Master of Arts Degree in IT

Top 5 MA Degrees in IT 2017

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A master's degree is an academic degree granted to individuals who have undergone study demonstrating a mastery or high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.

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Master in International Management - IT Management (for EU students)

IUBH School of Business and Management (for EU students)
Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Bad Honnef

With a master degree in International Management - IT Management you deal with the decisive factors behind the success of IT project management and acquire in four semesters the know-how that you need to become a sought after executive at the interface between business and IT... [+]

Scholarships available for EU students until January 2017!

In recent years the management of IT projects has increasingly become a central management task - regardless of whether you work for a global player, a SME or a consultancy. With a master degree in International Management - IT Management you deal with the decisive factors behind the success of IT project management and acquire in four semesters the know-how that you need to become a sought after executive at the interface between business and IT. Focus on IT Management The IT Management specialisation is specifically geared to the needs that arise through the use of advanced IT technologies and focuses on five areas of IT management: IT service management, IT-Governance und Compliance, IT-Architecture und Software Engineering. With this specialisation you focus on the project management concepts and tools as well as the core elements of IT services and their stakeholders. You gain an understanding of the legal framework and IT compliance, and involve yourself in the development and management of innovative IT architecture. You will also learn fundamentals of software engineering, identify typical risks and develop measures for planning and implementing commercial software systems. During your degree programme you develop a deep understanding of the requirements, measures and implementation of successful IT project management. Through case studies and simulations you have opportunity to apply your knowledge to practical situations and thereby gain the methodological, technological and analytical skills that are in high demand in the field of IT management. Programme information Unique Programme Features English is the language of the campus Specialisation in IT Management Training of soft skills and course that focus on business and personnel management as well as methods of negotiation Outstanding Teaching and Individual Support Reknowned professors from abroad and faculty with international experience teach and pass on their practical knowledge in a personal and supportive context Intensive work in small study groups with an international profile (About 20 students) Individual support from professors and lecturers Consistently high practical orientation Academic knowledge is consequently taught in case studies, project work and applied research projects High degree of practical relevance through guest speakers, company presentations, corporate projects and field trips Excellent Campus Infrastructure Campus with student apartments, WLAN on campus and diverse dining facilities Our Career Services, International Office and Alumni Network advise and support you during your studies and in the process of planning your career Facts & Figures Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.) Duration of study: 4 semesters (3 semesters study + 1 semester Master thesis) ECTS-Credits: 120 Studies: full-time Language of instruction: English Campus: Bad Honnef Intake: Spring & Autumn Your benefits at IUBH Faculty with international business, consulting and academic experience Instruction in small, international groups, in English Exclusive campus community - faculty and staff know you by name Theory and practice combined in case studies and projects with international organisations Opportunity to develop the social, professional and intercultural skills you will need to work in management Global network of industry contacts Extensive, foreign language programme [-]

MSc Business Information Systems

University of Westminster - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time United Kingdom London

The demand for information technology specialists is steadily rising all over the world. The European Commission believes that even in a 'stagnation' scenario, demand for IT specialists will exceed supply within the EU, while all forecasts suggest that, as economic growth resumes, the demand for IT expertise will be even greater... [+]

