement: If you choose to take this opportunity, you'll gain experience of working in a professional environment in line with our employability strategy.
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The optional placement provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain first-hand industry experience and apply the learning that you have achieved through the course. The placement should be a paid job but voluntary work can be just as enjoyable.
Experience gained on the placement is invaluable in helping you to make informed decisions about your future career path, as well as enhancing your employment prospects upon graduation. Our dedicated Placements Office helps you to obtain placements and you will receive support throughout the placement experience. Interview techniques and advice are also provided to help you successfully gain a placement. A number of companies habitually accept students from this course for the placement year.
How long is my placement?
You will begin your placement after completion of your study and we would normally expect you to complete a minimum of 40 weeks.
Our students have previously worked for:
- Barclays Bank
- Lockheed Martin
- British Aerospace.
International work placements
Employment prospects are now truly international and BU encourages students to consider an international work placement or volunteering experience during their degree. One way could be through the EU funded Erasmus mobility programme which supports placements or study exchanges in Europe. Students can also participate in international placements outside of Europe. There are opportunities to engage with summer schools and volunteering projects. These experiences help students to enhance their global employability skills.
Full entry requirements
The normal requirements for embarking upon this course are:
- Possession of a 2:2 Bachelors Honours degree or equivalent
- For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question. The qualification description on the course information pages should tell you what these are but please get in touch with the askBU Enquiry Service if you are in doubt.
If you lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow - some based on experience. Contact the askBU Enquiry Service for more information.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
- IELTS (academic) 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
View further information about our English language requirements.
A number of pre-sessional English and preparatory programmes are offered through our partner institution, Bournemouth University International College, and will get you ready for study at BU at the appropriate level.
You can also find further details of the international qualifications we accept, and what level of study they apply to, on our postgraduate entry requirements page.
This course will equip you with the expertise to define, design and deploy robust and secure information system architectures for businesses. It is an ideal degree for anyone wanting to work in business information and business strategy. The emphasis on core practical skills will give you extra marketability in the professional arena, providing you with a route into a successful and rewarding career.
As an MSc Enterprise Information Systems graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as:
- Information architect
- Application developer
- Academic researcher.
Industries worked in
- Business information
- Business strategy
- Academic research.
If you want to continue your studies after achieving your Master's, you can look into our range of doctoral programmes.