Many organizations, enterprises, companies and industries are increasingly embracing the emerging new technologies and/or applications in their day-to-day work. Such emerging new technologies include: mobile applications, wireless applications and networks, clouding computing, etc. At the same time these organizations are faced with the challenge of processing huge amounts and volumes of data which comes from their various business processes and activities. Processing, these data, without the use the appropriate technology, may pose a number of challenges. Most organizations, have however, acquired and adopted the use of some of the emerging technologies to help them cope with this challenge.
Information Systems is a discipline that offers organizations the tools to collect, manage, process their data and disseminate the information that comes thereof. Information Systems as a discipline, draws expertise from a number of other areas: these include Business and Management, Psychology, Social Sciences, Philosophy, Medicine, Mathematics, Engineering, etc. Information Systems as a discipline helps organizations in combining the hardware and software to process their vast amounts of data, to make well-informed managerial decisions using the information that results from such data, and to develop their in-house customized applications, etc.
The rapid changes in technology in today’s business environments have provided a need for a programme that provides graduates with the ability to manage technology and communicate with technologists. The Bachelor of Information Systems is designed specifically to attract students that need to learn more about the utilization of information systems in business environments. The main focus of the Bachelor of Information Systems is to provide a state-of-the-art program that considers modern principles and theories of computing together with the practical applications of information systems.
The Bachelor of Information Systems (BIS) examines both the organizational, Informational and technological issues that are needed for the analysis and design of business information systems.