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BSc (Hons) IT Management for Business

The IT Management for Business (ITMB) degree is accredited by the Tech Partnership and engages students with an employer-designed blend of IT, business, project management and interpersonal skills most in demand by graduate recruiters. 

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS I206

Course Length:

3 years (4 years with work placement) Full Time

Postgraduate Pathway

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

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Work Placements

We understand the importance of ensuring that you have the knowledge, skills and experience to compete successfully in today’s challenging job market. As a Business School student, you’ll have a wide range of opportunities to undertake work-based learning as well as the option to take a full year’s paid professional placement in year three or a shorter 10 week placement in the final year of your studies.

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Where this can take you

Alumnus profile: Pete Baston

"I was offered a full time position shortly after I finished my placement and was able to start almost straight after I finished the course. I have recently finished the graduate scheme for Capgemini and am now working in a more senior role for a smaller company in Guildford."

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2019 UK fee: £9,250

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

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

 

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

The first year of your studies will introduce you to a broad range of management subjects in addition to programming and reasons why business needs technology. Typically you will be studying four modules a semester over the two semesters that make up our academic year.

The pattern of your study in the second year is similar to that of the first but you will be studying more focused subjects relating to your degree route including Project Management, Developing Real Systems for Customers (working with external clients) and Dynamic and Data Driven Systems. 

If we take a simplistic view that the first year theme is why there are Information Systems and the second year is how we make an Information System happen, then the third year is about managing an Information System and you will undertake modules that address this aspect. In addition you will work on your Management Project. The Management Project allows you to study in depth an IT related topic of your choice or build a system based solution.

Most of your classes will be based in the recently renovated ‘Dome’, Georgian exterior - modern interior. Students state they benefit from our decision to run small classes (typically 20-25) which enables easier communication with staff in addition to offering a supportive community with fellow students. The campus is a short walk away from the beach, town and train station with a direct train service to London Victoria and Gatwick international airport.

 

Employers continuously tell us that they prefer students who have work experience and therefore we would encourage you to undertake the one year professional placement option.

Our facilities

You will undertake your workshops in training rooms that are up to date with design features, touch screen boards and high speed WiFi; housed across three stunning Georgian mansions. All of our current students love the learning environment, the culture, camaraderie and the fact that tutors know them by name so they are more than just a ‘face in the crowd’. 

What's more you have lots of other facilities on this dedicated university campus including latest books, journals and online data in a truly modern library, an IT centre, a student zone complete with Costa Coffee, a gym and much more, oh and if that’s not quite enough for your needs we are just across the road from the beach - brilliant for creativity and inspiration.

Where this can take you

As the course is accredited by the Tech partnership and based on the feedback of employers, ITMB graduates have successfully gone into wide range of areas including business analysts, consultancy, project management, software designers etc. Employers like the fact that the ITMB graduate has the mix of business skills and technical skills that enables organisations to bridge the gap between business and technology.

Work placements

Our Business and Management degrees have a strong vocational focus and are enhanced by our optional work placement programmes.  Work placements and internships give students the opportunity to implement skills and knowledge gained during their time on campus in a real-world setting and allows them to develop their employability skills.

What our students think...

"I feel that the work placement was an extremely valuable experience to me and would thoroughly recommend it to any student going into their third year. I think in order to do the placement you do need to be self-motivated, however the benefits are endless. The support from the University was good - it is always good to know people are there, the Placement coordinator has been a great support."

"If I hadn't done the work placement I wouldn't have had the confidence that I now have. It prepared me for the working world and I would advise anyone who has the opportunity to do one to take the opportunity. I recently accepted an offer for a job with another company but I think that one of the reasons that I got the job was because I was able to talk about my experience on placement."

Professional Placement – 1 Year Internship

All students are able to take a 'Professional Placement' during their third year which is a one year paid internship. Great significance is placed on providing a learning experience that assists with the students understanding of business practice and the context in which it takes place.  The University is committed to working closely with business and the community, offering support, opportunities and facilities to both organisations and individuals in the local community, business and public services.

10 Week Work Placement

The majority of our business and management programmes offer our students the opportunity to undertake a 10-week full-time work placement as they begin the final semester of their degree. Placements begin mid-January each year and run until the end of March.  Whilst on placement the students focus on a management project which is normally concerned with investigating management issues within the organisation.  Many placement students are offered full time jobs even before their results are published and they believe that the placement was “Extremely beneficial to finding employment opportunities straight after completion of the course”.

Placement Office

The Business School has a dedicated placement office which works with students and businesses to help them find their perfect match whilst ensuring that all placements are of the appropriate level and suitability for the students degree routes.

Students are ultimately responsible for finding their own placement, however the placement office has built up many contacts and advertises opportunities from organisations many who come back to us each year looking for new students. 

While a large proportion of students secure placements in London and the South East we have students who have travelled overseas for their placements for example, Bahrain, India, Singapore and Australia.

Types of Placement

Students find placements in all areas of business, some recent examples:

  • Accounting and Finance - Rolls Royce Motorcars, Cap Gemini
  • Business Studies – Nissan Motorcars, Gatwick Diamond Initiative
  • Business Studies & Marketing – Rolls Royce Motorcars, Bentley Motorcars, The Dreyfuss Group
  • Events Management – Shangri-la Hotel the Shard, Rugby Players Association
  • Human Resource Management – Condair, Hays Recruitment
  • Marketing – Brandwatch, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota Motorcars, TUI
  • IT Management for Business – Cap Gemini, Debenhams, Accenture, Eaton

For further details please contact the Business School Placement Office.

 

Course accreditations

Indicative modules

Year 1:

Enterprise Awareness
This module aims to provide participants with a practical introduction to thinking critically about the commercial realities underpinning organisations and how structured thinking and analysis can enable the development of an ‘enterprising mindset’ that can support informed, persuasive decision-making. 

Fundamentals of Website Development
This module teaches students to build a web site by hand, creating the basic code to get a proper understanding of how HTML and CSS work. Students build a mobile responsive web site that displays on a variety of screen sizes which is quick to load, uses modern standards and is accessible to those with impairments or disabilities. The module covers the basics of search engine optimization (SEO).  

Business Information Systems
This module is designed to introduce management students to business information systems and how they are used to support businesses effectively. The course begins with an introduction to information systems and fundamental concepts, ideas and critical components. This is followed by an introduction to the role, application and management of information systems in supporting business processes.

Management and Organisations​
It is highly likely our careers will involve working within an existing organisation or will lead us to form our own. This module aims to provide you with an introductory level of knowledge and understanding of organisational behaviour through exploring the issues and processes of management. 

Entrepreneurial Mindset
In today’s competitive working environment, graduates require strong employability skills, good enterprise awareness and the ability to be entrepreneurial.  This module aims to develop these competencies and improve understanding of how different functional areas interconnect when making decisions; and their impact on the business as a whole. This module aims to deepen student’s knowledge by applying an ‘entrepreneurial mind-set’ to solve a real social enterprise case study problem.  Students will normally work in small groups to develop ideas and a proposed solution to the problem.  The module will also enable students to further develop and reflect on their confidence, resilience, autonomy, negotiation/influencing, team-working, problem solving and creativity skills and understand where they can develop further.

  • APS 1
  • Programming for the Web
  • Marketing Principles & Practice

Year 2:

Developing Real Systems for Customers
The aim of this challenging and motivational module is to introduce students to the practices and procedures for designing and developing computer systems and software that meet organisational requirements. Working in groups, students are guided through the development of real IT development projects sponsored by real customers.  Methodologies are introduced to provide the basis for requirements capture, systems design, development and implementation.   The emphasis is on the design rather than the implementation, which is kept relatively simple.  Students are required to adopt basic project management principles in addition to exploring the complexities of a managing a customer relationship.

Networked World Systems and Architectures
The aim of this module is to understand the key aspects of hardware and networks. From a single device to more complex networks including the internet. You will be introducedto the principles of data based network communications, the different types of network topologies and the associated business benefits and apply them to the design of simple systems. You will also be introduced to current thinking on topics such as cloud computing, mobile technologies and cyber security.

Guru Lectures
You will participate in Guru Lectures (industry leaders give talks and impart their knowledge and expertise to students). It is anticipated that taking part in the lectures will provide you with the opportunity to appreciate and apply the theoretical knowledge gained within the IT based programmes. Additionally you should recognise that Technology can rapidly evolve and it is important to stay current with industry thinking and practice.

Professional Graduate 
This module is specifically designed to assist students in developing understanding and skills that will enable them to approach potential summer placements, part-time roles, one year placements and graduate job application opportunities with confidence. The series of ‘hand-on’ workshops and activities help students to explore key areas of personal skills auditing and development, prepare suitably targeted professional documentation, and develop strategies for finding a placement or subsequent graduate level work.

Data Analytics (SQL & No SQL)
This module will provide you with the background to concepts of Data analytics/ Business Intelligence / Big Data and data mining – simply put data capture, curation, analysis and data visualisation. There is a focus on business activity and decision-making. In addition, you will be made aware of the fundamental difference between structured and unstructured data types.

  • Project Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Dynamic & Data Driven Systems

Year 3:

IT Management Project
The module has a crucial role within the programme of study in that it provides the opportunity for you to undertake an IT related research or develop an IT system within an appropriate business, public sector or third sector context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to your professional and intellectual development.

Developing an Information Strategy
This module draws on many of the themes that have been developed throughout the course and explores the practical development of an IT strategy for an organisation.  It is structured in line with a process for creating an IS strategy using a contemporary case study.  Over the course of the module students analyse the business and its use of IT and are guided to develop an appropriate information strategy for implementation.  Basic principles of change management are investigated using a simulation game.

Critical Issues in Managing IT Service Support Organisations​
You will be provided with the opportunity to explore methods that support the use of IT within an organisation. In addition to recognising the different organisational structures, you will consider the implications of, and strategies for managing business systems and operations that are available 24 hours a day around the globe. You will also be introduced to many of the issues of day-to-day management of an IS organisation, including for example; Service Level Management, service sourcing including outsourcing, procurement, business continuity planning, etc.

Management Project
The module has a crucial role within the programme of study in that it provides the opportunity for students to research an area of particular interest within an appropriate business, public sector or third sector context. The module is designed to make a major contribution to the professional and intellectual development of students. Many students will choose to undertake a project for a client organisation and will be working within that organisation for a ten week period over the course of their final semester.

10 Week Work Placement
This is a double weighted module aims to provide an opportunity for students to gain valuable experience of working in an organisation for 10 weeks in Semester 2 of their final year. Students will typically be conducting their Management/Consultancy Project in parallel with this module whilst on work placement. The primary aim of the module is to enable students, within the context of their working environment, to focus on areas of personal development with a view to enhancing their employability skills

  • OR Two from the following;
    • Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
    • Contemporary Issues in Global Business
    • Small Business Enterprise

 

International English Studies

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International English Studies

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.

Additional Costs

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Additional Costs