Staffordshire University - MSc Computer Science (Business Computing)

Staffordshire University

MSc Computer Science (Business Computing)

Looking to bridge the gap between technology and management? At Staffordshire University, develop the knowledge and skills needed to forward your career in Business Computing.

Business computing is pivotal in the understanding of how computing technologies can be used to enhance operations within small and large-scale organisations. We offer you the opportunity to specialise in these systems, giving you the skills to become a key driver of business computing in your career.

In the business computing sector, you will need to manage data in a variety of different ways. You will learn how to use data mining tools against a data warehouse to discover new knowledge, using SAP ERP to manage core business functions and AWS to then develop your applications and deploy to the internet.

We are proud members of the SAP University Alliance. In the information systems sector, SAP is one of the world leading designers of enterprise systems, and in our MSc you will get an opportunity to gain experience of the SAP environment.

Through the expert teaching in our MSc, you will study the fundamentals of IT as a support tool within business. You’ll cover such aspects as systems analysis and design, cloud-based services, database technology, big data, data science, knowledge discovery etc.

Not only do we offer technical knowledge as part of the MSc, we also aim to instil the academic and professional skills required for lifelong learning and development. We cover research methods, communications, critical thinking, and analysis, academic and professional report writing.

If you choose to leave before completing the full 180 credit MSc course, you are entitled to a lower award if you have achieved pass grades for the necessary credits. This would be 60 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or 120 taught module credits for a Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip). 

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Computer Science (Business Computing)

Entry Requirements

  • An undergraduate honours degree (grade 2.2 or above) from a UK University or the international equivalent.

  • If you do not meet the above but have significant appropriate experience, your application will be considered, provided that you satisfy the University that you are capable of responding to the challenge of postgraduate work. 

  • If your first language is not English, you will need to demonstrate that you are fluent enough to cope with the cou

    rse. A minimum score of IELTS 6 or TOEFL 550 (213 computer-based) is normally required.

Career Prospects

After completing the MSc Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc, you’ll be equipped to work in the following roles:

  •  Business analyst
  •  Enterprise systems (ERP) analyst/consultant
  •  Information systems manager
  •  Systems analyst
  •  Solution architect
  •  Data analyst
  •  IT consultant
  •  Data scientist
  •  Systems developer

Course Details

Our Computer Science (Business Computing) MSc can be studied full-time, part-time or via distance learning. Whatever way you choose to study, your learning will be split into three teaching blocks.

The first two teaching blocks consist of 8 core modules that aim to give you an expert-level understanding in business computing. These include Data Storage for Business, Project and Change Management, Business Analytics, Database Management and Security, Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling Design, and more. During this, there’s also the option to gain Amazon Web Services certification.

The MSc dissertation is your final project and your chance to specialise in whatever field of business computing you choose. This will be supervised by one of our industry-expert academics and is a chance to showcase your knowledge and ready you for your future career.


Business Analytics 15 credits
Data Storage For Business 15 credits
Database Management And Security 15 credits
Dissertation 60 credits
Enterprise Cloud Computing In The Aws Environment 15 credits
Enterprise Systems Analysis Modelling And Design 15 credits
Managing Emerging Technologies 15 credits
Project And Change Management 15 credits
Research Methods 15 credits

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