MCAST Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Analytics

MCAST Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Analytics

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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Business Analytics
Course Code IT6-04-16
MQF Level Level 6
Duration 3 years full-time
Awarding Body MCAST
Entry Requirements MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in IT


MCAST Advanced Diploma in IT


MCAST-BTEC Extended Diploma in Business


MCAST Advanced Diploma in Marketing


2 A-Level passes and 2 I-Level passes.

Compulsory A-Level : Computing or Mathematics or a Business related subject

Preferred A or I-Level : Computing, Business related subject or Mathematics


Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This course is intended for those students who are keen in understanding how computer and software systems work, and how such systems can help them derive meaningful insights to either address business problems, or discover hidden trends and patterns to leverage business success. In this course the student will also learn how to solve business problems through software systems, and how to develop, implement, and test such software systems. The student will also be following units which help them market their business, understand consumer behaviour and be familiar with the laws governing business related processes.

Students following this course are expected to work on their own initiative, with the support of the college, on subjects which they might not be very familiar with, such as students who have never followed Business, or ICT subjects.


Study/Course Delivery The course takes a hands-on approach by qualified lecturers and is a mix of lectures and supervised practical work both in class and in specialised labs whenever necessary. Additionally each student will be working on a thesis, where a lecturer will be assigned to supervise the work. It is very important to be understood that at this level a significant proportion of the work will be self study and research work by the students outside school hours. Without a serious commitment and additional study students will find it very difficult to progress through the programme.
Assessment Modules are assessed through different assignments across the semester. Such assignments can be either Time Constrained Assessments (TCA) or Home Projects. Most assessments, even TCAs, require a student to solve a practical task specific to the module.
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Develop and implement software systems

2. Interpret complex data through the use of software systems to leverage business success

3. Develop an understanding how businesses operate

4. Develop leadership and management skills


Core Study Units 1. Object Oriented Programming

2. Software Engineering

3. Security Fundamentals

4. Applied Computational Intelligence

5. Managing marketing panning

6. Research Methodologies I

7. Research Methodologies II

8. Personal and Professional Development

9. Networking Concepts

10. Virtualization

11. Server side scripting

12. Database Programming I

13. Internet Marketing in Business

14. Quantitative techniques in Business

15. Consumer behaviour

16. Enterprise Programming

17. Fundamentals of Leadership and Management

18. Business Intelligence & Reporting

19. Project

20. Data Mining Techniques

21. Managing Marketing planning

22. Strategic Management

23. Managing Financial Resources and Decisions

24. Ethical Hacking

25. Financial Accounting and Reporting

26. Entrepreneurship

27. Dissertation

Specialist Units
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
  • Mathematical Thinking Skills
  • Communication Skills


Optional Units
Progress After Completion After successful completion of the first 120 ECTS that relate to the first 2 years of the programme the student will be awarded a Higher Diploma in Business Analytics
Career Opportunities
  • Data Analyst
  • Business Analyst