• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

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Big Data is going to be worth $102bn by 2019 according to IDC research which means organisations will need skilled analysts to maximise the opportunities it has to offer. 

Gaining this essential knowledge will allow you to apply data handling methods to inform your business decisions and ensure your firm’s information systems are aligned with business goals and strategies. You’ll study in Germany, the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe. Germany is recognised for its high-quality education^ 

^According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor. 

You will gain a deeper understanding of the way data can be manipulated to result in strategy-driven business decisions. You acquire the knowledge and skills needed to add data-driven insights and bring a new perspective to the role. 

Who is this programme for?

This Data Analytics and Information Systems Management program from the GISMA Business School at Arden University, Study Center Berlin is ideal for aspiring IT managers who want to launch a career in the industry and confidently utilise opportunities that big data offers for business success. The course is also suitable for people already in the computing management environment. 

Our MSc will make you stand out from the crowd and you will be a step ahead of other IT leaders with the data analytics knowledge this course will give you. 

Employment stats and USP’s 

  • Arden University has received 4.5* for student satisfaction 
  • Arden has supported 50,000 higher education learners over 26 years
  • 96% graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation
  • 79% students saw their career improve as a direct result of their studies

Why Arden? 

  • Arden University is regulated by the Quality Assurance Agency for England (QAA) and the UK government
  • 96% of Arden University graduates are in employment 6 months after graduation
  • Taught 100% in English
  • Intensive, engaging and face-to-face teaching by industry experts
  • Industry relevant, 21st century application
  • International student cohort with over 40 nationalities represented
  • Flexible payment plans and early-bird discounts available
  • Perfect city centre locations in Berlin

Why Germany? 

  • Germany has the 2nd best unemployment rate in the EU, at 3.4%*
  • 4th Best Graduate starting salary at £40,650 in Europe, with a growing economy**
  • Germany is the most popular option for international students looking to study in Europe; It is recognised for its high-quality education and you can experience this with GISMA***. 
  • Berlin, Germany’s capital is the start-up technology capital of Europe
  • Berlin is the second largest city in the EU and has a thriving business scene, offering a range of job opportunities to young professionals and graduates.

Germany is well known for its rich history in culture and arts, offering students an enriching international experience whilst combining world-class education from our globally ranked partner institutions. 

*Statista 

**Business Insider 

***According to statistics and data from ICEF monitor.

Career direction

After studying for this MSc Data Analytics and Information Systems Management programme you will be well equipped to enter a strategic role in the IT sector, or to take your data manipulation skills to a non-IT specialist position.

The type of job roles you might explore are:

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Functional Manager
  • Service Delivery manager
  • Systems Manager
  • Senior Data Analyst
  • Statistician
  • IT Risk
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Data Manager

Flexible payment plans available: 

Arden University offers flexible payment plans* that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees across three instalments. A deposit of €2,000.00 is required to start.

Programme Structure

  • Data Design
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Data Visualisation and Interpretation
  • IS and Business Strategy Alignment
  • Technology and Trend Monitoring
  • Project and Portfolio Management
  • Research Project

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Feb, Apr, Jun, Sep, Nov

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • 2:2 UK honours degree or equivalent.
  • English proficiency: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent

Non-standard entry 

You can still apply for this course if you don't meet the academic requirements as long as you have around five years of experience in management.

You must also show the following:

  • sufficient motivation and ability to take the course 
  • professional references 
  • demonstrable work experience
You may be eligible for exemptions if you already have qualifications from a professional body.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Part-time tuition fee - € 15,000.

Living costs for Berlin

  • 836 - 1340 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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