Higher Diploma (Business Information Systems) (Higher Diploma (Business Information Systems))

National University of Ireland, Galway (HBS)
Key Programme Details
Award

Higher Diploma in Business Information Systems

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics

General Information
Contact

Dr. Eoin Whelan

Email

eoin.whelan@nuigalway.ie

Phone

n/a

Address

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
Cairnes Building
NUI Galway

Role

Programme Director

Important Dates
Application Deadline

31/08/2022

Start Date

05/09/2022

End Date

31/05/2023

About this Course

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.

Objectives

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.

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.

Long Description

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.

Why Choose This Course

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.

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.

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.

Timetable Info

TBC. 2021/22 timetables available at https://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/cairnes/currentstudents/postgrad_timetables/

Delivery Location

Galway

Delivery Notes

Classroom based

Admissions Contact Details
Contact Person

Sharon Allman, Mairead McKeon

Address

J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
Cairnes Building
NUI Galway

Phone

n/a

Email

hcibusiness@nuigalway.ie

Application Procedures

Applications via Springboard Courses website https://springboardcourses.ie/