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Business Information Technology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Worcester, United Kingdom
This course develops your ability to work at the interface between IT and business.  It combines a study of the fundamental aspects of IT applications and processes with an exploration of the key issues determining business profitability and sustainability.  Alongside core modules, you will be able to choose from a wide range of business and computing modules.
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Overview

The course has been designed as an ideal preparation for a wide range of IT and management careers, such as consultancy, systems analyst or business analyst.  You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership and management skills, work on live client projects through our Media Lab (our student-led software consultancy), start up your own consultancy business through the Business School’s Incubator or get talent spotted through our annual Computing Showcase.

Key features
  • You will be taught by business and system development professionals specialising in the application of new technologies (such as social media, cyber security, e-business, data analytics and big data) in business.
  • Option to take a 1-year paid placement, engage in client-based consultancy projects or develop software for clients through the Business School’s Media Lab (our student led-software house).
  • Option to start your own consultancy business through the Business School’s Incubator.
  • Potential to progress onto the Business School’s MBA or DBA.
  • 24/7 access to excellent IT facilities, including dedicated PC and mac labs featuring industry-standard software.
  • The course has been designed in consultation with employers, aligned with industry standards (ACM, BCS, IEEE), and taught by experienced computing professionals.
You will learn how to:

Develop and sharpen key employability skills such as:

  • Problem-Solving skills that enable you to identify and overcome core challenges and recognise common patterns through abstraction
  • Practical Skills which allow you to design and develop software systems which address real-world problems
  • Appreciation for lifelong learning and the need to keep your skill set relevant
  • Awareness of and ability to address key challenges such as security, performance and user experience
  • Ability to innovate though the use of novel approaches and new technologies
  • Fluency in your ability to communicate, collaborate and share your ideas

All of these skills are achieved through a rigorous curriculum designed and taught by experts working closely with industry partners. Modules make use of the latest technology and advancements and are taught by highly experienced academics with backgrounds in applied industry and research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Year 1

Mandatory modules:
  • Financial and Economic Perspectives
  • Introduction to Web & Database Development
  • Programming & Scripting OR Programming: Concepts to Construction 
  • Marketing & Management Perspectives 

Year 2

Mandatory modules:
  • Systems Analysis & Design
  • E-Business
  • Operations, Project & Risk Management 
  • Computing or Business Option or Elective
Module options:
  • Business Accounting Systemsd
  • Business Sustainability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Selling & Sales Management
  • Social media
  • Preparing for Placement
  • Networks in Organisations
  • Computer Science: Embedded Systems    

Year 3

Mandatory modules:
  • Practical Database Applications
  • Business or Computing Option(s)
  • Business Information Technology Project 
Module options:
  • Brand Management
  • International Marketing
  • Collaborative Leadership
  • Contemporary Advertising: Apps Guerrillas, Viral & More       
  • Innovation & Intrapreneurship
  • Spin Doctors, Lobbyists & Other Hidden Persuaders 
  • Strategic Financial Management 
  • Strategic Challenges of HRM 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

96 UCAS Tariff points and Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics.

Applicants with no formal qualifications may be considered for Mature Student Entry Routes.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

Living costs for Worcester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Students at Worcester are fully eligible for the UK Government's student loan support package if they fulfil the appropriate criteria.

Our growing scholarship programme offers eligible students the opportunity to earn scholarships and prizes for every year of their studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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