This degree prepares you for a professional career in information systems and the business services they provide. It takes a broad view of how organisations use information to maintain competitive advantage using City's expertise in both computing and information management.
As this course shares a common first term with the degrees in Information Management and Information Systems you can decide on your area of focus once you are in a position to make an informed choice.
Graduates are employed in a range of information systems roles in large and small organisations, including banks, consultancies, pharmaceutical and IT industries, central and local government, and the education and health sectors, for example. The course is also excellent preparation for doctoral (PhD) study.
You will gain:
* an understanding of the characteristics of information systems, their management and technology, and their effective utilisation within organisations
* skills in evaluating and applying appropriate methods and technologies for representing, managing and disseminating information
* skills in contributing to information system implementation using sound principles
* an appreciation of the necessary legal, ethical and professional values appropriate to the provision of information services.
Why study this course at City University London?
* the Information Management, Information Systems, and Information Systems and Technology degrees all share a common first term, enabling experience to inform your choice about which one is ultimately right for you
* the course provides an 'info-socio-technical' approach which combines information, systems and technology modules in a social and organisational context
* the electives have been selected from staff research interests and expertise to provide in-depth cutting edge approaches in selected areas, such as information retrieval, legal aspects, open source systems,and spatial programming, in a top-rated (RAE 5) research department
* flexible learning plus all modules in this course are supported by the University's online learning environment (CitySpace). You will be able to access lecture materials and engage in discussions with student colleagues, teaching staff and the course team.
* a flexible course design which caters for students with a range of disciplines and experiences, from home and overseas, who themselves contribute to a stimulating learning environment and experience.
* the course is one of three related programmes, which share a common first set of modules. Students enrolling on one of the course may transfer to one of the other programmes, if their focus of interest changes during the first term
* London is a convenient location, with numerous career opportunities. City University is close to the City of London, in an area associated with the creative industries, with access to national resources (such as the British Library)