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BSc(Hons)

Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB)

This course is open for applications.

About this course

Entry year:
2018/19
Course code:
GN52
Applications:
UCAS
Level:
Undergraduate
Tariff points:
120
Department:
Computer Science and Creative Technologies
Campus:
Frenchay
Duration:
Four years sandwich; three years full-time
Delivery:
Full-time; sandwich
Programme leader:
Kevin Doyle
Key fact:
Developed with Tech Partnership and companies such as Deloitte, Ford, IBM and Procter and Gamble, this course teaches you in-demand skills to make you a highly employable graduate.

Page last updated 29 September 2017

Introduction

Why study information technology management for business?

Information technology (IT) is integral to our lives. It supports scientific breakthroughs, makes organisations more effective and whole sectors of our economy depend on it.

All this requires professionals with a solid understanding of technology and the environment organisations operate in. With IT employment forecast to grow at almost twice the UK average through to 2020, skilled IT graduates will be highly sought after.

Why UWE Bristol?

BSc(Hons) Information Technology Management was developed with employer network Tech Partnership and companies including Deloitte, Ford, IBM and Procter and Gamble.

It addresses the UK's IT skills gap by giving you the most sought-after abilities and experience.

Learn how to maximise technology to improve business performance and test your ideas on real business projects.

Network with our partner organisations, visit companies and hear from visiting professionals throughout the course. Choose from a range of one-year and summer placement opportunities to help you decide where to specialise.

Build the personal skills you need to succeed in a career managing business IT.

Where can it take me?

As a graduate, you'll have opportunities to work with our partner companies, as well as further afield.

Potential roles range from management or consultancy with telecoms companies to working in IT departments of large companies.

Many graduates go on to careers in marketing, banking and start-up technology businesses.

Watch: The learning and teaching experience

Accreditations and partnerships:

Structure

Content

The optional modules listed are those that are most likely to be available, but they may be subject to change.

Year one

You will study:

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

Year two

You will study:

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

Placement year (if applicable)

If you study on the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after year two.

If you do a placement year, you must complete the Professional Experience module.

See the Placements and Fees sections for more information.

Final year

You will study:

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

Plus one optional module from:

  • Professional Experience, International Experience or Professional Development 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

Learn through a mix of face-to-face lectures and tutorials, virtual learning environments, laboratory-based practical work, and independent project work. Work in teams, investigating and solving real business problems.

Get advice from experienced 'Business Gurus' in our partner organisations and gain experience working on company projects.

Attend lectures provided by senior business people who can offer practical advice and keep you informed of industry developments (past speakers include the former chair of IBM, Larry Hirst).

Receive advice on CV writing and interview techniques from visiting employers, to help you apply for graduate work.

The content and delivery of this course gives you the best possible start to your career - potentially with one of the sponsoring companies.

See our full glossary of learning and teaching terms.

Percentage of time spend in different learning activities, per year.

YearScheduled learning and teaching studyIndependent studyPlacement study% check
129%71%0%100%
226%74%0%100%
319%81%0%100%

Assessment

Modules are usually assessed with an exam and two pieces of coursework. However, some are assessed by exam only and others by coursework only. Others use different methods such as in-class tests.

See our full glossary of assessment terms.

Percentage of time spend in different assessment methods, per year.

YearWritten exam assessmentCoursework assessmentPractical exam assessment% check
134%52%14%100%
229%65%6%100%
320%77%3%100%

Features

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited as Tech Industry Gold by the Tech Partnership.

They have identified this degree as a high quality course that blends the technical, business and interpersonal skills most valued by employers.

Placements

Students who get work experience tend to graduate with better degrees. Experience also hones your skills, industry knowledge and professional network, making you highly employable on graduation.

If you choose the four year (sandwich) course, you'll spend a year away from the University on a work or study placement after year two.

Our supporting companies post placement opportunities to a dedicated community website. These roles range from junior software and web engineers, to games and mobile app developers.

You'll get help to find your placement and support throughout from department staff and our award-winning careers service.

Study facilities

Our industry standard facilities will help you develop practical skills and bring ideas to life.

Access over 500 workstations in UWE Bristol's 24-hour computing laboratories. Create and test software in Windows, Linux and Unix operating systems on our dedicated servers.

Collaborate with classmates and develop strategies and presentations in our well-equipped studios, designed to reflect a real-world development environment.

A mix of traditional and creative learning environments will enable you to learn essential knowledge and real-world skills, standing you in good stead for your professional career.

Learn more about UWE Bristol's facilities and resources.

Careers

Careers / Further study

As a graduate, you will be ready for a successful career managing business IT.

There are graduate opportunities available with many of our sponsoring companies, as well as further afield.

Potential careers include working in consultancy or management in the IT and telecoms industries, or the IT department of large companies.

Many graduates go on to careers in marketing, banking and start-up technology businesses.

Hear from our alumni about how the course gave them the confidence to excel in industry.

Get inspired

Our award-winning careers service will develop your employment potential through career coaching and find you graduate jobs, placements and global opportunities.

We can also help find local volunteering and community opportunities, provide support for entrepreneurial activity and get you access to employer events.

Visit our employability pages to learn more about careers, employers and what our students are doing six months after graduating.

Fees

Full time course

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
International-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee12750
International-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit)1594
Offshore-Full Time-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Offshore-Full Time-Module Fee (15 Credit) 1156

Full time course with placement year

FeesAmount (£)
Home/EU-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Home/EU-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year9250
Home/EU-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
Home/EU-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee1156
Home/EU-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year8094
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
Offshore-Sandwich-Annual (Per Year) Fee9250
Offshore-Sandwich-Full Annual Fee Following Placement Year9250
Offshore-Sandwich-Module Fee (15 Credit)1156
Offshore-Sandwich-Placement Year Fee1156
Offshore-Sandwich-Reduced Annual Fee Following Placement Year8094

Indicative Additional Costs

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

Supplementary fee information

Your overall entitlement to funding is based on how long the course is that you're registered on. Standard funding is allocated based on the standard number of years that your course lasts, plus one additional year.

You'll apply for funding each year that you study and Student Finance will take into account how long the course is in each year that you apply. So if you register for the four year course and then transfer to the three year course, the number of years you can apply for funding will change. Student Finance will reassess your funding based on how many years you have been in study, not just those years for which you received student finance.

Always seek advice before taking any action that may have implications for your funding.

Learn more about funding.

Additional costs

Additional costs are for items you could need during your studies that aren't covered by the standard tuition fee. These could be materials, textbooks, travel, clothing, software or printing.

Learn more about costs.

Entry

Typical offers

  • Tariff points: 120
  • GCSE: For all applicants, Grade C/4 or above 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: No specific subjects required.
  • 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 don't 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

Read more about undergraduate applications.

For further information

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