The demand for information technology specialists is steadily rising all over the world. The European Commission believes that even in a 'stagnation' scenario, demand for IT specialists will exceed supply within the EU, while all forecasts suggest that, as economic growth resumes, the demand for IT expertise will be even greater. This innovative course responds to the latest developments in business practice. It examines the broader issues of business imperatives and technology responses that have changed the way information systems are perceived. It also addresses the key aspects of contemporary business information systems, from requirements analysis, system modelling and design to the development of modern software solutions and databases that can be incorporated into fully operational information systems. The course provides an excellent vehicle for challenging postgraduate study, which will develop your skills for employment and professional life. The course is aimed both at graduates with a good Honours degree in an IT or computing-related discipline, and at practitioners who want to further their careers, update their technical skills and deepen their knowledge of emerging technologies. Course content You will explore the latest technologies and industry standard, with a particular emphasis on the web, internet applications, enterprise information system, service-oriented and component-based development, and similar areas. By examining issues such as security, privacy and ethics in information system, you will enhance your understanding of societal use of information system. Embedded into the course are three themes that enable you to specialise your studies in contemporary information systems, enterprise-wide information system, or application development. Your course project consolidates the taught subjects of the course, while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area. Teaching methods include lectures, student-led activity and smaller, instructor-led groups. Your coursework will range from presentations and group investigations to software development or research review. Taught modules may be assessed entirely through coursework, or may include a two-hour exam at the end of the year. Core modules ARCHITECTURES, DESIGN AND DEPLOYMENT OF IS You will explore the role and applicability of component-based modelling and relevant platforms available from industry, within the process of developing Information Systems (IS). METHODS FOR RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY This module aims to develop your knowledge and competence of the research process, and the application of research methods in the area of Business Information System.. POSTGRADUATE PROJECT MODULE The project consolidates the taught subjects of the course, while giving you the opportunity to pursue in-depth study in your chosen area of Business Information Systems. REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEM MODELLING This module introduces you to the discipline of requirement analysis through requirements modelling in order to capture, validate, specify and manage requirements in Information Systems Development projects. You will also focus on the analysis of risks and failures of ISD projects, with emphasis on the role of requirement analysis when building 'right' systems. Course-specific entry requirements You should have a good Honours degree (at least a Lower Second Class) from a UK university (or overseas equivalent) in an IT or computing discipline, or in another discipline that is either closely related to IT or computing (eg economics and business studies), or provides important underpinning for/insight into it (eg sciences or engineering). You may also be considered according to work experience and other qualifications. If your first language is not English you will need an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 or above in each element, or equivalent. Associated careers Graduates can expect to find employment as business intelligence consultants, business systems analysts and designers, enterprise consultants and managers, ETL marketers, and ETL/OLAP programmers and application developers. Recent graduates have found employment with a range of organisations including Accenture, the British Council, Centaur Holdings PLC, Deutsche Bank, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, GlaxoSmithKline, Home Office, IBM, Logica, Merrill Lynch, Nationwide, PWC, Standard and Poor's, University of Hertfordshire, Taylor Woodrow, and a number of local authorities. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the British computer society for partial fulfilment of the academic requirement for a Chartered IT Professional. [-]

Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MS-ITM)

Golden Gate University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA San Francisco USA Online + 1 more

A comprehensive graduate degree program designed to train business students for a career as a CIO, CTO, or IT manager. Contemporary Information Technology (IT) managers are organizational leaders who bridge and integrate the worlds of business and IT. They engage business leaders in ongoing and innovative application of information technologies that enable business success, and have the skill sets to function in a complex discipline with many facets. [+]

