Business Information Systems
BSc (Hons)

COURSE OVERVIEW

Tuition Fees Uzb
29,994,000 UZS

Tuition Fees International
41,712,000 UZS

Duration
3 years

Modules
28

Course description

The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems course provides you with a strong background in information systems management and a deep understanding of the business context and needs. You study the key areas of the discipline of business and information systems together with their underpinning theories, tools and techniques. Along with developing key analytical skills, you enhance your problem-solving, team-working and communication capabilities, all of which are highly critical in an intertwined global environment.

Throughout the course, you also acquire transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development that will enable you, after your graduation, to pursue  employment in a business environment of your choice or to proceed further with your studies.

How you will study

The course emphasises on active student learning through seminars and lectures (including virtual), computer-lab and workshops, problem-based and blended learning activities. Course material is provided through the online learning platform and is an important resource base which you can access at any time and from anywhere, provided you have access to the internet.

Independent study is a key learning skill for academic study and for your future employability. As part of BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems, you are expected to work independently. This may take various forms such as group collaborative tasks, research, reading, revision, assessment preparation, projects that feed into presentation and debates, lab or studio-based work. You are  encouraged, guided and supported towards developing your professional skills as an independent critically aware learner. Each module requires both specified lecture hours and independent learning. The hours may differ significantly depending on the specific subject matter, your level of study and the approach to teaching and learning.

Course structure

The course consists of core and option modules. Full-time Undergraduate students study 120 credits per year. The course structure is validated by the University of Westminster (UK) every five years, but the structure of the course may change by adapting to feedback received from a variety of sources.

Core modules

  • Fundamentals of Programming
  • Introduction to Statistics and Data Science
  • Introduction to Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Web Technology
  • Computer Science Fundamentals

One option or One elective module from the list below

  • Mathematics for computing
  • Graphic design
  • Any module from the WIUT module catalogue

Award of Certificate of Higher Education available

Core modules

  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Database Systems Development
  • Information Systems Management

Three Option modules or Two Options modules and One Elective modules from the list below

  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Web Application Development
  • Mobile Applications Development
  • Network Operations
  • Game development
  • Any module from the WIUT module catalogue

Award of Diploma of Higher Education available

Core modules

  • Business Information Systems Project
  • Developing Digital Enterprise

Four Option Modules or Three Option Modules and One Elective from the list below

  • Software Quality, Performance and Testing
  • Concurrent Programming
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing
  • ERP Design and Implementation
  • Internet of Things
  • CGI and Its Implementation
  • Information Security
  • Strategy in a Complex World
  • Project Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Machine learning and Data Analytics
  • Any module from the WIUT module catalogue

Award BSc/ BSc (Hons) available

Please note: Not all option modules will necessarily be offered in any one year. In addition, timetabling and limited spaces may mean you cannot do your first choice of modules.

WHY STUDY THIS COURSE?

Unique programme

The course creates opportunities to strengthen and master skills and knowledge in different directions, including IT, IS, Business, Marketing, Management, etc., by providing certain optional modules. Every year, students are provided with a wide variety of optional and elective modules that enable them to tailor their programme according to their interests and needs.

Academic Excellence

All faculty members have a solid academic background and are involved in research activities. Most of them are Business and/or IT practitioners and have been involved in many local and international projects.

Teaching and learning strategy

Learning is designed to help you develop your intellectual abilities, knowledge, creativity and your analytical and transferable skills. On any individual module, a combination of modern teaching methods is used depending on the nature of the subject taught and the specified learning outcomes.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should satisfy at a minimum one of the following requirements:
  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation course; or
  • Successful completion of the first year of an appropriate degree course in a recognised Uzbek or similar university; or
  • Two GCE A level passes (in any subject excluding mother tongue), plus three GCSE passes at grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics; or NC/ND or HNC/HND. The range of academic disciplines studied is not hereby restricted, but certain vocational courses such as City and Guilds would not satisfy the admissions requirements; or
  • An Advanced General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ); or
  • Any other equivalent qualification normally accepted as entry requirement (e.g. International Baccalaureate, etc.).

Applicants must have:

  • Completed their secondary education in English and achieved Grade C or above in the equivalent GCSE English exam; or
  • IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in the writing component; or
  • Successfully completed an appropriate International Foundation course with a "pass" in an Academic English module.

Applicants must have an acceptable level of competence in Mathematics. This could be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A "pass" in a maths test approved by the University of Westminster (UK); or
  • Grade C or above in GCSE/’O’ Level Mathematics (or its equivalent); or
  • Successful completion of an appropriate International Foundation course with "pass" in Quantitative Methods module.
  • Applicants will have to be 18 years of age at the start of the academic year. For the purposes of this regulation, the academic year runs from 1st October to 30th September of the following year. 
  • Applications are normally processed based on the documentation submitted on the WIUT admissions system. The University reserves the right to introduce other admission processes such as an interview.

CAREERS

Graduates of the course take up career paths in a wide range of industries in both private and public sectors in Uzbekistan and internationally. The course opens doors to careers in business analytics, data analytics, systems analysis and/or design, system/application/game development, information system management, security management, project management, knowledge management and IT business consultancy.

The BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems graduates are also well placed to pursue their studies at Master’s level or higher in areas such as Business Intelligence, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics, Information Security, Business Administration, Marketing, Data Mining, Data Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data.

Graduates employed at

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COURSE LEADER
Shirin Primkulova

Shirin joined WIUT in 2015 and has since been working as Associate lecturer, Web Content Administrator, Lecturer and Course Leader.

Education: Tashkent University of Information Technologies - BS in Computer Science (2008), Kyung Hee University - MS in Computer Engineering (2011), Westminster International University in Tashkent - Postgraduate certificate of Special Study in Teaching and Learning (2017).

WHAT OUR GRADUATES SAY

Bekzod Alimov
Shamsidinkhon Mukhibillaev
BSc in Business Information Systems (2017)
Bunq
Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Business Information Systems course helped me to learn how to develop software not only from a programmer’s perspective but also from a business and customer point of view. I enjoyed a combination of IT and business in the same course.
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Khojarbu Khaitmetova,
BSc in Business Information Systems (2018)
Backend Developer, Uzinfocom
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Diversity gave me an opportunity to try my skills in different areas of IT such as game development, mobile development, web development, even in system analysis and other interesting topics. That helped me to choose my own direction among them. The most valuable thing in this course is that it helps you build or enlarge your network in your own sphere.
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Abduvosid Malikov
BSc in Business Information Systems(2018)
Graduate of MSc Business Analytics program
Budapest, Hungary
In the Business Information Systems course, I made my first steps into the field of Data Science. Knowledge of database management, programming and data mining algorithms helped me to get accepted into CEU, the Number One University for Business Analytics in Central Europe.