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Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems

A three-year Level 7 degree in Business Information Systems, delivered at GMIT Galway campus - ***Now includes Work Placement***

Discipline: Business IT

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 7

Programme Duration: Three years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 25

CAO Round 1 Points: 245 (2020)

Why Study?

An understanding of information systems is vital to anyone who wants to work in, or manage a business. This three-year course prepares you to become a skilled knowledge worker and information systems specialist for tomorrow’s dynamic and global businesses.

A major knowledge gap exists between managers in organisations, who need to run the business but are confused by the Information Technology Systems, and the 'techies' who deliver working IT solutions but are not addressing the business needs. This programme aims to develop your understanding of the interaction between IT systems and business to prepare you for graduate positions in business operations. These roles include jobs like Business Systems Analysts, IT Project Managers, Cloud Support Analysts, IT Consultants, Support Engineers, Database Administrators, Web Developers and many others.

This course which is offered both as a four year Level 8 course and a 3 year Level 7 course is highly practical, combining Business and IT.  Graduates of the 3 year Level 7 degree may progress to the fourth year of the Level 8 degree to achieve an honours degree, if they wish.  A key strength of this programme is its focus on Emerging Technologies including Cloud Computing and the management of big data.

Now with a Work Placement in Year 3 - students get a chance to try out their new found skills in a professional working environment.

Programme Modules

Year 1 - Semester 1


Semester 1 -  Computer Applications, Financial Accounting 1, Management Principles and Business Management, Introduction to Marketing, Microeconomics

Semester 2 -  Introduction to Information Systems, Visual Design, Management Accounting 1, Learning and Innovation Skills, Business Communications

Electives (Year Long)

Academic Writing or Language & Culture (French, German, Spanish, Gaeilge)

Year 2 - Semester 3


Project Management, Business Information Systems, Business Process Modelling, Multimedia Applications, Human Resource Development


Management Accounting 2 or Leadership & Change Management or Language & Culture 2 (French, German, Spanish or Gaeilge)

Year 2 - Semester 4


Internet Technology, Database Management Systems, Statistics for Business, Advanced Computer Applications, Dynamic Web Development


Organisational Behaviour or Macroeconomics or Financial Accounting 2 or Language & Culture 2 (French, German, Spanish or Gaeilge)

Year 3 - Semester 5


Digital Business, Business Analytics, Data Modelling, Web TechnologyFinancial Management


Market Research or Language & Culture 3 (French, German, Spanish or Gaeilge)

Year 3 - Semester 6


Work Placement

Career Opportunities

This qualification will enable graduates to gain employment in diverse roles within Business and IT areas to include but is not limited to:

  • IT / IS Business Analysts
  • Data Analysts
  • Systems Analysts
  • Web Developers
  • Applications support and testing
  • Cloud Analyst
  • Solutions Architect
  • IT Project Manager

In the past, students from our Information Systems degree have gained employment with companies such as Hewlett Packard, SAP, Dell, Accenture, Metlife, Fidelity Ireland and many others.

Essential Information: 

  • Focus on Employability Skills including verbal and written communication, teamwork, analysis and problem solving.
  • Opportunity to Study Languages and to Study Abroad in Europe e.g. France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands or the USA.
  • The First Year Experience includes a module which provides the academic skills needed to succeed in college, and peer-led study skills sessions.
  • Option of Exit Award after 2 years at Higher Certificate level.
  • Teaching Council Requirements Met if Complete Level 8 This programme meets the requirements for entry onto a programme of initial teacher education (post-primary) for Business and Information & Communications Technology/Computer Studies depending on electives chosen.
  • You can find more indepth detail of this course, and all our other courses, at GMIT School of Business by downloading a copy of our online brochure.

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