University of East Anglia UEA

Business Information Systems University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate

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About This Course

All modern businesses depend upon sophisticated information systems. They are used to support day-to-day operations, to plan strategically for the future, and to manipulate gathered data to gain a competitive advantage.

On this course you will study computing, information technology and business. You will cultivate the knowledge, skills and experience needed for a career designing and implementing computer-based systems in a business environment. You’ll also be well equipped for a career as a consultant or manager, with expertise in information systems and their use in business.

You will benefit from the combined expertise of the School of Computing Sciences and Norwich Business School. Our flexible approach enables you to choose subjects that interest you and are aligned with your career aspirations.

Overview

This course will ensure that you’re fully equipped for a career in business information systems and are totally up to date on what the industry needs right now.

It combines in-depth teaching on the capabilities of business systems with 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 methods of developing computer systems 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 make sure that our 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 topics include project management, software engineering, consulting, marketing, cyber security 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 will have the option to work with an external company on this project.

Disclaimer

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

Course details

Modules

In Year 1 you will study a range of compulsory topics which will provide you with a strong foundation in information systems and business, such as Introduction to Business, Introduction to Accounting and Web-based Programming. In Years 2 and 3, you will study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Compulsory modules include Systems Analysis, Database Systems and Systems Engineering. Optional modules include Legal Issues in Business, Principles of Marketing and Information Retrieval.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code GN54
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB or ABC including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics, Business or Economics. Science A-levels must include a pass in the practical element. Critical Thinking and General Studies are not accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in an IT or Science based subject. excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits including 12 Level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Business or Economics.
Scottish Higher AABBB including A in either Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics Business or Economics.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points including Higher Level 5 in Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Business or Economics.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC including Mathematics, Computing Science, Physics, Electronics, Business or Economics.

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.

We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email admissions@uea.ac.uk


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component).

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £15,900 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ


Course contact details

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01603 591515