Information Technology Management for Business BSc (Hons)
UCAS code: GN52
Boost business with your problem-solving abilities. As you study innovative technologies and people management skills, you’ll unlock a career in computing on an IT management degree awarded initial accreditation by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (subject to re-approval).
|Course length:||3 years full-time
Typically 4.5 years part-time
|Start dates:||September 2023
|Location:||Edge Hill University|
|Example offers:||BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC) View full entry criteria|
|Subject(s):||Computing and IT|
|Faculty:||Arts and Sciences|
Unlock the potential of the workplaces of the future. During this degree you’ll broaden your knowledge of business, technology, interpersonal and project management skills to give you a well-rounded understanding of computing and the people that work in tech.
This course combines theory and practical exercises to hone your leadership abilities and bring out the best in yourself and your colleagues and peers. We’ll also provide the technical know-how for a future in critical thinking where you’ll examine issues and create imaginative solutions for business challenges.
You’ll also get a flavour for accounting and statistics, e-commerce for business and data. Take your place in the digital world and upgrade your understanding of IT management with an optional third year placement. This practical experience and technical expertise mean you’ll be highly-valued by future employers upon graduation and beyond.
International students can apply
Learn a language option available
Sandwich year option available
Studying abroad option available
Work placement opportunity
What you'll study
We’ve worked with employers to find out what essentials they look for in graduates – and created our modules with this in mind. You’ll cover the foundations of business and IT including accountancy, networking, programming and web design. We’ll also start to think about your time after graduation and give you an idea of career options and industries you could go into.
Module code: CIS1705
Module code: CIS1701
Module code: BUS1013
Module code: BUS1014
Module code: CIS1704
Module code: CIS1702
In Year 2, improve your skills in business and IT from the first year. Find out about the real-world uses of computer networks, databases, leadership and e-commerce and how this could change in the future. If you want even more opportunity to put your skills into practice, you can also take a 12-month or shorter placement.
Module code: CIS2706
Module code: CIS2700
Module code: CIS2716
Module code: BUS2029
Module code: CIS2712
Module code: CIS2704
In the final year, you’ll work independently and create your own piece of software or hardware that solves a business challenge. Undertaking the research and creation of this project will be a big part of the final year, but you’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of IT management within organisations and information security.
Module code: CIS3401
Module code: CIS3426
Module code: CIS3406
Module code: CIS3402
Module code: CIS3425
How you'll study
Many classes will be based in computer workshops and will focus on student activity as a means of learning. We introduce theoretical concepts by building on practical activity. As well as preparing for and attending lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, you will spend time reading and completing coursework, including written assignments, portfolios, presentations and poster production.
Working with business is a strong theme of the degree and you will have the opportunity to develop your employability profile through a work placement. This will enable you to develop essential people skills to complement your technical knowledge.
How you'll be assessed
Assessments are varied and designed to ensure you acquire a range of skills, particularly those required by future employers. You will design and write programs, write reports and essays, critically analyse documents, deliver oral presentations and undertake examinations. We want you to develop an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Who will be teaching you
You will be taught by staff who are passionate about student learning and development. The programme team are specialists in computing, information systems, accountancy, human resource management, e-commerce and small and medium sized enterprises, among others. The team includes active researchers who publish in academic journals.
Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).
Please note, for all programmes in the Department of Computer Science, a level 2 numeracy qualification is not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in Mathematics.
|BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications)||Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM).|
|T Level||Overall grade of Merit.|
|International Baccalaureate (IB)||We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points.|
|Access to Higher Education Diploma||45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.|
Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.
If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven't been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.
English language requirements
International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.
If your current level of English is half a band, one band, or one-and-a-half bands lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.
How to apply
Read our guide to applying through UCAS to find out more about the application process.
Complete our online application form if you want to study this course on a part-time basis.
Please see our international student pages for further information about how to apply as a prospective international student.
Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at www.edgehill.ac.uk/studentterms.
