Master of Science in Information Systems

European University Cyprus

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Overview

The MSc in Information Systems provides an in-depth understanding of the role of information systems in meeting organizational challenges. The program develops technical knowledge and skills in the design, implementation and management of information systems to respond to market demands and industry trends. Subjects covered include the use of Decision Support Systems (DSSs) in business intelligence, and the integration and operation of e-business systems, including issues related to user interface and IS usability. By the end of the course, students are expected to undertake original research to identify and resolve a ‘real-world’ problem, using IS to support organizational objectives.

Academic program

Core Courses

Requirements Engineering and User Interface Design (12 ECTS)
Research Methods in Information Systems (10 ECTS)
Information Systems Strategy and e-business systems (12 ECTS)
Project Management and Risk Analysis (12 ECTS)
Enterprise systems engineering and Integration (12 ECTS)
Data and Knowledge Management for Decision Support (12 ECTS)

Master Project

Information Systems Project (20 ECTS)

Accreditation

The Interdisciplinary Academic Recognition and Information Agency of Greece (DOATAP–Hellenic NARIC) and the Evaluation Committee of Private Universities (ECPU) of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus.

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.

Career opportunities

Systems Administration, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Business/Systems Analysis, Technical Support, Data Management, Data Analyst, IT Consultancy, Web Site Development.

Application requirements

  • An attested copy of a recognized bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields, including Business with an IS concentration, Computer Science, Information Systems, general business degrees, Humanities, Social Science, Engineering and Physical Science
  • An official copy of academic transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency, which includes one of the following:
    • Undergraduate instruction and coursework in English
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based total) or 250 (computer-based total)
    • IELTS examination with a score of 7.0
    • English language IGCSE O’ Level with grade of B or above
  • One letter of recommendation. Referees can be academic (tutor/instructor) or professional (manager/supervisor).
  • Proof of work experience (if available)
  • Copy of High School Leaving Certificate
  • Recent CV
  • One passport-size photograph

Price and financing

€ 5,940

 

 

 

Interested? Contact George, your enrollment advisor, through the phone +357 22 559 561 or email george.tsokkas@laureate.net

The MSc in Information Systems provides an in-depth understanding of the role of information systems in meeting organizational challenges. The program develops technical knowledge and skills in the design, implementation and management of information systems to respond to market demands and industry trends. Subjects covered include the use of Decision Support Systems (DSSs) in business intelligence, and the integration and operation of e-business systems, including issues related to user interface and IS usability. By the end of the course, students are expected to undertake original research to identify and resolve a ‘real-world’ problem, using IS to support organizational objectives.

Core Courses

Requirements Engineering and User Interface Design (12 ECTS)
Research Methods in Information Systems (10 ECTS)
Information Systems Strategy and e-business systems (12 ECTS)
Project Management and Risk Analysis (12 ECTS)
Enterprise systems engineering and Integration (12 ECTS)
Data and Knowledge Management for Decision Support (12 ECTS)

Master Project

Information Systems Project (20 ECTS)

The Interdisciplinary Academic Recognition and Information Agency of Greece (DOATAP–Hellenic NARIC) and the Evaluation Committee of Private Universities (ECPU) of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus.

  • 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.

Systems Administration, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Business/Systems Analysis, Technical Support, Data Management, Data Analyst, IT Consultancy, Web Site Development.

  • An attested copy of a recognized bachelor’s degree in a variety of fields, including Business with an IS concentration, Computer Science, Information Systems, general business degrees, Humanities, Social Science, Engineering and Physical Science
  • An official copy of academic transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency, which includes one of the following:
    • Undergraduate instruction and coursework in English
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based total) or 250 (computer-based total)
    • IELTS examination with a score of 7.0
    • English language IGCSE O’ Level with grade of B or above
  • One letter of recommendation. Referees can be academic (tutor/instructor) or professional (manager/supervisor).
  • Proof of work experience (if available)
  • Copy of High School Leaving Certificate
  • Recent CV
  • One passport-size photograph

€ 5,940

 

 

 

Interested? Contact George, your enrollment advisor, through the phone +357 22 559 561 or email george.tsokkas@laureate.net