Business Information Systems BSc (Hons)

Developed with industry partners, this course is tailored to meet the computing needs of commerce and industry. You will gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to work in the development, implementation and management of business computing projects.

Overview

This course will enable you to develop a broad, industry-relevant understanding of information systems, with opportunities to specialise in your individual areas of interest.

Throughout the programme, students will build the skills and knowledge needed to operate as professionals in the field of information systems. Students are exposed to industry-standard concepts, tools and technologies and explore fundamental underlying principles.

On graduating from this course, our students are equipped with the skills needed for successful careers in industry or academia, as competent and independent lifelong learners. The programme will prepare you for careers in fields such as business information systems, intelligence analyst and developer roles, data and systems analysis and design, system, security, project and knowledge management and business consultancy.

Key features

  • The course is delivered to enable you to gain industry-relevant skills and benefit from a programme that develops both technical and soft skills.
  • Learn from DMU Leicester’s computing experience built over more than 50 years, a long-standing history allowing you to draw on a wealth of research and academic expertise.
  • Computer science and informatics research at DMU Leicester’s was ranked third for its research power among modern UK universities in the latest Research Excellence Framework (2014), which is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions.
  • Within the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, which lists the top 500 institutions in the world per subject, DMU Leicester was ranked within the 151-200 block of top universities in Computer Science. DMU Leicester is within the top 25 per cent of all UK universities for Computer Science – including subjects such as Artificial Intelligence and Cyber Security.

“The course was so interesting and worthwhile, and this was proved when I used the skills I gained from my degree in my placement year, and was then taken on as a full-time employee.”

Rhys Wilkinson, Business Information Systems BSc (Hons)

I found a new beginning

The tutors that believed in Tennessee and shared their industry experience took her from foundation degree to software engineer – now she's helping the next generation.

Structure and assessment 

Entry Criteria

Who can apply?

Students in the final year of secondary education institutions;

Students in the final year of technical, vocational, post-secondary and higher education institutions;

Graduates from secondary, post-secondary or higher education institutions. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 

As part of the selection process the Admissions team will consider the following

Your Qualifications + English Language ability + Personal Statement + Reference (Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution)

Qualifications

Kazakhstan Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • UNT is not required

OR

UK Qualifications

  • 5 GCSE/IGCSE’s at A*- E, or two GCE A levels (grades A- E), or three GCE AS levels (grades A-E)

OR

  • International Baccalaureate
  • International Baccalaureate IB – a minimum of 20 points
  • International Baccalaureate IB – Middle Years Programme – 28 points with a minimum grade of 3 in each component

English language

We care about your success.

Having a good foundation in English that you will further develop and enhance during your studies with us will give you the confidence and skills that will set you up for success.

The standard entry requirement is IELTS 5.0 (no component below 5.0)

Personal Statement  

As part of the selection process we will ask you to submit a short statement in English to describe your ambitions, skills, and experience. Your personal statement supports your application to study at the university. It’s a chance for you to say why you’d like to study a particular course or subject, and what skills and experience you possess that show your passion for your chosen field. It is an opportunity for you to write about YOU!

Letter of Recommendation from your last education institution

You will need to provide a reference letter from your previous school or college’s teacher, counsellor, or principal.   


Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Course modules

Year one

  • Introduction to Computing and its applications
  • Data Analytics 1
  • Information Systems Analysis
  • Foundations of Python Programming
  • Computer Ethics
  • Data Analytics 2
  • Database Design
  • Programming in Python 2

Year two

  • Information and Database Development
  • Introduction to IT Service Management
  • Project Management
  • Integrated Project
  • Social Computing for Business
  • Analytics and Business Modelling
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Mobile Application Design and Development

Year three

  • Project
  • IT Service Foundations
  • Business Systems Solutions
  • Application Architecture
  • Information & Communication Technologies for Development (optional*)
  • Professional and Academic Research Development (optional*)
  • Information Security Management and Governance (optional*)
  • IT Service Practice (optional*)
  • Database Management and Programming (optional*)

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

Teaching and assessments

A variety of learning and teaching methods are used, including lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory sessions and independent study.

The final year of the course includes an individual project, completed by all students and a range of modules, which allow you to pursue your own career interests. The choice varies from technical subjects, such as web information management, to more business oriented topics, including information systems strategy and services, information security management and data mining. 

Assessments are via individual assignments, group work, projects, tests and exams.

You will normally attend around 12-16 hours of timetabled taught sessions each week, and are expected to undertake at least 24 further hours of directed independent study and assignments as required.


Fees

Undergraduate
For September 2022/23 entry, our tuition fees for full-time undergraduate local and international students are 12,500$.

Financial support for students
We are committed to supporting students and firmly believe that finance should not be a barrier to accessing world class university education

We will be offering a large number of discounts and scholarships as part of our offering.

Our Admissions team are here to provide you with advice on all aspects of money matters, including tuition fees, financial help and on funding your studies.

Early bird 2022 discount

We are offering our second 2022 intake students Early bird discount.

The Early bird discount seeks to award students who choose to begin a new undergraduate course at DMU Kazakhstan before May 15th 2022.

If you apply to study on a full-time Undergraduate Degree course by 6pm on the 15 May 2022, you will automatically receive a 5% discount off your course fees for your first year of study.

So don’t miss out on this great offer and start your international education at DMU Kazakhstan today!

This discount applies to all our full-time taught degree courses, and is available to local and international students.

Family loyalty discount
The Family Loyalty Discount is for local and international students. When 2 or more family members enrol at the same time a further 5% discount will be given off your course fees for each family member for each year they are enrolled on a full-time course, whether that is an undergraduate degree, graduate degree or English language course. The discount will be offered for a maximum of 2 family members and the family discount will be applied after any discount is applied.

You must be the sibling, spouse or child of someone who is either currently studying on, or has graduated from, a full-time course here at DMU Kazakhstan. That relative must also be (or have been) classified as a local or international student.

Siblings: you and your sibling can have one or both parents in common.

Children/parents: you can be related by blood or by marriage.

Spouses: You can become eligible for this discount by marrying someone who is currently studying at the University.

Needs and Merit Based Financial Support – 100%, 50% and 33% DMU Kazakhstan Scholarships
Future great leaders and changemakers can come from anywhere. Financial challenge and limitations should not prevent the next great business CEO, entrepreneur, lawyer, future diplomat from gaining the tools, skillsets and networks to bring positive change and create impact.

We are proud to offer a range of income based and merit-based full and partial scholarships that will enable the most promising and talented young students from across the region to join our leading innovative university, despite financial adversity or economic hardship.

Early bird 2022 discount

Contact our Admissions team for further details on funding.



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