MA Degrees in IT. Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MS-ITM) A comprehensive graduate degree program designed to train business students for a career as a CIO, CTO, or IT manager. Contemporary Information Technology (IT) managers are organizational leaders who bridge and integrate the worlds of business and IT. They engage business leaders in ongoing and innovative application of information technologies that enable business success, and have the skill sets to function in a complex discipline with many facets. The Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MS ITM) program was designed by faculty with experience in leading-edge technologies to develop professionals suited for the top positions in the IT management field. The degree meets the needs of the modern management-level technology professional responsible for the planning, budgeting, design, integration and deployment of strategic enterprise technologies and programs that contribute to the business organization's success. The MS ITM curriculum is grounded in the four foundational components of IT: 1) software, 2) infrastructure, 3) network/communications, and 4) data. The program addresses these foundations from both a contemporary and forward-looking perspective. Instructors with extensive field experience at some of the Bay Area's top companies present courses that address strategic application of the foundation while integrating emerging technologies, e.g. unstructured data analytics, cloud services, virtualization, mobile platforms, and social media. Students with a special interest in Business Data Analytics may choose a concentration in either of those areas. LEARNING OUTCOMES Graduates of the Master of Science in Information Technology Management program will be able to: Explain the framework of the IT discipline, identifying both foundational and support organizations. Contribute to management level discussions with the business regarding IT's support of strategic goals and objectives. Identify and address issues associated with the internal operation of IT and offer solutions. Engage in planning and budgeting processes for all components of IT. Use their knowledge of IT organizations to break down barriers existing between IT silos in their work environment. Engage their business community in meaningful dialog that results in a strong partnership. Integrate new and emerging technologies into each of the foundational components of IT. Apply knowledge gained in the program to the completion of a major capstone project. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Students considered for admission to this program will have a minimum of 30 undergraduate credits in IT courses, or three years of substantial full-time work experience in an IT department. A business/engineering manager with four years of experience whose job requires significant interaction with IT may also be considered. The Master of Science degree in IT Management requires completion of 33 units in the graduate program. Foundation program courses may be waived in accordance with university policy regarding course waivers. To facilitate scheduling, students may be admitted to advanced program courses before completion of the foundation program, but must complete the foundation courses by the time that nine units have been earned in the advanced program. Graduate Writing Proficiency Requirement Students admitted to the Master of Science in IT Management degree program must meet the graduate writing proficiency requirement within the first nine units of the program by successfully passing the Graduate Writing Proficiency Exam or by completing ENGL 201 (formerly ENGL 301) Graduate Writing with a grade of B or better. See "Proficiency in Mathematics, English and Computer Skills Required for Certain Master's Degrees and Certain Graduate Certificates." Math Proficiency Requirement Students admitted to this program are expected to possess a level of mathematical skill at least equivalent to Intermediate Algebra (MATH 20). Students may meet this requirement by satisfying one of the screening criteria listed under the heading "Proficiency in Mathematics, English and Computer Skills Required for Certain Master's Degrees and Certain Graduate Certificates." CURRICULUM TOTAL UNITS -- 39 FOUNDATION PROGRAM -- 6 UNITS Foundation courses provide the groundwork for the advanced program core and concentration courses. Some or all of the foundation courses may be waived if you have previously completed comparable undergraduate courses. For more information on waivers, please speak with an enrollment counselor at 888.GGU.EDU1. MATH 240 Data Analysis for Managers MGT 210 Management Theory and Communications ADVANCED PROGRAM -- 33 UNITS Students in the MS ITM Management program should complete ITM 300 in the first nine units of the program. ITM 300 is a co-requisite of ITM 304, ITM 315, ITM 316, and ITM 317. Students must complete Math 240 prior to taking ITM 324, ITM 325, and/or ITM 345. Required Courses -- 24 units ITM 300 Management of IT in the Business Enterprise ITM 304 Managing Data Systems ITM 315 Infrastructure and Hosted Services ITM 316 Software Engineering ITM 317 Networks & Communications ITM 323 Security, Privacy, & Compliance ITM 343 Budgeting & Finance for IT Managers ITM 395 Strategic IT Planning, Organization & Leadership (Capstone) Concentration -- 9 units Choose one of the following concentrations: General Information Technology Management Concentration Business Data Analytics Concentration [-]

MA Intelligence and Security Studies (Distance Learning)

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge

Taught by the internationally respected scholars of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, backed up where required by practitioner expertise, the MA in Intelligence and Security Studies (MA ISS) now available by Distance Learning) offers a unique opportunity for practical, policy-oriented graduate study of intelligence issues applicable across the private and public sectors around the world. [+]

