MSc in Information Technology Management | Asia Pacific University (APU)

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MSc in Information Technology Management

Duration:

Full time (12 months)
Part time (2 - 3 years)

Degree Award:

APU, Malaysia

Intake:

Full-time: 25 November 2019

Part-time: 06 Sep 2019 / 01 Nov 2019

An opportunity to demonstrate how the application of computerrelated technology is an integral part of an efficient business environment.This programme is specifically designed to provide:

  • An opportunity to demonstrate how the application of computer- related technology is an integral part of an efficient business environment.
  • An emphasis on the understanding of how an effective computer system is a key factor in enabling a business to gain a competitive and strategic edge.
  • An overall consideration of how IT can be managed in the organisation.
  • An understanding of how strategic IT frameworks can be established to enhance the capability of the organisation

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.
  • Bachelor’s degree with CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00, but below CGPA 2.75; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).
  • Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or qualification which is equivalent can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.
  • English Requirements: IELTS 5.

English Requirements (only applicable to International Student)
Please note that under Ministry of Education regulations, only students who have achieved the minimum requirement in the English Language proficiency assessment as indicated above will be allowed to continue their studies in the main study programme. Students who do not have the required English Language achievement may apply for a student visa on conditional basis and are allowed to enrol in an English Language Certification programme at APU upon arrival in Malaysia and, subsequently, appear for the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE/MUET assessment. Students who are unable to obtain the required level of English Competency during the maximum 12 months’ period, will not be allowed to pursue their studies in the main programme and will have to return to their home country. Students from English speaking countries and those with qualifications taught in English (previous Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree taught in English) are exempted from English requirements. Applications for exemption must be accompanied by supporting documents.
Note: The above entry requirements may differ for specific programmes based on the latest programme standards published by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).


Who should attend:

This programme is geared towards industry or business professionals who are seeking to develop their careers in the management of technological systems and/or their production for the benefit of organisations. Managers within organisations where information technology plays a vital role in the managerial functions and the efficient operation of the organisation will find this programme very useful.

The Benefits of This Programme:

On successful completion of this programme, you will be able to :

  • Demonstrate professional competencies in one or more specialist branches of IT Management
  • Draw upon the body of theoretical and technical knowledge available and be able to use this to professional advantage
  • Communicate effectively in technical and professional environments
  • Show initiative and independence of thought in technical project planning and design
  • Appreciate how an efficient technology-based infrastructure is a key factor in enabling a business to gain a competitive edge
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the importance of IT in the development of systems
  • Develop an appreciation of the management context within which software and IT systems are developed
  • Critically analyse, design and evaluate possible developments in a specialised area of discipline in order to further the knowledge and understanding of an IT management environment

Programme Modules & Project / Dissertation:

The programme comprises 2 pre-requisite modules (for non-Computing students), 9 coursework modules, the Research Methodology Module and a major dissertation.

Pre-Requisite Modules (For non-Computing students: to be completed upon 1 st month of the programme)
  • Systems Development Methods
  • Software Design and Development
Core Modules

Elective Modules*  (choose 1)

  • Managing Software Development Projects
  • Technology Management
  • Integrated Systems Management
  • Strategic Planning and Systems Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information Security Architectures
  • Research Methodology
  • Network Design & Performance
  • Data Management
  • Dissertation
  • Internet Applications
  • Enterprise Applications

* Elective modules may be pre-selected for students at the beginning of the semester. If students wish to change these pre-selcted elective modules, they can choose from the aviailable modules offered in the semester OR among the intensive delivery modules - however such changes may prolong the study duration.

Project

You are encouraged to complete industrybased major projects / dissertations that are relevant to your work and organisation or any substantial idea from the modules taken. The project should emphasise how an effective computer system is a key factor in enabling a business to gain a competitive and strategic edge. This would usually involve devising, recommending or implementing an innovative solution to a problem area.


Career Options:

  • Senior IT Consultant
  • IT Recruitment Consultant
  • IT Manager
  • IT Project Manager
  • Technical Support Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
  • IT Infrastructure Manager
  • Innovation Manager
  • IT Director

Course Fees:

Malaysian Students

International Students

RM 29,500

RM 36,800 (USD 9,200) 

Fees stated above do not include Enrolment Fees, Registration Fees and other Miscellaneous Fees.

(N/482/7/0149)(07/22)(MQA/FA8835)

All information is correct at the time of publication, but is subject to change in the interest of continuing improvement.