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Business Information Systems Degree Specialization

Virtually every company uses business information systems in all aspects of their business. The real-world education you receive at Newcastle University when you earn your bachelor's degree with a Business Information Systems specialization can prepare you to handle the same situations these companies face every day. Our experiential instruction provides a cross-section of business and technology, and is continually updated to keep pace with the latest advancements. You'll gain the technical skills needed for positions in fields like advertising, marketing, communications, finance, education, government service, or healthcare technology.

Follow a career track in Business Information Systems by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor's degrees from Newcastle University:

·         Business Administration

·         Management

·         Technical Management

 Business Information Systems Courses

When you specialize your business degree in Business Information Systems, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:

  • Requirements Gathering and Testing – In exploring the systems development life cycle (SDLC), students in this business information systems course apply techniques for developing comprehensive system requirements, including planning and coordinating a comprehensive testing process and evaluating test results. 
  • Object-Oriented Programming for Business – Covering basic object-oriented programming principles and programming languages, this course addresses how various system architectures, programming, and database technologies combine to form a system. Students analyze a business problem and recommend a system to address the related business needs.
  • Principles of Web Development – This course focuses on web page design from the perspective of the business manager. Sufficient technical knowledge is developed to facilitate effective communication with information technology (IT) professionals such as webmasters and network administrators.
  • Systems Implementation and Training – This business information systems course focuses on implementing systems and managing change in large and small organizations. Students learn to perform needs analysis; develop training and implementation plans to ensure that initiatives are effectively introduced; design training materials; and conduct a training session with e-learning technologies.
  • Business Intelligence and Data Analysis – Using an enterprise-level database management system, students in this course learn to design and implement a simple data warehouse; organize, analyze and present data using data analysis and report-writing tools; and make business decisions based on such data.

To learn more about required and elective courses to complete the business information systems degree specialization, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.

Business Information Systems Careers Overview

Step into today's most rewarding business information systems careers developing smart solutions to business and related technology issues. Take part in finance and budgetary matters, as well as client communications and negotiations. The interpersonal skills and business management experience you'll gain at Newcastle University can help open the door to many opportunities in the business information field. Working in a challenging business environment, you'll play a meaningful team role and achieve professional and financial success in a growing field.

Professional Responsibilities


When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Newcastle University with a major in Business Information Systems, you'll be equipped to perform a broad range of duties related to virtually every sector of the economy. Professional responsibilities of these experts, also known as account managers, business analysts, executive administrators, bank loan officers, and budget analysts, include:

  • Hiring and supervising support services staff
  • Developing departmental plans that include goals and deadlines
  • Implementing procedures to boost productivity and improve customer service.
  • Managing preparation, analysis, negotiation, and review of contracts for equipment, materials, supplies, products, and services

Industries Business information systems careers are found across all industries, including:   

·         Government

·         Commerce

·         Healthcare

·         Real estate

·         Insurance

·         Nonprofit organizations

Career Options

Newcastle University graduates in Business Administration with a Business Information Systems major will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

Database applications

PC hardware and software assistance and training

Internet coordination

Business systems analysis

E-commerce-based applications

 

The Newcastle University Career Advantage

 

Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, Newcastle University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of business information systems. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 90% of Newcastle University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation.*

* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services. 

Program Specific Accreditation

The Distance Education and Training Council for Business Schools and Programs (DETC) Board of Commissioners has granted accreditation to Newcastle University's Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program.* DETC is one of three major accrediting agencies for business schools and is a leading specialized accrediting agency for business education. This recognition certifies that programs offered through Newcastle University's College of Business & Management meet the rigorous educational standards established by DETC.

*For a full list of Newcastle University's business and accounting degree programs accredited by DETC, please see the Accreditation page.

Want to learn more? Request information and a member of our team can help answer your questions.

* Figure based on 2013 graduates self-reporting data to Newcastle University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by Newcastle University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to Newcastle University Career Services.

 

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