BSc Business Information Systems
BSc Business Information Systems
Higher Secondary School
Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.
The BSc in Business Information Systems (BIS) specialises in the key skills that are essential to the success of professionals in modern information technology and information systems.
The goals of this a four-year degree course are to:
Our BIS Advisory Board, incorporating a number of the most senior Irish business executives, is there to advise and ensure UCC BIS courses are world-class, relevant, and attractive to businesses nationally and internationally.
Year 1 Modules:
Starting with introductory business and IT modules, the first half of Year 1 is designed to ensure all students are equally skilled to successfully complete the course.
Year 2 Modules
Modules follow on from Year 1 (with choices available) but are taught at an advanced level, with the purpose of preparing you for work experience in Year 3.
Object Oriented Business Modelling; Systems Analysis and Design; Principles and Practice of Systems Development; Business Microeconomics; Introduction to Database Theory; Databases in Organisations; Intermediate Management Accounting 1 & II; Introduction to Java Programming; Object Oriented Application Design and Development; Visual Programming
Investment Appraisal; Fundamentals of Asset Pricing; People and Organisation; Enterprise Planning and Processes; Market Research; Consumer Behaviour
Year 3 Modules
This is the shortest in academic terms. Examinations take place in February, after which you will spend six months on a business internship.
Networking & Cloud Computing; Object Oriented Development and Internet Technologies (JAVA); Operating Systems Software; Organisational Information Systems Infrastructure; Placement Plan; Advanced Database Management Systems; Economics of Information
Year 4 Modules:
Placement Report; Final Year Project; Information Systems Strategy; Information Systems Management; Advanced Topics in Information Systems
Management Accounting: Planning and Control; Management Accounting: Performance and Decision Making; Innovation and Technology; Economics of Strategy; Information Protection and Information Systems Security; Information Systems Controls and Security Policy; Enterprise Systems; Enterprise Data Management; Global Payment Systems; Global Markets; Web Application Development; New Business Forms; Advanced Tools and Methods for IS Development; Software Quality and Standards; Principles of Interaction Design; Advanced Interaction Design; Principles of Mobile Systems Development; Advanced Mobile Systems Design and Development; IT Solution Selling and Digital Business; Technology and Solutions for the Sales Process and the Management of Global Business; The Management of Organisational Change; Leadership and Organisational Dynamics
Expected lecture hours: You will typically attend about 12-14 hours of lectures per week. Tutorials are assigned to business modules.
Expected lab/practical hours: Once you join BIS you will also have practical/laboratory hours assigned where you spend time in the BIS labs working with hardware and software.
BIS has a dedicated internal placement team to help you undertake a six-month paid business internship as part of the placement programme. The placement team provide you with excellent tailored support throughout the entire placement process including:
BIS students undertake placement with major multinationals and innovative start-ups in New York, Boston, London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Dublin, Cork, and elsewhere, in the financial services, technology, business consulting, medical, and other industry sectors.
The types of jobs our graduates get include:
The types of companies our students work for include:
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