The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons)Business Information Systems at Global College, Cyprus

Why choose this course?

Whilst preparing you with skills and knowledge for a technologically based career, this course will also assist you in the development, acquisition and implementation of business computing applications.

Emphasis will be placed on the business functions within an organisation and you will learn about the systems development process and be introduced to the principles of systems acquisition and development methods.

This course has a strong bias towards defining the business requirements to support an organisation and will equip you with business analysis, consultancy and project management skills. With its business facing approach, the course will provide you with professional values that will enable you to become a key player in the global business environment.

Gaining a University of Wolverhampton degree qualification linked to business will provide students with particularly relevant employment skills and an appreciation of the world of work. This coupled with the University of Wolverhampton graduate attributes will help to provide an edge for graduates compared with their peers. Students graduating with a Business Information Systems degree will have the digital literacy that is cited as important in the Commission of European Communities report (2008).

What happens on the course?

9 Indicative Course Structure
Each box represents a 20 credit module unless you indicate otherwise. Module titles should be meaningful and indicate the focus of the module.

Level 4 (1)

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

4MM006 Academic and Professional Skills

20

C

4MM005 Integrative Practice 1

20

C

4CI006 IS/IT in Organisations

20

C

4CI001 Information Systems Analysis and Design

20

C

4HR002 Introduction to People at Work

20

O

4CS001 Introductory Programming and Problem Solving

20

O

4MK002 Marketing Principles

20

O

4AC005 Business Accounting

20

Level 5 (2)

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

5MM008 Employability Skills

20

C

5MM007 Integrative Practice 2

20

C

5CI017 Database Systems

20

C

5CI002 Information Systems Development and Implementation

20

C

5CI006 Impact of IS on Organisations

20

O

5IB002 Managerial Systems and Operations

20

O

5AC007 Business Finance

20

Level 6 (3)

Semester 1

Semester 2

C

†† 6MM008 Professionalism and Enterprise

20

C

†† 6MM006 Individual Project

20

C

6CI002 IS Acquisition and Development Methods

20

C

6CI001 Business Analysis and Consultancy Skills

20

C

6CI005 Managing Projects

20

C

6MM007 Professional Project Deliverable

20

†† For Direct entrants these modules will be semester long and not year long.

*Additional Information

Only one of these (max 20 credits) can be studied at each level

Why Wolverhampton?

This course has been developed from a well established subject area that has produced successful graduates for over 20 years – having close links with the UK Academy for Information Systems and the British Computer Society.

We present real life case studies from first hand experience enabling you to demonstrate the use of business systems and applications in real life scenarios.

This course prepares you for a career in business where information systems are paramount in the successful running of an enterprise.

On each level of your course you will learn about social, legal and ethical aspects of Computing, which will broaden your understanding of the way the world works and how communication and collaboration are evolving.

Career path

Graduate prospects in Cyprus are similar to that in the UK where students with degrees progress into management roles. Cyprus, given its tourist bias has a number of jobs in the tourism industry from hotels, resort complex and bars although this is not the only industry. Other key industries include the construction sector, banking, finance and insurance to name a few. Students with degree qualifications can gain jobs as Office Administrators through to progressing to management positions. The BIS course will provide students with the added value that it provides enhancement of IT and Information systems as an integral part of the degree, which form a key skills within all these sectors.

It is also worth noting that Cyprus is a nation that has a high proportion of small firms and gaining a degree qualification linked to business will provide students with particularly relevant skills and an appreciation of the world of work. This coupled with the University of Wolverhampton graduate attributes will help to provide an edge for graduates compared with their peers.

Careers are available to you in IS development as a business analyst, systems designer, systems

analyst, in applications support or as a IT trainer providing managerial expertise to small or

medium-sized businesses.

Successful completion could also lead to study on postgraduate and professional courses.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

1. apply a full understanding, knowledge and experience of the principlesof business information systems (e.g. organisational structures, business areas and functions, different types of business systems and applications, the use and evaluation of information systems and their impact, business analysis, consultancy skills and change management techniques) to the analysis, design and synthesis of solutions to requirements in the information systems development process.

2. demonstrate and apply knowledge of information systems with particular reference to the application of applications of business information systems (e.g. business systems support and implementation, business systems consultancy);

3. apply appropriate theory, tools and techniques (e.g. systems analysis, design, development and implementation, risk analysis, project management) to the analysis, design and synthesis of solutions to requirements in the domain of information systems;

4 .demonstrate mastery of the essential facts, concepts, principles, theories and practices enabling graduate employment in applications of Information system (e.g. information systems planning, deployment and management, web system analysis and management, information systems project management);

5. demonstrate a range of transferable skills in: problem solving; communication; project management; working individually and in teams; self management ; and the ability to gather, evaluate and reflect on information from relevant sources and synthesise new knowledge and solutions to requirements in the domain of applications of information systems;

6. demonstrate a range of social, legal, ethical and professional skills required for continuing professional development in the information systems disciplinewithin a world-wide context.

Entry requirements

160-220 tariff points including a minimum of 140 points from two or three full 6-unit awards or one full 12-unit award or one full 6-unit award plus two 3-unit awards.

You should have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above or Key Skills Communication and Application of Number at Level 2.

Applications from candidates over 21 years of age with relevant experience and other qualifications will be considered.

International students must also have an IELTS score of 6.0, or a TOEFL score of 550 (or 213 for the computer-based test) or equivalent in English.

Applicants to the BIS programme must have equivalence to the standard entry requirements as that for the home based programme. For Greek-Cypriot students The Apolytirion with an average score of 18 will be acceptable. In addition standard English Language requirements apply as noted in 4.2 below.

The University allows the accreditation of prior learning and achievement. If you have work experience or qualifications that you believe are at a level equivalent to that of undergraduate modules, you may apply for accreditation. A detailed explanation of the process is covered in the STech APL Handbook, which is available to enrolled students from the "STech Students" Wolf Topic or upon request for applicants.

Advanced entry may be considered for appropriately qualified entrants on a case by case basis.

Course fees and finance

2016/7 Home/EU International
Full time £9,000 £11,250
Part time # £2,780

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2016/7. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact 01902 323403

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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