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IIT offers specialized postgraduate degree programmes which will pave the way to success

The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT Campus), a pioneer in Sri Lanka’s business and IT higher education is offering specialized postgraduate degree programmes which will empower professionals to achieve success and faster career growth.

IIT has commenced the May intake for its postgraduate programmes and will be offering specialized programmes which will cater to the growing industry needs. The postgraduate programmes offered at IIT are; MSc Advanced Software Engineering from the University of Westminster, UK, MSc Business Analytics from Robert Gordon University, UK, MSc Big Data Analytics from Robert Gordon University, UK, and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Canterbury Christ Church University, UK.

The MSc Business Analytics and MSc Big Data Analytics from Robert Gordon University was launched recently in order to cater to industry demands for the study of data and is offered exclusively at IIT. Robert Gordon University was adjudicated as the best modern university in the UK according to the 2013 Times Good University Guide.

All MSc programmes offered at IIT span a period of 2 years and the MBA from Canterbury Christ Church University is a 16 month programme. The postgraduate degree programmes offered at IIT will focus on the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject matter which will provide the postgraduate student with the necessary skills and knowledge required to empower their respective organization and excel in their career. IIT also offers workshops and guest lectures conducted by leading industry experts as part of the postgraduate programmes.

MSc Advanced Software Engineering provides in-depth knowledge and the best practices currently available in software development where there is presently a significant skills shortage, whilst at the same time instilling important research – based skills that will equip students for independent lifelong learning in an ever evolving digital world.

MSc Big Data Analytics from Robert Gordon University will provide training in industry relevant data acquisition, storage, warehousing, analytics and visualization tools and techniques. Specialized job roles available for those following the MSc Big Data Analytics include, Data Analyst, Data Visualization Specialist, Data Manager, Database Designer/Manager, Data Mining Expert and Big Data Scientist.

MSc Business Analytics offers extensive training in Business Analytics technology and methods, providing the opportunity to upgrade existing skills to the state-of-the-art in areas such as Web Mining, Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Science, NoSQL databases, Business Modelling techniques. Professionals who successfully complete the MSc Business Analytics will have career opportunities in specialized areas such as Architect – Data Warehousing, Analytics – Business Analyst, Business Analytics Engineer, Business Analytics Systems Administrator, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Report Architect, Report Designer, Senior Data Warehousing Engineer, Business Intelligence Manager, Technology Solutions Architect – Business Intelligence, Technical Leader – Business Intelligence Technology, Data Warehousing Consultant, Data Miner, Business Intelligence Technical Specialist, Data Warehousing Business Analyst, Data Warehousing ETL Expert, Data Warehouse Architect and Data Warehousing Developer.

The Canterbury Christ Church University MBA offered at IIT will provide value additions which will enhance a student’s knowledge in specific subject areas and will also help a student to put to practice the theoretical knowledge gained while following this programme.Students following this MBA will be empowered with all the professional business administration skills and will be groomed into being tactical and strategic decision makers.


“With growing competition in the global job market, it has now become imperative for young professionals to follow the right postgraduate degree programme which will help them achieve success and career growth. The postgraduate degree programmes offered at IIT will enhance knowledge and provide students with the necessary skill sets that is required to excel in their chosen career. The specialized masters programmes offered at IIT in collaboration with globally renowned universities will definitely give you a competitive edge,” CEO of IIT, Dr. SampathKannangara explained.


“IIT is a pioneer in providing internationally renowned undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Over the years we have been focused on producing all-round graduates that are able to empower their respective organizations. IIT graduates are in high demand in the Government, Corporate and IT sectors mainly due to our focus on catering to the industry needs,” Dr. Kannangara said.

During the 27 years of excellence, IIT has earned a wide reputation of being a pioneer in providing renowned British higher education in Business and IT in Sri Lanka. IIT is an award winning campus, which has bagged many accolades for innovation in local and international competitions such as Microsoft Imagine Cup, National Best Quality Software Awards (NBQSA), Google Summer of Code, British Council-HSBC Youth Enterprise Award and e-Swabhimani.

For further information, e-mail “[email protected]” or call the hotline 0722 72 72 72 or visit IIT Main Campus at No. 57, Ramakrishna Rd, Colombo 6.

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