BSc Business Information Systems


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This degree combines teaching from the School of Computing Sciences and the Norwich Business School, providing you with a mixture of computing knowledge and expertise for a variety of careers in business. This course also gives you the flexibility to tailor your studies to match your own interests. Designed with employability in mind, you can chose the balance between computing and business that is most suitable for you.

This course offers a research-led approach to teaching and fantastic facilities, meaning that you will learn in the most up-to-date environment and graduate prepared for a career designing and implementing computerised systems in a business environment.

We are one of the most experienced schools of Computing Sciences in the UK, with 100% of our research categorised as internationally recognised (REF 2014).

Overview

All modern businesses depend upon sophisticated information systems. They are used to support organizations’ day to day operations, enabling them to plan strategically for the future and manipulate gathered data in order to gain a competitive advantage.

The BSc Business Information Systems degree programme covers subjects based in computing, information technology and business. It is designed for those who either envisage a career designing and implementing computer based systems in a business environment, or for those who wish to become consultants or managers, fully aware of what information systems can do for a business.

This programme combines in-depth teaching on the capabilities of these systems and thorough training in the operations of contemporary businesses. By studying these crucial and exciting subject areas you will also develop skills applicable to the wider employment sector, such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, organisation, and time-keeping.

The degree programme benefits from the combined expertise of the School of Computing Sciences and the Norwich Business School. Our flexible approach enables you to choose subjects that interest you and that are aligned with your career aspirations.

Course Structure

This is a three year course, which begins by developing your fundamental knowledge of business and information systems in the first year through a number of compulsory modules. In the second and third years you can create a balance between computing and business that is most suitable to your interests and career aspirations. You will complete a substantial individually supervised research project in your final year.

Year 1

In the first year you will follow a programme of compulsory modules designed to establish and develop your skills in computing, programming, business and information systems. These modules include subjects ranging from ‘Programming for Applications’ to ‘Introduction to Organisational Behaviour’.

Year 2

During your second year of study, you will study two compulsory modules in systems analysis and database systems. However the majority of your second year will comprise of optional modules which you will select from a wide range of subjects, ranging from ‘Business Ethics’ to ‘Principles of Marketing’.

Year 3

In your final year of study you will study modules such as ‘Organisational Information Systems’ and ‘Systems Engineering’, alongside choosing from a wide range of optional modules. You will also complete a significant independent research project supervised by an academic with expertise in your area of interest.

Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used across the modules. Your coursework will be assessed in a variety of ways, including programming assignments, essays, written discussions, class tests, problem sheets, laboratory reports, and seminar presentations. 

In many modules, assessment is weighted 60% examination and 40% coursework, whilst some practical based modules are assessed entirely by coursework. In the final year, you will be assessed particularly on your understanding and how you integrate knowledge from different areas of the discipline.

Course Modules

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

DATABASE SYSTEMS

This module introduces most aspects of databases, database manipulation and database management systems. The module is based on the relational model. The students will explore the tools and methods for database design and manipulation as well as the programming of database applications. Part of the practical experience gained will be acquired using a modern relational database management system. Students will also gain programming experience using SQL, and using a high level programming language to write applications that access the database.

CMP-4010B

20

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (2)

Introduction to Business is organised in thematic units across semesters 1 and 2, aiming to provide a platform for understanding the world of management and the managerial role. The module explores the business environment, key environmental drivers and functions of organisations, providing an up-to-date view of current issues faced from every contemporary enterprise such as business sustainability, corporate responsibility and internationalisation. There is consideration of how organisations are managed in response to environmental drivers. To address this aspect, this module introduces key theoretical principles in lectures and seminars are designed to facilitate fundamental study skills development, teamwork and practical application of theory. By the end of this module, students will be able to understand and apply key concepts and analytical tools in exploring the business environment and industry structure respectively.

