BA Management and Information Systems (3 Years)

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  • Objectives
    The Management/Management (Specialism) programmes aim to:- -enable students to acquire state of the art knowledge and understanding of the field of management. -provide an educational experience which will facilitate and promote students' intellectual development and life-long learning skills, -promote critical awareness of the merits and complexities of management, and to inculcate an appreciation of the association between theory and practice. -appraise students of important new developments in the field of management. -enable students to develop appropriate practical and transferable skills. -provide a high quality management programme.
  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: IELTS 6.5. Minimum 6 in any component. 577 in the TOEFL written test, 233 in the computerised TOEFL (including 5 in TWE), or 90 in the internet TOEFL with a minimum of 20 in each component. A level: Grades AAB. General Studies is accepted if one of four A Levels passed in the same sitting. AS level: Two AS-levels accepted in place of one A-level providing at least one AS-level is studied at Year 13. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Grade B in English language and Mathematics. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 35 points with 6, 6, 7 in the Higher Level subjects. Professional entry qualification: N/A Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic title
    BA Management and Information Systems
  • Course description
    Course description
    The BA (Hons) Management & Information Systems programme provides the opportunity to study key information systems issues in conjunction with management.  Throughout the programme students will be able to complement their studies with courses from the other pathway (i.e. Management for Accounting specialists and vice versa).

    Special features
    This programme enables students to develop knowledge and key skills in complementary discipline areas that are highly sought after by employers -management and information systems.  Increasingly, managers are required to be adept at managing complex Information Systems projects and contributing to the development of new systems; this course is designed to give students in-depth experience in both the academic theory of these issues and their practical application in real life through case studies and a compulsory Information Systems project.

    Module details
    You take courses totalling 360 credits over the duration of your studies in order to graduate with Honours; 120 credits in each year of study. Generally, one semester courses are worth 10 credits and full year courses are worth 20 credits. As your studies progress you have increasing flexibility in choosing courses which suit your personal interests and career aspirations.

    Course content for year 1
    The first year of the BA  Management and Information Systems includes  ten optional units in either accounting or management.  All first year courses are ten unit one semester courses to ensure that students are exposed to a broad foundation in each of the three discipline areas.  By the end of the first year students should have developed the basic knowledge, skills and personal development required to enable them to undertake more specialised units that can be selected in the 2nd and 3rd years of the programme

    Course content for year 2
    In the second year BA (Hons) Management & Information Systems students take one 20 unit course in information systems development and organizational change plus another 40 Information Systems credits from options such as application development, web development and access databases.  These courses give students the opportunity to learn about the application of information systems within a management context and to focus on key Information Systems technologies in modern organizations.  The remaining 60 credits are taken from an approved list of management and accounting courses. 

    Course content for year 3
    By the final year students are ready to apply the higher level cognitive skills and knowledge gained in the preceding years to a 30 credit Information Systems project.  The project is compulsory but is sufficiently flexible to enable students to focus not only their chosen specialism but also on particular Information Systems issues studied in the second year and built upon in the final year. 

    A particular feature of the final year is the exciting and extensive range of ten credit Information Systems courses, from which students must select a minimum of 30 credits.  BA (Hons) Management & Information Systems students are able to choose where to focus their studies.  With 60 optional credits to take, courses in management, accounting and information systems are available.

    Course content for year 4
    Course content for year 5

    Career opportunities
    A degree in Management and Information Systems can lead you into a range of careers within the business world.  Many Manchester Business School graduates have gone on to join blue chip companies, merchant banks and leading private sector and public sector graduate management training schemes.

    Graduates of the BA (Hons) Management & Information Systems will be equipped with numeric, business and information systems skills that will enable them to succeed in roles requiring analytical abilities, leadership and team working qualities, and business acumen.

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