Faculty

:Computing Engineering and Built Environment

University

:Birmingham City University

Intakes

:Feb, Jun, Oct

Class size

:16

Mode of Delivery

:Weekend Classes

Modules

:6 Modules + Masters Project

Duration

:12 Months

Topic

  • Faculty
  • Computing Engineering and Built Environment
  • University
  • Birmingham City University
  • Intakes
  • Feb, Jun, Oct
  • Class size
  • 16
  • Mode of Delivery
  • Weekend Classes
  • Modules
  • 6 Modules + Masters Project
  • Duration
  • 12 Months

Lead the Technology revolution

Course Overview

Planned business spend on IT continues to grow as business leaders put their trust in technology to drive business growth. Enterprise Systems Management is an innovative MSc degree course designed for those who want to pursue careers as managers and leaders in implementing technology-based information systems solutions and managing technological transformation within organisations.

You will explore systems and activities within an enterprise that bring together processes, people and technology, you will support digital transformation strategies, and help streamline operations to gain competitive advantages, improved performance and reduced operational costs.

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Why study this course at Next

  • The only 100% fully franchised UK MSc in Enterprise Systems Management in Sri Lanka
  • Carefully curated modules structured to give maximum value to learners
  • Top 20 Business School in the UK with over 176 years of academic excellence
  • Birmingham City University ranked #7 for employability in the UK
  • Expert lecture panel comprising CEOs and Senior industry leaders
  • On-time completion of all past MSc batches
  • Purpose-built Post Graduate center aided by state-of-the-art virtual learning environment.

Course Overview

Planned business spend on IT continues to grow as business leaders put their trust in technology to drive business growth. Enterprise Systems Management is an innovative MSc degree course designed for those who want to pursue careers as managers and leaders in implementing technology-based information systems solutions and managing technological transformation within organisations.

You will explore systems and activities within an enterprise that bring together processes, people and technology, you will support digital transformation strategies, and help streamline operations to gain competitive advantages, improved performance and reduced operational costs.

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Assessment

You’ll be assessed using a variety of methods, including individual and group presentations, coursework problem sets, mini-projects, placement employer assessment, in-class tests, seen and unseen exams.

Entry requirements

  • UK Honors Degree or equivalent with a 2nd class lower or better
  • Full professional qualification with a minimum of 3 years of work experience
  • +8 years of work experience and currently working at a Managerial capacity.

Any application that does not fit into the above criteria will be considered by the University on a case by case basis. Please note that acceptance into the MBA is at the sole discretion of BCU International Admissions & Business School.

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Modules

Enterprise Systems

Organisations are embracing computing technology in daily operations to enable integration, collaboration, interaction, and the processing needs of the entire organisation. One of these computing technologies that has become an essential part of an organisation's IT portfolio is Enterprise Systems (ES), which incorporates ERP, CRM, SCM, and so forth. ES are a comprehensive, configurable, and integrated suite of systems and information resources, which support organisational-wide operational and management processes. ES eases integration of different processes, people, and technology to help streamline operations. Thus, in an organisation, you will be required to make judgements on the selection, design, and implementation of these systems. Also, you will be required to manage business transformation by implementing efficient business processes to support gaining competitive advantage, improved performance, reduced operational cost, and enhanced real-time decision-making capabilities. This module equips you to develop core skills and knowledge to assist organisations in the management of ES and business processes change.

Operations Management

Operations Management is a major part of a business organisation responsible for producing goods and/or services. Its nuclei are the management of systems or processes that create goods and/or provide services, and are central to the design, operation and improvement of productive systems. The module aims to provide students with the ability to analyse, design and develop an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. MRP I, MRPII and PLM are core ERP technologies that have migrated from Manufacturing Industries to the service sector. As part of any business Operations are an integral part that are responsible for producing goods and or services. Goods are classed as physical items that include raw materials, parts, assemblies, such as motherboards that go into computers and products such as mobile phones and parts for vehicles for example. Services are activities that provide some combination of time, location, form, or psychological value. We encounter services every day, such as medical treatment, videos that we watch, e-mails that we send, all of these include operations of one type or another.

Strategic Information Systems Planning

Information systems (IS) are a key resource in organizations providing the ability to capture, access and leverage information to improve decision-making and gain competitive advantage. The planning, development and maintenance of IS therefore needs to be aligned with the strategic direction of the organization. This module explores the role of strategic information systems planning within the context of rapid technological changes and digital transformation. You will learn how to select appropriate tools for analysing the information needs of an organization. You will develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to formulate and implement effective IS strategies that inform and align with the strategic direction of organizations in different industries. You will also gain experience of effectively communicating and engaging with stakeholders in order to develop practical IS plans.

Digital Change Management

This module focuses on the challenge, how to address human-technology barriers and challenges to leverage the value of the people necessary to drive innovation and growth in a digital global society.

The module is concerned with the social context in which technology is employed and the relationship that develops thereby. The module focuses on effective strategic thinking and a holistic integration approach to IT challenges and barriers. The module debates the interdependent relationship between people, processes and technology to deliver enterprise solutions able to exploit information and IT in a constantly changing international context. A range of socio-technical factors driving organisational change will be considered specifically in terms of how the factors affect the performance needs of an organisation and influence organisational efficiency gains. The module provides the link between the Strategic Information Systems Planning module and similarly complements the values covered in the Principles of Project Management. Furthermore, significant to the module is the emphasis it places on the critical role of people in end-to-end management of Enterprise Systems.

Business Intelligence and Technology Entrepreneurship

In this module you will explore the concepts of business intelligence and entrepreneurship in today's global marketplace. Business intelligence has enabled entrepreneurs and existing organisations to gain competitive advantages and highlight new opportunities in both new and existing markets.

Whilst entrepreneurs have key characteristics including aspects of creativity and innovation, similar skills and knowledge are also essential to existing organisations. Throughout this module, students will gain practice-based skills through the application of a variety of tools and techniques pertaining to entrepreneurship and business intelligence, including the use of software data analytics tools.

Principles of Project Management

Project management is the application of processes, methods, knowledge, skills and experience to achieve the project objectives (PMBoK, 6th Ed. (2012). Project management is key to delivering strategic value within an organisation and it involves far more than a time plan, a budget and a risk register. Projects can range from construction of a new building to the launch of new product, or outsourcing previous in-house functions, to the re-engineering of products, services and processes. This module will deal with the two main stages of any project: PLANNING and IMPLEMENTATION.

Master’s Dissertation

The purpose of the module is to enable you to undertake a sustained, in-depth and research-informed Level 7 project exploring an area that is of personal interest to you. In agreement with your supervisor, you will decide upon your topic which will take the form of a practical outcome (artefact) with accompanying contextual material. The main consideration when choosing your topic is that it must be aligned to the programme you are studying and informed by the research strategy of your school, and you should consider the relevance of this topic to your future academic or professional development.

After the course

Demand for project managers is high across industries. Job growth is anticipated to be faster than any other occupation, with 22 million new job openings around the world by 2027. This course will open up opportunities in project management roles in many industries. Past Next Campus graduates have gone on to work for multinational companies. Job roles have included project managers, programme managers, project portfolio managers, management consultants, business developers, entrepreneurs, quality managers and directors.

About the University

With a student body amounting to 29, 000 students from a variety of countries worldwide, Birmingham City University has become one of the most highly ranked, large and academically diverse universities in the United Kingdom. With it’s student focused education, illustrious teaching staff and friendly environment, BCU is one of the most coveted sites of learning in the United Kingdom.

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