Diploma in Business Computing

Increased use of computers in business operations has created demand for computing specialists with business and computer skills. This course aims at providing students with the opportunity to acquire knowledge in thebasic computer science and Business Computing in order to facilitate decision marking within an organization. The Diploma in Business Computing (DBC) programme is intended to equip students with basic business computing skills and skills in information technology. This combination of skills and knowledge prepares students to be immediately productive in the modern industry.

Students will be prepared to be capable of starting and managing businesses by applying ICT know how and business skills in order to leverage ICT as vehicle for strategic advantage in business. DBC graduates are ideally placed to work either in the business software industry and apply the use of IT in business.

Year of Study Semester Course Code Course Name
Year One Semester One DIT 1101 Computer Fundamentals & Applications
    DFA 1101 Financial accounting I
    DCS 1101 Basic Computational Mathematics
    DIT 1102 Introduction Communication Technology & Internet
    DBM 1103 Business Communication Skills
    DCS 1201 Basic Computer Architecture
Year One Semester Two DIT 1201 Systems Administration
    DIT 1204 Introduction to Website Development
    DCS 1202 Fundamentals of Database Systems
    DCS 1203 Programming Principles
    DCS 1204 Solution Methods in Optimization
Year One Recess Term Recess Term Recess Term
    DCS 1301 IT Practical Skills Development I
    DBM 1301 Entrepreneurship Applications
    DBM 1302 Marketing Skills
Year Two Semester One DIT 2101 Computer Systems Security
    DCS 2101 Data Structures and Algorithms
    DIT 2103 Systems Analysis & Design
    DBC 2102 Research Methodology
    DCS 2104 Application Development Using VB.NET
    DCS 2103 Database Systems Using SQL
Year Two Semester Two DIT 2201 Computer Network & Data Communications
    DIT 2202 Dynamic Website Development
    DIT 2203 Software Engineering
    DCS 2201 Research Project
    DCS 2202 Operating Systems
Year One Recess Term Recess Term Recess Term
    DFA 3101 Financial Literacy
    DCS 3101 IT Practical Skills Development II

Programme Objectives

DBC graduates are ideally placed to work either in the business software industry and developing the use of IT in business. Others will take up operational positions in ICT- based sectors, and other positions such as Web- Designers, Network & Systems Administrators, Data Analysts, and Data Administrators. Others take up further studies in Business Computing. Possible employers range from consulting firms to ICT users such as the government, banks and insurance industry. The course also trains students to become entrepreneurs and start their own businesses with aid of ICT’s. Others will take up further studies in Information Technology related courses. The programme provides for a wide range of career paths is including specific IT- related positions and also roles combining IT with general Business Management.

There is a growing demand within the industry to have key business management positions filled with personnel who can make best productive use of their IT facilities and use them for strategic advantage.

Direct Entry: A candidate must have five (5) passes at O'Level or its equivalent and 2 principal passes at A'Level obtained at the same sitting or its equivalent