BSc Information Technology Management for Business (3 Years)

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  • Objectives
    -To provide you with a broad background of business operations, procedures and culture applicable to a career in IT -To equip you with sufficient technical knowledge to play a key role in an IT environment -To provide you with problem solving and modelling skills appropriate to IT related business operations -To enable you to develop entrepreneurial and management skills appropriate to IT projects -To enable you to develop lifelong learning skills allowing you to keep abreast of developments in a rapidly changing business environment -To support the development of your interpersonal, organisational and presentational skills necessary for you to successfully work in and manage commercial IT systems.
  • 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
    BSc Information Technology Management for Business
  • Course description

    Course description

    BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business provides you with a thorough grounding in IT, project management skills, and entrepreneurial and innovative ways of thinking. You will be able to develop a wide set of technical skills as well as deploy that IT knowledge across a wide set of projects. Specialist courses in project management and entrepreneurship complement your technical skills.

    Supported by some of the UK's leading graduate recruiters, this distinctive course aims to overcome the UK's skills gap in IT management for commercial environments. IT is increasingly pervasive and integral to all organisations. This means that all organisations have to be able to strategically manage IT systems and their organisational effectiveness

    Special features

    Students on this programme can access specialist 'guru' lectures and other UK-wide initiatives developed specifically for universities offering the ITMB degree.

    Development of highly sought after transferable skills through team-based project work supported by business mentors.

    This programme is also available as a four-year programme, BSc IT Management for Business with Industrial Experience (GN5C).

    This course shares a common first year with the BSc IT Management for Business with Industrial Experience (GN5C) allowing you to finalise your degree choice at the end of the first year.

    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 this programme includes 40% business and management; 40% technical subjects including human computer interaction; application design; business database design and web technology; 20% team project which brings together learning on the business and technology components and provides practice in interpersonal skills. The team project is based on a real life business problem.

    Course content for year 2
    The second year develops your team working and project management skills further in the context of global teams using specialist electronic meetings software. Business, management and technical skills are further enhanced together with a specialist module on business research skills.

    Course content for year 3
    The final year extends the specialist material, concentrating on advanced topics in technology and business apllications, with the intention that you are aware of current state of the art and future trends, preparing you for a career in IT management. One third of the final year allows you to choose optional courses in the area computer science or business and management depending on your individual interests.

    You will also carry out a substantial individual project linked to the core area of the degree, in order to deepen and consolidate the skills developed in the first and second year.

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