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International Enterprise Information Management Masters (MSc)

Mode Duration Attendance Start date
Full time 18 months Two 30-credit modules per teaching block September 2017

Please note: this programme is only offered to home/EU students.

Choose Kingston's International Enterprise Information Management MSc

The International Enterprise Information Management MSc is offered as a partnership between Kingston University and Neu-Ulm University and leads to a dual degree from both universities. The programme is designed to develop new knowledge and skills that are particularly important to design and implement information systems strategies in international organisations.

You will have the opportunity to enhance your personal and professional development by studying in both countries together with your colleagues from the other university and by undertaking an international internship in the 'other' country (German students will complete the internship in the UK while UK students will complete theirs in Germany), in an international business organisation.

As a student of this programme you will gain a strong theoretical background which will greatly increase your employability in international information management. The international focus of the programme, in combination with the internship experience opportunity will inform your International Project and enable you to succeed in a global setting.

The programme is delivered in both countries in English (the first teaching block at Neu-Ulm University and the second teaching block at Kingston University).

Key features

  • Leads to a dual degree from both universities.
  • International environment.
  • International internship.
  • Study in both countries.

What will you study?

The study includes fundamental elements of business organisations and an understanding of the strategic value of information systems (IS), its design and architecture and its role in the efficiency of complex international customer oriented operations. On completion of the taught modules you will have an opportunity to spend six months on an internship in industry, which is one of the key attractions of the programme.


Exam and coursework.

Course structure

Typically the programme will be delivered according to the following plan:

  • Teaching block 1 – September to January:
    • Modules are delivered by the Neu-Ulm University.
    • Students study two 30-credit modules.
  • Teaching block 2 – January to April:
    • Modules are delivered by the Kingston University.
    • Students study two 30-credit modules.
  • Industrial internship (non-credit bearing) – May to October
  • International Project (60 credits) – students submit this in January


Teaching block 1

  • Students are introduced to the management of information systems (IS) on a company-wide level. This includes the planning, design and development of IS, as well as the necessary concepts, methods and tools. Also, related activities and concepts such as advanced project management and business-consulting methods are part of this module.

    With respect to enterprise IS as a subject of scientific research, you are introduced to scientific work in general and in particular to the domain of IS research (ISR) and the related questions and activities.

  • Students are introduced to business strategy, business intelligence and organisational performance. You will learn to lead an enterprise in the intended direction with the support of corporate performance management (CPM), as measures and measurement systems are the foundation of returning values to investors and owners of enterprises.

    In this context, you will familiarise yourself with business analytics and business intelligence (BI) and learn how to define a business intelligence strategy. As a prerequisite to successful BI and CPM, data management and data quality play an important role. You will develop an understanding of the practices and processes of data quality assessment and improvement as well as to manage the increasing amount of data and use it as competitive advantage. Furthermore, you will get familiar with BI architecture and the technical, organisational, and entrepreneurial requirements for a successful implementation.


Teaching block 2

  • The module focuses on various components of modelling an Enterprise Architecture. It deals with modelling the business and the underlying information and software system to support the business. It follows the object-oriented paradigm for the development lifecycle, and utilises UML as the modelling language. Indicative contents include aspects of enterprise architectures, business analysis, business modelling, business process reengineering, requirements engineering, object oriented concepts and principles and UML.

    On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • Critically evaluate and utilise a specific enterprise architecture framework.
    • Apply the principles of requirements engineering to capture, priorities, model and document functional and non-functional requirements, whilst appropriately collaborating with relevant stakeholders.
    • Perform business analysis and business process reengineering to develop business models.
    • Critically evaluate and utilise a software development lifecycle.
    • Apply object oriented development concepts, tools and techniques utilising the UML modelling language.
    • Critically evaluate and utilise resaerch methods, tools and techniques, taking into account legal, professional and ethical issues in the development of information and software systems.
  • This core module looks at ways organisations manage, store and secure data. Different approaches and methods will be explored to model data requirements into entity-relationship diagrams, logical diagrams and normalisation.

    On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

    • Explain the fundamental concepts of data modelling and database design and implementation.
    • Translate process models and systems requirement models into a database design using class diagrams and entity relationship diagrams and write SQL statements for the definition, access and control of data.
    • Evaluate different approaches to the storage and management of unstructured data such as images and multimedia data.
    • Critically asses information governance within the context of different organisations.
    • Describe and deploy data encryption techniques suitable for encrypting, signing and protecting data and highlight their correct usages and understand the principles and techniques of steganography, and how these can be used.
    • Evaluate the security risks presented by computer networks and understand the role of vulnerability assessment tools and other security-related software and be able to put them to use and design and deploy a firewall to secure a network.

Internship and final project

  • This module is a stand-alone, non-credit bearing module for the International Enterprise Information Management MSc. The module is taken as an industry-based internship and it does not contain a taught component. The module aims to provide you with a unique opportunity to acquire professional experience in an international working environment and give them access to a variety of professional practices. The relevant information is provided via StudySpace, in the Internship Guide and in the Course Handbook. During the course of the internship you are required to maintain regular meetings with your internship supervisor as described in the Internship Guide and in the Course Handbook and to keep a record of these meetings and of progress.

  • This module constitutes the major individual piece of work of the International Enterprise Information Management MSc where you carry out a project involving independent critical research, design and implementation (where applicable), inspired and informed by the internship experience or, exceptionally, by an industry-based case study. The internship (or the case study) prepares you for the International Project module and informs the creation of the project proposal.


You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

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The British Computer Society (BCS) accredits this course which means you may be able to gain exemptions from some BCS professional examinations.

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