Please note Middlesex University will be closing its Malta campus in September 2022. The programme you are interested in is open for 2021/22 entry because it can be completed during that period.
Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic the campus management reserves the right to run all the programmes online. Until further notice, however, students have the option to choose their preferred mode of study, this needs to be communicated to the University by August 2021.
Why study BSc Business Information Systems at Middlesex University?
A Business Information Systems degree is a basis for a wide range of business and computer-based careers including organisational management, systems architects, chief information officer, and enterprise architects. You will be taught by experts in the field in a high-tech lab and have access to specialist equipment. We have excellent graduate employment rates of over 90% among our students in Malta and many of our students are employed before they even graduate.
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We have excellent graduate employment rates of over 90% among our students in Malta and many of our students are employed before they even graduate.
Our Employability Office offers support throughout your studies and will guide you in your quest for a suitable career
The School of Science & Technology at Middlesex is seeking BCS (British Computer Society) accreditation for this course and you will be eligible for BCS membership retrospectively when it is awarded.
Strategic Information Systems (Enterprise Project) Management
This module aims to provide the student with an understanding of the peripheral issues that impact on information development and management including consensus, strategic alignment and change management. The module provides students with an understanding of the framework within which information assets are used to enhance organisational decision making. It also enables students to distinguish between information and knowledge at the organisational level, and to understand the importance of protecting information assets especially within the outsourcing scenario.
Innovation and Technology Management
This module provides you with knowledge of the role, control and management of innovation in information systems. The module will provide you with the ability to evaluate, consider and create recommendations or action plans with respect to:
The societal drivers for innovation.
The legal and standardisation drivers and controls of innovation.
The use of management techniques to support innovation.
The module will consider these issues with respect to real life case studies and the role and knowledge processing of futurologists.
This module aims to develop your understanding of the techniques and approaches used to capture, store and analyse data generated by organisations for purposes of business intelligence. In a digital age it is important for businesses to make use of data captured about its entities. You will learn about information retrieval, data presentation, pattern recognition techniques and data models that can be used in business intelligence applications. Descriptive data models can be used to gain a better understanding of overall organisation and predictive data models inform the decision making in all aspects of the business.
UG Individual Project
The primary aims of this module are to consolidate and deepen the student’s knowledge and skills gained from other parts of the programme, and to provide a tangible demonstration of the student’s scholarship and ability work in a sustained, systematic and professional manner.
We normally make offers to students holding the NCC Advanced Diploma, BTEC Higher National Diploma, Advanced Progression Diplomas are also accepted where appropriate.
International entry requirements
We accept the equivalent of the above from most recognised international awarding bodies such as Aptech and Pearson. We also accept students who have completed 2 years of study at a University in a similar field.
English language requirements
We normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification such as SEC O'level at grade 5 or better.
The most common English Language requirements for international students are IELTS 6.0 (with minimum 5.5 in all four components) or equivalent
Our BSc Honours Business Information Systems degree prepares you for a wide range of varied careers. Our graduates have excellent career prospects and the range of potential employers will be vast across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. There is also the potential to work as a self-employed director of your own business. Your future choice of careers might include a systems analyst, developer of information systems, system tester, designer of interactive systems and database administrator, information system architect, database designer and information technologist.
Middlesex graduates from this group have been successful at gaining employment in the following roles: IT Engineer, Technical Engineer, Software Developer, Software Engineer, IS Developer, Application Developer, Database Administrator, Football Analyst, Systems Analyst.
Below are just a few examples of the types of careers that you could pursue after graduating with us:
IT Project Manager - An IT Project Manager specialises in information technology but also in sectors unrelated to IT that rely on IT systems. Their role is to manage the development and implementation of plans to meet business needs and the change control procedures to ensure a smooth transition during the implementation period.
Systems Designer - A Systems Designer develops and implements information systems in sectors as diverse as finance, communications and retail. The role can involve working on all elements of the system including hardware, software, installation and maintenance. There are a range of opportunities in this increasingly varied industry.
Systems Developer - Systems Developers test systems, diagnose and fix faults, write diagnostic programs and design and write code for operating systems and software to ensure that they function more efficiently. They may also create systems in response to technical specifications supplied by an IT analyst, often integrating off-the-shelf software packages into existing systems.
IT Systems/Business Analyst - An IT Systems/Business Analyst designs new IT solutions to improve business efficiency and productivity. They are responsible for analysing the business needs of their clients and stakeholders to help identify business problems and propose solutions, using the discipline of business analysis. They examine existing business models and the flows of data in the business, and then design an appropriate improved IT solution.
Information Systems Manager - An Information Systems Manager installs computer systems, ensures that back-up systems operate effectively, buys hardware and software, provides the ICT technology infrastructures for an organisation, and contributes to organisational policy with regard to quality standards and strategic planning.