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CK203
Business Information Systems

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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Business Information Systems (BIS) specialises in the key skills that are essential to the success of professionals in modern information technology and information systems. The goals of this a four-year degree course are to: Educate: provide a worthwhile and memorable student experience collaborate: join with business to ensure BIS students gain cutting edge skills in business and IT, while also linking with businesses to provide innovative IS-related expertise innovate: cultivate and apply expertise in teaching, research and development.


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CK203 - Business Information Systems
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Old Code New Code Award Title
BIPXX  5M2067  Information Processing
CITXX    Information Technology
BEBXX  5M0828  eBusiness
BBSXX  5M2102  Business Studies
BBSAX  5M2468  Business Administration
CNSSX    Networks and Software Systems
BALBX  6M4985  Business
  5M0536  Computer Systems and Networks
  5M0529  Software Development
  6M0695  Computer Systems and Networks
  6M0691  Software Development

Essential Module Requirements:
BIPXX / 5M2067 / CITXX / BEBXX / 5M0828 / BBSXX / 5M2102 / BBSAX / 5M2468
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification from the following:
B20001 or 5N1348
B20005 or 5N1610
B20012 or 5N0783
B20017 or 5N1400
B20028 or 5N1977
B20029 or 5N2066
B20144 or 5N1389
B20145 or 5N1952
B20148 or 5N1369
B20151 or 5N1350
C20012
C20013
C20148 or 5N1910
C20168 or 5N1611
G20001 or 5N0690
L20131 or 5N1383
L22142
N22953

CNSSX / 5M0536 / 6M0695 / 5M0529 / 6M0691
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include one of the following:
5N0541
6N2108
6N1411
C20013
C30149
C30144

6M4985
Must have distinctions in 5 modules in the QQI FET/FETAC level 5/6 qualification from the following:
6N4089
6N1946
6N4091
6N1950
6N4165

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The types of jobs our graduates get include: Business/Systems Analyst, Software Developer, Trainee Accountant, Project Manager, Web Developer, Security Consultant, Business Entrepreneur, Business/IT/Management Consultant. The types of companies our students work for include: consultancy, financial services, software, pharmaceutical, manufacturing,



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