MBA with Management Information Systems

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100% Online MBA with Management Information Systems

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Help businesses put technology to best use with St Marys’ 100% online MBA with Management Information Systems

St Mary’s University’s 100% online MBA with Management Information Systems deepens your knowledge of economics, cost-based decision making, corporate financial management, operations, marketing strategy, organisational management, corporate planning and more. In our digital classroom, you will apply the theories you learn to real-world workplace challenges, collaborate and work effectively in teams across and within functional areas, enhance your communication skills, sharpen your critical and analytical thinking, deepen your ethical decision-making in business contexts, and proactively anticipate rapidly changing business challenges in a global economy.

The management information specialisation comprises three courses designed to provide you with insight into the different existing and emerging enterprise technologies, and how to choose the right tool for a business need. You will deepen your knowledge of the concepts, principles, and techniques of resource planning and process management, learning how to strategically estimate and allocate resources to projects. You will also learn the system development lifecycle and how systems analysts work within the cycle using techniques of systems analysis and design.

You’ll develop your capacity to:

  • Synthesise leadership theory and practices to effectively motivate and lead diverse teams in the development and implementation of information systems.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to articulate complex IT solutions and strategic initiatives to stakeholders in a global business environment.
  • Strategically and ethically manage technology.
  • Formulate innovative solutions that leverage information technology to enhance business value and operational efficiencies.
  • Evaluate global economic and regulatory factors to grow business operations ethically and sustainably, considering the strategic management of information systems and emerging technologies.
  • Explain and apply the system development lifecycle process, including the adoption of appropriate techniques for gathering system requirements, creating and analysing system requirements models, and generating system design models that specify implementation details.
  • Use quantitative data analysis to mitigate risk, enhance efficiency, and support strategic decisions, applying advanced research and information literacy to solve complex business and IT challenges.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans for the estimation, allocation, and management of human, financial, and technological resources. Align these plans with business objectives to ensure efficient organisational operations, sustainability, and growth.

And grow your career

Information Systems graduates are an important asset to modern business. They help organisations optimise the use of their technological infrastructure and as such, are critical to smooth and efficient operations. This programme builds the skills and knowledge to effectively plan and use information systems in enterprise, in roles such as: Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Network Administrator, Operations Analyst and more.

With a programme designed for you

St Mary’s University’s MBA with Management Information Systems is purpose-built for working professionals looking to pursue careers in leadership and management while maintaining full-time work. It offers a broad leadership and management skills and knowledge base combined with the specialist knowledge needed to guide organisations around the effective use of information systems and technologies to support business goals and objectives. The programme is offered entirely online and part-time so you can study anywhere and anytime around the demands of important life commitments including work, family and friends.

Programme Modules

System Analysis & Design

Explore the system development lifecycle and the purpose of the system analysis and design phases of this lifecycle, as well as the role of a system analyst within the lifecycle. You will learn the concepts and principles of the techniques of system analysis and design phases of this lifecycle. These techniques include gathering system requirements, creating requirements models, critically analysing requirements models, and designing an information system that meets the requirements.

Enterprise Information Systems & Technology Management

Gain an introduction to enterprise information systems and technology management. You will learn several types of information technologies and information systems and how each should be selected to align with the business requirements and goals. You will also explore best practices of strategic technology management and how they are applied, as well as find out about emerging technologies in enterprise and how they are used.

Resource Planning & Process Management

Discover the concepts, principles, and techniques of resource planning and process management in an organisation. You will learn about the strategic estimation and allocation of resources to meet the demand of projects, as well as gain an understanding of the human, financial, and technology resources in the enterprise and various strategies for planning and managing these resources.

Business Strategy

Gain a perspective on organisations, both within and outside of the for-profit business world. You’ll apply learned strategic analysis and managerial thinking to organisations to make better decisions that improve the competitive position and provide value for its key stakeholders. Finally, you’ll explore the main theories, concepts, and models of strategic analysis and their role in management practice.

Finance for Managers

Examine the key financial fundamentals necessary for managing an organisation's operational activities and achieving its strategic goals. You’ll learn about the time value of money, investing in various instruments, making critical decisions regarding capital expenditures, and various methods for successfully capitalising the firm. Managing critical cash flows and allocation of financial assets are also discussed from a managerial perspective.

Economics for Managers
Explore key economic concepts, theories, analytical techniques and the economic fundamentals. You will learn about the supply and demand model, the fundamental market model where trade-offs and choices are considered by comparing benefits and costs. Product and market structures are also analysed at the firm level, while macroeconomic issues of fiscal and monetary policy are explored at an aggregate level. Finally, you’ll gain an understanding of selected topics in international trade, financial markets, economic growth, and positive and negative externalities.
Financial Accounting and Analysis

Many business decisions throughout every level of an organisation are based on the information found in the company’s financial statements. Explore how small and large process changes can increase organisational efficiency and profits through analysing financial statement information. Finally. you’ll examine how decisions made about capital projects, long-term investments, and a company’s risk aversion impact the bottom line.

Leadership & Organisational Behaviour

Equip yourself with the skills and characteristics necessary to be an effective leader. You’ll learn how to apply leadership skills during change and in multicultural and diverse environments. The common thread throughout the course will be leading with strong managerial ethics, emotional intelligence, and reflective leadership. You’ll also explore the relationship between contemporary leadership issues and classical leadership theory.

Marketing Management

Explore the design and implementation of the best combination of marketing efforts to carry out an organisation's strategy in its target markets. You’ll develop an understanding of how an organisation can benefit by creating and delivering value to its customers, and stakeholders, and the skills in applying the analytical concepts and tools of marketing to such decisions as segmentation and targeting, branding, pricing, distribution, and promotion.

Operations Management

Gain a deep understanding of operations management and how it is critical to your success in any field, from consulting to entrepreneurship to general management. You’ll explore the major problems and decision processes of operations management such as operations strategy, process and capacity planning, facilities planning, aggregate planning, materials planning, and quality planning.

Business Intelligence & Visualisation Tools

Business Intelligence (BI) uses historical data to better understand and thereby improve business performance, as well as create new strategic opportunities for growth. Part of this process is to display the results in graphical images for easier understanding. Examine the technologies used to support organisational decision-making. You’ll develop an understanding of data organisation, and examine the BI processes and techniques used in transforming data into knowledge and value. Various functions and applications of business intelligence are described, including but not limited to reporting, online analytical processing, data visualisation and business process management.

Research Methods for Business and Management

Develop your understanding of research in general and business. You'll address both academic business research and business consultancy research and examine the concepts and theories underlying research, as well as the practice of research. This course has an applied focus. You'll identify a feasible research topic through readings and assignments and develop a research proposal for academic business or business consultancy research. You will examine how research problems and questions are identified and the process of achieving thoughtful, effective, and efficient research design. You will also investigate the importance of the literature review and how to carry it out for optimal effectiveness in research. You will also study the philosophical and epistemological assumptions underpinning the research approaches and methodologies, as well as their role in determining the design and implementation of the research. Finally, you will also examine the ethical aspects of research and consultancy.


Entry requirements

To study St Mary's University's 100% online MBA with Management Information Systems you will need to have completed:

  • An undergraduate degree at 2:2 (or higher), or
  • 3 years’ relevant work experience in a professional/managerial role

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English, or most recent education or work experience was not in English will need to demonstrate proficiency by completing an approved English language test such as IELTS (6.0 overall with no individual sub-scores under 5.5), Pearson PTE (55 overall minimum), or equivalent.
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