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Business systems - South Africa

Undergraduate

Minor

Major

Commencement year

This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2018 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.

Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the ‘Requirements’ outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology of any bachelors double degrees.

Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Managing faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Coordinator

Mr Neil Manson

Description

The business systems major focuses on the use of computers and information systems to understand, model and solve complex problems in business and commerce. It is ideal for future entrepreneurs or managers who want to develop expertise in providing effective business solutions. This major provides a strong focus on systems used in business, while preparing graduates for careers in areas such as systems analysis, information systems management, business analysis, project management and IT consultancy. It provides specialist units in e-commerce, business systems modelling and information systems management.

Units

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences with a major or minor in business systems, students must complete the requirements outlined below.

Major in business systems

Students complete:

  • ETS1102 Business statistics
  • FIT2005 Software analysis, design and architecture
  • FIT2033 Computer models for business decisions
  • FIT2081 Mobile application development
  • FIT3002 Applications of data mining
  • FIT3019 Information systems management
  • FIT3021 Infrastructure for e-commerce
  • FIT3031 Information and network security

Minor in business systems

Students complete:

  • ETS1102 Business statistics
  • FIT2005 Software analysis, design and architecture
  • FIT2081 Mobile application development
  • FIT3019 Information systems management

Relevant courses

Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:

  • 4307 Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences

Students in other courses may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.

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