Advanced Computer Science and IT Management: Information Management [MSc]

Course units and themes

The Information management pathway addresses both the technical challenges of information capture and usage from big data, and the need for its effective and efficient management and analysis within business, scientific, educational, entertainment and organisational contexts. This MSc pathway will examine the entire information management life cycle, including data strategy, management, design and warehousing, data analytics and information governance. In addition to the need to work with huge volumes of data, the pathway will also address multi-modality, including un- and semi-structured data, image and video data, spatial and temporal data, etc.

Data Engineering and Systems Governance

This theme aims to provide students with an overview and understanding of the entire data life cycle, including data creation, modelling, acquisition, representation, use, maintenance, preservation and disposal, as well as the general use of IT to secure data and information. It discusses database design, data warehousing, maintenance and analytics, data standards and data quality, as well as managing the human behaviour affecting the security of data and information systems.

Information Management 1

This theme addresses topics in information management and data analytics.

Students taking MSc ACSwITM: Information Management choose two units from this theme.

To ensure a balance of units delivered by the Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Computer Science students taking MSc ACSwITM: Information Management must take either COMP61011, or COMP61332, but not both.

Information Management 2

This theme covers topics in optimisation, planning, problem-solving, decision support and text mining.

Students taking MSc ACSwITM: Information Management choose two units from this theme.

To ensure a balance of units delivered by the Alliance Manchester Business School and the School of Computer Science students taking MSc ACSwITM: Information Management must take either COMP61011, or COMP61332, but not both.

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