Technology drives business and the most successful organisations use technology to shape their success. This degree gives you the skills to develop technology- based solutions for all types of organisations. It covers all the core areas of computing in addition to modules which will allow you to understand how technology can be used to fulfil business strategy.
The course is practical in nature, providing you with knowledge of the manner in which technology can facilitate business decisions. It also incorporates work placement in an IT company which will significantly improve your skills and enhance your employability. Due to the shortage of suitably qualified IT professionals in Ireland and internationally, this degree offers exceptional job prospects for graduates.
As a graduate of this course you will:
This business information systems course is a four-year honours degree. The course is run over eight semesters with continuous assessment held throughout and examinations at the end of each semester. On completion you will receive a QQI BSc (Honours) Degree in Business Information Systems at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. The course also prepares students for industry-recognised certification in leading technologies.
This course will appeal to anyone who is
interested in developing knowledge and
skills in the application of technology
to help solve business problems. The
course is for school leavers, mature
students, and graduates of QQI level 5/6
programmes who wish to embark on a
course of full-time study.
Minimum entry requirements are a
grade H5 and above in two higher level
subjects together with a minimum
of O6/H7 in four other subjects.
A minimum of grade O6/H7 must be
obtained in English. A grade O6/H7 must
be obtained in Mathematics.
Mature applicants, applicants with a disability or those applying through DARE or HEAR can find out more information on the application process.
For information on the modules taught on this course view our module descriptors.
Upon successful completion of the
BSc (Honours) in Business Information
Systems, graduates can progress to
postgraduate courses in computing at
level 9 on the National Framework of
Qualifications such as the MSc in Mobile
Technologies, MSc in Web Technologies,
MSc in Cloud Computing and MSc in Data
Analytics at National College of Ireland.
The course is industry-focused with a six month work placement in the third year. NCI students are highly sought after and complete their work experience in companies like Microsoft, ESB, AIB, Vodafone, O2, Meteor, EBS, Wells Fargo, Dotmobi, Datalex and Intel.
Graduates from the BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems have completed a six month work placement in industry and go on to work with a variety of organisations including multinationals, financial services, professional services and indigenous tech start-ups. Recent graduates are employed with companies including Microsoft, KBC, AIB, CR2, Eircom, The Summit and People Point. Roles include general and IT graduate programmes, IT support, systems programmer and systems administration.
This course qualifies under the Free Fees Initiative and Student Grant Scheme.
The points for this course in 2016 were 310.
The CAO course code is NC004.
The fee for this course for international students is €10,000 per year.
Find out more about studying here as an international student.
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