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Get an edge for your career with BSc Business Computing at the University of Greenwich

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Natalia Andrea Dorado Castaneda has valued the unique blend of her course, which combines traditional computing modules with modules on computing for business and project management.

A feeling of happiness at Greenwich

When looking at universities to study an undergraduate course with, Natalia came across the University of Greenwich. She remembered she had visited the Old Royal Naval College site in the past and had experienced a great feeling of happiness there. She researched the university’s courses and the Greenwich Campus and it was the university’s reputation for teaching in computing, as well as the beauty of the campus, that convinced her this was the place for her. Her family moved to Charlton, London, after Natalia was accepted to the university, and she is able to commute easily from her home to the Greenwich Campus by bus or bicycle.

Although originally interested in the University’s BSc Software Engineering course, she realised that BSc Business Computing would offer her a unique blend of modules in business and computing disciplines that would prepare her for careers not only in programming roles but also in roles related to business and enterprise.

Learn to support business needs through computing

Business Computing is a degree that allows you to learn about the development of computer systems with a focus on integrating business techniques to support business needs.

Natalia explains that her course has modules that are shared with other degree courses, such as modules in programming and software engineering, but the course also incorporates compulsory modules such as Introduction to Business Processes and optional modules such as Enterprise Web Software Development. This combination is providing Natalia with the skills and knowledge needed to carry out essential processes within a business as well as improving her project management skills.

She adds that the modules that have most interested her are Professional Project Management and Software Engineering, and she has been able to learn programming while also looking through the lens of the business world. She says graduates of this course may have an advantage when it comes to applying for roles such as Data Analyst, where knowledge of a company and business operations as well as the ability to look at and analyse big data and come to conclusions about this data is crucial. She stresses that as the influence of technologies grows, so does the need for professionals with knowledge of programming and software development.

The University of Greenwich is a community

An international student, Natalia had worries about starting her studies in the UK, particularly as English is not her first language. However, she has appreciated the support she has been given at Greenwich from her lecturers and regular workshops and weekly drop-in sessions run by the Academic and Digital Skills Team to support students develop skills in areas they may need help with, such as carrying out research and referencing.

The magic of the University of Greenwich is its ability to make an individual feel like they belong to a community... You have not one but many people with a wide range of knowledge and abilities to support you before, during, and after your time at university.

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