Business Information Systems (BSc (Hons))

University College Cork Ireland

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

All study options

About Business Information Systems at University College Cork

Overview

TheBSc inBusiness 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-yeardegree courseare to:

  • educate:provide a worthwhile and memorable student experience
  • collaborate:join with business to ensure BIS students gain cutting edge skills in business and IT, while also linking with businesses to provide innovative IS-related expertise
  • innovate:cultivate and apply expertise in teaching, research and development.

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.

Course Details

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.

Core

IS1108Introduction to Information Systems in Business (5 credits);

IS1109Business Systems Analysis and Visualisation (5 credits);

AC1113Principles of Accounting (5 credits);

EC1212Economics of Business (5 credits);

IS1110Introduction to Principles of Programming (5 credits);

IS1111Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (5 credits);

ST1023Introduction to Business Statistics (5 credits);

IS1112Introduction to Technology and the Internet (5 credits);

IS1113Introduction to Internet Development (5 credits);

AC1114Introduction to Management Accounting (5 credits);

AP2012Psychological Aspects of Behaviour in Organisations (5 credits)

Electives

MG1004Introduction to Management and Organisation (5 credits);

MG1003Introduction to Marketing (5 credits)

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.

Core

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

Electives

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); OperatingSystems Software; OrganisationalInformation Systems Infrastructure;
Placement Plan; Advanced Database Management Systems; Economics of Information

Year 4 Modules:

Core

Placement Report; Final Year Project; Information Systems Strategy; Information Systems Management; Advanced Topics in Information Systems

Electives

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; Advanced Information Systems Development for Financial Services; Analytics and Data Mining for Financial Services; 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; Leadership, Strategy and Change

See herefor a more detailed description of subjects.

See the College Calendar for more detailed information on the programme and the Book of Modulesfor a more detailed description of programme modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK203

Course Title: Business Information Systems

College: Business and Law

Duration: 4 years

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BSc (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and 06/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 445. Points may vary from year to year.

Course Practicalities

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.

Assessment

Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, individual and group projects, multiple-choice-question exams, and in-class exams.

Application Procedure

EU Applicants: Application to Year 1 of the degree programme is made directly through the Central Applications Office (CAO). Applicants should apply online at www.cao.ie. The normal closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of entry.

Non-EU Applicants

Mature Applicants: Application is made through the CAO and the closing date for receipt of completed applications is 1st February of the year of proposed entry.

Further Contact Information

Business Information Systems

T: +353 (0)21 4903829

E:bis@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: H5 in two subjects, and 06/H7 in four other subjects in the Leaving Certificate from Irish, English, another language, Mathematics and two other subjects recognised for entry purposes.

Entry Points: 2016: 445. Points may vary from year to year.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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