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Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB)

Please note the tariff points stated for this course are indicative. The tariff points for 2018 will be published by August 2017.

About this course

Entry year:
Course code:
Tariff points:
Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Four years sandwich; three years full-time
Full-time; sandwich
Programme leader:
Kevin Doyle
Key fact:
Developed in conjunction with Tech Industry Gold and run in close collaboration with companies such as Deloitte, Ford, IBM and Procter and Gamble, this course has been designed to address the UK IT skills gap.

Page last updated 28 April 2017


Why BSc(Hons) Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB)?

Information technology (IT) is now integral to our lives. It helps make scientific breakthroughs and whole sectors of our economy depend on it. Used effectively, IT can transform organisations. This requires professionals with a solid understanding of technology and the environment in which organisations operate. As a result, IT employment is forecast to grow at almost twice the UK average through to 2020.

Why study our course?

Developed in conjunction with Tech Partnership and run in collaboration with companies including Deloitte, Ford, IBM and Procter and Gamble, this course is designed to address the UK's IT skills gap among IT and Business graduates. You will develop the IT and business knowledge to maximise technology to improve business performance while building the personal skills needed to succeed in a career in the business management of IT.

Real world experience

Our partner companies play an ongoing role. You will have an opportunity to network, work on real business projects, visit companies and hear from visiting professionals throughout the course. Partner companies will also provide you with a range of one-year and summer placement opportunities, helping you decide where you want to specialise.

Where it can take you

On graduation, you will have opportunities to work with our partner companies, as well as further afield. Potential roles range from management or consultancy with IT and Telecoms companies, to IT departments of large companies. Along with this, many graduates go on to careers such as marketing, banking and start-up technology businesses.

Hear from ITMB alumni about how the course prepared them for industry.

Watch: The learning and teaching experience

Accreditations and partnerships:



The close relationship between the course and the companies who helped develop it forms a key feature of the teaching. Companies will provide you with ongoing support throughout the course, offering you the opportunity to learn through experienced 'Business Gurus' and project work with the companies. This exciting development means that you will receive 'Guru Lectures' provided by senior business people with extensive experience: those who - in the words of Tech Industry Gold - "have been there and done it". You will often work in teams, investigating and solving real business problems.

The content and delivery of the course is designed to give you the best possible start on your future career, potentially with one of the sponsoring companies.

Year one

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Business Applications
  • Information Technology
  • The Information Practitioner 1
  • Understanding Business and Financial Information
  • Understanding Organisations and People.

Year two

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • e-Business
  • Data Schemes and Applications
  • Project Management
  • The Information Practitioner 2.

Placement year

If you undertake a Placement year, you must include the Professional Experience module.

Final year

You will study the following compulsory modules:

  • Information Systems Dissertation
  • The Information Practitioner 3
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing and Digital Media
  • Ethical and Professional Issues in the Network Society
  • Strategic Management.

In addition, you will study one of the following optional modules:

  • Professional Experience (which can be used as an option module if you completed it in your placement year)
  • Business Innovation and Growth
  • Organisational Leadership
  • Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Advanced Topics in Web Development.

The University continually enhances our offer by responding to feedback from our students and other stakeholders, ensuring the curriculum is kept up to date and our graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need for the real world. This may result in changes to the course. If changes to your course are approved, we will inform you.

Learning and Teaching

Throughout the course, you will develop your knowledge and skills through classroom and company based projects, practical work, theoretical discussion and self-directed study. You will spend much of your time working in teams on projects supported by academic staff.

For more details, see our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.


Assessment mainly takes place through examinations and coursework. Additionally, there will be case studies and project work, which will be assessed through both oral and written presentation.

For more details, see our full glossary of assessment terms.


Professional accreditation

This course is accredited as 'Tech Industry Gold' by the Tech Partnership. This identifies courses defined and backed by the Tech industry for their quality and relevance to technology careers. Tech Industry Gold degrees blend the technical, business and interpersonal skills most valued by employers.


Students who complete a work placement are more likely to graduate with a better degree and obtain higher quality work on graduation. So, as well as helping hone your professional skills, industry knowledge and network, a placement will make you highly employable on graduation.

To help you find a placement, our supporting companies post a range of opportunities to a dedicated ITMB e-skills website. These can include technical support, junior project management and customer facing roles. Other options involve junior business consultancy or analysis, giving you the chance to assess organisations from every possible angle.

Study facilities

You will have access to UWE Bristol's extensive IT and software facilities, including 24 hour computing laboratories. You can also develop practical skills and bring strategic ideas to life in our state-of-the-art facilities, where you will.

  • collaborate with classmates and develop strategies and presentations in our well-equipped studios
  • develop project management skills, using industry standard software in our large computer labs with dedicated servers and Windows, Linux and Unix based operating systems.

Find out more about the facilities and resources UWE Bristol has to offer.

Learn from industry

Thanks to our partner employers and industry focus, there are lots of opportunities for you to build your knowledge and skills. These include:

  • Tech Industry Gold's regular 'Guru Lectures' featuring senior business people and eminent industry figures (past speakers include the former chair of IBM, Larry Hirst)
  • annual networking and awards events for all ITMB employers and students
  • regular industry visits, so you can meet employers and see IT management in action
  • advice on CV-writing and interview techniques from visiting employers, to help you apply for graduate work.


Careers / Further study

On graduation, you will be set for a successful career in the business management of IT. There are graduate opportunities available with many of our sponsoring companies. Potential careers include working in consultancy or management in the IT and Telecoms industries, or the IT Departments of large companies.

Award-winning Careers Service

Our award-winning careers service will help you develop your employment potential through career coaching, a vacancy service for internships, placements, jobs, global opportunities, volunteering and community activity, plus support for entrepreneurial activity and access to employer events.

Creating employable students

UWE Bristol places strong emphasis on employability and skills development at every level. Through work placements, volunteering, study abroad and initiatives nurturing talent and innovation, you will have opportunities to gain valuable real world experience, allowing you to graduate with diverse career opportunities and a competitive place in the job market.

Visit our Employability pages to find out about careers, employers, real world experience and what our students are doing six months after graduating.


Full time course

FeesAmount (£)
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee12750
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1594

Full time course with placement year

FeesAmount (£)
International-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee12750
International-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year12750
International-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)1594
International-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee1594
International-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year11156

Indicative Additional Costs

FeesAmount (£)
Additional Course Costs - Full Time - Home/EU - Indicative Maximum Cost Per year150

Supplementary fee information

The additional costs listed are those you could reasonably expect to incur during your studies and are for items not covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, text books, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Further information about fees and funding.


Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C or above, or Grade 4 under newly reformed GCSE grading, in English Language and Mathematics or equivalent. Please note the University does not accept Level 2 Key Skills, Functional Skills or Certificates in Adult Numeracy and Literacy as suitable alternatives to GCSEs.
  • A-level subjects: No specific subjects required. Points from General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards the overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.
  • Relevant subjects: Any Science or Technology subject.
  • EDEXCEL (BTEC) Diploma: In addition to the BTEC Diploma, GCSE grade C, or Grade 4 under newly reformed GCSE grading, or above in one of the following subjects: Business and Communication Systems; Computing; Design and Technology; Electronics; Engineering; ICT; IT; Technology.
  • Access: Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma; to include 30 Level 3 credits at merit.
  • Baccalaureate IB: No specific subjects required.

Entry requirements

UWE Bristol's International College

If you are an international student and do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course, you can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

How to apply

Please see the general information about applications.

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