NBS-4008Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

The overall aim of this module is for students to develop an understanding of the structure, functioning, and performance of organisations with particular reference to the behaviour of the individuals and groups who work within them. Specifically, the module aims are to: #Develop an appreciation of the nature and historical development of organisational behaviour #Introduce key concepts, theories, and methodologies in organisational behaviour #Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice #Develop analytical and academic writing skills

NBS-4005Y

20

PROGRAMMING FOR APPLICATIONS

The purpose of this module is to give the student a solid grounding in the essential features of programming using Java programming language. The module is designed to meet the needs of the studet who has not previously studied programming.

CMP-4009B

20

SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

The complexity of Computer Based Systems, appropriate development approaches, and their inherent activities will be discussed using case studies and guest speakers where appropriate. Emphasis will be placed on the processes involved with systems requirements, creative designs, and careful development, in a professional manner, ensuring that issues such as project management, safety, security and data protection are taken into account. The module will include a number of modelling techniques to support the systems development process. These will be put into practise during the group exercise that will run throughout the semester. There are also opportunities for students to hone their transferable skills through literature searching, report writing, seminar discussions and presentations.

CMP-4013A

20

WEB-BASED PROGRAMMING

The Internet and the World Wide Web are ubiquitous in much of the world. This module introduces some of the tools used for web development. Students will then build a substantial dynamic web site using HTML, CSS and Python. An understanding of the underlying mechanisms of the technologies used in the Internet and World Wide Web is essential for any computing science student. The latter part of the module explains these technologies and takes a practical approach to exploring them. Issues of information systems security are considered at all stages but also in dedicated sessions. The final element of the module considers multi-media issues in web based systems.

CMP-4011A

20

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

OPERATIONS STRATEGY AND MANAGEMENT

This module is about operations management, which is a functional field of management encompassing the design and improvement of the processes and systems employed in the creation and delivery of an organisation's products and services. Essentially, operations management is concerned with explaining how manufacturing and service organizations work. Managing operations well requires both strategic and tactical skills and is critical to every type of organisation, for it is only through effective and efficient utilization of resources that an organization can be successful in the long run.

NBS-5010Y

20

SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

This module considers, at a high level, various activities associated with the development of all types of computer based information systems including project management, feasibility, investigation, analysis, logical and physical design, and the links to design and implementation. Its main focus, however, is on the early stages, in particular requirements investigation and specification including the use of UML. It makes use of a number of analysis and design tools and techniques in order to produce readable system specifications. Students are introduced to a number of development methods including object orientated, soft systems, structured, participative, iterative and rapid approaches.

CMP-5003A

20

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Students can only take ONE of the two Level 4 modules listed. Note: in order to be eligible for BSC partial accreditation, students must opt for CMP-5017B Applied Statistics A in either Year 2 or Year 3.

Name Code Credits

APPLIED STATISTICS A

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE AND BUSINESS STATISTICS STUDENTS SHOULD TAKE CMP-5019B, APPLIED STATISTICS B, DUE TO THE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR COURSE. This is a module designed to give students the opportunity to apply statistical methods in realistic situations. While no advanced knowledge of probability and statistics is required, we expect students to have some background in probability and statistics before taking this module. The aim is to introduce students to R statistical language and to cover Regression, Analysis of Variance and Survival analysis. Other topics from a list including: Extremes and quartiles, Bootstrap methods and their application, Sample surveys, Simulations, Subjective statistics, Forecasting and Clustering methods, may be offered to cover the interests of those in the class.

CMP-5017B

20

BUSINESS ETHICS

This module explores some of the ethical questions raised by modern business practice in a global context. Ethical theories based on philosophy are central to the module. However, no prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed. Learning and teaching on the module emphasises the practical application of theory and research.

NBS-5006Y

20

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This module builds on what students have learnt about managing people in organisational behaviour (NBS-4005Y). It introduces the topic of HRM and raises awareness of how the HR function can contribute to the business in providing competitive advantage. It will cover the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be an effective people manager but will also help prepare students for a career in HR. The module provides a good grounding in the key areas of managing human resources including employee resourcing; managing the employment relationship and managing employee performance.

