Want to keep the wheels of commerce turning? Our BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology degree with a foundation year will equip you to support the computing needs of commerce and industry
A Business Information Technology degree is your passport to an absorbing career in some of the world's biggest, most exciting companies.
While studying our course, you will use dedicated facilities as well as work with tutors, researchers and business partners to apply information technology to serve business needs. Theory will be combined with practical skills which you can exercise in case studies and live projects, ensuring you graduate with a sound understanding of business and system analysis.
About the Foundation Year
The Foundation Year course option enables you to study for our BSc (Hons) degree over an extended full-time duration of four years by including a Foundation Certificate (year one of four). The Foundation Certificate provides a broad study programme that underpins the follow-on degree. In order to progress to the next year of your degree, it is necessary to achieve a pass in all of the modules of the Foundation Certificate.
The efficient and effective management of information, IT, people and processes is critical in the digital corporate arena.
You will work collaboratively with tutors, researchers and businesses, applying practical skills to real-life case study materials and live project briefs which will develop your problem-solving and analytical skills.
Learn how to think like a coder, to influence the design, development and use of information systems and technology in organisations. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of how organisations can harness the data captured in business systems to improve decision-making and for and IT strategic planning. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to make IT work for businesses.
We will develop your technical, research, design and organisational ability, and leave with the skills employers want. This includes technical, organisational and soft skills including planning and undertaking tasks and projects, and communicating effectively through writing and presentations.
Work in our advanced software development and computer programming labs, using dedicated facilities for systems analysis, networking, process modelling and business intelligence – all of which reflect advanced professional practice.
- GCSE English language and mathematics at grade C/4 or above
- A maximum of 3 subjects are considered. These can be other A-levels or level 3 equivalents.
- IELTS 6.0 overall with 5.5 minimum in all bands
Enhancing your employability skills
You will be given the practical, technical and academic skills that will help you to stand out when you step onto the job ladder.
When you study with us you’ll learn all the key aspects of business information technology that will help you to get a job, from underlying concepts and principles to the relationship between theory and practice.
You’ll use advanced software development and computer programming labs, as well as dedicated facilities for systems analysis, database design and development, e-commerce, and business intelligence.
You will also benefit from our strong links with companies such as SAS, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Samsung and IBM, which keep your course relevant, real-life, and respected by employers.
We ensure that you’ll graduate with the skills, creativity and experience needed to succeed in employment.
We aim to have you employer-ready by the time you graduate and as part of this commitment we encourage you to further enhance your career prospects by including an industrial placement in your course.
You will do your placement after the second year of study, which will extend the duration of your course to four years.
Thanks to our excellent partnerships and strong relationships with industry, you could join the ranks of our students who have gained exceptionally high quality work experience at companies including Cisco Systems, IBM, 3M, and Airbus.
Placements provide the workplace experience that many employers look for and give you an invaluable opportunity to develop your practical expertise, earn money and try out a potential career path.
The Faculty's placements team will give you every support throughout the placement process.
Academic and Personal Study Skills
Web Application Design
Audio / Video Fundamentals
Foundations of Programming
Business Information Modelling
Foundations of Database Systems
Ethical and professional context of IT
Information Technology Innovation
Consultancy and IT Management
Strategic Information Systems Alignment
Individual Honours Project
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