About the course Intelligence and security policy issues are now one of the fastest growing areas of academic and public concern, especially since '9/11' and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today more than ever before national governments, international agencies and most major international corporations have an identified need for staff with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues who can also demonstrate first-rate skills of research and assessment. Taught by the internationally respected scholars of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, backed up where required by practitioner expertise, the MA in Intelligence and Security Studies (MA ISS) now available by Distance Learning) offers a unique opportunity for practical, policy-oriented graduate study of intelligence issues applicable across the private and public sectors around the world. Aims This course will be of value to individuals seeking to go into security-oriented careers in both the private sectors, as well as to individuals engaged in the security professions who seek further qualifications and professional enhancement. A distinctive feature of the course lies in its combining the rigorous study of intelligence and security policy studies with practical opportunities to develop intelligence skills through case studies and simulation exercises dealing with intelligence analysis. Special Features BCISS The Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies is Britain's first academic centre dedicated to intelligence scholarship and policy-analysis. It includes one of Britain's most innovative scholars in the field, Dr Philip H J Davies, as well Dr Kristian Gustafson (director of the MA programme), an expert on covert action and military intelligence doctrine. The newest member of staff is Mohamed Gaballa. An alumni of the MA, he is a specialist in Structured Analytic Techniques, with a focus on Analysis of Competing Hypothesis. The former senior military imagery analyst, Geoff Oxlee, OBE, joined BCISS as an Honorary Fellow and completes the core team. Together, these scholars not only produce important original research, published worldwide, but actively contribute to the success of government and business in the UK. The Centre, though, is an inter-disciplinary endeavour, and includes participation from some of the leading Brunel University London academics in the fields of cryptography, computer networking, imagery, economics and even law. Many of these experts already assist our teaching. As well, the centre benefits from the assistance, from time to time, of various officials of Her Majesty’s Government. MA ISS, therefore, benefits from practitioner input and insight as well as instruction by leading international academics. Thematic Video Lectures (TVLs): The thematic video lectures and reading materials will provide grounding in the theoretical, methodological and practical issues upon which good research in intelligence and security studies is conducted. It will focus on providing conceptual mapping to the subject. The Lecturer video interaction with students will be supported by well-structured lecture slides. This is to be followed by problem based learning where students engage in practical exercises, case studies, and simulations. Residential Block Week (RBWs): Students join Brunel campus for one week in each year, dedicated to supporting the teaching and assessment. Each module assessment has one element – at least – to be conducted while students are on campus. The week consists of Workshops – involving Presentations and Exercises – that will be used as opportunities to test ‘test-fly’ students’ arguments that they wish to make in their final essay in a setting of open discussion and challenge by their peers as well as academic staff. RBW (1) covers the two modules of the first year and introducing students to the research methods and support available at Brunel for their practical dissertation. RBW (2) hosts the Syndicate Meetings of Brunel Analytical Simulation Exercise (BASE), where students’ teams engage in discussions and produce their joint assessments. Attendance of the two RBWs is compulsory. Each student will be hosted in on campus accommodation. Brunel Analytical Simulation Exercise (BASE): BASE, the jewel in the MA ISS crown, provides a hands-on, practical experience in the skills and techniques of simulations in intelligence collection and analysis. It provides students with a conceptual understanding of the strengths and pitfalls of collective intelligence analysis, assessment, and decision-making; and gives students first hand insight into the management problems of generating an agreed, collective or joint assessment. Flexible and Interactive Features Online office hours with lecturers, Timely feedback on students’ regular short assignments. Individual and team assignments. Use of multimedia materials and software resources in teaching and assessments. Pre-recorded lectures and materials are available throughout the week. Materials can be accessed via standard and Apple computer devices. Teaching and Assessment Teaching Students will undertake a practical dissertation project over one year where they will have support from the first stage on research methods and guidance on their research proposal through the final stage. Each of the four taught modules will be taught over two terms to enable students to absorb and reflect on their learning. The three compulsory modules will provide students with the core knowledge, while choosing one out of two options will enable students to specialise in their area of interest. Effective Interaction In additions, the design addresses the need for effective interaction with and among students via live online office hours with lecturers, who will also provide timely feedback on students’ regular short assignments, where they demonstrate understanding of key concepts. Online Resources: To further utilise the online platform, students learning will be supported by the use of specialised analysis software tools in intelligence and they will engage with multimedia material where possible. Moreover, students will have access – via the integrated online platform – to supportive teaching materials and workshops provided by Brunel Graduate School and the several units of Brunel Educational Excellence Centre. Students will have access to Online Journals, E-Books, Digital Copies, and other online materials (such as government declassified documents). Assessment All modules are taught on the basis of lectures, seminars and directed reading. Additionally, the second term Case Studies course is a student-led seminar programme in which participants present detailed case studies and are peer reviewed on their presentation skills. The second term Analytical Simulation Exercise will involve students working in groups in a simulated joint, all-source intelligence assessment modelled on the actual joint assessment processes in the US and UK governments. Students are assessed on a mixture of individual and group work. Employability The MA in Intelligence and Security Studies provides solid transferable skills in analysis and drafting, skills whose applicability cuts across a wide range of public and private pursuits. Our students have had great success in seeking employment once they have completed their course. Many have come from, and then continue to work for, government agencies in the UK and abroad — we have taught police, military, and other government officials from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Turkey, Japan, Jordan, the Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Botswana and several other nations beside. Within the UK, students with no service experience have gone on to work for the British Security Service, the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Centres, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, and other departments of government. Many students have noted to us that the innovative studies they undertook on our programme were important topics of discussion in their interviews. Those already in Government employment have successfully used their MAs to leverage promotion or commissioning. Students who have sought work in the private sector have likewise had success. Former MAISS students have gone to work for large banks conducting market analysis, to large oil-industry firms, to large consultancies such as McKinsey & Co, to specialist private analysis firms such as MS Risk and cyber security firm Digital Shadows. Indeed, MS Risk have had such success with our graduates that they have offered to fund a prize for the MAISS student who writes the best dissertation, annually. Overall, MA ISS students have had a strong record of success in the years after their degrees. [-]

