Loader
Course Image

BSc in Business Management and Information Systems (Full Time)

University of Aberdeen

Bachelor Degree , Business And Management

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

 

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...

Read More

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...

Read More