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BSc (Hons) Business Management and Information Technology with Foundation Year

UCAS CODE: BMIT
  • Study Mode: Full time
  • Location: High Wycombe
  • Duration: Four Years
  • Start Date: September 2021

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From day one, your future career is our focus. We believe in hands-on experiences to build your confidence and skills, maintaining a good balance of theory and practice. You’ll have opportunities to apply your knowledge to live briefs and real projects, working with real businesses who want your advice.
Our BSc (Hons) Business Management and Information Technology blends academic study from both Business Management and Computing in order to help you enhance your employability and future-proof your career.
92% of graduates in work or further study six months after graduating
under 30 min to London by train
top 3 university in london for teaching quality
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Why study this subject?

In a rapidly changing technological world where Artificial Intelligence becomes more widespread, it is imperative that businesses use data to support their decision-making to ensure the success of their organisation.

A degree in Business Management and Information Technology equips you with technical ability, data and human discipline and prepares you for this type of scenario.

If you’re looking to develop a good understanding of Business Management in a changing world of volatility, uncertainty and change, but also appreciate the role IT and data can have in that ambiguous business setting, then a degree in Business Management and Information Technology could be for you.

Why study at Buckinghamshire New University?

Carefully shaped to meet industry needs, our degree in Business Management and Information Technology will help enable you to combine technical skills with high level business knowledge.

On this course, you will acquire a wide range of skills and competencies that are useful for efficiently handling real-life, practical problems. You will also develop your ability to think critically and will be able to analyse and evaluate solutions to complex scenarios.

We will encourage you to develop the intellectual skills necessary to contribute to effective business practice and problem solving. In addition, you will also gain a deep understanding of technical decisions involving commercial computing and develop an awareness of various types of technologies. We’ll also help you develop your soft skills such as teamwork, leadership skills, problem solving and creative thinking.

With technology constantly evolving, it’s impossible to foresee what the world will look like in a few years’ time. But with the right skills, you can cope and succeed in any situation.

We can’t predict the future - but we can give you the skills and knowledge to help you become a rising talent within business, government or a non-profit organisation. Your CV will look good no matter how the job market changes during your studies.

What facilities can I use?

We’ve invested in a range of state-of-the-art facilities across our campuses to support your learning.

Our library is the perfect place to find the resources you need and a quiet place to study, filled with four floors of books, journals, computer suites and study rooms. Or, if you’d rather work off campus, e-Journals and resources are only a few clicks away using our Virtual Learning Environment.

What will I study?

On this programme, you will:

  • develop knowledge and understanding of key business foundation disciplines
  • develop the ability to evaluate the range of activities within the key business functional areas and their interrelationship
  • benefit from solving problems by clarifying complex questions, considering alternative solutions and critically evaluating outcomes
  • be able to recognise the business, industrial and commercial context in which computer systems are deployed, with particular regard to their usability
  • develop your ability to systematically and critically analyse and discriminate between options for various computer-based problems and devise appropriate solutions.

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How will I be taught and assessed?

This course is offered as a four-year programme, including an initial Foundation Year. The Foundation Year will allow you to develop your academic study skills and build confidence in your abilities, identifying your own strengths and development needs for progression onto an undergraduate degree.

To make sure you have the latest knowledge, our academic staff keep themselves up-to-date. Most come from industry, and our links can give you practical experience of business life. Many of our staff are guest lecturers, conference speakers and content contributors so you’ll be learning from real leaders in their fields.

We also welcome a wealth of guest speakers; top professionals from across industry come to Buckinghamshire New University to help you understand how your degree applies to working in business, and how you can learn from their experiences.

Throughout your studies you’ll hear stories from people working in businesses of all sizes. This gives you the chance to learn about various job functions and different corporate cultures, and ultimately, your regular exposure to industry helps make you employable from the moment you graduate.

With small classes, you’ll get the chance to interact with peers and lecturers to develop your skills and, through our strong links with industry, you’ll be able to transition seamlessly from student to professional.

Placements Plus

BNU is a Placements Plus university. So, whatever degree you do, you can be sure there’ll be plenty of industry-relevant opportunities on offer, to help you get into your chosen field.

We’ll also prepare you for work beforehand, with special skills for work training, further boosting your CV, and building skills employers will value. In recognition of the value we place on these skills we have incorporated this experience into your study time.

Placements Plus is all about helping you get some valuable experience under your belt while you’re a student, to increase your choices later, and help you get the graduate-level job you want.

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Useful Documents

BSc (Hons) Business Management and Information Technology Programme Specification.pdf

What are the course entry requirements?

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for the 3-year undergraduate programme, or those who do not feel fully prepared for a Level 4 course, will be considered for the 4-year programme including a Foundation Year. If you wish to enquire further, please send your query along with any academic evidence or references to admissions@bucks.ac.uk

Find out more about our General Entry Requirements.

 

This module map provides a list of the modules that make up your course. You can find more information about how your course is structured on our Academic Advice section.

Year 1 Modules

Preparing for Success, Knowledge and Creativity

Computing Essentials

Digital Media

Preparing for Success: Self-development and Responsibility

Inquiry Based Learning (Business focus)

Year 2 Modules

Global Business Environment

Principles of Marketing

Programming Concepts

Digital Technologies & Professional Practice

Financial Decision Making

Data Insights for Business Decisions

User Experience

Business Modelling

Year 3 Modules

Business Consulting

Project Management

Web Development

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (optional)

Database Design (optional)

Cyber Security Management (optional)

Consultancy in Practice

Digital Business and New Technologies

IT Services Management

Operations and Services Management (optional)

Customer Experience (optional)

Introduction to Intelligent Systems (optional)

Strategic Marketing (optional)

Year 4 Modules

Research Methods

Strategic Agility

Dissertation

Managing & Developing Innovation and Creativity (optional)

Business Continuity Management

Developing Leadership and Management Skills (optional)

Cloud Computing (optional)

Security Auditing and Response (optional)

Change Management and Organisation Development (optional)

How much does it cost

Home and EU

Home and EU, Academic Year 2021-2022

£9,250 per year

International

International, Academic Year 2021-2022

£13,750 per year

Most courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees.

You could benefit from financial support through a bursary or scholarship during your time as a student. For more details visit our financial support, bursaries and scholarships section.

Questions about fees?

Contact our Enquiries Team:

0330 123 2023

advice@bucks.ac.uk

What are my career prospects?

Throughout your time with us we’ll support you on the route to your chosen career. We’ll help you to develop crucial skills, encouraging you to become enterprising, employable and good leaders. We also help you find employment after graduation. Have a look at our Careers and Employability pages to find out more.

Upon completion you can pursue a career in business roles, such as:

  • IT Director
  • technical sales and support roles
  • IT consultant
  • Data Analyst
  • IT project manager.

You can also choose to stay on at Buckinghamshire New University and study one of our postgraduate programmes.

Did you know?

We are one of the top 10 UK universities mostly likely to produce graduates who go on to own or manage a business (Capital on Tap, 2021), find out more about this excellent news.

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