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Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Information Systems

Be part of the digital revolution with this Level 8 Business and IT degree - ***Now includes Work Placement***

Discipline: Business IT

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Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 8

Programme Duration: Four years

Mode of Study: Full time

Application Route: Apply through the CAO

Places: 25

CAO Round 1 Points: 295 (2020)

Why Study?

An understanding of information systems is vital to anyone who wants to work in, or manage a business.

This four-year Level 8 course prepares you to become a skilled knowledge worker and information systems specialist for tomorrow’s dynamic and global businesses. Now with a Work Placement in Year 3 - students get a chance to try out their new found skills in a professional working environment.

A major knowledge gap exists between managers 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 and IT projects. 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 programme, which is offered both as a four-year Level 8 programme and a three-year Level 7 programme, and is highly practical, combining business and IT. A key strength of this programme is its focus on emerging technologies including Cloud Computing and Data Analytics.

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Programme Modules

Year 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, Business Communications, Learning and Innovation Skills

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 - Semster 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 Technology, Financial Management


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

Year 3 - Semester 6


Work Placement

Year 4 - Semester 7


Business Information Systems Analysis, Business Intelligence, Web Systems, Strategic Management 1


Intellectual Property Law or Language 4 (French, German, Spanish or Gaeilge)

Year 4 - Semester 8


Information Systems Development, Integrated Enterprise Systems, Cloud Infrastructure & Enterprise Services, Application Development, Supply Chain Management


Strategic Management 2 or Language 4 (French, German, Spanish or Gaeilge)

Career Opportunities

This qualification will enable graduates to gain employment in diverse roles within the business and IT areas which includes but is not limited to:

  • IT / IS Business Analysts
  • IT Project Management
  • Data Analysts
  • Business Systems Analysts
  • Web Developers
  • Applications support and testing
  • Cloud Analysts
  • Solutions Architects

In the past, students from our information systems degree have gained employment with companies such as Hewlett Packard, SAP, Siemens, Accenture, Dell, Metlife, Fidelity Ireland and many more.

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.
  • Option of Exit Award at Higher Certificate or Bachelor level.
  • Teaching Council Requirements 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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BSc Business Information Systems at GMIT in Galway

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Contact Us


Enterprise & Technology

Head of Department

Eamon Walsh

Phone: +353 (0)91 74 2559

eMail: Eamon Walsh