MSc Data Analytics and Information Systems Management

This course is delivered and awarded by Arden University at GISMA's campus in Berlin.


Big Data is going to be worth $102bn by 2019 according to IDC research which means organisations will need skilled analysts to maximise the opportunities it has to offer. This course will give you the skills you need to benefit from the opportunities big data offers. Gaining this essential knowledge will allow you to apply data handling methods to inform your business decisions and ensure your firm’s information systems are aligned with business goals and strategies. You’ll study in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. Germany is recognised for its high-quality education^.

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

 

About Arden

This programme is designed, delivered and awarded by Arden University, a UK university regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for England (QAA) and the UK government. Arden has helped 50,000 students succeed over 26 years of providing higher education to students around the world. In 2015, Arden’s Student Survey found that 79% of students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies.

4.2 out of 5 stars - Arden University are highly rated by their students. 

 

Who should take this course?

This programme is ideal for aspiring IT managers who want to launch a career in the industry and confidently utilise opportunities that big data offers for business success. The course is also suitable for people already in the computing management environment. Our MSc will make you stand out from the crowd and you will be a step ahead of other IT leaders with the data analytics knowledge this course will give you. 

 

How will you learn?

You will be taught by Arden's faculty of experienced tutors, using a combination of both on-campus and online learning. This essentially means that you get the best of both worlds: regular, face-to-face contact combined with the flexibility to continue learning outside the classroom wherever and whenever you like with 24/7, multi-device, multi-media learning materials and a leading edge ‘virtual classroom’ study portal called ilearn.

You will learn using traditional texts alongside podcasts, webinars (online seminars) and interactive knowledge-checks to keep you engaged, focused and motivated throughout your studies. In addition, you will receive regular academic support from Arden’s expert tutors and your own student support coordinator for any administrative, technical or motivational help.


You will gain a deeper understanding of the way data can be manipulated to result in strategy-driven business decisions. You acquire the knowledge and skills needed to add data-driven insights and bring a new perspective to the role. 

Modules:

  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • IS and Business Strategy Alignment
  • Technology and Trend Monitoring
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Research Project

Career direction

After studying for this MSc Data Analytics and Information Systems Management programme you will be well equipped to enter a strategic role in the IT sector, or to take your data manipulation skills to a non-IT specialist position.

The type of job roles you might explore are:

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Functional Manager
  • Service Delivery manager
  • Systems Manager
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • IT Risk
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Manager

 

Why study in Berlin?

  • Excellent employment prospects
  • Reasonable cost of living in comparison to many other European countries
  • Attractive to international students pursuing an education abroad
  • Rich in culture, history and entertainment
  • A vibrant start-up entrepreneurial city 
  • Voted 7th best city in the world for student living by Top Universities in 2018 

 

Find out what students have to say about Arden
"Blended learning with Arden is very good, and helps me combine both work and study as I live in Lambeth in south-east London. The course has helped me in my career because it has given me the confidence to take on promotion and change jobs." 

Cemene WellingtonBA (Hons) Healthcare - Blended Learning

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Fees and funding

Please, contact a programme advisor for more details on how to apply.

Tuition fee - €15,000 / Year

 

Flexible payment plan

A deposit of €2,000.00 is required to begin with.

Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across three instalments. If you apply today you can receive an early bird discount of 3,000.

 

Current total fees : €15,000

Fees with early bird discount: €12,000

Saving: €3,000

Instalments with early-bird discount applied:

  • 1st Payment - €3,500
  • 2nd Payment - €3,500  
  • 3rd Payment - €3,000 

*Terms and conditions apply.

Please note that all payment plans are suggested only. A specific payment plan for you can be agreed with GISMA and only the deposit is the fixed amount that is required. Students can spread out the payments as they like, as long as this is in line with the payment date deadlines.

 

Entry requirements

Qualifications
You must have a second class (2:2) UK honours degree or an equivalent qualification at 2.2 or above.

If you are from Pakistan, a four year Bachelor's degree with a GPA of 60% of above. 

English proficiency
IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component or evidence you have previously studied in English. English waiver letters can be accepted, degree's should also have 'Method of instruction: English'. 

 

Non-standard entry

Work experience and qualification route

You must have a third class (3rd) UK honours degree or an equivalent qualification alongside 2-3 years professional work experience.

If you are from Pakistan, a four year Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 60% or above alongside 3-4 years management experience.

 

Work experience route

We encourage applications from prospective students who do not meet our academic requirements but who do have senior management experience (usually 5 years).

Any other international undergraduate qualification will be assessed on a case by case basis.

You must show us that you are self-motivated, provide a personal statement, and be able to offer references and other evidence of your experience.

Please discuss your entry requirements with the programme consultant as your international education could mean that you are eligible to study with us.

 


Career statistics you need to know

 

 

Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3,4%*

 

 

Berlin was voted 7th best city in the world for students by Top Universities

 

 

4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650**
in Europe, with a growing economy

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EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT OF €3,000 AVAILABLE*


  • Full-time Part-time
  • Berlin
  • Full-time 12 months / Part-time 24 months
  • Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep & Nov
  • per course

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4/5


Students satisfaction on this course*

*Arden University 

26


years of support by Arden University

96%


Employed or further study after 6 months of graduating8

79%


Students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies*