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BA (Hons) Business Studies and IT Management

The world of technology is fast, constantly evolving and exciting.  The impact of computers in our daily lives is significant with technology being at the heart of everything we do and the future possibilities are limitless. Combine this with the importance of business knowledge; this degree path gives students the skills and experience necessary to operate effectively across these areas.

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Course Length:

3 years (4 years with work placement) Full Time

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels: BBC - CCC

A level / BTEC / Cambridge Technical combination (including AS / EPQ): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DDM –DMM

GCSEs: English language and mathematics at grade C or better

International Baccalaureate: 28 points

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Postgraduate Pathway

The Business School has a diverse and exciting range of full and part time postgraduate programmes including:

*Alumni receive 15% discount on postgraduate fees

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Work Placements

You’ll have the option to undertake a four year professional placement programme by completing a one-year internship in year three. Following this placement, you’ll return to university to complete your final year.  The internship is typically salaried and, if you choose this route, you will receive professional placement recognition as part of your degree title.

Organisations involved with the curriculum design include:

  • IBM
  • Capgemini
  • CGI
  • Accenture
  • Barclays
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fujitsu
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • HP
  • John Lewis
  • Microsoft
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • CA Technologies
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Student view

Ashley Wan
The reason I chose the University of Chichester is because of the location, exclusive teaching method and excellent rates of student satisfaction. I am now working as a Business Analyst for an IT company in Hong Kong. The joint Business and IT course was a huge advantage, as business cannot survive without Technology and IT cannot survive without business concepts.

Course content

Our Business Studies and IT Management for Business programme will enable you to acquire the skills and experience necessary to operate effectively across these areas. 

As technology continues to innovate, the expectations of information systems within organisations also changes. Business increasingly expects IT to enable better decision making, improve operations, identify new opportunities and promote the business and its products or services through electronic and social media. 

As well as the IT aspects of the degree, the Business side will provide students with a general skillset of marketing, law, and finance.

On this course you will have the opportunity to gain technical skills based around a typical business IT infrastructure including database and web design. In addition students will develop skills to understand, and influence the business environment, including developing strategy, managing resources and implementing change.

Our methods are different to many other universities as the majority of learning takes place in group workshops, in an interactive, participative environment. Modules are designed to be active and experiential so that the skills and knowledge you develop can be implemented in realistic settings.

Our facilities

Like all business related degree students, you will be studying on our Bognor Regis campus. Your classroom time will be spent in up to date seminar rooms with touch screen electronic white boards and high speed wifi, housed in what was a terrace of three elegant Georgian mansions – a building now known as ‘The Dome’. Our current students love the learning environment, the camaraderie, and the fact that tutors know them by name so they are more than just a face in the crowd.

For studying outside of classroom meetings we have a brand new library housing the latest books, journals and online resources, an IT centre, and a student zone complete with barrista coffee and snacks. There is a small a gym on campus, and halls of residence with wifi facilities. The Dome, library, residences and Students’ Union building are all located on a beautifully maintained, green and leafy, level campus. If that’s not quite enough to stimulate your intellect, we are just a short level walk from the beach and, for the more energetic, within cycling distance of the South Downs National Park – brilliant for creativity and inspiration.

Further Students’ Union and sports facilities are available at our Chichester campus and there is a regular subsidised bus service between the two campuses.

Where this can take you

The programme is designed to develop proactive graduates who will be equipped to gain appropriate and rewarding employment and make an immediate and on-going contribution within the workplace. As such they will be proficient in a team environment, have acquired skills that will enable them to reflect upon a problem or situation and identify appropriate strategies, and have the confidence and capability to allow them to develop as life-long learners.

Graduates from the Business School have taken up exiting roles at companies including:

  • Google Europe,
  • Shangri La Hotels
  • West Sussex Country Council
  • Vent Axia
  • R21 Media
  • St Martins in the Fields
  • Grange Hotels, Hays
  • The Goodwood Group

Indicative modules

Year one module information:   

  • Academic and Professional Skills
  • Understanding Business Models
  • Management and Organisations
  • Programming for the Web
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Accounting Skills
  • Business Information Systems

Year two module information:    

  • Analysing and Improving Website Design and Performance
  • Professional Graduate
  • Research Skills
  • Developing Real Systems for Customers
  • Finance for Managers
  • Project Management
  • Human Resource Management

Year three module information: 

  • Developing an Information Strategy
  • Critical Issues in Managing the Information Services Organisation
  • Management Project    
  • 10-Week Work Placement
  • Corporate Finance or Strategic Human Resource Management or Marketing Communications

Teaching and assessment

Our approach to supporting your learning, and how your learning is assessed, is designed to enable you to become a confident and enterprising graduate.  It is focused on seeking to support your ambitions, in parallel with ensuring that the needs of employers are met.  With this in mind, key features of our approach to learning and assessment include the following:

  • In place of the more traditional large group lecture method to teaching undergraduate students adopted by most University Business Schools, our approach involves tutors working with relatively small numbers of students at a time.  As well as providing an excellent environment for supporting you in the development of your subject expertise, it also helps you to develop a wide range of soft skills, such as teamwork, communication and time management.  These attributes are highly valued by graduate employers. 
  • Opportunities to work with organisations on current commercial/business problems and projects.  These experiences are used to provide the basis for assessments that enable you to apply your learning within authentic commercial situations.

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