University of Portsmouth

BSc Hons Business Information Systems

On this BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems degree course, you’ll gain the problem-solving, managerial and technical skills you need to get to the heart of issues, as an information systems professional.

You’ll learn how to communicate and investigate complex problems and develop solutions which combine business ideas and technology, in any type of business, large or small. You'll develop a combination of skills that give you a unique overview of organisations and the ability to work well with others and share ideas at all levels.

The course opens doors to a career in fields such as business analysis, systems analysis and design, system management, security management, project management, knowledge management and business consultancy.

Entry Requirements

A levels – ABB–BBC

UCAS points – 112–128 points, including an A Level in a relevant subject, or equivalent (

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BTECs (Extended Diplomas) – DDM–DMM

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Career Prospects

With your versatile BSc (Hons) Business Information Systems degree, you could go on to work in various fields and roles including:

  • IT management
  • business intelligence
  • business analysis
  • project management
  • business continuity analysis
  • information systems security
  • risk management
  • IT consultancy
  • systems design

Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in industry. You'll get help, advice and support for up to 5 years after you leave the University.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, four modules worth 20 credits and one module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Basics of the Business Environment
Business Systems Analysis and Design
Computing in Context
Core Computing Concepts
Data Analytics and Visualisation
Database Systems Development

Year 2

Business Information Systems Security
Business Research
Business Systems Analysis
Database Principles
Information Systems and Project Management
Optional modules
-Business and Employment Law
-Computing Undergraduate Ambassador
-Modern Foreign Language (Institution-wide Language Program)
-Social Computing for Business
-Usability Engineering
-Web Programming
Exchange study abroad or placement year (optional)
On this course, you can do an optional study abroad or work placement year between your 2nd
and 3rd years to get valuable experience working in industry.

We’ll help you secure a work placement that fits your situation and ambitions. You’ll get mentoring
and support throughout the year.

Year 3

Advanced Systems Analysis
Final Year Study Project or Individual Project (Engineering)
Information Systems Management
Optional modules
-Advanced Database Concepts
-Business Analytics
-Digital Enterprise and Innovation 1
-Digital Enterprise and Innovation 2
-Educational Computing
-Hacking 4 MoD
-Pofessional and Academic Research Development
-Project Management
-Security Management

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