Organisations of all sizes use management information systems (MIS). In today’s modern world, every business requires professionals who can ensure these critical systems run smoothly – often employing large departments of staff – distributing and protecting information or ensuring communications, like corporate websites, and transactional processes, such as electronic finance systems, remain operational.
This course aims to combine traditional and contemporary theory with the practical skills needed for the management of information systems, bridging the gap between technology and management. We will cover the different types of data available within an organisation and how to identify and capture descriptive, diagnostic, predictive and prescriptive information.
We will also examine some of the tools and techniques available for the effective specification, design, implementation, management and subsequent evaluation of complex information systems, the hardware and software needed, as well as emerging practices in relation to Big Data and Future Informatics.
We consistently achieve high levels of student satisfaction with students praising the interactive style of teaching and learning, as well as the quality of learning resources, which 93% said were useful in the Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2016.
Wherever possible, our teaching incorporates real-life case studies and practitioner input, which has previously included case studies on the hacking of Yahoo, LinkedIn, Myspace and Ashley Madison to understand the importance of protecting information and the methods of doing so.
Members of our teaching staff have substantial academic and industrial experience. This includes, for example, the country project director for IT for Shell International and ITV, former heads of IT, managing directors of software development houses and database specialists. They have or continue to conduct research into knowledge management, big data and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) adoption and assimilation in organisations, sharing this knowledge within their teaching.