Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems) Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)

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Bachelor of Applied Management (Business Information Systems)
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DegreeFull time – 3 years, part time and evening options available.

Annual Fees(indicative 2017)

Programme Code

CH3988

Domestic

$5,030 -$6,600 per year

Starts

February, July

International

$18,400

Credits

360

Course related costs

Advised before enrolment

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Our specialist degree combines management expertise with the analytical and computing skills you need to perform at high levels in any business environment.

In your first year of study you will develop knowledge in core business strategies including accounting, business communication, commercial law, business heritage, culture and sustainability, marketing, computing, management and applied research.

You will focus on your business information systems specialisation in the second and third years and enhance your understanding of business decision making and planning processes. Courses in this specialisation include:

  • Applied Computing - Uses software and computer based solutions for business problems.
  • Business Analysis - Covers the modelling of business systems, project management, systems methodologies and requirements analysis.
  • Systems Analysis and Design - Practices data and process modelling, systems development and project management.
  • Business Analysis - Details techniques for defining and evaluating relevant information.
  • Management of Information and Communication Technologies - Develops an overview of strategies and skills specific to the IT industry.

You will also complete a Cooperative Education Project where you will work 'hands-on' in a business environment and apply your learning for a minimum of 400 hours.

You will also complete a significant research project for your host organisation.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. You must complete all 10 core courses of which there are 8 at level 5 and 2 at level 6.

Core courses
Elective Courses

You will need to complete the required courses in a major, three courses at Level 6 and two courses at Level 7. Five additional courses need to be completed which could be a second major, three courses at Level 6 and two courses at Level 7, or you will then choose five elective courses to the value of 75 credits at Level 5, 6 and 7. The remaining 60 credits go towards your industry project. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

It is important to note that if you are already working in this area you can apply to have your work experience recognised with credits towards this qualification. For more information contact the Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning via email capl@ara.ac.nz or (03) 940 8214.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of three approved* subjects and

    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer also to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart which includes credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.0 ACADEMIC

LISTENING

6.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

SPEAKING

6.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an application form

If you don't meet the criteria for entry into this programme, we can help you meet entry level with our foundation and bridging programmes.

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application Documents

Career opportunities

A career in business information systems will allow you to combine management expertise with analyst and computing skills. Emphasis is placed on understanding how information is stored and how you can manipulate it to be able to draw sensible conclusions. As an systems or business analyst you will become a key ingredient to business decision making and an integral part of any business environment.

Study pathways

On completion of this qualification you can complete any of our graduate diplomas in a different area of business to enhance your skills.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing / ICT
  • Economics

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