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IT Management for Business

The course

IT Management for Business (3 Years) [BSc]
IT Management for Business with Industrial Experience (4 Years) [BSc]
IT Management for Business (Accounting) (3 years) [BSc]
IT Management for Business (Accounting) with Industrial Experience (4 years) [BSc]
IT Management for Business (Strategy and Economics) (3 years) [BSc]
IT Management for Business (Strategy and Economics) with Industrial Experience (4 years) [BSc]
IT Management for Business (Marketing) (3 years) [BSc]
IT Management for Business (Marketing) with Industrial Experience (4 years) [BSc]

Entry requirements

A-level: Grades AAB. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting. Language subjects will be considered on an individual basis. Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics are not accepted. Three AS-Levels accepted in place of one A-Level if all taken in Year 13.

GCSE: GCSE at Grade B in Maths and English Language (you will require a Grade 6 in the newly reformed GCSEs in England.) (Applied Maths e.g. WJEC Mathematics – Numeracy is not accepted).

IB: 35 points and 665 in Higher Level subjects plus no less than 5 for Standard Level Maths and English / English Language & Literature (Maths Studies and English Literature are not accepted).

Other qualifications are welcome. Full entry requirements are available here.

Course content

This is a course like no other. It has been developed with The Tech Partnership and is supported by leading global blue-chip employers. It aims to fill a clear skills gap, creating ‘the ideal graduate’ whose skills cover the challenging middle ground between business and IT.
The uniqueness of the course is recognised by over 60 employers. Accenture, BBC, BT, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, IBM, Unilever and many more help to deliver the course through project work, guru lectures, student mentoring and a range of professional development activities.
You’ll learn about database design, web application design and development, big data, IT architecture and virtual team working – just a handful of the wide range of course units available on this degree. You also have the opportunity to specialise in accounting, strategy and economics or marketing from second-year onwards.
If you apply to the four year course, you will complete a hugely beneficial work placement year, giving you even more edge over other graduates. Nothing really beats having a combination of real-life work experience alongside a relevant, well-recognised degree on your CV or job application. Students have completed work placements at IBM, Credit Suisse, Fujitsu and many more.

Reasons for studying

If you’re worried about graduate employability and standing out from the crowd, you will be reassured by the following special features of the ITMB course:
•    You will complete team projects set by employers such as SAS and Credit Suisse
•    Bi-annual on-campus ‘showcase and recruitment’ events – present your project work to the likes of Accenture, IBM, Credit Suisse, Northgate and Procter & Gamble. Visit our YouTube channel to watch a short film about these events
•    Bi-annual e-skills student events include business challenges, competitions, graduate and placement student panels, ‘meet the employers’ sessions and drop-in careers clinics with support from employers such as Capgemini, Logica, HP, Asda and Shell
•    Take part in our employer mentoring scheme – current mentors include BT, Deloitte and IBM
•    Attend guru lectures and skills workshops provided by BT, CSC, Deloitte, Accenture, Teach First, and Unilever.

Admissions advice

It’s great to receive applications from students who are excited and motivated by the possibilities presented by new technologies. We’d like to know what experience you have of IT and what you’re keen to learn more about. Tell us about your personal interest in the subject – does it relate to your future career? More generally, what skills do you have that will help you at university? We’re looking for evidence of key transferable skills such as time management, team working and communication skills.