NBS-5011Y

20

INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Nowadays, millions of people worldwide make use of IR systems every day via search engines, and the exponential increase in the number of websites and documents available means that these systems have been developed to be highly efficient. In this module, we will cover the essential theoretical ideas that underpin modern information retrieval (e.g. the vector-space model, probabilistic approaches, relevance feedback etc.) and examine how they are practically implemented in current systems. Lecture material is re-enforced by a set of laboratory exercises and an assessment that enable you to implement some of these ideas practically. We also examine natural language processing techniques that are increasingly used in IR, and the emerging technologies of audio and video retrieval.

CMP-5036A

20

INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

This module provides a foundation in the theory and practice of accounting and an introduction to the role, context and language of financial reporting and management accounting. The module assumes no previous study of accounting. It may be taken as a stand alone course for those students following a more general management pathway or to provide a foundation to underpin subsequent specialist studies in accounting.

NBS-4001Y

20

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

The module aims to develop students' understanding of the theory and practice of management accounting. It develops underpinning competencies in management accounting and builds on topics introduced in the first year. It extends comprehension of the role and system of management accounting for performance measurement, planning, decision making and control across a range of organisations. Additionally, it introduces recent developments in management accounting practice, particularly those which underpin its growing strategic role.

NBS-5007Y

20

NETWORKS

This module examines networks and how they are designed and implemented to provide reliable data transmission. A layered approach is taken in the study of networks with emphasis given to the functionality of the traditional OSI 7 layer reference model and the TCP/IP model. Week-by-week the module examines the functionality provided by each layer and how this contributes to the overall reliable data transmission that the network provides. Underlying theory behind each layer is studied and then examples given as to how this is used in practice - for example within voice over IP (VoIP). An emphasis is placed on practical issues associated with networking such as real-time delivery of multimedia information and network security. The coursework tends to be highly practical and underpins the theory learnt in lectures.

CMP-5037B

20

PRACTICAL LAW FOR MANAGEMENT

This module introduces students to aspects of law which are relevant to their future careers as managers. It is an extremely practical module which is taught using a range of legal cases, practical scenarios, and problem questions. This approach enables students to learn the essentials of business law in a useful and engaging way, and introduces them to some of the key legal documentation they are likely to encounter in a managerial role. Students will learn where to find the law, the practical implications for managers, and when it is essential to seek legal advice.

NBS-5017Y

20

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

This module is a general introduction and foundational grounding to Marketing. It is concerned with marketing functions of an organisation and seeks to develop awareness and understanding of marketing as an integrated business activity. It focuses on the theoretical frameworks which underpin an organisation's responses to market demand. Additionally, it considers examples of marketing programmes for a variety of organisational contexts to provide an industry perspective to theory. It is suitable for all UEA students and is a stand-alone module.

NBS-4006Y

20

PROGRAMMING 2

This is a compulsory module for all computing students and is a continuation of CMP-4008Y. It contains greater breadth and depth and provides students with the range of skills needed for many of their subsequent modules. We recap Java and deepen your understanding of the language by teaching topics such as nested classes, enumeration, generics, reflection, collections and threaded programming. We then introduce C in order to improve your low level understanding of how programming works, before moving on to C++ in semester 2. We conclude by introducing C# to highlight the similarities and differences between languages.

CMP-5015Y

20

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS

This module considers quantitative methods used in business for analysing and solving problems. The emphasis is on practical applications and uses involving Excel and SPSS.

NBS-5005Y

20

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 1

Software Engineering is one of the most essential skills for work in the software development industry. Students will gain an understanding of the issues involved in designing and creating software systems from an industry perspective. They will be taught state of the art in phased software development methodology, with a special focus on the activities required to go from initial class model design to actual running software systems. These activities are complemented with an introduction into software project management and development facilitation.

CMP-5012B

20

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

ORGANISATIONAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The aim of this module is to explore some of the assumptions surrounding the use of information in contemporary organisations. These issues will be examined within a modern philosophical framework giving rise to a critical reflection of methodology and organisational models that form the basis of organisational systems.

NBS-6024Y

20

SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

This module draws together a wide range of material and considers it in the context of developing modern large-scale computer systems. Topics such as Outsourcing, Process Improvement, System Failure, Project Management, Configuration Management, Maintainability, Legacy Systems and Re-engineering, Acceptance and Performance Testing, Metrics and Human Factors are covered in this module. The module is supported by a series of industrial case studies and includes speakers from industry.

CMP-6003B

20

Students will select 40 credits from the following modules:

Note: in order to be eligible for BCS partial accreditation, students must opt for CMP-6013Y Computing Project

Name Code Credits

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT

This module will give you experience of independent project work and, via the lecture programme, will provide a primer on the law, ethical and professional behaviour, project management, reporting and other aspects of being a business information systems professional.. You will be allocated a supervisor and will be expected to work closely with him or her on a mutually agreed project. The project choice will normally take place in the summer preceding the module and will be based around a list of approved business information systems projects provided by members of Faculty and, occasionally, external customers. If you want to work on your own project then this may be possible but you should discuss this with the module organiser at an early stage. You will have to undertake a number of formative assessments: a project proposal and a progress report to demonstrate your ability to plan and manage a substantial individual project, a literature review to start your research and an ethics quiz to demonstrate your understanding of ethical issues. Your summative assessments will take the form of a final report and a formal presentation that will enable you to demonstrate your overall achievement.

CMP-6012Y

40

COMPUTING PROJECT

This module will give you experience of independent project work through the development of research and application involving a significant amount of computing science knowledge and skills, for example, in design/implementation of algorithms, software, or hardware systems. It will also provide, via the lecture programme, a primer on the law, ethical and professional behaviour, project management, reporting and other aspects of being a computer scientist. You will be allocated a supervisor and will be expected to work closely with him or her on a mutually agreed project. The project choice will normally take place in the summer preceding the module and will be based around a list of approved computer science projects provided by members of Faculty and, occasionally, external customers. If you want to work on your own project then this may be possible but you should discuss this with the module organiser at an early stage. You will have to undertake a number of formative assessments: a project proposal and a progress report to demonstrate your ability to plan and manage a substantial individual project, a literature review to start your research and an ethics quiz to demonstrate your understanding of ethical issues. Your summative assessments will take the form of a final report and a formal presentation that will enable you to demonstrate your overall achievement.

CMP-6013Y

40

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

This module develops and expands knowledge, understanding, and awareness of consumer behaviour and the multiple influences that shape the role of a consumer in a market society. Drawing on a wide range of multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives from social sciences and beyond, the module explores the complexity of consumer behaviour in individual, collective, social, and organisational settings and its far reaching implications in society for individuals, markets, businesses, organisations, and the government. The module challenges conventional ideas about consumer, consumption, market structures, and market society and opens up horizons about how the economy and society can respond to such behaviours.

NBS-6008Y

20

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS

This module aims to provide students with knowledge of the significance of entrepreneurship and the small business sector within the economy, and research-led understanding of the factors that affect the small business birth, growth, success and failure

NBS-6010Y

20

INTERNET LAW

Internet law is a cross-cutting area of law for today's multinational and innovative environment, particularly relevant in industries like electronic commerce, information technology, and the media. Topics covered in this module include data protection and privacy, cybercrime, telecoms, contracts, domain names, the control of content and the resolution of disputes. Students will explore the application of law across traditional categories and are encouraged to reflect on the role of a national legal system in an interconnected world. Teaching will include some online elements as well as lectures and seminars, and the module is assessed by 100% coursework.

LAW-6001A

20

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT

This module introduces the tools, techniques and the practical frameworks associated with management consulting, as well an examination of how organisational development is implemented by management consultants. It is aimed those students who are considering a career in management consulting and/or have an interest in organisational development.

