Business Computing, BSc Hons

  • Designed to aid students in becoming IT practitioners in a business environment
  • Practical degree covering both technical and theoretical issues relating to the development, management and maintenance of information systems and applications
  • Gain project management experience of IT development and security issues within IT
  • Understand management and planning of IT within an organisation, and develop skills in software and database development
  • Includes understanding of business organisations, structures and business functions and how IT is used in such environments
  • Learn how to design and build IT systems including database design and software development techniques, and understanding the legal and social impact of using IT

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

Strong themes in this programme include the management of IT within an organisation, project management of computing projects, security issues in computer and business systems, and the deployment of computing systems at an enterprise level. The programme provides a good understanding of modern business organisations, structures and business functions, which are incorporated within core courses from the Business School, as well as the role that computing and computing information systems play in them. It will enable you to understand how computer systems are developed and will train you to design and build systems to meet real business needs. It also focuses on the integration of computer systems and their interaction with the business process.

This programme will help you to develop the personal and professional skills needed to communicate and work effectively with those around you, whether they are computing or business professionals. In addition, the broad-based approach allows a flexible learning experience as you can select individual courses in various related areas, such as information systems and business-oriented computing.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To educate you broadly in the theory, technology, practice and application of computing in the business environment
  • To promote awareness of social, legal, ethical and political implications of information technology within a business computing environment.

What you'll study

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Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Project.

Professional recognition

This programme has full Chartered IT Professional (CITP) accreditation from the British Computer Society (BCS), the body responsible for establishing and maintaining technical and ethical standards in the computing profession. This means that on successful graduation from this programme, you will have fulfilled the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. The programme also has accreditation from the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education (EQANIE).

Careers

This degree will prepare you for careers in a range of areas, including IT management and support, business computing consultancy, project management, and Internet and e-commerce applications.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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