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BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY (INFORMATION SYSTEMS) BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) Ab Initio


What is the programme about?


This programme provides a foundation entry for graduates seeking a career in Business and Technology.


Students will develop comprehensive analytical skills as well as core business and management competencies which can be applied to business using the appropriate computer software and business solutions. This skillset provides the perfect blend to solve business problems using appropriate technological and business solutions.


The structure of the programme allows students the flexibility to streamline their careers in year 3 - students will have the option to specialise in either Information Systems or in the area of Management.


The business technology degree gives students a very strong platform in both business and IT before they then branch into their chosen area of speciality in years 3 and 4. The embedded group projects enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the concepts and business/IT skills that are required in a work environment. This group dynamic will be invaluable to them in their chosen career path.


Who is the programme suited to?


The programme will be suited to students seeking to establish a career in the business and technology sectors. This is particularly appealing given the job vacancies which exist in the ICT area currently.


Modules


Year 1: Business Law, Financial Accounting, Management & Business Operations, Programming Fundamentals, Internet & Web Technology.


Year 2: Management & Cost Accounting, Introduction to Marketing, Database Systems & Project Management, Programming, Economics & Statistical Methods.


Year 3: Business Project, Business Information Systems Development, Visual Programming, HRM & Law, Tools & Techniques for Business Database Systems, plus students will choose one elective from the following: - Customer Care & CRM, Financial Management, Applied Macro Economics.


Year 4: Usability & Visual Programming, Advanced Business Database Systems, Final Year Project, Strategic Management, Information Systems Management, plus one elective from the following: - Enterprise Development, Management Accounting for Decision Makers, Computers in Operation Management, Company Law, Delivering Business Excellence.


What can I do after the programme?


A business technology career can provide opportunities for socio economic mobility as the degree will be recognised globally. This will be reinforced through department links with professional bodies.


On successful completion of the programme, job opportunities for graduates include: Online commercial specialist, IT Sales/Technician, Marketing and Programme Manager, Trainee/Assistant Accountant, IT Software Buyer/Planner, Search and Analytic Specialist, Programmer, Business Analyst.


Programme Code LC231


Programme Level Level 8


CAO Points 2015 260


Duration 4 Years


Year 1: 23 hrs per week Year 2: 22 hrs per week Year 3: 22 hrs per week Year 4: 19 hrs per week


Minimum Entry Requirements: Leaving Certificate (2017): A minimum of 2 H5 & 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.


QQI FET/FETAC Applicants & Mature Applicants: Refer to section ‘Entry Requirements’ for further information.


Undergraduate Prospectus 2017/2018 181 < FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Location


Moylish Campus, Limerick


Contact Ms. Janice O’Connell, Head of Department


Tel: 061 293288 Email: janice.oconnell@lit.ie Web: www.lit.ie/Courses/LC231


LC231


Department of Information Technology


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