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 organizational issues.  The underlying philosophy of the course is to emphasize the close relationship between information technology and business with the application of the relevant theory underpinning IT enabled business practices.

Course Aims:

  • To comprehend and illustrate key information and business systems and their interrelationships
  • To analyse business environment issues that influence information systems development
  • To interpret and apply proven management paradigms to a specific problem
  • To evaluate critically contending information systems development strategies
    and practices
  • To select and apply appropriate technology to design and deliver ICT related
    applications for an enterprise
  • To demonstrate awareness, knowledge and skills required to operate effectively in a commercial or public sector environment
  • To recognise the potential benefits of employing Information Systems and ICT within organisations

Course Content:

Core modules:

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

Optional modules:

  • Fundamentals of Information Technology
  • Information Systems Management
  • Software Design Patterns
  • Network Operations
  • Decision Support and Data Mining
  • Database Management
  • Strategic Management of Information systems
  • Project Management
  • Environment of Business
  • Business Communications
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Fundamentals of Finance and Accounting
  • Cost and Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Topics in Marketing
  • Research Methods

Free choice modules:

  • Retail Management
  • Creating and Delivering Customer Value
  • Professional Practice Learning from Work
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Money and Banking
  • Cultural Differences and People Management
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Fixed Interest Securities and Related Derivatives
  • Strategic Management Accounting and Performance Measurement
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Communications
  • Developing a Small Business
  • International Accounting Standards
  • Investment Risk Management
  • International Business Finance

Language of Instruction: English

Entry Requirements: see Admission Requirements and How to Apply