The eBusiness Systems pathway provides a broad coverage of the latest theories and principles related to business practice and development. It focuses on how to support management at an operational and strategic level through the application of information management procedures. Graduates of the course will gain a thorough understanding of management approaches to the planning, introduction, and evaluation of technology, within a general focus on the alignment of business and ICT strategy.Entry RequirementsUCAS Tariff - 300-350 points, from:GCE A and AS-level Tariff points normally either 300 points from 3 A-levels or 350 points from 3 A-levels plus 1 AS-level or Extended Project Qualification. (Critical Thinking/General Studies accepted).Irish Tariff points from 5 subjects.Scottish Tariff points from 3 Advanced Highers plus 1 Higher.Advanced Diploma Tariff points in Business, Administration and Finance, including an A-level for Additional and Specialist Learning, or in Public Services, including an A-level in a business-related or science subject.BTEC ND DDD in a business-related subject.IB Diploma 33 points.Access: Applicants offering Access courses in Business or a Business-related subject are considered on an individual basis.
For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, to include English and Maths.Course AimsThe increasing complexity of modern organisations demands highly educated managers. This degree will equip you with the broad business and management background and the analytical, technical and interpersonal skills required to understand, analyse and address the problems of today's companies.
The BSc Business and Management (eBusiness Systems) presents studies in technology enhanced management and the digital enterprise. Technology and business themes are given balanced coverage to help students prepare for a career in today's business world, which demands high calibre students with multiple disciplinary knowledge and skills in business and information technology.Course ContentAll business and management degrees have a common first year. During your first year you will take modules in the core areas of marketing, computing, accountancy, leisure, and general management concepts.
This will give you the essential foundation from which to develop your knowledge and skills at Levels 2 and 3. At Levels 2 and 3 you will specialise in eBusiness.
The eBusiness element of this course is concerned with the design, construction and use of interactive computer systems and falls into three themes: knowledge-based systems, human-computer interaction and systems analysis. You will also have the opportunity to develop your practical skills using Windows, Unix and Macintosh platforms.ModulesLevel 1 CoreIntroduction to Management Enquiry
Managing Information with Technology
Principles and Practice of Marketing
Organisational Behaviour and Analysis
Introduction to Accounting
International Business EnvironmentLevel 2 CoreBusiness Process Modelling
Systems Development Project
Principles of eCommerce
Interactive Web-based Systems.Level 3 CoreIssues and Controversies in eBusiness Project
IT Systems Management
Organisation and Systems DesignOptional modulesAny two from the following
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Venture
Work Placement in Context (for students who have undertaken a work placement)Teaching and LearningStaff expertiseMany of our lecturers are:
Internationally or nationally recognised for their innovative work and research
Work as consultants for major companies worldwide
Have practical and personal experience in business/have run their own companiesHow will I be taught?Lectures -These provide a broad overview of key concepts and ideas. They provide a framework from which to carry out more in-depth study.Seminars - Small seminar groups allow students to make individual contributions. You will undertake in-depth analysis of issues and exchange and explore ideas with other students.Workshops - You will practise using industry standard software, computing equipment, business, design and multimedia packages.One-to-one - In your final year you will receive one-to-one supervision for your dissertation. Throughout all levels you will have a personal tutor who is available to help you with academic or personal problems. If you choose to do the four-year sandwich course, you will also be allocated an industrial tutor who will provide you with support when you are on your work placement.Other - There are email discussion groups, research talks on key management issues, presentations by outside speakers and external visits. Throughout the course, you will also be expected to undertake group work and individual projects and presentations.AssessmentEach subject is assessed at the end of the term in which it was taken, either by a combination of continuous appraisal and examination or by coursework or examination alone. As a rough guide the split is approximately 50:50 exam to coursework but this amount varies depending on the options you select.
Level 1 does not count towards your final degree classification but you have to pass the first year to continue with the degree. Level 2 is worth a third of your final mark and Level 3 the rest. In your final year you will undertake an assessed project of around 8,000 words. This is worth a third of your level 3 marks.CareersOur combination of academic and professional expertise gives our graduates, especially those that have carried out a professional work placement, a significant advantage over those with comparable academic qualifications from other business courses. What is more, career advancement for our students is often faster.
Graduates with skills in both Computing and Management are highly sought-after. You should be well qualified to go into any number of exciting careers with excellent career prospects.
Graduates have gone on to work for prestigious companies such as: