BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business

Available to non EU students

About the course

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In today’s technology-dependent world, talented, highly skilled information technology (IT) graduates are increasingly sought after. Their role is constantly evolving, encompassing high-level technical skills as well as an in-depth understanding of business and project management.

At the University of Hertfordshire, we’ve developed a practical, contemporary degree designed to build your strengths in all of these areas. Our BSc Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) will help you become a well-rounded, professional graduate with outstanding career prospects.

It’s an innovative BSc designed in collaboration with the Tech Partnership, a national network of employers working to create skills for the UK’s digital economy. Strongly targeted around the abilities today’s businesses need, it has over 50 blue-chip sponsors, including Accenture, the BBC, British Airways, Ford, IBM, ITV, Morgan Stanley, Procter & Gamble, Sainsbury’s and Unilever.

Jointly developed by Hertfordshire Business School and the School of Computer Science, this course has both a business and a technology focus. Our aim is to help you build a career at the interface between businesses and their IT systems, including software, hardware and networks.

Roles like these are vital to every organisation, from specialist IT providers to businesses across every other sector. With our support, you’ll learn how to evaluate, develop, operate and maintain global IT systems, empowering the organisations you work for to satisfy their customers and stay ahead of the competition.

Together, we blend traditional computer science with a strong focus on the application of systems and systems thinking in real-world business settings. It’s a combination that gives you a strong technical foundation and a powerful understanding of business management challenges – so you can shape a successful career solving them.

Why choose this course?

  • Study for a respected ITMB degree at one of the UK’s leading business-facing university.
  • Launch a successful international career in information technology management.
  • Gain the technical, project and business management skills to design, develop, evaluate and manage IT solutions to real business problems.
  • Understand the social, professional and legal issues involved in developing and
    managing IT systems.
  • Develop valuable transferable skills, and even a second language, making you a highly sought-after graduate.
  • Get life-changing, career-boosting experience on a year-long paid work placement or exciting study-abroad year.

Key staff

Mr Hajrë Hyseni
Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer on Digital Media

Dr Wei Ji
Deputy Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer

Professional Accreditations

Our BSc Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) is endorsed by the Tech Partnership UK, which promotes ITMB to UK schools, students and employers.

The partnership gets employers involved in curriculum design and quality, encourages them to give guest lectures, runs workshops, creates work placements and helps get graduates into rewarding jobs. All of which means this degree is shaped around the very latest challenges facing the industry and will equip you with the skills you need for a successful career.

Careers

Hertfordshire’s BSc ITMB is aimed at students who want to a career in the management of IT systems, including software, hardware and web-based systems. This spans everything from identifying the need for an IT system through to the design, development, integration and operation of an effective solution.

It’s a degree that will launch your career as an IT specialist, whether you work in the technology sector, or any other organisation needing in-house IT expertise.

Our ITMB graduates go into a huge range of roles, including project manager, product manager, business analyst, product owner, IT functional analyst, QA/test analyst and IT support expert. Alternatively, you could study at postgraduate level or set up your own company.

Teaching methods

You will be studying four 15 credit modules in each semester (this may vary between double modules) and your contact time varies between modules, but usually you will have two sessions per week for each module, a one-hour lecture following by a one-hour seminar/tutorial. Typically, a new topic or theory will be introduced in each lecture and will be followed up with class discussion and feedback in the subsequent seminar. In addition, as part of your study time, you will be collaborating with your peers on tasks and group assignments. Module leaders also offer weekly drop in and feedback sessions, usually 2 x 1 hours per module as well as revision sessions.

The University’s ‘online learning environment’ means you can access all your course resources, literature and timetables from anywhere in the world.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examinations. The style of coursework can vary from presentations to business reports, essays depending on the taught topics. 

Work Placement

Practical experience in real business situations adds an extra dimension to your CV and helps cement your academic learning. That’s why, at Hertfordshire, we strongly encourage you to add an optional year-long work placement between the Second and Final Years of your degree.

Because our BSc ITMB is endorsed by the Tech Partnership network of employers, our students regularly access rewarding work placements with the innovative businesses involved. They also secure positions with our talented alumni entrepreneurs and excellent local employers.

Study Abroad

Information technology management is an increasingly globally focused career, as organisations aim to work with seamlessly with colleagues, suppliers, partners and customers all over the world. Our highly respected academics have extensive international experience and their combined computer science and business expertise has shaped a course that really can take you anywhere.

This BSc regularly attracts an international student community to our welcoming, state-of-the-art Hertfordshire campus. As part of our community, you’ll share ideas and experiences with new friends from many different countries. You’ll also be able to choose language modules throughout your course, including French, German, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese.

You can choose to make your degree an even more international experience by studying or working abroad for a year. Between your Second and Final Years, you can add an extra year to your course and spend it at one of our our international partner universities in Europe, North America, South East Asia or Australia.

Some of our students even decide to spend half the year studying in a new country and the other half working there, getting incredibly valuable hands-on experience. 

Structure

Level 4

Core Modules

  • Information Systems for Business - 15 Credits
  • Accounting for Business - 15 Credits
  • Information Technology Management for Business - 30 Credits
  • Financial Analysis Techniques - 15 Credits
  • Programming Principles - 15 Credits
  • Data Driven Systems - 15 Credits
  • Programming (A) - 15 Credits
  • Platforms for Computing (B) - 15 Credits

Optional

  • Principles of Marketing - 15 Credits
  • Global Perspectives in Business - 15 Credits
  • E-Media Design - 15 Credits
  • Human Dimensions of Computing (A) - 15 Credits
  • Programming (B) - 15 Credits
  • Models and Methods in Computing (B) - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 4a - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 4b - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 4a - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 4b - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 4a - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 4b - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 4a - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 4b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 4a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 4b - 15 Credits

Level 5

Core Modules

  • Project Planning and Control - 15 Credits
  • Modelling Business Problems - 15 Credits
  • Preparation for Placement and Employment - 0 Credits
  • Information Technology Development Exercise - 30 Credits
  • Computer Networks - 15 Credits
  • Data Management and Applications A - 15 Credits
  • Operating Systems and Networks - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise Databases - 15 Credits

Optional

  • Human Computer Interaction for Commercial Applications - 15 Credits
  • Trends in Technology - 15 Credits
  • Digital Marketing in Practice - 15 Credits
  • Digital Marketing - 15 Credits
  • Mobile Business Technologies - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise Applications - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise - 15 Credits
  • Preparation for Professional Placement in Computer Science - 0 Credits
  • Contemporary Issues - 15 Credits
  • System Requirements - 15 Credits
  • Web Scripting - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 5a - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 5b - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 5a - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 5b - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 5a - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 5a - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 5a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 5b - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 5a - 15 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Leadership and Organisations - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Project and Risk Management - 15 Credits
  • IT Management for Business Project - 30 Credits
  • Research Methods - 0 Credits
  • Leadership and Organisations - 15 Credits
  • HBS Placement - 0 Credits
  • Data Mining & Visualisation A (warehousing) - 15 Credits
  • Professional Issues in Computing A - 15 Credits
  • User Experience - 15 Credits
  • Information Security Management - 15 Credits

Optional

  • Industrial Placement Sem B only - 0 Credits
  • Industrial Placement Year - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (South East Asia) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (North America) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (Australia) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad A (Europe) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad B (Europe) - 0 Credits
  • Placement Study Abroad (Europe) - 0 Credits
  • Industrial Placement (Semester A) - 0 Credits
  • Using IT to Gain Strategic Advantage - 15 Credits
  • Forecasting Methods for Managers - 15 Credits
  • Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence - 15 Credits
  • Business Process Modelling - 15 Credits
  • Quality and Change Management - 15 Credits
  • Creative Problem Solving for Managers - 15 Credits
  • Placement Portfolio - 0 Credits
  • Data Mining and Visualisation B (Data Visualisation) - 15 Credits
  • Web Application Development B (enhancement) - 15 Credits
  • Web Application Development A (Design) - 15 Credits
  • Software Quality - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Database Topics - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Web Scripting - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise Systems - 15 Credits
  • French Mini Project - 15 Credits
  • German Mini Project - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Mini Project - 15 Credits
  • German Project - 30 Credits
  • French Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • French Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 6b - 15 Credits
  • French Route B - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 6b - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • German Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 6a - 15 Credits
  • German Route B - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Mandarin Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 6a - 15 Credits
  • French Route C - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Italian Route B - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 6b - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 6a - 15 Credits
  • German Route C - 6b - 15 Credits

Fees & funding

Fees 2018

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £9250 for the 2018/2019 academic year

Part time
  • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £11950 for the 2018/2019 academic year

Part time
  • £1500 per 15 credits for the 2018/2019 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

96-112 UCAS points from qualifications which include a minimum of two 4 unit qualifications (e.g. A Levels), one 8 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Diploma) or one 12 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma).

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C (Grade 4 if completed from 2017 onwards).

‘All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.’

For more details on the University of Hertfordshire's entry requirements, please visit our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page.

N.B. We have expressed our entry requirements within a tariff range. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (if applicable) together with your applications as a whole, including work experience and personal statement, and may make an offer at any point within the stated tariff range.

How to apply

2018

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Part Time)
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Part Time)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)