Information Systems Management (Top-Up) BSc (Hons)

Location Distance Learning
Duration 2 Years

2018/19 New Entrants, Part Time

  • Home and EU students: £2,040 per year of study
Course start January, June, September
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  • Open only to IMIS Higher Diplomates.  The course is specifically designed to follow on from your Higher Diploma.
  • Fully accredited by and in association with IMIS.  On completion of the course you will have a BSc (Hons) qualification and be eligible for full membership of IMIS - designated MIMIS.
  • Interesting content that will help you fast track your career.
  • Delivered in part time mode over two years.  However, we can be flexible when you need to focus your attention elsewhere.
  • The course is taught by highly qualified and experienced academics who are also members of IMIS.
  • Staffordshire University has thirteen awards of excellence from the UK Quality Assurance Agency, therefore, you can be confident of the very best teaching support.

Course outline

The course, which is available exclusively to IMIS Higher Diploma holders, covers: concepts in information systems security; advanced database management; management of information systems audit and internal control; perspectives in information systems analysis and design; applied research and project proposal; and a work focussed major project.  The focus is on you and how you can develop to improve your career prospects.

Course content

You will study:

COIS61055  Advanced Data Management (D/L) (15 credits) 
COCS60700 Concepts in IS Security (D/L) (15 credits)
COIS60672  Applied Research & Proposal (D/L) (15 credits)
COIS61054  Perspectives in IS Systems Analysis and Design (D/L) (15 credits)
COIS60675  Management of Information Systems Audit and Internal Control (D/L) (15 credits)
COIS61053  Work Based IS Project (D/L) (45 credits)

Entry requirements

IMIS Higher Diploma


BCS accredited: Full CITP and partial CEng. BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and accredits UK Computing courses. This course fulfils the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), and partially meets the academic requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng).

Student experience

Richard wrote about the benefit of a Staffordshire University degree:

My current role is as a SAP Consultant for R***** UK, similarly to my degree course it's not purely a technical role. There are technical aspects to it such as maintaining, designing and developing Smart Forms and SAPscript programs which are coded in ABAP. However, it also has a more business side to it, I take business requirements and translate them into a functional or technical specification and then project manage the changes (which are usually delivered by one of the specialist applications developers) through to completion. The main way that the degree benefited me is that for my role I needed a good technical and business knowledge. If I'd gone for purely a computing role or purely business I wouldn't have had the right background. From my view, in the IS industry, being able to confidently interact with both business and IT counterparts is essential and allows for the flexibility to deliver what the customer wants within the constraints of IS processes and technologies.

Challenging and interesting course

I had fun doing the BSc (Hons) Information Systems Management course despite all the challenges that I came across, it was professionally taught, organised and well packaged.
One of the most interesting parts of it was making friends with my course colleagues from different countries and backgrounds through blackboard and another online forum which we the students set up on Facebook.
I am recommending the course to anyone who wants to develop more on the area of Information System Management.

Blessing Onyekwere


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