Modules on this course include:
Research Skills and Academic Literacy (15 credits)
This module covers research methods including qualitative and quantitative approaches. You will carry out literature surveys, data collection, data analysis, critical evaluation and appraisal of published work and data sets. You will also learn how to research and write a technical paper.
Project Management and Control (30 credits)
In this module you will cover project feasibility, identifying stakeholders and their requirements, measures of success and failure, financial evaluation and management. You will also cover project planning, project execution and project management methodologies as well as quality control.
Managing People and Project Leadership (15 credits)
This module covers organisational structure, team leadership, group dynamics, training and development of project team members, subcontractors, and joint/multiple ventures. You will also cover managing change; conflict and politics; power, decision-making, negotiation and collaboration in project teams; communication in project management including briefings and meetings; and the role of the project manager as co-ordinator and facilitator.
Electronic Commerce (15 credits)
This module examines trends, developments and standards associated with electronic commerce, networks and the internet. You will be exposed to e-business models, e-commerce classification, online trading mechanisms, B2C and B2B scenarios, application architectures, online transaction systems, supply chains, value chain management, customer relationship management, business process integration, interoperability and legacy system issues.
Project Risk and Quality Management (15 credits)
In this module you will analyse the pathology of information systems and reported cases of systems success and/or failure to determine key factors and techniques such as post-implementation reviews and risk checklists. You will also cover risk identification, analysis techniques, and generic risk management frameworks as well as evaluating the relationship between risks and opportunities.
Intelligent Systems for Management (15 credits)
You will explore tools, techniques and the latest developments in Intelligent Systems and their applications in management. You will also cover the systems approach, adaptive and learning systems, active information systems, machine-learning techniques, information management, knowledge management, intelligent knowledge-based systems, expert systems and data warehousing for decision support. You will study data mining in detail: the techniques; the methodologies; the best practices; and the use of techniques for business applications.
Decision Support for Management (15 credits)
You will study risk analysis including: risk definition, certainty, uncertainty, risk management methodology, and risk identification and quantification. You will also cover the applications available for decision support relating to project management problems.
Masters Project (60 credits)
You will undertake a real-world project with the support of a sponsor. It will include both a research and a practical element.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.