NBS-6014Y

20

MARKETING: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LAW

This multi-disciplinary module examines socially irresponsible marketing practices by governments and businesses, taking national and international perspectives, and looks at the effect on the public, consumers and other businesses. Students successfully completing this module will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the impact of marketing decisions on consumers, businesses and the wider society. This unit will provide them with greater knowledge and awareness of the legal and regulatory frameworks which affect marketing practice, and equip them with the skills to formulate their own marketing decisions and to know when expert legal advice is required.

NBS-6011Y

20

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project management has become an increasingly important approach to management and skilled project managers are in increasing demand across all sectors of the economy. This module will introduce you to the basic tools and skills required to create, plan, deliver and evaluate projects. You will use these tools to manage a real project for a sponsor. You will reflect on your experience in the light of the both developing academic evidence base on project management and current practitioner debates.

NBS-6018Y

20

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 2

Industrial software development is seldom started from scratch, companies generally have large systems of legacy software that need to be maintained, improved and extended. This module focuses on advanced software engineering topics, such as reverse engineering to understand legacy software, refactoring and design patterns to improve the design of software systems and developing new software projects using third-party software components. Assessment will be done by a group project which consists of a design and analysis task, and the group implementation task of a software project. Confidence in Java programming language skills as well as software engineering practice (phased development with agile methods, Unified Modeling Language, test-driven developement) are pre-requisites. Software Engineering I is required for this module.

CMP-6010A

20

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:STRATEGY AND DESIGN

Supply Chain management (SCM) is about how upstream and downstream members (e.g. suppliers, manufacturers, retailers) collaborate together to design, manufacture, and distribute products or services in order to serve final customers. Success depends on the ability to provide suitable (be it innovative, high quality or low cost) products and services that customers need. Recent technological developments have led to promising changes in SCM that is now recognised as a key aspect of competitive strategy. The module introduces students to the challenges facing procurement professional and supply chain managers, explores the principles and practice of process integration and provide students them with opportunities to apply a variety of tools and techniques for improving supply chain performance.

NBS-6015Y

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Note - in order to be eligible for BCS partial accreditation students must opt for CMP-5017B Applied Statistics in Year 2 or Year 3.

Name Code Credits

APPLIED STATISTICS A

ACTUARIAL SCIENCE AND BUSINESS STATISTICS STUDENTS SHOULD TAKE CMP-5019B, APPLIED STATISTICS B, DUE TO THE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS OF THEIR COURSE. This is a module designed to give students the opportunity to apply statistical methods in realistic situations. While no advanced knowledge of probability and statistics is required, we expect students to have some background in probability and statistics before taking this module. The aim is to introduce students to R statistical language and to cover Regression, Analysis of Variance and Survival analysis. Other topics from a list including: Extremes and quartiles, Bootstrap methods and their application, Sample surveys, Simulations, Subjective statistics, Forecasting and Clustering methods, may be offered to cover the interests of those in the class.

CMP-5017B

20

BUSINESS ETHICS

This module explores some of the ethical questions raised by modern business practice in a global context. Ethical theories based on philosophy are central to the module. However, no prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed. Learning and teaching on the module emphasises the practical application of theory and research.

NBS-5006Y

20

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

This module develops and expands knowledge, understanding, and awareness of consumer behaviour and the multiple influences that shape the role of a consumer in a market society. Drawing on a wide range of multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives from social sciences and beyond, the module explores the complexity of consumer behaviour in individual, collective, social, and organisational settings and its far reaching implications in society for individuals, markets, businesses, organisations, and the government. The module challenges conventional ideas about consumer, consumption, market structures, and market society and opens up horizons about how the economy and society can respond to such behaviours.

NBS-6008Y

20

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS

This module aims to provide students with knowledge of the significance of entrepreneurship and the small business sector within the economy, and research-led understanding of the factors that affect the small business birth, growth, success and failure

NBS-6010Y

20

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

The general aim of the module is to study the theory and practice of financial accounting and reporting. This includes an examination of current and legal professional requirements as they relate to limited liability companies in the UK. Some international issues, for example in relation to the US and the European Union, are also considered.

