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Business Management and Information Systems

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Business Management and Information Systems at Aberdeen brings together a solid grounding in business, people and organisations with in-depth study of how organisations of all sizes and in all sectors use information systems and technology as vital tools for business success. This excellent combination of subjects, with invaluable input from industry and emphasis on teamwork, has a brilliant track record in securing employment for our graduates with major blue-chip companies.

In Business Management you’ll gain a wide perspective and thorough grounding in all areas of business, including skills in accountancy and statistics. Your knowledge will develop in the dynamic, international environment of our Business School of 45 nationalities, in small classes, taught by leaders in the fields of business practice and theory, corporate finance, and organisational change, and supported by dedicated careers advisers.

Information Systems uses the strength of our Computing Science experts, to add hands-on skills in computing to management and accounting classes. In your third year you’ll tackle a year-long software engineering project, working as part of a team, to develop a major software system from initial analysis to final delivery, and emphasising teamwork as strongly as technical skills. In your final year you’ll tackle an individual project, on a real-life scenario which may involve a local company.

Business Management and Information Systems at Aberdeen brings together a solid grounding in business, people and organisations with in-depth study of how organisations of all sizes and in all sectors use information systems and technology as vital tools for business success. This excellent combination of subjects, with invaluable input from industry and emphasis on teamwork, has a brilliant...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Managing Organizations (MS1009) - 15 Credit Points

Accounting and Entrepreneurship (AC1515) - 15 Credit Points

Object Oriented Programming (CS1527) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select at least one of:

  • Modelling and Problem Solving for Computing (CS1029)
  • Computer Architecture (CS1520)

Plus select further credit points from courses of choice to give a total of 120 credit points.

Computer Architecture (CS1520) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Mathematics for Computing Science (CS2013) - 15 Credit Points

Human Computer Interaction (CS2506) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced Web Application Development (CS2512) - 15 Credit Points

Operations Management (MS2511) - 15 Credit Points

Understanding Statistics (PO2508) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Plus 15 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Knowledge Based Systems (CS3025) - 15 Credit Points

Principles of Software Engineering (CS3028) - 15 Credit Points

Enterprise Computing and Business (CS3525) - 15 Credit Points

Software Engineering and Professional Practice (CS3528) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 60 credit points from level 3 courses available in Management Studies.

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Joint Honours Computing Project (CS4525) - 30 Credit Points

Business Strategy (MS4536) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from level 4 Computing courses, plus 30 credit points from level 3 or 4 courses in Business Management.

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) Managing Organizations (MS1009) - 15 Credit Points Accounting and Entrepreneurship (AC1515) - 15 Credit Points Object Oriented Programming (CS1527) - 15 Credit Points Optional...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB*

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB*

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB*

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB*

Minimum: BBC*

Adjusted: CCC*

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL*.

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB*, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above)

* Including good performance in at least two Mathematics/ Science subjects by the end of your senior phase of education.

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB* Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB* Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course
  • practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course
  • written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
61%
of students were satisfied overall
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
80%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
76% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
61% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
79% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
79% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
90% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
85% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
79% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
75% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
67% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
70% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
77% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
62% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
58% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
73% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
52% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
45% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
73% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
75% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
56% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
58% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
97% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
58% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
61% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
81% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
71% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
67% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
52% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
91% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
55% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
62% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
81% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
77% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
74% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
79% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
94% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
90% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
90% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
92% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
67% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
88% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
67% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
88% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
97% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
64% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
42% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
45% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
MANAGEMENT STUDIES
98% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
82% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
43% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
49% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics for Information Systems

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points80

  • Employment Rate60%

  • Average Graduate Salary£22000

Statistics for Management Studies

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points96

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate SalaryN/A

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