University of East Anglia

=190 th
World University Rankings 2019
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

BSc Business Information Systems with a Year in Industry

This course will ensure you’re fully equipped for a career in business information systems and are totally up to date on what the industry needs right now. This programme combines in-depth teaching on the capabilities of business systems and a thorough grounding in the operations of contemporary businesses. By studying these crucial and exciting subjects you will also develop skills applicable to the wider employment sector, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, organisation, and time keeping. The relatively recent move to more iterative computer systems development methods has had a knock on effect on the skills and knowledge required from developers. As a developer, you are now expected to be able to work in small multi-skilled teams alongside your business users. That means you don’t just need technical competence but also the ability to be flexible, creative and a good communicator. Above all you need to be able to speak your customer’s language – with an understanding of businesses and how they operate. Our external visiting speakers emphasise this point again and again – so we ensure that our business information systems courses give you this important mix of skills. **Course Structure** This four-year course will give you a strong grounding in computing, business and information systems before giving you the chance to shape your degree based on your interests and career aspirations. **Year 1** In your first year you’ll follow a programme of compulsory modules designed to establish and develop your skills in computing, business, organisational behaviour, databases, programming and information systems. **Year 2** In your second year, you’ll study two compulsory modules, focusing systems analysis and operations strategy and management. Your remaining modules will be optional – so you’ll take your pick of topics ranging from software engineering and networks to business ethics, marketing and human resources. You’ll also start to put your CV together, explore placement opportunities and prepare for selection processes. **Year 3** Subject to successfully passing your company of choice’s selection procedure, you will spend 9-12 months working in industry to gain real life experience of working within the field of Business and IT. Our well-established commercial connections throughout the UK and beyond will help you secure the best possible placement for you. Positions are usually paid, but the amounts may vary. **Year 4** In your final year, you’ll study organisational information systems and systems engineering alongside a wide range of optional modules. Your independent project will give you the chance to bring all your knowledge together to focus on a real-world issue, potentially involving external companies. Alternatively you might prefer to take on a research project – for example, examining the acceptance of a new piece of technology. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300