Business Information Systems (BBus Honours degree)
Field of Study
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 MTU Cork Mathematics Exam only
Some students who apply to MTU Cork courses may not achieve the required entry standard in Mathematics through the Leaving Certificate. For such applicants, MTU Cork offers a second chance to reach the required entry standard through a MTU Cork Mathematics Exam. This second chance facility allows applicants (depending on their results in the MTU Cork 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.
Formal work placement (minimum 15 weeks) is an option for students in Year 3. 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, Business, and Accounting.
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.
Accounting & Information Systems
For information on Fees/Student Grants/Scholarships and Financial Assistance, please click here.
CR150 Course Location: MTU Cork 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 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 MTU Cork.
Interns are placed in a range of companies from large organisations such as Dell 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 4326227 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Denise McSweeney at 021 4335514 / email Denise.McSweeney@cit.ie
Honours Degree holders who achieve the specified level of academic performance are eligible to apply for a postgraduate course of study, both at MTU Cork and at other third level colleges in Ireland and abroad.
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, Python, 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.
Graduates will have an in depth knowledge of Information Systems theory, principles, processes and techniques pertaining to the design, development, implementation, maintenance and support of an information system, meeting appropriate standards and regulations.
Manager, Technicial Support Services
“For my student work placement, I worked with Dell Technologies as a Technical Support Engineer. I continued on a part-time basis for the Dell Technologies team while I was completing fourth year in college. Once I graduated with an Honours degree I was employed full-time with Dell Technologies. 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.’’
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.”
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
CAO 1st Round:
Entry 2020: 335
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