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Course Overview

The worlds of business and digital technology have become inseparable. Almost all organisations now depend upon business information systems (BIS) to control and manage their data, which means that the demand for graduates with technological proficiency and business know-how is at an all-time high. Studying BIS involves, among other things, learning how to design and build ICT systems, as well as understanding how to exploit the business opportunities provided by the ever increasing digitisation of society. To do this, we must develop an intricate understanding of how organisations work, the business processes that generate and consume information, the roles of people and working groups in these processes, and the efficiency of these processes.

The main goal of Higher Diploma in BIS is to prepare graduates for employment in an ICT-related business context. This course will introduce students to the principles, methods, tools and architectures used in the development and management of ICT. Upon graduating, course participants will be equipped to manage digital technology across all industry sectors and in a range of business functions.

The employment prospects for graduates of this course are extremely good. Graduates may take up positions as systems or business analysts, technology consultants, computer programmers, network administrators, in a range of business functions, including marketing, logistics, production, finance and general business administration.

Graduates of this course will be able to:

  • Use a range of ICT skills and display mature literacy and comprehension of business, technology, and technology management subject matter that compares favourably with national and international peers.
  • Identify, analyse and solve business, technology, and technology management problems in applied and other settings.
  • Effectively manage the ICT resource in international contexts, and therefore demonstrate an understanding of the roles and management of ICT in organisations.

Applications and Selections

Application via Springboard Courses website.

 

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Semester One exams: December.
Semester Two exams: April/May.

A range of assessment methods are applied throughout the programme. These include essays, projects, reports, presentations and case studies.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

The programme is open to degree holders from a university or other recognised degree-awarding body. Applicants should hold an NQAI Level 8 qualification or equivalent; IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, if applicable.


Additional Requirements

Duration

1 year, full-time

Next start date

September 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

30

Closing Date

To be advised



 
NFQ level

Mode of study

ECTS weighting

60

Award

CAO

Course code

1HBS1

Course Outline

Modules for Higher Diploma in Business Information Systems

Semester 1

MS405 Final Year Project (Digital Transformation Company Project)—10 credits [core]
MS873: Management Information Systems I—5 credits [core]
AY5123: Accounting and Financial Analysis—5 credits [optional]
MG524: Management—5 credits [optional]
MK204: Marketing Principles—5 credits [optional]
AY872: Financial Management I—5 credits [optional]
EC871: Economics 1 —5 credits [optional]
MS111: Business Application Development [optional]
MS222: Decision Modelling and Analytics 

Semester 2

SBE3001: Innovation: Creativity and Enterprise—5 credits [core]
MS2100: Cybersecurity—5 credits [optional]
MS4101: Implementing Digital Innovation—5 credits [optional]
MS319: Enterprise Systems—5 credits [optional]
MS112: Business Application 2—5 credits
MS412: Information Systems Innovation—5 credits [optional]
MS219: Business Data Communications—5 credits [optional]
MSXXX: Managing Digital Transformations—5 credits [optional]

Semester 1 & 2

MS405 Digital Transformation Company Project—10 credits [core]

Download Module Descriptions Document here.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The employment prospects for graduates of this course are extremely good. Graduates may take up positions as systems or business analysts, technology consultants, computer programmers, network administrators, in a range of business functions, including marketing, logistics, production, finance and general business administration.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€6,000 p.a. 2020/21*

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

€13,250 p.a. 2020/21

*A 10% course fee contribution (€600) for graduate conversion courses is applicable for employed participants and recent graduates.

The formerly self-employed not in receipt of a DEASP payment must also pay 10%. This is payable directly to the provider.

There are no tuition fees for DEASP customers or Returners but any subsequent costs such as travel, and course materials must be borne by the participant 

For further details see https://springboardcourses.ie/faq

Find out More

Further information on how to apply here

Contact us:
E: HCIBusiness@nuigalway.ie

Downloads

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2021

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (14.6 MB)