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MSc in Information Technology Management

Duration:
Full time (1+ years)
Part time (2-3 years)

Award:
APU, Malaysia

Intakes:
Full-time:
01 Jun 2020
07 Sep 2020
11 Jan 2021


Part-time:
08 May 2020
03 Jul 2020
04 Sep 2020
06 Nov 2020

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:

ProgrammesGeneral Requirements

Master of Technology Management
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Administration (Euro Asia Business)
Master of Science in Global Marketing Management
Master of Science in International Business
Communications
Master of Project Management
Master of Philosophy in Engineering #

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification as acceptable by the Senate.

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• English Requirements: IELTS 6.0

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.0 #

(Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required for entry to Master of Philosophy in Engineering)

MSc in Information Technology Management
MSc in Software Engineering
Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence*
Master of Science in Cyber Security *°
MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics*Δ
Master of Philosophy in Management #

• 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 5.0

• English Requirements: IELTS 6.0 #

Notes :
Δ Fundamental skills in programming, database, mathematics and statistics would be an added advantage.
° Applicants without a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Cyber Security or Forensic Computing must pass the perquisite modules in Cyber Security
 and Digital Forensics to continue with the Master’s degree.
* Applicants without a Computing-related Bachelor’s degree must pass the pre-requisite modules to continue with the Master’s Degree.

Master of Science in Computing

(Bachelor’s Degree must be in an area of Science and Technology related to Computing)

• Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 3.00 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 3.00; can be accepted with rigorous assessment (include test, interview or portfolio).

• Bachelor’s degree with CGPA below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.0

Master of Accounting
Master of Accounting in Forensic Analysis 

• 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 below 2.50 out of 4.00, or its equivalent qualification can be accepted with minimum 5 years relevant working experience in related field.

• Relevant professional accounting qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as accepted by the Senate.

• English Requirements: IELTS 5.5

Master of Finance

(Applicants with Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economics, Software Engineering, Banking & Finance, Engineering, Actuarial Science, Mathematics and Statistics maybe considered for entry to the Master of Finance programme.)

• 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 in related field with CGPA below 2.75 out of 4.00 but above 2.50; or its equivalent qualification can be accepted, subject to a minimum of 5 years’ working experience in relevant field.

• Relevant professional accounting qualifications equivalent to a bachelor’s degree as accepted by the Senate.

• English Requirements: IELTS 6.5

ENGLISH REQUIREMENTS
(Only Applicable to International Students)

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).


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

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.


Modules & Project:

The programme comprises 2 pre-requisite modules (for non-Computing students), 10 coursework modules and a Project.

Pre-Requisite Modules (For non-Computing students: to be completed upon 1st 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
  • Research Methodology in Computing and Engineering
  • Managing Organisations
  • Project
  • 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-selected elective modules, they can choose from the available modules offered in the semester OR among the intensive delivery modules – however such changes may prolong the study duration.


Project:

You are required to complete industry-based 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.