NBS-5002Y

20

INFORMATION RETRIEVAL

Nowadays, millions of people worldwide make use of IR systems every day via search engines, and the exponential increase in the number of websites and documents available means that these systems have been developed to be highly efficient. In this module, we will cover the essential theoretical ideas that underpin modern information retrieval (e.g. the vector-space model, probabilistic approaches, relevance feedback etc.) and examine how they are practically implemented in current systems. Lecture material is re-enforced by a set of laboratory exercises and an assessment that enable you to implement some of these ideas practically. We also examine natural language processing techniques that are increasingly used in IR, and the emerging technologies of audio and video retrieval.

CMP-5036A

20

INTERNET LAW

Internet law is a cross-cutting area of law for today's multinational and innovative environment, particularly relevant in industries like electronic commerce, information technology, and the media. Topics covered in this module include data protection and privacy, cybercrime, telecoms, contracts, domain names, the control of content and the resolution of disputes. Students will explore the application of law across traditional categories and are encouraged to reflect on the role of a national legal system in an interconnected world. Teaching will include some online elements as well as lectures and seminars, and the module is assessed by 100% coursework.

LAW-6001A

20

MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING

The module aims to develop students' understanding of the theory and practice of management accounting. It develops underpinning competencies in management accounting and builds on topics introduced in the first year. It extends comprehension of the role and system of management accounting for performance measurement, planning, decision making and control across a range of organisations. Additionally, it introduces recent developments in management accounting practice, particularly those which underpin its growing strategic role.

NBS-5007Y

20

MANAGEMENT CONSULTING AND DEVELOPMENT

This module introduces the tools, techniques and the practical frameworks associated with management consulting, as well an examination of how organisational development is implemented by management consultants. It is aimed those students who are considering a career in management consulting and/or have an interest in organisational development.

NBS-6014Y

20

MARKETING: SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THE LAW

This multi-disciplinary module examines socially irresponsible marketing practices by governments and businesses, taking national and international perspectives, and looks at the effect on the public, consumers and other businesses. Students successfully completing this module will demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the impact of marketing decisions on consumers, businesses and the wider society. This unit will provide them with greater knowledge and awareness of the legal and regulatory frameworks which affect marketing practice, and equip them with the skills to formulate their own marketing decisions and to know when expert legal advice is required.

NBS-6011Y

20

NETWORKS

This module examines networks and how they are designed and implemented to provide reliable data transmission. A layered approach is taken in the study of networks with emphasis given to the functionality of the traditional OSI 7 layer reference model and the TCP/IP model. Week-by-week the module examines the functionality provided by each layer and how this contributes to the overall reliable data transmission that the network provides. Underlying theory behind each layer is studied and then examples given as to how this is used in practice - for example within voice over IP (VoIP). An emphasis is placed on practical issues associated with networking such as real-time delivery of multimedia information and network security. The coursework tends to be highly practical and underpins the theory learnt in lectures.

CMP-5037B

20

PRACTICAL LAW FOR MANAGEMENT

This module introduces students to aspects of law which are relevant to their future careers as managers. It is an extremely practical module which is taught using a range of legal cases, practical scenarios, and problem questions. This approach enables students to learn the essentials of business law in a useful and engaging way, and introduces them to some of the key legal documentation they are likely to encounter in a managerial role. Students will learn where to find the law, the practical implications for managers, and when it is essential to seek legal advice.

NBS-5017Y

20

PROGRAMMING 2

This is a compulsory module for all computing students and is a continuation of CMP-4008Y. It contains greater breadth and depth and provides students with the range of skills needed for many of their subsequent modules. We recap Java and deepen your understanding of the language by teaching topics such as nested classes, enumeration, generics, reflection, collections and threaded programming. We then introduce C in order to improve your low level understanding of how programming works, before moving on to C++ in semester 2. We conclude by introducing C# to highlight the similarities and differences between languages.

