Bachelor of Business Information Systems

3 Year Programme

Information systems are integral to every face of business from the core functions of procurement, accounts or sales and marketing, through to intelligent systems that aid strategic decision making. Departments within the same company cannot base the decisions they make on their operations alone, as the actions of one department impact on those of another to a greater or lesser degree. As a result, more and more companies are integrating their information systems, allowing separate divisions to share information and make more informed decisions with a broader organisational view.

Recent events in the world economic order have only served to emphasise the importance of information systems in making better use of resources and increasing company efficiencies, performance and overall competitiveness. Companies are now placing greater priority on aspects such as performance measurement, creation of new markets, customer loyalty and making future forecasts-both for the business and within the wider economic environment. Information systems enable all of these aspects to an increasing degree and promise to play a widening role in the running of organisations into the future. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems ties strongly to strategic and commercial elements of the organisation, providing a strong business-orientated perspective throughout.

Graduates will gain:

  • A holistic knowledge of the importance of information management within the wider organisational context.
  • A firm grounding on the leading trends and key aspects of information and communications systems, and how they can be applied to different areas of the organisation-from strategy planning and decision making to the more functional operations of the business.
  • The skills to manage both information systems and human resources with a high degree of professional ethics.

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Year One

Micro Economics
Business Administration
Financial Accounting
Business Communication Skills
Introduction to ICT
Case Study Workshop
Business Software Applications
Business Law
Database Systems Concepts
Business Statistics
Internet Technology & Web Design

Year Two

Systems Analysis and Design
Database Programming
Introduction to Business Information Systems
Business Process Management and Workflow
Computer Networks and Data Communication
Industrial Attachment I/Case Study
E-Business and E-Commerce
Research Methodologies
Entrepreneurship
Operations Management
Decision Support Systems
Industrial Attachment II/Case Study

Year Three

Software Modelling for Business
Geographical information Systems
Information Systems Management
Professional Issues in IT
Strategic Management of Human Resources
Information Security
Information Systems Project
Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing
Business Mathematics
Research Project/ Dissertation

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Information Systems will be at an advantage in pursuing careers such as information management, planning, project management, operations management, business analysis and systems development.

For those that wish to continue with their academic studies, the Bachelor of Business Information Systems qualifies one to apply for a Master’s degree program in the same discipline.

Internship and placement opportunities can be arranged.

Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education or its equivalent and 2 principal passes obtained at the same sitting.
OR
Diploma in any related course from a recorgnized Institution.