BSc (Hons) Information Systems (Business Analytics)
JPT/BPP(U) (N/482/6/0087/PA 5803) 09/20

School of Science and Technology


About The Programme

This programme focuses on the study of technologies and analytical skills, with core subjects in data mining, business intelligence, knowledge management, social media analytics, big data analytics in the Cloud and others. The emergence and advancement of multimedia, social media and the Internet is fuelling exponential growth in data captured by enterprises. The ability to harness and analyse massive data creates significant value for businesses, enterprises and governments. It enables better decision making for business profitability, enhanced consumer satisfaction and disaster management. Graduates with expertise in business analytics are in high demand globally.

During your studies, you will work on identifying solutions to practical and real-world problems of companies by utilising data sets in the presence of analytics experts. You will have the option to gain an additional joint certificate in Big Data with Advanced Techniques in Data Science from SAS Institute. 

This degree is validated by Lancaster University and upon successful completion of the programme, graduates are awarded two certificates; one from Sunway University and another from Lancaster University.



January, March & August



3 Years (full-time)


Career Prospects

  • Big data system architect
  • Business intelligence manager/specialist/architecture/consultant
  • Chief data scientist
  • Chief knowledge analyst
  • Chief social media scientist
  • Credit scorecard specialist
  • Customer segmentation specialists
  • Forensic experts


Validation by

Lancaster University

Programme Structure

  • English for Computer Technology Studies
  • Information Systems Concepts
  • Programming Principles
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Database Fundamentals
  • Linear Algebra and Applications
  • Communication Skills
  • Networking Principles
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Fundamentals
  • Non-Computing Elective I

  • Analytics Engineering
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Systems Analysis and Design
  • Applied Statistics
  • Social and Professional Responsibilities
  • Social Media Analytics
  • Web and Network Analytics
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Non-Computing Elective II
  • E-Commerce

  • Business Intelligence Systems
  • Big Data Analytics in the Cloud
  • Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
  • Knowledge Management
  • Non-Computing Elective III
  • Project Management
  • Capstone Project 1 & 2
  • Internship
  • Advanced Business Analytic

Year 1(Choose 1)

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles and Practise of Management

Year 2 & 3 (Choose 1)

  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Principles of Entreprenuership
  • Accounting for Decision Making

for Local Student
  • Islamic and Asian Civilisations
  • Ethnic Relations
  • Community Service
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A (applicable to students who did not sit for SPM or did not obtain a Credit in SPM Bahasa Melayu)

for International Student
  • Malay Language for Communication 2
  • Malaysian Studies 3
  • Community Service

Entry Requirement

Average C+ or CGPA 2.33 (minimum 2 Principals)

Minimum 12 points. Points are calculated based on grades obtained for 2 or 3 subjects

Australian Matriculation

Canadian Matriculation

Monash University Foundation Year

Sunway Foundation in Arts
CGPA 2.3

Sunway Foundation in Science Technology
CGPA 2.3

Unified Examination Certificate
Maximum 26 points from 5 subjects (all Grade Bs including Mathematics)

International Baccalaureate
Completed with minimum of 25 points (excluding bonus points)

Sunway Diploma Studies
CAVG 60% or CGPA 2.50
* Students may obtain advanced standing if credit transfer requirements are met.

Other Qualifications
Any other equivalent qualifications. Applicant with no standard qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis

Mathematics Requirement:
SPM/ O-Level: Credit or its equivalent.


English Language Requirements

IELTS or equivalent 6.0
MUET Band 4
SPM English B3 or B+
UEC English B4
O-Level English (1119) Credit
Sunway Intensive English Programme (IEP) Pass Level 4 with minimum 65%
ESL/English Satisfactory level in Pre-University programmes, where the medium of instruction is English


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