The BA/BSc (Hons) Business Computing (Systems) degree program can train you in financial management, software design and basic network theory. The pace of technological advancement affects every facet of business; the introduction of new software and hardware has meant the IT skills gap continues to widen. Whether you are interested in systems analysis, programming, databases or management this course provides an excellent foundation for your career.
About Business Computing
The BA/Sc (Hons) Business Computing Systems offers students entry into a career as a computing professional. Graduates have the skills to design computer systems, analyse organisational problems and design appropriate IT solutions. This degree is suitable for students who have the breadth of mind to tackle both computer and management science and want to build the businesses of tomorrow with computer technology. The course includes programming and is primarily technical in nature. The course have the skills to design computer systems, analyse organisational problems and design appropriate IT solutions. The course provides the technical and managerial knowledge to implement computer solutions to business challenges.
The course has a practical focus and you will be given the opportunity to learn a range of development tools such as SQL, php, and java.
This BA/BSc (Hons) Business Computing Systems course takes an applied, business-orientated approach to computing, equipping you with technical skills in programming, database management, website design and e-commerce to prepare you for a career in a complex organisational setting. You will learn to build and maintain software for business systems as you gain a professional understanding of how to manage the development process, along with an ability to evaluate whether existing business system processes are effective.
You may be able to use these skills to solve business problems, manage computer systems and increase company effectiveness. Upon completion of your program, you may be able to combine your knowledge of computer technology with learned managerial, business and leadership skills to work effectively in today’s business environment. Your ability to provide systems analysis, database management, network administration and programming to solve problems and increase productivity can make you a valuable asset to a large number of companies.
Course Length: 3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;
Start dates: January / May / September;
You could be part of this exciting industry, equipped with the skills and knowledge from this course. The BA/BSc (Hons) Business Computing Web design course draws on a range of skills, from the creative to the technical to the commercial. This course provides a strong skills base. You will explore design and implementation, technological developments and the impact of changes in society, such as the growth of mobile computing, on the industry.
The Internet, web, and social media are vital to all our personal and business lives. Organisations of every size are increasingly focussing on their online presence, which has become the brand and first contact for many of their customers. Web technology reaches far beyond this, though, to support communications with partners, suppliers, governmental agencies, employees, potential employees, the list goes on.
This massive growth means that there is great demand for people with the expertise to craft robust, reliable, easy to use web systems that support success for their organisations.
You will gain relevant hands on experience through live projects and professional networking opportunities through conferences, visiting speakers and opportunities to join professional organisations.
Web design draws on a range of skills, from the creative to the technical to the commercial. This course provides a strong skills base. You will explore design and implementation, technological developments and the impact of changes in society, such as the growth of mobile computing, on the industry. We want you to be the graduates that employers are interested in, whether that is for a career in ecommerce, web marketing, web development or management.
With your education, you may find positions in database, systems and network administration. Other career fields that you may qualify for include consulting, application development, systems management, desktop publishing and systems integration.
You can further your career in professions such as:
- Systems Analyst
- Systems Administrator
- System Architect
- Systems Designer
- Systems Software Engineer
- Software Developer
- Software Engineer
- Software Project Manager
- Database Developer/Manager
- Test Engineer
- Business Analyst
- Business Software Developers
- Technical Architect
- User Experience Designer
- Helpdesk Engineer
- Information Technology Specialist
- Information Systems Analyst
- Manager Of Web Based Systems
- Network Manager
- IT Consultant
- Application Specialist
- Application Developer
- Technical Sales Consultant
- Help Desk Support Technician
- Computer Support Specialist
- Network Architect
- Desktop Publisher
- Computer and Information Systems Manager
- Computer Systems Manager
- Customer Support Administrator/Specialist
- Data Centre Support Specialist
- Data Quality Manager
- Database Administrator
- Desktop Support Manager/Specialist
- Director of Technology
- Minimum Age: 18 years old;
- Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
- Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
- If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
- Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
- Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;
- Digital Footprint
- Computer Systems
- Web Development
- Software Engineering
- Problem Solving and Programming
- Databases 1
- Quality and User-centred Systems
- Service Management
- Group Project
- Web Programming
- Databases 2
- System Design and Development
- Computer Dissertation
- Systems Development Approaches
- Cyber Security and Cryptography
- IT Project Management
- Databases 3
- Business Intelligence
* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.
The course is assessed in terms of both theory and practice through assessments including practical implementations, reports, essays, presentations and examinations. Most modules are designed to develop problem solving techniques and interpersonal skills and many provide the opportunity for group work.
After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.
The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.
Government Funds – Student Finance England
If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level. Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.