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20-21 BI5501: Enterprise Systems

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Enterprise Systems are the suite of integrated applications that underpin business processes within and across functional areas of organisations.
This course aims to provide students with a foundational knowledge of Enterprises Systems and uses SAP's ERP system as a conduit to developing that knowledge.

20-21 BI5631: Database Systems

This course provides the students with an introduction to the core concepts in data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models and verifying its structural characteristics with normalization techniques, and implementing and utilizing a relational database using an industrial-strength database management system.

20-21 BI5632: Internet and Web Technologies

The Internet and the World Wide Web allow organisations to develop a broad range of increasingly influential and strategic technologies, supporting a large variety of applications and services, both in the private and public sectors. There is a growing need for business professionals to gain a clearer understanding of these technologies, from planning through to deployment and maintenance. This course will give you an insight into architectures, protocols, standards, languages, tools and techniques; an understanding of approaches to more dynamic and mobile content; and demonstrate how you can develop internet and web applications.

20-21 BI5642: Management Dissertation

The research dissertation is a very important part of your Master’s degree. It is your opportunity to learn and practise researching and writing skills, which you will need in your career. It is the part of your programme where you can apply the analytical and problem-solving techniques you have acquired during your studies to explore a specialist interest in greater depth. Although demanding, students often find the dissertation one of the most rewarding aspects of their Master’s experience.

20-21 BI5665: Information Systems Theory and Practice

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This course centres on the concept of ‘hybrid management’ and its application in organisations where new and existing working practices are becoming increasingly dependent upon the effective integration of business and technology.
The objectives are to provide students with specialist insights, delivered by experienced industry professionals, into the constraints and opportunities facing those who work in related fields of business and technology.
There is also considerable emphasis placed on developing a range of perspectives on how to cultivate, plan and deliver technology-led business innovations and how best to communicate and promote these innovations in layman’s terms.

20-21 BI5691: E-Business

The course draws together a wide variety of conceptual models and frameworks, existing empirical research, statistical and case study material to provide a coherent insight into e-business from a management perspective. In doing so, it will focus upon the contribution of e-business technologies to the effectiveness and efficiency of both large and small entrepreneurial firms and the impact that these are having on business and industry at large. The course will be case-orientated; students will be given cases to analyse and discuss with reference to relevant management concepts. There will also be contributions from practitioners.
The course aims to
• Apply ebusiness concepts and theories to real-life business scenarios
• Demonstrate an advanced understanding of strategic importance of digital technologies
• Analyse how digital technologies transform traditional businesses and enable new business models
Teacher (Course Author): Julie King, Niki Panteli