MSc in Information Technology (Business)


Program Description


This programme aims to impart understanding and skills in key business management and information technology subjects at Master’s level. It covers the design and development of IT systems, the management of IT projects, the digital economy and the development of business applications.

January entrants

Students starting the programme in January should note that it runs part-time runs for 4 semesters (24 months) + dissertation (March to August, 6 months) (total 30 months).

Students enrolling for the January intake programmes are not required to be on campus during the summer break.

Course content

Full-time students take four courses in Semester 1 and a further four in Semester 2. Results from these examinations determine whether students progress to an individual project and dissertation of four months’ duration leading to the MSc degree.

On this programme, the following taught courses are mandatory:

  • Information Systems Methodologies
  • Research Methods and Project Planning
  • Digital and Knowledge-Economy
  • Masters Project and Dissertation

Students can then choose five courses from the following:

  • Strategic Project Management
  • Database and Information Systems
  • Network Applications
  • Project Management
  • Software Engineering Foundations
  • Statistical Model and Analysis
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Big Data Management

In addition to these taught courses, students pursuing the Master's qualification undertake a research project and dissertation.


New career opportunities and prospects for career enhancement are both excellent. The continued growth in-network services and mobile handheld devices in business are increasing the demand for experts who can design, implement and manage computer systems.

English language requirements

Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (with all elements passed at 6.0 or above). Applicants who have completed secondary and tertiary education will need to provide documentary evidence. A minimum of one-year full-time study in English will be required.

Application deadline

Our Dubai Campus operates a rolling year-round admissions process: as soon as one intake has closed we begin accepting applications for the next one. It is also possible for you to defer your start date for up to a year.

Most students apply 6–10 months in advance of their chosen intake. We can accept applications up until 3 weeks before the start of each intake but you should note that a late application will almost certainly mean a delay in the provision of essential administrative services, such as your student matriculation card (without which you won't be able to access the library or online services).

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Pioneering British education in Dubai, with highly acclaimed degree programmes that meet the specific demands of local business and industry.

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