Information Systems

Study mode:On campus Study type:Part-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.45 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:3050 Duration:18 months

Photos of university / #europeanunicy

To gain competitive advantage modern organizations need information systems to assist them increase their productivity and improve their decision making. The MSc program in Information Systems will equip students with skills and methods to manage information technology within business organizations, covering both technical and managerial aspects.

General Objectives

  • To develop the student’s analytical, decision-making and communication competencies together with those qualities of self-reliance, responsibility, integrity and self-awareness, which will promote personal achievement and contribute to organizations;
  • To undertake substantial investigative and practical work at postgraduate level;
  • To develop the student’s capacity to think, write and speak effectively and creatively;
  • To build on and enlarge the student’s domain specific knowledge with a minimum of guidance;
  • To progress to research work or work at an advanced level within an individual or commercial setting;
  • To provide the student with the basic requirements for academic and/or career advancement;
  • dfbTo assist the student in developing leadership abilities which can be used to arrive at solutions to design IS, and to prepare the student for a lifetime career in IS by establishing a foundation for lifelong learning and development.
  • Specific Objectives

  • To fully understand the business dimension of IS in the era of globalization;
  • To acquire the necessary technological know-how in order to fully appreciate the new emerging role that the e-dimension plays and shall continue to play in IS;
  • To prepare students to design, develop, install, manage and maintain IS, and to become managers in the IS area;
  • To prepare students for careers in commerce, government, industry, and various institutions as IS specialists;
  • To ensure a learning experience which will provide students with the necessary academic and professional know-how to contribute to the business community;
  • To expose students to the area of scientific research and independent study;
  • To evaluate and make critical use of literature in developing innovative ideas;
  • To utilize the student’s knowledge in practical applications;
  • To plan investigative projects in IS and take these to reasonable completion;
  • To appreciate and manage the symbiosis of business and IS cultures.
  • Learning Outcomes

    • Determine where IS can be deployed to gain strategic and tactical advantage.
    • Demonstrate how business strategy can be enhanced with IT.
    • Assess the features of successful and unsuccessful e-Businesses ideas.
    • Identify ‘real-world’ problems to which academic concepts and methods can be realistically applied, incorporating original research to improve or resolve a problem situation.
    • Demonstrate the use of appropriate legal, social and ethical issues and obligations within the context of an IS project.
    • Demonstrate the concept of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and how it supports business operation.
    • Discuss social and professional issues associated with information systems project management.
    • Improve written and oral technical research skills.
    • Evaluate the impact of e-Business/IT applications on organizational performance and construct an e-Business plan for the e-Business opportunity that students have identified and researched.
    • Apply Web marketing techniques in e-business.
    • Evaluate the key technologies and technology trends, including CRM, SCM and ERP, that are necessary for integrating and operating an e-business system.
    • Identify, predict and understand common usability problems encountered by IS users.
    • Carry out detailed interface evaluation, identifying usability deficiencies and relating designs to requirements engineering.
    • Illustrate the various types of DSS and how they can be used in business intelligence.
    • Design and evaluate DSS interfaces.
    • Analyze and determine the networking requirements for the provision of networked services and selection of the appropriate technologies.
    • Design and develop networked products and services, supporting business objectives and adding measurable value to businesses and organizations.
    • Apply critical and holistic thinking on KM concepts and practices within various organizational contexts and business sectors.
    • Evaluate the benefits of Data and KM implementations.
    • Analyze and evaluate information visualization techniques.
    • Discuss the various issues related to business intelligence and information visualization.
    • Select and employ requirements engineering elicitation methodologies based on the nature of the business environment.
    • Manage projects effectively and efficiently by using specific project management methodologies in order to complete them successfully on time and within budgeted resources.

    Employment Opportunities

    This program is tailored for people who will assume responsibility for the planning, design and implementation of information systems. It is designed for anyone who is, or aspires to be, a systems analyst, IS project manager or IS consultant.

    Degree Requirements

    All students pursuing this degree must complete the following requirements:

    • Core Courses - 58
    • Elective Courses - 32
    • Foundation Courses - 0

    Total Requirements - 90 ECTS

    Bachelor Degree with a final average grade of 'C' and above. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79

    Financial Information & Scholarships

    The objective of the Financial Aid Program at European

    The objective of the Financial Aid Program at European University Cyprus is to provide financial assistance to students who need aid in order to begin or complete their studies at European University Cyprus. It must be noted however that the funds for Financial Aid are provided by European University Cyprus and are limited. Students and their families are expected to finance their education and Financial Aid should be considered only as supplemental assistance. European University Cyprus has established procedures and practices which assure fair and consistent treatment for all students.

    European University Cyprus offers Financial Aid in the form of scholarships, grants and on-campus work programs. All types of Financial Aid available are explained below:

    • Academic Excellence Scholarships
    • High School Scholarships
    • Athletic Scholarships
    • Financial Aid Program (Grants)

    Accreditation

    The Programs of Study offered by EUC are fully accredited and therefore recognized by the Cyprus Ministry of Education and Culture.

    Similar programs:
    Study mode:On campus Languages: English
    Local:$ 9.02 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 13.6 k / Year(s)
    801–1000 place StudyQA ranking: 4571
    Study mode:On campus Languages: English
    Local:$ 4.96 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 13.3 k / Year(s)
    801–1000 place StudyQA ranking: 4291
    Study mode:On campus Languages: English
    Local:$ 5.91 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 16.3 k / Year(s)
    133 place StudyQA ranking: 3648