Big data holds the potential for big career opportunities, especially as today’s organisations now hold more information about their business environments than at any time in history. Add to that today’s increasing focus on data about consumer preferences, the supply chain, and sales forecasting, and you can see why leading employers are actively seeking professionals with advanced skills in big data and information systems management.
Our MSc Data Analytics & Information Systems Management course covers the most vital topics and practices in Big Data and ISM, while helping you perfect your management and leadership abilities in this sector. You’ll cover topics such as data handling, trend monitoring, information systems and business strategy alignment, as well as having the opportunity to complete your own original research project during your final year of study.
Whether you’re already leading a team of data analysts, or want to take on a higher management position in your current organisation, this course has been designed to help you achieve your professional ambitions.
By helping you develop the skills and knowledge you need to demonstrate advanced management capabilities, we’re preparing you for the next step in your professional career. Alongside this, you’ll build on your communication, planning, and decision-making skills, showing future employers that you’re a well-rounded and cutting-edge professional.
The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this MA. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.
You’ll be given a variety of ways to demonstrate what you’ve learned on this master’s course. These assessment methods are designed to put your new knowledge into practice and keep track of how well you’re progressing in your studies. These methods include:
At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.
To be eligible for this Data Analytics and Information Systems Management MSc course at Arden university you must normally have:
We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.
Please be aware that this course will require you to handle numbers. We recommend that you have a minimum of a Grade C in GCSE maths to succeed. Please speak to our admissions team for more information.
We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this data analytics and information systems management course.
We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experiences.
We recognise your completed study, so you might be entitled to an exemption towards your master's with Arden – saving you time and money.
We’re happy to individually consider other professional or academic awards to see whether we can grant exemptions. Our Admissions staff will be happy to advise you.
Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.
Studying with us here at Arden teaches you how to handle and interpret complex data sets, and you’ll be developing skills that are essential in national and international businesses. If you are currently working in a management function or looking to specialise in data, our range of data analytics courses will develop your ability to analyse and interpret data in order to make business decisions. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.
Big data is a huge opportunity for modern businesses. That’s why data analysis and ISM skills are in high demand in all forward-thinking organisations. This MSc course gives you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your knowledge in these areas, opening up a variety of management and leadership roles that you’ll find as rewarding as they are lucrative.
We’ve designed this course to provide you with a blend of skills that are highly valued by employers. As well as specialised knowledge in information systems management and data analysis, you’ll also gain a wide range of transferable skills to take into your management career. Whilst studying, you’ll:
The specialist knowledge and broader management skills you’ll develop on this course open up a variety of professional roles related to information systems and data analysis. Whether you decide to progress with your current employer or take on a new challenge after graduating, the choice is yours.
Here are just a few of the roles you could move into after completing this course:
If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost.
You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.
Once you’ve enrolled with Arden, our careers centre is easily accessible directly from inside our online platform, ilearn. The careers centre is here to help you discover the areas of your academic and professional life that you find most meaningful and rewarding, and then apply this to your career pathway.
Just a few of the career tools you’ll find in the careers centre include: