BA (Mod) Computer Science and Business
This course, formerly known as BA (Mod) Business and Computing, is offered jointly by the School of Computer Science and Statistics and the School of Business.
This joint degree aims to provide its graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the technical field of computer science and at the same time to understand the fundamentals of markets, organisations and business management. The programme, which is of four years duration, will prepare students for challenging careers in either (or both) computer science and business as well as position them for postgraduate study and research if that is their desire.
In order to obtain an adequate grounding in each discipline, students will be required to complete certain mandatory courses, largely taught in the Freshman (first two) years. The Sophister (third and fourth) years will allow students to choose among various options in Business and Computer science, although there will continue to be minimum requirements in each discipline. Finally, the course organisers will structure the course insofar as practicable, in a manner that allows students to fulfill some of the requirements for professional accreditation, such as exist in accountancy and computer engineering. However, it is expected that further training or examinations will be required to achieve full accreditation.
From a computer science perspective, at the end of the course graduates will be able to design, implement/engineer and evaluate computer-based systems, processes and programs/applications to meet desired objectives and specifications. From a business perspective, at the end of the course graduates will be able to analyse and solve a variety of problems in the private and public sector from a multi-disciplinary knowledge basis of theories in business. Overall at the end of the course graduates will be able to apply their knowledge of computer science, mathematics, business and management, along with their problem solving skills, in new and familiar environments; both within the disciplines of Computer Science and Business and in the wider context of the modern workplace.