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Business Information Systems (BBus Honours degree)

  • Course Code

    CR 150

  • Field of Study

    Business Information Systems

  • Type of Course:

    Honours Degree

  • Type of Qualification:


  • Type of Study:

    Full time

  • Application Closing Date:

Course duration:

4 Years (8 Semesters)

Admission Requirements:

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.



Work Placement

In Year 3, students will have the option to complete a work placement in an IT related role in business. It will involve a set of agreed objectives for your placement, as well as the assistance of a supervisor on site and a member of the academic staff at CIT.

Leaving Cert Subjects:

Helpful subjects are Mathematics, and Business

Course summary

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. The programme represents 50% Business and 50% Technology knowledge. 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



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National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy County Cork

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CIT Bishopstown Campus, Bishopstown, Cork
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork
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CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork

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CR150 Course 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 management; digital marketing; financial and management accounting; information communication technology strategy; computer applications; enterprise resource planning systems; systems integration; legal studies; entrepreneurship; international business; project management; systems analysis; design and development; Big Data; Business Analytics, and Cloud Computing.


In Year 3, students will have the option to complete a work placement (minimum 15 weeks) in an IT related role in business. It will involve a set of agreed objectives for your placement, as well as the assistance of a supervisor on site and a member of the academic staff at CIT.

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 intern for your organisation, please call Catherine Murphy on 021- 4335511 or email:

Further Studies

Honours Degree holders who achieve the specified level of academic performance are eligible to apply for a postgraduate course of study, both at CIT and at other third level colleges in Ireland and abroad.

Question Time

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?
Subjects are taught at an introductory level in Year 1.

What kind of Programming is involved?
Programming is an important skill to have in the area of Business Information Systems. HTML, CSS, C#, and PHP are some of the exciting and useful programming languages that you will be working on.

What Information Technology (IT) 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. Students will study Big Data, Business Analytics alongside Ethics and Privacy.

Graduate Profiles


Elaine Deasy
Manager, Technicial Support Services

“For my student work placement, I worked with EMC as a Technical Support Engineer. I continued on a part-time basis for the EMC team while I was completing fourth year in college.

Once I graduated with an Honours degree I was employed full-time with EMC. I knew I wanted to enter the management side of the business so when an opportunity arose to become a Workflow Manager I embraced the new opportunity. I was managing the flow of work that each engineer was accepting globally.

My recent position move was to the software side of the business as Manager. The BIS course has been really beneficial in preparing me for the working world.’’


Gary O'Donovan
Assistant Manager, Advisory Services

‘’As part of my role within EY, I lead the fieldwork of our Financial Audit IT engagements. During my time studying at CIT I found that the structure of the degree, and the lecturers, allowed the students the opportunity to work both on their own and as part of a group - a skill that I find extremely important to my career today. One of the major factors for me studying BIS was my interest in IT and Business. Learning that the degree has a Work Placement Programme is what really drew me to apply to study BIS.

BIS offered me a number of fantastic career opportunities. Employers seek graduates who are not only academically very good but also well rounded individuals. This degree is a great way of achieving both these traits. It is a challenging degree and one that I ultimately found enjoyable.”



Kevin Walsh
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 Business Analytics Roles; 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
• IT Support
• Business Analytics

Application for this course are processed by the
Central Applications Office (CAO)



EU Applicants must apply via the CAO - please click on the link above.

Non-EU Applicants - please click here for how to apply.

CAO 1st Round:

Entry 2019: 326

CAO Cut off:

Not Specified

CAO Average:

Catherine Murphy
021 4326227

Denise McSweeney
021 4335514