CMP-5015Y

20

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Project management has become an increasingly important approach to management and skilled project managers are in increasing demand across all sectors of the economy. This module will introduce you to the basic tools and skills required to create, plan, deliver and evaluate projects. You will use these tools to manage a real project for a sponsor. You will reflect on your experience in the light of the both developing academic evidence base on project management and current practitioner debates.

NBS-6018Y

20

QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS

This module considers quantitative methods used in business for analysing and solving problems. The emphasis is on practical applications and uses involving Excel and SPSS.

NBS-5005Y

20

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 1

Software Engineering is one of the most essential skills for work in the software development industry. Students will gain an understanding of the issues involved in designing and creating software systems from an industry perspective. They will be taught state of the art in phased software development methodology, with a special focus on the activities required to go from initial class model design to actual running software systems. These activities are complemented with an introduction into software project management and development facilitation.

CMP-5012B

20

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING 2

Industrial software development is seldom started from scratch, companies generally have large systems of legacy software that need to be maintained, improved and extended. This module focuses on advanced software engineering topics, such as reverse engineering to understand legacy software, refactoring and design patterns to improve the design of software systems and developing new software projects using third-party software components. Assessment will be done by a group project which consists of a design and analysis task, and the group implementation task of a software project. Confidence in Java programming language skills as well as software engineering practice (phased development with agile methods, Unified Modeling Language, test-driven developement) are pre-requisites. Software Engineering I is required for this module.

CMP-6010A

20

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT:STRATEGY AND DESIGN

Supply Chain management (SCM) is about how upstream and downstream members (e.g. suppliers, manufacturers, retailers) collaborate together to design, manufacture, and distribute products or services in order to serve final customers. Success depends on the ability to provide suitable (be it innovative, high quality or low cost) products and services that customers need. Recent technological developments have led to promising changes in SCM that is now recognised as a key aspect of competitive strategy. The module introduces students to the challenges facing procurement professional and supply chain managers, explores the principles and practice of process integration and provide students them with opportunities to apply a variety of tools and techniques for improving supply chain performance.

NBS-6015Y

20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB including one subject as listed below
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points including one HL in one subject from the preferred list at 5 and one other HL subject at 5
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including one subject as listed below
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB or 2 subjects at H1 and 4 subjects at H2 including a subject from list below
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Computing, Business or Economics related subjects
  • BTEC DDM in relevant subject area
  • European Baccalaureate 75% overall and 70% in one subject as listed below

Entry Requirement

At least one A level or equivalent required in the following subjects: Mathematics, Computing, Economics or Business related subjects

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE Level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in General Science FS1

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Mathematics FS3

International Foundation in Mathematics with Actuarial Science FMA

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Biomedicine and Health FS2

This degree programme will also consider applications from all other International Foundation pathways at INTO 

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

  • A Level ABB including one subject as listed below
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points including one HL in one subject as listed below and one other HL subject at 5
  • Scottish Highers AABBB including one subject as listed below
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including one subject as listed below
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB including one subject as listed below
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 36 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at Level 3, including 12 Level 3 credits in either Mathematics, Science, Business or Economics related subjects
  • BTEC DDM - minimum of 6 units in a science subject. BTEC IT Practitioners acceptable
  • European Baccalaureate 75% overall and 70% in one subject as listed below

Entry Requirement

At least one A level or equivalent required in the following subjects: Mathematics, Computing, Economics or Business related

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS (SELT): 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in General Science FS1

International Foundation in Physical Sciences and Mathematics FS3

International Foundation in Mathematics with Actuarial Science FMA

International Foundation in Pharmacy, Biomedicine and Health FS2

This degree programme will also consider applications from all other International Foundation pathways at INTO 

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview. However, for some students an interview will be requested. These are normally quite informal and generally cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.

Special Entry Requirements

We ask our applicants to have at least one of the following A Levels (or equivalent): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Electronics, Economics or a Business related subject.

General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact us for further information.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have Mathematics and English Language at minimum of Grade C or above at GCSE Level.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit 

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Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.

Scholarships

We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

 

 

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

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