MSc Data Analytics and Enterprise Architecture


Program Description

The rapidly changing technological environment means that getting ahead of changes and developments is essential – especially for those working in the IT environment. Our online MSc in Data Analytics and Enterprise Architecture will provide you with an understanding of how to identify and design appropriate methods of gathering data in the complex modern computing systems of today and how to draw insights from this, and present data to inform decision making.

Course overview

Getting ahead of change is essential in this rapidly evolving technological environment. The online MSc Data Analytics & Enterprise Architecture programme from Arden University combines these two disciplines to give you advanced skills in the strategic implementation of IT solutions.

Arden’s online study mode makes it easier to develop your data handling and strategic skills alongside your existing commitments and responsibilities. This programme will help you take your career to the next level whilst you bring your organisation closer to their strategic goals.

Accelerate your learning! This programme is offered in both full-time and part-time study modes. The full-time study mode allows you complete your postgraduate studies in just one year so you can move on with your career.

Course modules

Data Design

Understand how to approach data by addressing key questions about your intended business outcomes, and select the most appropriate data collection method. You will learn to design deployment approaches and implement instruments and systems for data collection to achieve valuable outcomes.

Data Handling and Decision-Making

With access to more data than ever, those equipped to handle and interpret this data can add real value to the workplace. The focus of this module is learning how to both interpret data, and make key business decisions shaping the future of an organisation.

Data Visualisation and Interpretation

Gain the crucial data skills that give businesses their significant competitive advantage by learning to present this data in a universally engaging manner, which can be understood by specialists and non-specialists alike.

Architecture Design

Learn to approach system design in a structured way to ensure the complex technologies and requirements are implemented effectively. This module evaluates current systems and methods, as well as emerging trends in hardware, software, and systems use. You will then evaluate the architecture of your own organisation, and make recommendations for improvements.

Technology and Trend Monitoring

Stay abreast of the rapidly changing technological environment in this strategic IT role. You’ll have the opportunity to evaluate emerging technologies and investigate the ways they are applied to current business practice. Using an analytical approach, you will evaluate the feasibility of implementing emerging IT trends into current business practices.

Business Change Management

As the pace and scale of change grows, the need to embrace developing and innovative IT solutions is essential. You will assess the implications of new solutions, and how to manage the process of change effectively. This module will evaluate issues such as sustainability and business process continuity, illustrating their impact on change management, and audit their use in current practice.

Research Project

This vital project gives you a chance to research an area of your choice, related to the programme theme, and develop your critical abilities. You’ll create a research proposal and choose between a conventional dissertation, or an academic article and presentation. Then you’ll apply all of your knowledge from the programme with the opportunity to link your research to your actual work needs.

Industry Partnerships

When you enrol in the MSc Data Analytics & Enterprise Architecture course, you will have the option to participate in the following business skill development programmes:

Cisco Networking Academy
Get a real world grounding in today’s most valuable technical skills. Use real equipment, software, and simulators to gain technical knowledge in at least 1 or 2 high demand job areas.

Salesforce Trailheads
There are 140 Trails and 520 badges to choose from, covering many aspects of business, computing and using Salesforce as a management tool.

Amazon Web Services
With the increasing demand for cloud employees, AWS Educate provides an academic gateway for the next generation of IT and cloud professionals.

How does it work?
Participation with our Industry Partners is completely voluntary – it’s entirely up to you whether you complete one, 10 or none at all! Your participation or decision not to study these additional extras won’t have any effect on your degree or the grades you receive.

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"The experience with Arden University so far is fantastic – they have a good relationship with students and offer a flexible payment plan. I would recommend Arden to anyone who wants to study and work at the same time."

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Arden University

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this course you must normally have:

  • A UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent.
  • For students whose prior learning was not taught in English: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element).
What if I don’t have academic qualifications?

We positively encourage and consider applications from those with substantial management experience (typically 5 years) able to demonstrate their motivation to study the programme. We will ask for your CV and references in support of your application.

Last updated Aug 2020

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