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New qualification tailored to meet industry demand

Aston Business School
Aston Business School

12th August 2010

A unique and new postgraduate qualification is this week being launched by Aston Business School.

The Masters (MSc) in Information Systems and Business Analysis is the first of its kind in the country and has been tailored to demand following consultation with industry.

In addition, students on this course will be given exclusive access to an E-Business suite equipped with modern hardware, software and facilities for designing, building and testing information systems. Aston Business School, which is part of Aston University, is believed to be the first business school in the UK to offer this integrated and modernised facility.

International employers in various professional sectors were asked what key knowledge and competencies they look for in candidates when recruiting. The list included: Time management and organisational skills; delivering projects which meet business requirements; interpersonal and communication skills; ability to be effective in a team-working environment; and dealing with clients and managing relationships.

Course director Paul Bocij, who has authored numerous books on technology including Business Information Systems, one of the UK’s most successful text books, said, “Our overall reputation lies in the success of our students. At Aston we strive to guide and equip our students with knowledge, skill and practical experience of a very high standard, and which is compatible worldwide. By doing so, our students are able to stand out from the rest in terms of performance, delivery, attitude and approach.”

The course aims to give the learner an expert understanding of how information systems support a business and its operations. It aims to prepare the learner for a range of specialist careers as consultants, managers and business analysts. Learners will be assessed through a mixture of examinations and coursework.

Basic entry requirements for this course include a good UK honours degree (minimum upper second class) and two professional references – at least one must be from an academic. The course can be studied full-time, one year or part-time over two years. The first intake of students will begin in October this year.

To find out more contact Aston Business School Postgraduate Admissions Office on 0121 204 3200 or email abs-msc@aston.ac.uk.

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