BSc (Hons) Business Informaton Systems

bc.jpgThe BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems is a three-year full time course.  It is based upon the BSc (Hons) Business Computing course delivered in the UK jointly by the Harrow Business School and the Harrow School of Computer Science of the University of Westminster.  The BA (Hons) Business Information Systems aims to develop students with skills in the areas of systems analysis and database development as well as finance and marketing with an awareness of a wide range of managerial and organisational issues.  The underlying philosophy of the course is to emphasise the close relationship between information technology and business with the application of the relevant theory underpinning IT enabled business practices.

Language of Instruction: English

Who is the BSc Business Information Systems for?

For those who wish:

  • To become a professional in systems analysis, information systems development and management, providing IT solutions to business problems
  • To become a general Manager with a specific focus on the role of information systems, a fundamental element of a business organisation using the knowledge of business disciplines including finance, marketing and human resource management
  • To develop your own business, the course offers a practical as well as a theoretical understanding of the main business tools and concepts so that you can start and develop your own business, particularly in Information Technology and Telecommunication sector
  • To develop a teaching/academic career in a challenging and practical subject area

Course Outcomes

By the end of the BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems successful students will be able to:

  • use business analysis techniques to identify, compare and evaluate areas of IT potential
  • employ techniques of systems analysis to bridge the gap between business strategy and the technologies that can support it
  • design, implement and test databases that can support business transactions between purchasers and providers
  • formulate and/or interpret business strategy and relate it to IT applications
  • identify users and business needs for given IT applications and specify appropriate matching technologies
  • critically evaluate the impact of IT on the operational strategies of an organization

Course Structure

The core modules are:

  • Data Analysis and Information Management in Business
  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Introduction to Web Publishing
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Database Systems Development
  • Business Information Systems Project
  • Web Application Development

The optional modules are:

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Information Systems Management
  • Software Design Patterns
  • Network Operations
  • Decision Support and Data Mining
  • Database Management
  • Strategic Management of Information systems

In addition, students of BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems may choose to study any module from Business Administration course.

Entry Requirements:

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