Course overview

As cybercrime keeps pace closely with new technologies, organisations recognise the need for professionals trained to read and use data to protect their business. The online MSc Data Analytics and IT Security Management programme from Arden University combines these two disciplines to give you advanced data handling capabilities to ensure the security of your systems.

Arden’s flexible study mode makes it is easier to develop your data handling and managerial skills alongside your existing commitments and responsibilities. This programme will help you take your career to the next level whilst you protect and secure the operations of your organisation.

All of Arden’s programmes are delivered with a strong focus on employability and career success. This programme has been developed in consultation with our worldwide alumni to help you inspire and manage change within your business, with a particular focus on project handling.

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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.

Information Security Strategy Development

Any organisation using IT solutions should have a plan to manage security threats. Learn about the effective strategies required, and how those with specialist knowledge can create flexible security solutions. This module focuses on the technologies used, and the evaluation standards established to produce robust strategies. You will use case studies to evaluate current strategies and forensic computer skills.

IT Security Management

Going beyond the design of effective strategies, learn to manage these strategic solutions through rigorous application of policies and methods crucial to modern cyber security. Study the required techniques to manage IT security systems for organisations of all sizes in this module, whilst learning to develop and implement recovery plans. You will evaluate current organisational practice, the policies that govern it, and recommendations for improvement.

IS Governance

Robust governance frameworks grow daily in importance and play a key role that includes legal, economic, political, and technological issues. This module will encourage you to evaluate and mitigate risk, and maximise the benefits of different software and systems. You will be challenged to audit current governance approaches, critique your peers, and present recommendations for future revisions.

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.

What our students say

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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."

Ismail Salami,

MSc Strategic Marketing

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.

Program taught in:
English

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Last updated June 1, 2019
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