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Business Information Systems BSc
Business Information Systems BSc

Business Information Systems BSc

  • ID:MU440109
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,700.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£14,700.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components)

Course Information

Why study business information systems with us

Our information systems degree gives you the skills, experience and expertise you need to succeed in the computer-based sector – and beyond.

You’ll get to grips with the specialist equipment, systems and technologies that will give you the experience, expertise and confidence to apply your skills. Our degree will prepare you for career paths that range from organisational management and systems architects to chief information officers and enterprise architects.

This is an interdisciplinary course meaning the content's structured in ways that map explicitly to modern technology, including systems design, application development, client-side programming, and much more.

Build your information systems skills

You’ll have the opportunity to take a year-long, paid work experience placement as part of a four-year study path. We’ll also give you industry professionals and work experience opportunities to help you further develop your professional skills and network. In the past, our students have taken part in Sky's hackathon which tested their knowledge and team-working skills.

We’re in the process of gaining BCS (British Computer Society) accreditation for our computer science degrees, which means you’ll be able to gain BCS membership once it’s awarded.

Get the support you need to succeed

We’ll give you the help you need to write your CV, develop your job entry plan and make the relevant industry contacts that will let you pursue your career ambitions.

When it comes to support, you’ll be matched with a Personal Tutor to get the backing you need. You’ll also get support from our Student Learning and Graduate Academic Assistants who have personal experience in your subject.

We’re ranked 176–200 in the world for computer science (THE World University Ranking 2019).

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BSc modules

Year 1

  • Foundations of Informatics (90 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Information in Organisations (30 Credits) - Compulsory

Year 2

  • Data Analysis for Enterprise Modelling (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Database Systems: Design and Implementation (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Information Systems Analysis and Design (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Project Planning and Research for Information Systems Professionals (30 credits) - Compulsory

  • Placement Year (Optional)

    • Placement year (120 Credits) - Optional

Year 3

  • UG Individual Project (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Business Intelligence (30 Credits) - Optional

  • Innovation and Technology Management (30 Credits) - Optional

  • Strategic Information Systems (Enterprise Project) Management (30) - Optional

  • User Experience (UX) Design (30 Credits) - Optional

  • Teaching Computer Science in the Secondary School (30 Credits) - Optional


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

How can the BSc/MComp Business Information Systems support your career?

Our BSc/MComp Honours Business Information Systems degree prepares you for a wide range of varied careers. As a graduate you will have excellent career prospects and the range of potential employers will be vast across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. There is also the potential to work as a self employed director of your own business. Your future career might include a systems analyst, developer of information systems, system tester, designer of interactive systems and database administrator, information system architect, database designer and information technologist.

Our careers service offers you a range of support both while you're studying with us – and after you've graduated.

Graduate employment prospects

Based on data from the respondents of the 2009-10 Destination of Leavers in Higher Education survey, six months after graduating:

  • 72% of BIS graduates were in employment or further study

  • 28% were doing something else, such as travelling, or assumed unemployed.

Middlesex graduates from this group have been successful at gaining employment in the following roles: IT Engineer, Technical Engineer, Software Developer, Software Engineer, IS Developer, Application Developer, Database Administrator, Football Analyst, Systems Analyst.

In the following companies: RS2, Citadel Insurance, VT, KPMG, Ingenyx, CCBill, ANT 1TV, Dreamwork Healthcare, NHS, Dragonwind, Bank of Valetta, Malta Environment & Planning, Brighthouse, 5FK, OPTA, Multinational School, Ictek, ITP Publishing, and Leapfrog.


The average full time salary for graduates from this group was £24,000.

Graduate roles

Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us.

IT Project Manager - An IT Project Manager specialises in information technology but also in sectors unrelated to IT that rely on IT systems. Their role is to manage the development and implementation of plans to meet business needs and the change control procedures to ensure a smooth transition during the implementation period.

Systems Designer - A Systems Designer develops and implements information systems in sectors as diverse as finance, communications and retail. The role can involve working on all elements of the system including hardware, software, installation and maintenance. There are a range of opportunities in this increasingly varied industry.

Systems Developer - Systems Developers test systems, diagnose and fix faults, write diagnostic programs and design and write code for operating systems and software to ensure that they function more efficiently. They may also create systems in response to technical specifications supplied by an IT analyst, often integrating off-the-shelf software packages into existing systems.

IT Systems/Business Analyst - An IT Systems/Business Analyst designs new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity. They are responsible for analysing the business needs of their clients and stakeholders to help identify business problems and propose solutions, using the discipline of business analysis. They examine existing business models and the flows of data in the business, and then design an appropriate improved IT solution.

Information Systems Manager - An Information Systems Manager installs computer systems, ensures that back up systems operate effectively, buys hardware and software, provides the ICT technology infrastructures for an organisation, and contributes to organisational policy with regard to quality standards and strategic planning.

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