MA Intelligence and Security Studies

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 30  September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

Taught by the internationally respected scholars of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, backed up where required by practitioner expertise, the MA in Intelligence and Security Studies offers a unique opportunity for practical, policy-oriented graduate study of intelligence issues applicable across the private and public sectors around the world. [+]

MA Degrees in IT. About the course Intelligence and security policy issues are now one of the fastest growing areas of academic and public concern, especially since '9/11' and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today more than ever before national governments, international agencies and most major international corporations have an identified need for staff with a strong grasp of intelligence and security issues who can also demonstrate first-rate skills of research and assessment. Taught by the internationally respected scholars of the Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, backed up where required by practitioner expertise, the MA in Intelligence and Security Studies offers a unique opportunity for practical, policy-oriented graduate study of intelligence issues applicable across the private and public sectors around the world. Attendance for lectures full-time: 2 days per week - for 24 weeks Attendance for lectures part-time: 1 day per week - for 24 weeks (in each of 2 years) Aims This course will be of value to individuals seeking to go into security-oriented careers in both the private and public sectors. It is suitable to individuals engaged in the security professions who seek further qualifications and professional enhancement. A distinctive feature of the course lies in its combining the rigorous study of intelligence and security policy studies with practical opportunities to develop intelligence skills through case studies and simulation exercises dealing with intelligence analysis. Special Features The Brunel Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies is Britain's first academic centre dedicated to intelligence scholarship and policy-analysis. It includes one of Britain's most innovative scholars in the field, Dr Philip H J Davies, as well Dr Kristian Gustafson (director of the MA programme), an expert on covert action and military intelligence doctrine. The newest member of staff is Mohamed Gaballa. An alumni of this course, he is a specialist in Structured Analytic Techniques, with a focus on Analysis of Competing Hypothesis. The former senior military imagery analyst, Geoff Oxlee, OBE, joined BCISS as an Honorary Fellow and completes the core team. Together, these scholars not only produce important original research, published worldwide, but actively contribute to the success of government and business in the UK. The Centre, though, is an inter-disciplinary endeavour, and includes participation from some of the leading Brunel University London academics in the fields of cryptography, computer networking, imagery, economics and even law. Many of these experts already assist our teaching. The centre also benefits from the assistance, from time to time, of various officials of Her Majesty’s Government. The degree, therefore, benefits from practitioner input and insight as well as instruction by leading international academics. Teaching and Assessment Assessment All modules are taught on the basis of lectures, seminars and directed reading. Additionally, the second term Case Studies course is a student-led seminar programme in which participants present detailed case studies and are peer reviewed on their presentation skills. The second term Analytical Simulation Exercise will involve students working in groups in a simulated joint, all-source intelligence assessment modelled on the actual joint assessment processes in the US and UK governments. Students are assessed on a mixture of individual and group work. Employability The MA in Intelligence and Security Studies (MAISS) provides solid transferable skills in analysis and drafting, skills whose applicability cuts across a wide range of public and private pursuits. Our students have had great success in seeking employment once they have completed their course. Many have come from, and then continue to work for, government agencies in the UK and abroad — we have taught police, military, and other government officials from the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Belgium, Turkey, Japan, Jordan, the Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Indonesia, Korea, Botswana and several other nations beside. Within the UK, students with no service experience have gone on to work for the British Security Service, the Metropolitan Police Counter-Terrorism Centres, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, and other departments of government. Many students have noted to us that the innovative studies they undertook on our programme were important topics of discussion in their interviews. Those already in Government employment have successfully used their MAs to leverage promotion or commissioning. Students who have sought work in the private sector have likewise had success. Former MAISS students have gone to work for large banks conducting market analysis, to large oil-industry firms, to large consultancies such as McKinsey & Co, to specialist private analysis firms such as MS Risk and cyber security firm Digital Shadows. Indeed, MS Risk have had such success with our graduates that they have offered to fund a prize for the MAISS student who writes the best dissertation, annually. Overall, MAISS students have had a strong record of success in the years after their degrees. [-]