Business Computing BSc (Hons)

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Business Computing BSc (Hons)

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2019

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 1,820 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 14,820

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    This program will show you exactly how computers have become vital to all areas of business, and how you can create the new computing solutions upon which tomorrow’s business and industry will rely. A BSc (with honours) in Business Computing from the University of Stirling will give you the skills you need in designing and building software systems in a business context. These are highly sought-after skills, and could lead to a successful career either in the IT and software industry itself or in a specific business computing field.

    Stirling’s Business Computing BSc program will help you develop contacts and connections in a range of industries. In addition, you’ll have the option of taking a 3 month summer placement or a full year paid placement in industry. Finally, you’ll also have access to various Study Abroad programs to give you a crucial global perspective.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over 4 years at full time. The modules listed below represent the 2017/2018 course load, and may well have some changes from year to year.

    In the first year and a half of this program, you’ll take the same set of core modules as the students in Stirling’s other computing degrees – Software Engineering and Computing Science. That makes it a simple matter to transfer between any of these three programs before beginning your 4th semester.

    Year 1:

    Required Modules:

    • Introduction to Computing Science
    • The Global Business Environment: An Introduction
    • Programming and User Interface Design
    • The Management Challenge: An Introduction

    Year 2:

    Required Modules:

    • Fundamentals of Business and Management
    • Data Structures, Objects and Algorithms
    • Database Principles and Applications
    • Programming Language Paradigms
    • The Organisation of Business
    • Managing Information

    From this point on you will take a range of highly specialised optional modules along with your core curriculum. These will allow you to build the kind of expertise which can make you particularly desirable to employers in your intended field.

    Year 3:

    Required Modules:

    • Software Engineering I
    • Multimedia and HCI
    • One from:
      • Business Analytics
      • International Business
    • Information Systems
    • One from
      • Entrepreneurship
      • Responsible Business

    Year 4:

    Required Modules:

    • Project Management (Sport)

    Earning & Teaching

    Stirling’s Business Computing program has been awarded a 5-star rating by the QS World University Rankings. A typical semester will see you taking three modules worth 20 credits each, and will last 11 weeks. The exception will be the last two semesters, which will be largely devoted to your Dissertation / Project.

    Career Possiblities

    The University of Stirling’s Business Computing BSc degree program gives you the skills and knowledge you need to find a responsible position in the software industry, or to take up a more strategic role in developing business-oriented software systems or solutions. Graduates have gone on to become Systems Developers, Data Scientists, UX Analysts, Web Developers, Systems Developers and more.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    This BA program typically requires applicants to have achieved 3 A Levels of BBB or better, SQA Highers at ABBB or higher, or one of a number of equivalent academic certifications.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by an IELTS score of 6.0 or better overall, with no less than 5.5 in any one component.

    International students must also have earned a degree that is the equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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