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Language: English
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6 - 9 Months
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6 Modules
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Study Level: Intermediate
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International Postgraduate Diploma

The International Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology Management prepares candidates to become specialists in the Information Technology sector so they can meet the needs of modern businesses, especially at the middle levels of organisations. It is designed to meet the increasing demand in the work place for IT professionals with a wide knowledge of business management, technical skills and the capacity to offer support in the implementation of IT-based solutions in a business environment.

This program consists 6 compulsory units which equals to a total of 120 credits.

Mandatory Units Credit
IT Tools And Networks 20
Database Management Systems 20
Management Information Systems 20
Enterprise Resource Planning 20
Information Systems Development 20
Project Management 20
Total Credits 120

A learner must fulfill at least one of the following criteria to be allowed entry to the qualification:

  • Possession of an honors degree in a related subject that was taught in English
  • Possession of a level 6 qualification from a recognized awarding body
  • Five years’ management experience

The MSBM Level International Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology Management programme  enables learners to progress into or within employment and/or continue their further study by topping up the degree with Masters in Information Technology Management at certain Universities in the UK.

The course is delivered fully online. However, while the course is self-paced and 100% online, its guided learning and webinars are facilitated by subject-matter experts from the academia and practice. It is designed to accommodate of both busy professionals with tight schedules and individuals with flexible schedule. Therefore the modules and learning materials are available around the clock and completely asynchronous.

Module Aim

This course will covers computer appreciation, advanced fundamental design and implementation principles of Internet, key networking issues and their solutions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Computer Appreciation
  2. Thorough understanding of Central Processing Unit, Memory and Output Devices
  3. Develop the knowledge of different versions of windows, basic windows elements and file management through windows
  4. Networking Architecture: ISO-OSI, IBM, SNA architecture, their function and implementation.

Module Aim

The course emphasizes the understanding of the fundamentals of relational systems including data models, database architectures, and database manipulations. The course also provides an understanding of new developments and trends such as Internet database environment and data warehousing

Learning Outcomes

  1. Introductory knowledge of Database Management System (DBMS)
  2. Critically analyze Database Architecture and Modeling
  3. Develop entity relationship model
  4. Understand database normalization
  5. Introductory knowledge of SQL
  6. Critically analyze Database Security and integrity

Module Aim

This course provides a broad overview of the issues managers face in the selection, use, and management of information technology (IT). Increasingly, IT is being used as a tool to implement business strategies and gain competitive advantage, not merely to support business operations.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand types of MIS applications in organisations
  2. Discuss the development of management information systems in organisations.
  3. Select and design MIS systems appropriate to meet management requirements.
  4. Critically evaluate MIS contributions to the strategic management of organisations

Module Aim

This course introduces the information system development process to the students. During course the students will learn about the main development frameworks, defining of system requirements, and modeling of data, architecture and components’ interactions an information system.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Ability to describe the main tasks of an information systems development process.
  2. Understanding of the pros and cons of different IS development process models.
  3. Understanding of the basic system development modeling techniques that are common in multi-disciplinary software projects.

Module Aim

This course will enable student understanding of issues and decisions that must be made when embarking upon a ERP selection and implementation journey. It will also lead to an understanding the challenges associated with managing extant ERP systems. In the process students will become familiar with the forces and organizational conditions leading to the acquisition of such enterprise wide systems

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and gain insight into process views of organizations and tools and techniques used to model both as-is and to-be models.
  2. Apply the process modeling techniques in one or more modeling environments.
  3. Know and be able to apply key technical terminology in enterprise information systems as they apply in different ERP products and development methods Understand key differences between the major ERP applications (such as SAP R/3, and Oracle/PeopleSoft/Sibel) and issues specific to these applications their configuration and management.
  4. Analyze a current architecture and perform an effective gap analysis before an ERP implementation Be able to map enterprise architectural resources to a contemporary Enterprise Architecture mapping tool.
  5. Understand and be able to articulate the life cycle stages of any ERP implementation.
  6. Effectively describe problems typical of ERP implementation projects and translate this information and use this information to anticipate and articulate the challenges associated with post-implementation management of ERP systems.

Module Aim

To understand the process of identifying appropriate and feasible projects, and to be able to initiate and start a project. To be able to manage, monitor and control a project, including assessing, managing and controlling project risks and issues, project and team management and change management. To be able to evaluate the success or failure of a project.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Be able to analyze business objectives to identify feasible projects
  2. Be able to design systems and plans for initiating managing and controlling projects
  3. Be able to organize and manage a project
  4. Be able to monitor and control the progress of projects
  5. Be able to review, evaluate and closeout a project 

MSBM is a fully accredited institution in all branches to offer Level 4, 5, 6 and 7. The modules are written against prescribed learning outcomes defined by MSBM awarding bodies. MSBM is not a degree-awarding body.

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