GMIT Prospectus 2021/22

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Information Systems (Level 8) Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (Level 7)

Code: GA183 Level: 8 Code: GA171 Level: 7

Why study Business Information Systems? A major knowledge gap exists between managers in organisations big and small who need to run the business but are confused by the Information Technology Systems and the 'techies' who deliver working IT solutions but are not addressing the business needs. This programme aims to develop your understanding of the interaction between IT systems and business to prepare you for graduate positions in business operations and IT projects. This programme, which is offered both as a four-year Level 8 programme and a three-year Level 7 programme, and is highly practical, combining business and IT. A key strength of this programme is its focus on emerging technologies including cloud computing and data analytics.

What will I study?

What are my career opportunities? This qualification will enable graduates to gain employment in diverse roles within the business and IT areas. Graduates will be able to work as IT/IS Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Systems Analysts, Web Developers or in IT Systems support positions. In the past, students from our information systems degree have gained employment with companies such as Hewlett Packard, SAP, MetLife, Fidelity Ireland and many more. Follow-on Studies Students successfully completing Year 3 of the Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (Level 7), can then apply internally for Year 4, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Information Systems. GMIT Honours (Level 8) qualifications are recognised worldwide for postgraduate entry.

Year 1: • Management Principles & Business Environment • Learning and Innovation Skills • Financial & Management Accounting • Introduction to Information Systems • Marketing • Visual Design • Computer Applications • Business Communications • Microeconomics Elective: • French • German • Spanish • Gaeilge • Academic Writing Year 2: • Project Management • Business Process Modelling • Human Resource Development • Management Systems • Advanced Computer Applications • Business Information Systems • Multimedia Applications • Internet Technology, Database • Quantitative Techniques 1 • Dynamic Web Development Elective: • Language • Organisational Behavioural • Macroeconomics • Leadership & Change Management Year 3: • Financial Management

Student experience

Lewis Walsh I enjoyed the course a lot as it challenged me every day and I felt I was getting the skills that would help me find employment. My favourite modules were Systems Analysis and Application Development. All the modules linked together have given me the skills I need to perform my job at a high level. Working now as a Business Analyst in the marketing department with Vizor Software I

• Data Modelling • Web Technology • Work Placement (6-9 months)

• Business Analytics • Market Research • Digital Business

Elective: • Language Year 4: • Business Information Systems Analysis • Business Intelligence • Visual Programming • Integrated Enterprise Systems • Cloud Infrastructure & Enterprise Services

• Strategic Management 1 • Web Systems • Information Systems Development

am continually looking at matching IS systems to business requirements. I really enjoyed my time in GMIT, I made some great friends and the support received from lecturers was fantastic. The programme has given me a great foundation to build my professional career.

• Application Development • Supply Chain Management Elective: • Language • Intellectual Property Law • Strategic Management 2

Places 50

Duration 3/4 years

School of Business

Campus Galway

Talk to us: Eamon Walsh , Head of Department of Enterprise & Technology Tel: +353 91 742559 | E-mail: eamon.walsh@gmit.ie

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