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Business Information Systems BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Overview

On this BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems degree course, you’ll gain the problem-solving, managerial and technical skills you need to get to the heart of issues, as an information systems professional.

You’ll learn how to communicate and investigate complex problems and develop solutions which combine business ideas and technology, in any type of business, large or small. You'll develop a combination of skills that give you a unique overview of organisations and the ability to work well with others and share ideas at all levels.

The course opens doors to a career in fields such as business analysis, systems analysis and design, system management, security management, project management, knowledge management and business consultancy.

Accredited by

This course is accredited by the British Computer Society, fulfilling academic requirement for CITP (Chartered Information Technology Professional).

What you'll experience

On this course you’ll:

  • Learn the problem-solving, sociotechnical and managerial skills you need to be a professional information systems analyst or designer
  • Explore the tools and technologies that help modern businesses work smarter, in areas such as business intelligence, security and AI
  • Get practical experience helping businesses improve their effectiveness, through a second year industrial project
  • Develop an enquiring mind ready to engage with emerging technologies and real world business problems, readying you for work in the era of Industry 5.0.
  • Benefit from industry contact throughout the course, with real world examples, professional guest speakers and industry visits to well-known companies like IBM, SAP and Amazon
  • Have the option to take a placement year in the industry or study abroad for a year

Careers and opportunities

What can you do with a Business Information Systems degree?

With your versatile BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems degree, you could go on to work in various fields and roles including:

  • IT management
  • business intelligence
  • business analysis
  • project management
  • business continuity analysis
  • information systems security
  • risk management
  • IT consultancy
  • systems design

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in industry. You'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Work experience and career planning

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, you’ll develop and practise the skills you’ll use in your career throughout the course.

As well as this, our Careers and Employability service and placements team work closely with local, national and international businesses. We can help you identify and prepare for placements, internships, voluntary roles and freelancing opportunities that will complement your studies.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 17,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

Around 5,200 of the university's 29,000 students come from 150 countries around the world. The Global Community networking scheme helps them to meet.
The University of Portsmouth Global team is dedicated to supporting international students from enquiry, through application and arrival, to graduation.
International students can get specialist advice on matters including visas and immigration, settling in to the UK and adjusting to a new culture.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 110 5

    12th out of 18 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 236
    113 47%

    85th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    87 87%

    36th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    32nd

    18
  • Entry standards

    / Max 151
    110 76%

    9th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    4th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    7th

    5

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