Bachelor of Business in Information Technology - Full-time

  • Overview
  • Course Content
  • Structure
  • Career Opportunities
  • Fees
  • Next Steps

Overview

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Information is now recognised as a critical business asset and the effective management of information is one of the most important challenges facing a modern organisation. Information is a powerful lever in achieving competitive advantage. The use of systems and technology to control and manage organisational data and information has developed into a vital business discipline. As a result, business people are now expected to be proficient in relevant technological concepts and applications, skills that had been viewed as being outside of the domain of the traditional manager. This degree has been designed to equip future managers with the necessary skills and knowledge that enable them to function effectively within this environment. As well as providing a firm grounding in all aspects of business, it also introduces students to the key principles of understanding, choosing and managing information systems.

Course Content

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Core Modules

Fundamentals of Accounting

Business Environment

IT Skills for Business

Business Maths

Fundamentals of Marketing

Learning to Learn

Personal Development

Core Modules

Economics

Organisational Behaviour

ICT Applications for Business

Computer Systems Technologies

Fundamentals of Programming

Communications for Success

The World of Work

Core Modules

Business Information Systems

Database Design and Cloud Technologies

Programming for Business

Management

Business Project

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Employability Skills

DBS Employability Pillar

In line with the DBS philosophy of ensuring its graduates have a suite of knowledge, skills and competence that make them readily employable, the programme contains an Employability Pillar of modules that complement the programme specific modules. This pillar of modules ensures students are aware of employer expectations on graduating, enhances their communication skills and time management while positioning the student for academic development during the course of their degree studies.

Year 3

Employability in Action

Lifelong Learning: Learning for Life

Year 2

Employability Skills

Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Year 1

Learning to Learn

Communication For Personal Success

The DBS Employability Pillar, which runs throughout the duration of the degree, will demonstrate an awareness of transferable skills and their applicability in ‘real-life’ situations, projects undertaken and how they are applied in different circumstances so that students can take ownership of your own career management. Students will be able to develop realistic career plans and initiate and sustain professional networks and relationships to encourage opportunities for employment and internships. Students will present themselves and their skills, attributes, experiences and qualifications, through effective job applications, CVs, interviews and voluntary activities. This will enable students to develop the necessary skills to compete effectively for a broad range of employment, postgraduate study options and innovative opportunities available to them and further develop lifelong learning and continuous professional development.

Teaching and Assessment

The Bachelor of Business in Information Technology is taught mainly through lectures and tutorials, with students taking responsibility for a significant amount of study outside scheduled class contact times. Assessed work will consist of traditional end-of-year examinations plus a significant element of continuous assessment based on coursework. Such coursework may involve reports, case studies, essays, or practical assignments.

Structure

The design of this three-year degree programme is innovative since it allows students to develop a sound base of business knowledge combined with thorough understanding of the role and application of information technology in business. The business content of this programme majors on general management, marketing and finance, while the IT content focuses on the practical application of IT to business situations and issues. Upon completion of the course graduates will have had a solid grounding in the skills and expertise needed to use information technology effectively, covering both the conceptual and technical aspects.

Year 1

Seven mandatory subjects provide foundation knowledge in core business areas and disciplines including information technology.

Year 2

Student knowledge in key business disciplines is developed and they are introduced to more specialised IT areas including Computer Systems Technologies and Fundamentals of Programming.

Year 3

At the final year, the business focus moves to a more strategic level while advanced knowledge and skills are developed in specialist IT areas such as Database Designs, Cloud Technologies and Business Information Systems.

Transfer Students

Students holding a relevant higher certificate or other relevant qualifications may qualify for entry to the third year of the degree programme.

Career Opportunities

Modern organisations depend heavily on their information systems and often prefer to recruit graduates that have strong familiarity with and expertise in the IT area. Graduates from this programme will be very attractive to such organisations. They will be fully equipped to develop careers in general business management or in more specialised IT-related areas. They will be particularly well suited to positions (such as Business Analyst) that straddle the traditional divide between general management and IT management, or to which strong IT competency is a significant asset.

Further Study Options

Students who complete this programme successfully will qualify for direct entry into the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Information Systems programme at DBS.

Fees

The fees for Full-time Bachelor of Business in Information Technology are €5,650 per annum.

For a full list of Full-Time Undergraduate fees for 2016/2017 click here. You can also contact our admissions team who will also be able to advise on the payment options available to you.

Fees quoted cover the annual cost of tuition, registration and examinations and are EU fees only.Non-EU students please refer to the International section of the website.Please note also that tax relief is available on fees for Irish income tax payers at the standard rate of 20% on all fees exceeding €2,000 and up to €7,000.

Next Steps

Before making an application please ensure you are aware of all our entry requirements.


School Leaver Applicants

Application for first year full-time programmes in the college is through the CAO System. The CAO system applies only to applications for first year admissions to undergraduate full-time day programmes described in the prospectus, which have a CAO Course code www.cao.ie.   Application forms and the CAO Handbook are both supplied by the Central Applications Office (CAO), Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway or from your Career Guidance Counsellor.

Mature Applicants

If you are over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission and do not meet the minimum entry requirements, you may apply as a Mature Student. Mature students should apply directly to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age, work experience, general education standard, motivation and commitment to the programme for which they are applying. Please forward documentation such as any relevant transcripts, a CV or any other related documentation to the Admissions Office. Proof of age such as a copy of driver’s licence or passport must also be submitted. 

Transfer Students

Students holding a relevant Certificate, Diploma or other relevant third level qualification may qualify for entry to the second or third year of degree programme. Transfer applications to the second or third year full-time programmes are to be made directly to the college. Students should send copies of their examination transcripts and other relevant documentation along with their application form (available from the School / College) to the Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.   

EU Citizens

A European (EU) Application is one made by a person:   (a) who is permanently a resident in one of the member states of the European Union and/or  (b) who will have received full-time second level education, for three of the five years immediately before the date of proposed admission, in member states.

Non-EU Applicants

Non - EU applicants should contact directly the International Admissions Office at Dublin Business School.

Application fee to CAO

There is a standard application fee of €40 made payable to CAO on submitting your CAO application form, or €25 if submitting an online application to www.cao.ie before the closing date. Late applicants to CAO will be charged €80 for paper applications and €50 for online applications.

 

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Course overview

COURSE OVERVIEW 201​6

Awarding Body: 
Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI)
QQI AWARD LOGO (1)
Award: Ordinary Bachelor Degree
NFQ Level:
Level 7
Award Title: 
Bachelor of Business in Information Technology
Award Type:
 Major
Duration: 3 Years
CAO Code: DB574

Contact Us

We are now accepting applications for programmes taking place in 2016. Contact our admissions team for more information

Email: admissions@dbs.ie
Phone: 01 417 7500
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