Business Information Systems (Distance Learning Top-up) BSc (Hons)

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Mode of Study
Part-time by distance learning
2 years part-time distance learning (top-up)

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Today's businesses are driven by the information they offer via systems such as networked computers, the Web and large-scale databases.

On this BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems top-up degree course, you'll learn how to apply these systems in a business, including how computers work and how software systems are developed.

The combination of systems analysis, management and technical skills you'll get on this 2-year part-time course will prime you for work as an information systems professional with an understanding of the evolving needs of modern businesses.

We deliver this course online, through distance learning, starting at level 6 (which is the equivalent of the final year on a full degree course). If you want to study the full degree course, you can do the full-time, campus-based version of this degree.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT and meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP).

This accreditation lets potential employers know that this course gives you the relevant skills and abilities you need to work in the information systems industry when you graduate. This gives you an edge over students who didn’t do an accredited course when you’re applying for jobs.

TEF Gold Teaching Excellence Framework

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Apply your skills to practical problems as part of the department’s partnership scheme with charities, local companies and global organisations
  • Tap in to our Library’s electronic resources, which you can access from anywhere with a Web connection
  • Participate in live web-based chat forums to discuss your work with lecturers and other students
  • Learn the technical and managerial skills you need to be a professional information systems analyst or designer
  • Explore the tools and technologies that help modern businesses work smarter, in areas such as mobile applications, security, business intelligence and data analytics
  • Get a practical understanding of how computers work and how information systems are developed
  • Develop an enquiring mind ready to engage with emerging technologies and make them work for business
  • Take what you learn in the classroom and apply it to real scenarios, with visits to global companies like IBM and SAP

Careers and opportunities

There's currently a shortage of talented engineers in the UK and abroad, so there will be many opportunities open to you when you graduate.

Here are some areas that graduates from this course have gone on to work in:

  • IT management
  • network design
  • software engineering
  • computer programming
  • web development
  • business analysis
  • systems analysis and design
  • system management
  • security management
  • project management
  • business consultancy

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.


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