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Business Computing / Ríomhaireacht Ghnó


What is... Business Computing?

The programme combines computer studies, particularly software development with business subjects. The computing part of the programme comprises 70% of the content and is studied from a business perspective rather than a purely technical perspective. The objective is to develop a skilled IT professional with strong software and related skills and a good knowledge of how businesses function.


First year students enrolling on this programme who have obtained 500 points or more in their Leaving Certificate will be awarded a first year entrance scholarship of €1,000 in recognition of their outstanding performance in the Leaving Certificate Examination.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

The BSc Business Computing opens up a wide range of career opportunities in software or more general IT roles. These in turn can lead to career opportunities in IT or more general project management as well as a wide range of technical roles. Career possibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Chief information Officer
  • IT Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • IT Architect
  • Information Systems Consultant
  • Business Process Analyst

What other options do I have after completion?

Students who have reached the appropriate level can access a wide range of Postgraduate courses in DIT and elsewhere. Graduates have registered on business as well as technical Masters Degrees, highlighting the dual career paths available.

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?

Graduates of this programme will have a combination of technical, business and interpersonal skills that are generally understood as being important to industry, and are in constant demand by employers. The technical skills include a high level of proficiency in Object-Oriented Software Development through Java and Ruby. Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Project Management and Work Placement all develop the individual’s personal effectiveness in the workplace while Business and Information Systems topics provide a framework for workplace effectiveness.


Students can avail of a placement in the third year of the course. The student will have an opportunity to acquire relevant, real world experience in a business setting. Placement partners include leading companies in all the key business sectors. This placement is usually paid. 

Module Listing

Year One

  • Financial Accounting
  • Intro to Computing & Multimedia
  • Management
  • Networks
  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Problem Solving and Software Design
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Statistics

Year Two

  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Databases
  • Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Object Oriented Software Development
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Methods
  • Statistics

Year Three

  • Business Modelling
  • Dynamic Programming Languages
  • Enterprise Database Systems
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Project Management
  • Web Development
  • Work Placement / Erasmus Exchange

Year Four

  • Distributed Systems
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Software Patterns
  • Software Quality Assurance
  • Strategic information Systems
  • Strategic Management
  • Final Year Project

Are there study abroad options?

Students are encouraged to take one semester abroad in year 3 as part of DIT’s extensive international exchange programme.

Further Information

T: (01) 402 7106 (Dr. Hugh O’Donnell, Head of Dept.)

T: (01) 402 3031 (Nicola Lancaster, School Administrator)