Business Information Systems (BBus Honours degree)
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Business Information Systems
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4 Years (8 Semesters)
For admission to a programme, standard applicants must
• score the necessary CAO points and
• meet the minimum entry requirements
Leaving Certificate in six subjects i.e. H5 in two subjects, and O6/H7 in four other subjects. The six subjects must include Mathematics, and either English or Irish.
Info re CIT Mathematics Exam only:
Some students who apply to CIT courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, CIT offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a CIT Mathematics Exam. This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the CIT Mathematics Examination) to gain entry to courses with an Ordinary Leaving Certificate Mathematics entry standard, and (with a higher level of performance) courses with a Higher Leaving Certificate entry standard. Please click here for more information.
At present, the following are the placement arrangements – in Year 3, students are required to complete a work placement (typically ranges from three to six months) in business. It will involve a set of agreed objectives for your placement, as well as the assistance of a person on site and a member of the academic staff at CIT. Detailed information on Work Placement is available under the Description Tab
Leaving Cert Subjects:
Helpful subjects are: Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, and Business
The course is assessed by end of module examination and through a significant amount of continuous assessment and project work throughout the four years.
Accounting & Information Systems
Location: CIT Bishopstown Campus
Business Information Systems is a comprehensive blend of business and technology subjects that equips students with the skills and knowledge required to develop, manage and use Information Technology systems and solutions in a variety of business environments. This will include a knowledge of systems integration; management; marketing; financial and management accounting; information communication technology strategy; computer applications; enterprise resource planning systems; legal studies; entrepreneurship; international business; project management; and systems analysis and development.
The aim of the Honours Degree is to educate and train students in a wide range of Business and Information Systems skills. The course is assessed by end of module examination and through a significant amount of continuous assessment and project work throughout the four years.
In Year 3, students are required to complete a work placement (typically ranges from three to six months) in a systems related function in business. It will involve a set of agreed objectives for your placement, as well as the assistance of a person on site and a member of the academic staff at CIT.
CIT’s Business Information Systems (BIS) students have a mix of technical and business skills which make them excellent candidates for roles such as business analyst, project manager, developer, digital marketer, database management and user support in a variety of organisations.
CIT’s Department of Accounting & Information Systems has a successful work placement programme in place for BIS interns, which runs from March to June each year. It may be possible to extend the time frame to September, depending on an organisations needs.
The BIS students have taken a range of modules which cover 50% business and 50% technical content. The business modules covered by the students at the time of placement, for example, include accounting, marketing, management, economics, law, and project management. The technical modules include website development, database development, advanced spreadsheets, networking, programming and systems design. Optional modules for the students include Multimedia and Human Resources. Detailed modules information is available under the Module Tab.
Interns are placed in a range of companies from large organisations such as EMC, Trend Micro, Janssen, Kerry Group through to medium and small size companies and start-ups. Click here to read about one of our student’s placement experience with the startup Trustev.
If you would like to take an internship for your organisation, please call Catherine Murphy on 021- 4335511 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Honours graduates may be eligible to apply for a postgraduate programme at Master’s Level.
How much Business content is in the course?
The course is 50% Business oriented and 50% Information Technology and Information Systems oriented.
What level of proficiency with computers do you need?
The course is designed in Year 1 to commence subjects at an introductory level.
What kind of Programming is involved?
Programming is an important skill to have in the area of Business Information Systems. Visual Basic, Java, and SQL are some of the exciting and useful programming languages that you will be working on.
What computing topics are involved?
IT topics covered on the course include Systems Analysis and Design, Database Design and Management, Computer Networks, Information Systems Project Management, Web Applications Development, and Enterprise Systems.
Business Systems Manager
“I received great support and career advice in CIT. Not only did I receive the accounting skills and knowledge base needed to launch a successful career, but also essential communication, interpersonal and team building skills.
I decided that management accounting was the area I wanted to specialise in and found the concept of working in industry very appealing.
I now work with the Kerry Group in a Commercial Accounting role and I am studying for my CIMA exams where I received fantastic exemptions.”
Full details of the modules on this programme of study are available by clicking the following link:
Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems CR150
The graduate develops a large range of skills and abilities which may lead to employment in diverse jobs/areas such as a Systems Analyst; Project Manager; Management Consultant; Systems Administrator; Webmaster; Business Analyst; Customer Relationship Management; Management Accountant; Purchasing and Supply Chain Management; Logistics; Business Development Manager; Enterprise Systems Manager; Operations Management; Financial Analyst; Marketing and Market Research across a large variety of industries, including manufacturing, food processing, software, as well as banking and financial services.
Potential Areas of Employment
• IT Consultant
• Business Analyst
• IT Developer
• Project Manager
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