In collaboration with Global University Alliance and LEADing Practice, Sheffield University offers a Master of Research (MRes) in Computer Science with a focus on Enterprise Systems, Innovation and Transformation based on LEADing Practice Enterprise Standards, concepts and modelling techniques.
The certification program builds on existing competencies and knowledge through intensive classroom training. You will develop a project oriented and in-depth understanding of enterprise systems, business transformation and innovation. Thereby addressing real-world scenarios through a research study and advance the latest standards and practices that meet the business and information technology challenges of today and tomorrow.
This course is suitable for experienced or emerging professionals. It is ideal if you wish to advance your knowledge of business management and information technology. You benefit from the strong underpinning computer science and informatics on this course.
You discover how enterprise systems can be integrated with strategic and tactical level business decision-making. Computer productivity is brought to business transformation and innovation, both of which are closer to human creativity and operational data processing.
Research questions emerge from your work on this course and exploring may lead you to make your own contribution to this exciting field. You examine the relationships between corporate strategy, business models, services and process models, performance, risk and value management, and computer technology.
You are taught by leading research-active academics. The professional, vendor-neutral standards body LEADing Practice brings to bear its invaluable experience evidenced by its 4,600+ industry practitioners.
To prepare you, you take three taught modules that are related to your area of specialism or that provide you with important background knowledge. You also take a module in research techniques from which you conduct your preliminary research study and dissertation.
Eminent contributors such as the founder of Enterprise Architecture, John A. Zachman enhance your learning by exposing you to theoretical knowledge and real-world case studies. Further support comes from the Global University Alliance (GUA), a consortium of 450+ academic institutions in its membership. Both LEADing Practice and the GUA work with other standards bodies such as the OMG, ISO, IEEE, CEN, and W3C. All this knowledge is uniquely brought together in this course being the only one of its kind.
With the backing of our reputation and LEADing Practice the course raises your professional profile with your existing or prospective employer. It enables you to pursue a career where advanced research skills are necessary including those appropriate for doctoral study.
2:1, or equivalent in Computing, Computer Science, or other relevant areas. Knowledge and skills in enterprise systems, best industry and leading practices, enterprise standards and development environments are desirable.
The course starts in September 2017. The structure of the course will have an online format and can be completed either full-time or part-time.
Full time – one year
Part-time – 36 months