Business Systems Analysis

Data Analytics, Enterprise Software Systems and Systems Analysis are identified by the Irish Government's Expert Group on Future Skills Needs as areas where there is a skills shortage in Ireland and consequently a large number of current, live job opportunities for appropriately trained graduates.

The WIT Higher Diploma in Business Systems Analysis has been designed in conjunction with industrial partners most notably the information services division of Sun Life Financial services to produce graduates matched to these employment opportunities.

This graduate entry course is particularly suited to either business or computing graduates who wish to enhance existing knowledge and up-skill into roles in business systems and data analysis, systems design and administration.

Entry requirements

Level 8 or equivalent.

Some applicants who do not immediately meet these requirements may wish to consider using WIT's Recognition of Prior Learning mechanism in order to make application that can be considered for entry to this course.

Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English, please see WIT's English Language Requirements for details.


2 years part time or evening

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Systems and data analysis skills are now required across industry - not simply in the ICT/Software Development Sector. Industies which have employed our graduates in recent years include:

- Finance, Banking, Insurance
- Software Development
- Manufacturing Management and Administration
- Professional Services, Advertising , Sales and Marketing
- Health, Social Services, Public Administration Management and Administration

Specific skills areas:
- Systems & Data Analysis and Design
- Database Administration
- Systems Administration
- CRM Administration
- Applications Systems Administration
- Business Systems Administration
- Operations Systems Administration

Sample job title:
- Systems Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Systems Administrator
- CRM Administrator

Further enquiries

Deirdre O'Halloran
PGD - Lecturer in Computing
Tel: 051 302 686

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Subjects taught

Year 1
Semester 1
Systems Analysis and Design
HCI and Web Design
Database Modelling
Career Development Skills

Semester 2
Enterprise Software Skills
Web Development
Data Analytics
Software Validation and Evolution
Project and Change Management

All candidates will take on a 3-month industrial placement in Semester 3.


The dedicated ICTSkills/Springboard Work Placement Coordinator, Martina Mullally, works with ICTSkills students and employers from the outset of the course in order to match all students with productive and fulfilling work placement experience. In the ICT industry work placements frequently lead to job offers and that has very much been our experience.

Please see more information on ICTSkills Work Placement here.

Placement Coordinator: Martina Mullally
Tel: +353 51 302 849

Enrolment and start dates

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