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Information Systems and Digital Innovation

Neapolis University Pafos
Paphos, Cyprus
Full-time
€7,500.00€6,000.00total
 840 Points
Duration
1 Year, 6 Months
Language
Greek, English
Start date
Sep 2022

Program Description

MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation is an innovative and multidisciplinary programme that integrates knowledge on the development and management of Information Systems to study emerging technologies of Digital Innovation, such as Big Data, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics.

The Programme aims to provide each student with a comprehensive understanding of how to use Digital Technologies to improve businesses in today’s digital economy and explore the management and innovation aspects of Information Technologies.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Institute
6
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)
70
or
IELTS
5
Notes:

Other English qualifications and information:

  • The minimum requirement is the possession of a B1 level English language certificate of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​or a degree of a corresponding level. After admission, by the decision of the Director of the Postgraduate Studies Program students are likely to participate in additional English language courses in order to improve their ability to write their course work, written assignments and the dissertation.
  • For those who do not meet language requirements a foundation year or intensive summer English language course can be offered.

Objective of the Program

The MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation is an innovative and multidisciplinary program with the objective to integrate the knowledge about the design and development of Information Systems with the disruptive technologies of Digital Innovation. Examples of such disruptive technologies are Big Data, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and Robotics.

Nowadays, technology has a massive impact on business operations. The formula for business success is simple: drive innovation with information technology. Realizing the challenges that technology presents is the key to success your business goals, retain and raise the number of your customers in the process. Therefore, it is essential to integrate new technologies in businesses. In our days, lots of firms are prioritizing innovation as a key to their business strategy.

Therefore, companies and their directors must understand technology, build their technical proficiency, implement technologies that matter to them and gain an advantage in managing their organization.

Advantages of the Program:

  • The international prestige and recognition of the Neapolis University of Pafos
  • Excellent academic staff with strong expertise in the taught subjects
  • International collaborations with many Universities
  • The use of advanced technology and resources
  • High Academic Calibre of the teaching staff
  • Competitive tuition fees

The MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation aims at postgraduate education and scientific specialization in Information Systems and Digital Innovation, targeting a more professional knowledge and a broader education of students with a specific interest in this subject. It is primarily aimed at graduates of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Economic Studies.

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Teaching, Learning and Methods

The MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation teaching methodology involves a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, examinations, projects, presentations, assignments, case-study applications, and independent research. It is also designed to provide an academic experience going beyond that of the traditional classroom, in which the flow of information is primarily from the instructor to the student.

The intention of the MSc in Information Systems and Digital Innovation is that each participant will contribute to the entire class's education through active participation in the learning procedure. Each course is evaluated through the completion of one midterm assessment, which is explicitly mentioned in the study curriculum and the study guides (essays, literature critiques, article manuscript for the university's student journal, etc.) during the semester, and final examinations at the end of the semester. Should a student not attend the examination or have failed to take a winter or spring semester examination, they are entitled to re-sit the examination. Midterm assessment can take various forms as described earlier, like essays, research articles, presentations, literature critiques, book reviews, etc. It corresponds to 40% of the final grade during the semester, while the final exam is 60%.

For the student to succeed in a course, he/she must take both the final grade and the midterm assessment, a grade of at least 50%. The interactivity and formative assessment form part of the learning and teaching methodology. In the third semester, students complete their Dissertation, which corresponds to 30 ECTS. The length of the thesis depends on the type. In the case of a bibliographic dissertation, it cannot be less than 14,000 words and more than 16,000 words. The bibliography, the annexes, and the abstract are not included. After submission, the supervisor submits a written and reasoned report, with the student's consent, to the committee members. Support for the thesis is done publicly or via an electronic videoconference before a three-member committee.

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Curriculum

Semester 1

Disruptive Technologies

Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Research Methods

IT Project Management

Semester 2

Big Data and Analytics

Information Systems Analysis and Design

Problem-Solving Programming

Information Security (Elective)

Digital Marketing (Elective)

Mobile Application Development (Elective)

Semester 3

Dissertation

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