MSc Business Computing

Background Information


The programme is designed to provide a postgraduate programme in business computing that has both a theoretical and practical nature by utilizing the expertise available within the Information Technology and Business Computing department at Wisconsin International University College. The Programme is designed to produce graduates who have built on their first degree and/or work experience by offering a range of knowledge and skills which will enable them to become professionals capable of designing, implementing and managing business computing systems. Additionally, the MSc in Business Computing teaches concepts in computer science/information technology and business to function effectively in designing, building, enhancing, and maintaining software systems and applications in the context of business environments such as in the financial industry.



The objectives of the programme are to:

  1. produce graduates with the ability to critically analyze and support businesses using the appropriate software tools.
  2. develop the students’ professional attitudes as well as their interpersonal and entrepreneurial skills which are required by a practitioner in the industry.
  3. provide students with critical and evaluative perspectives of the business and computing disciplines and develop their capacity for independent and self-reflective learning, ensuring their future contribution to research and development.
  4. guide students to intuitively understand how an organization’s information systems need to adapt to the changes and developments natural to growth and progress.
  5. enable students to critically analyze received knowledge through independent research;
  6. produce students with a platform where they can apply creative problem-solving skills
  7. enable students to become a reflective practitioner: able to make practical decisions based on an understanding of academic content and processes as well as practical experience;
  8. encourage students to objectively analyze their competencies and opportunities for self-development and build on the learning arising from the programme;
  9. equip students with high-level knowledge to students with the qualities needed for employment in circumstances requiring sound judgment, personal responsibility, and initiative, in complex and often unpredictable professional environments.


Entry Requirements

Applicants for the MSc Business Computing programme are expected to have met the following prerequisites:

  • A good first degree, preferably second class lower or better, in a relevant field of study from any recognized/accredited University. Applicants with third class may be considered for admission to the programme if the applicant has at least two years of work experience and other qualification related to the field of study.
  • The applicant’s undergraduate field of study should be in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Security, or any other relevant quantitative discipline such as Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Natural Science, Electronic Engineering, General Engineering, Business and Humanities, Operations Research, or a related field.

A complete application pack must include:

  1. A completed Wisconsin International University College postgraduate application form;
  2. Official transcripts of the applicant’s previous academic record at the university level;
  3. A full curriculum vitae


Target Market and Employability

The MSc in IT programme is designed for all Information Technology and Computer Science professionals. Additionally, security managers, security researchers, cybersecurity analysts, database security managers, information systems security managers, IT security consultants, systems security managers, project security managers, researchers in applied cryptography, penetration testers (ethical hacker), vulnerability assessor, computer forensics analyst, anti-piracy/content protection analyst; etc. can access the programme.


Course List


  1. Research Methods and Professional Practice
  2. Computer Networking Theory, Technologies, and Protocols
  3. Business Process Analysis and Design
  4. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  5. IT Project Management
  6. Management Information Systems
  7. Supply Chain Integration Technologies
  8. Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovations



  1. Advanced Database Management Systems
  2. Enterprise Information Systems
  3. Big Data Analytics
  4. Information Security Management
  5. Business Intelligence
  6. Advanced Software Engineering


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