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

Business Information Systems

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. In your first year you will get a thorough grounding in systems development, programming and databases, while also learning about business and organisational behaviour. Over the next two years you’ll explore systems analysis, operations strategy and management, systems engineering and organisational information systems. You will also be able to select from a wide range of optional modules, allowing you to tailor your own degree to concentrate on your computing expertise or your business knowledge – or more often than not, a valuable balance between the two. Popular options include project management, software engineering, consulting, marketing, and information retrieval. You can also opt to take a module in statistics, allowing you to gain partial accreditation from the BCS (The Chartered Institute for IT). You’ll complete a final year project pulling together the business and computing aspects of your degree. You also have the option to work together with an external company on this project. **Course Structure** This three-year course will give you a strong grounding in computing, business and information systems as well 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. **Year 3** 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
    3 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
    3 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