If you join a full time undergraduate degree at Edge Hill University, we will guarantee you the offer of a room in our halls of residence for the first year of your course.Discover our accommodation
The Department of Computer Science is based in the state-of-the-art £13million Tech Hub. This purpose-built development offers highly contemporary suites of outstanding facilities for Computer Science and Engineering students. Our modern computing and engineering laboratories are equipped with comprehensive test and measurement equipment, high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and the latest hardware and software.
A four-screen CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment) provides a super immersive 3D virtual environment, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual room and experience real life scenarios in 4K resolution. There are also specialist laboratories for networking and games programming, in addition to a specialist research laboratory, open access laboratory, a Harvard style lecture theatre, and ‘The Hatchery’, a working space for new business ideas.
Where you'll study
Learning resources include digital oscilloscopes, signal generators, robots and a robotics simulator, wired and wireless networking hardware, graphics software, web development tools, software development environments, big data servers, eye trackers, giant 3D interactive teaching screens, and other specialist software required for studying forensics and internet security techniques.
£77 per credit
for 360 credits
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.
Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this course can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the course may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.
Please view the relevant Money Matters guide for comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students.
EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals can ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). If you are an EU student who does not have settled or pre-settled status, or are an international student from a non-EU country, please see our international student finance pages.
Your future career
Graduating with comprehensive skillsets in technology, management and business, you’re well-placed to enter many different industries. Edge Hill graduates typically take roles in IT departments including database administrators, tech support and project management.
Typical graduate roles you might want to pursue are:
- Graduate Digital Technologists
- Graduate Operations Analyst
- Business Development Assistant
- Security Compliance Analyst
Our graduates could find themselves working at organisations like AO, Barclays, Buro Happold, ESG and Pentagull Ltd. If you take the placement year, use this as a networking opportunity and set the wheels in motion for the future.
Subject to re-approval, the programme has received initial accreditation from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, for the purposes of fully meeting the academic requirement for registration as a Chartered IT Professional. Initial accreditation is granted to new programmes which are yet to have a graduating cohort. Successfully completing an accredited honours degree is the first step to full BCS membership and to being awarded chartered status.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however our courses are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.
Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of professional bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
CIS1701 Computer Systems Architecture and Networks (20 credits), CIS1702 Programming 1 (20 credits), CIS1704 Professional Practice 1 (20 credits) and CIS1705 Accessible Web Design and Development (20 credits) replace CIS1108 Digital World: Information Systems and Design (20 credits) and CIS1111 Programming: Concepts to Construction 1 (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 1. CIS1109 Digital World: Computer Architecture and Networks (20 credits), CIS1110 Web Design and Development (20 credits) and TLC1010 Language 1 (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 1.
CIS2700 Database Systems (20 credits), CIS2704 Project Management (20 credits), CIS2706 Computer Networks (20 credits), CIS2712 Professional Practice 2 (20 credits) and CIS2716 E-Commerce for Business (20 credits) replace CIS2143 Databases (20 credits), CIS2145 Computer Networks (20 credits), CIS2154 E-Commerce for Business (20 credits) and CIS2170 Project Management (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 2. BUS2020 Graduate Enterprise (20 credits) and CIS2162 Employability (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 2.
CIS3401 Advanced Databases (20 credits), CIS3402 IT Management (20 credits), CIS3406 Information Security (20 credits), CIS3425 Research and Development Project (40 credits) and CIS3426 Cloud Systems (20 credits) replace BUS3024 Strategic Management (20 credits), CIS3140 Research and Development Project (40 credits), CIS3150 IT Management (20 credits) and CIS3161 Research and Development Methods (20 credits) as compulsory modules in Year 3. CIS3148 Big Data (20 credits), CIS3151 Internet Security (20 credits) and CIS3155 Advanced Databases (20 credits) removed as optional modules in Year 3.
The above changes take effect for September 2023 entry.
With effect from September 2023 entry, it will no longer possible to learn a language as an integrated element of this degree. Language Steps evening classes will be available, however, as a supplement to your studies.