About the course

Indicative course structure

This unique and innovative course has been developed by the Hertfordshire Business School and School of Computer Science, along with The Tech Partnership and more than 90 of the UK’s largest organisations. It was created to meet industry needs and ensure that tomorrow’s IT managers have important technology, business, project management, personal and interpersonal skills. You’ll benefit from direct industry expertise, with leading IT professionals giving guest lectures and supporting projects that tackle real business problems. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with partner organisations, which could lead to work placements or even a graduate career.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business 2019 Course fact sheet 2 Information Technology Management for Business with a European Language 2019 Course fact sheet 3 Information Technology Management for Business with an Eastern Language
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 Languages Programme Specification 2019 Programme specification 2 BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business

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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.

What our
students say

I thought ITMB would give me the tools to build a new business. It gave me the tools to build a new world.

Solomon Daniel Brown

ITMB

Course details

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.

What job can I get?

Our graduates are prepared for management or senior professional careers in designing, developing and implementing technology solutions for businesses. Typical fields for our graduates include IT management, strategy and planning, system design and IT consultancy. Almost 100% of our graduates have gone on to work or further study within six months of finishing this course.

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
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Information Systems for Business 15 Credits Compulsory
    Information Technology Management for Business 30 Credits Compulsory
    Financial Analysis Techniques 15 Credits Compulsory
    Programming (A) 15 Credits Compulsory
    Platforms for Computing (B) 15 Credits Compulsory
    Principles of Marketing 15 Credits Optional
    Global Perspectives in Business 15 Credits Optional
    Human Dimensions of Computing (A) 15 Credits Optional
    Programming (B) 15 Credits Optional
    Mandarin Route A - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    Mandarin Route A - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    French Route C - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    French Route C - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    French Route A - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    French Route A - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    French Route B - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    French Route B - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    German Route C - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    German Route C - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    German Route A - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    German Route A - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    German Route B - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    German Route B - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route A - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route A - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route C - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route C - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route A - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route A - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route B - 4a 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route B - 4b 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route B-4A 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route B-4B 15 Credits Optional
  • Level 5
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Project Planning and Control 15 Credits Compulsory
    Modelling Business Problems 15 Credits Compulsory
    Preparation for Placement and Employment 0 Credits Compulsory
    Operating Systems and Networks 15 Credits Compulsory
    Enterprise Databases 15 Credits Compulsory
    ITMB Development Exercise 30 Credits Compulsory
    Human Computer Interaction for Commercial Applications 15 Credits Optional
    Trends in Technology 15 Credits Optional
    Digital Marketing in Practice 15 Credits Optional
    Mobile Business Technologies 15 Credits Optional
    Enterprise 15 Credits Optional
    Contemporary Issues 15 Credits Optional
    System Requirements 15 Credits Optional
    Web Scripting 15 Credits Optional
    French Route A - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    French Route A - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route A - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    French Route B - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    French Route B - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route B - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route B - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    German Route A - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    German Route A - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    German Route B - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    German Route B - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    German Route C - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    German Route C - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    Mandarin Route A - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    Mandarin Route A - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    French Route C - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    French Route C - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route C - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route A - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route C - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route A - 5b 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route A - 5a 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route B-5A 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route B-5B 15 Credits Optional
  • Level 6
    Module Credits Compulsory/optional
    Advanced Project and Risk Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Research Methods 0 Credits Compulsory
    Leadership and Organisations 15 Credits Compulsory
    IT Management for Business Project 30 Credits Compulsory
    HBS Placement 0 Credits Compulsory
    User Experience 15 Credits Compulsory
    Information Security Management 15 Credits Compulsory
    Industrial Placement Sem B only 0 Credits Optional
    Industrial Placement Year 0 Credits Optional
    Placement Study Abroad (South East Asia) 0 Credits Optional
    Placement Study Abroad (North America) 0 Credits Optional
    Placement Study Abroad (Australia) 0 Credits Optional
    Placement Study Abroad A (Europe) 0 Credits Optional
    Placement Study Abroad B (Europe) 0 Credits Optional
    Placement Study Abroad (Europe) 0 Credits Optional
    Industrial Placement (Semester A) 0 Credits Optional
    Using IT to Gain Strategic Advantage 15 Credits Optional
    Forecasting Methods for Managers 15 Credits Optional
    Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence 15 Credits Optional
    Creative Problem Solving for Managers 15 Credits Optional
    Software Quality 15 Credits Optional
    Advanced Database Topics 15 Credits Optional
    Advanced Web Scripting 15 Credits Optional
    Enterprise Systems 15 Credits Optional
    French Route A - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    French Route A - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route A - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route A - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    French Route B - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    French Route B - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route B - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    German Route A - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    German Route A - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    German Route B - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    German Route B - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    Mandarin Route A - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    Mandarin Route A - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    French Route C - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    French Route C - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route C - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route C - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    Spanish Route B - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route A - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route A - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    German Route C - 6a 15 Credits Optional
    German Route C - 6b 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route B 6a 15 Credits Optional
    Japanese Route B 6b 15 Credits Optional
  • Fees & funding

    Fees 2019

    UK/EU Students

    Full time
    • £9250 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1155 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

    International Students

    Full time
    • £12350 for the 2019/2020 academic year
    Part time
    • £1540 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 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.

    View detailed information about tuition fees

    Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

    Other financial support

    Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

    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.

    View detailed information about our accommodation

    Entry requirements

    UCAS points A Level BTEC
    104 BCC DMM

    How to apply

    Course length
    • Full Time, 3 Years
    • Part Time, 6 Years
    • Sandwich, 4 Years
    Locations
    • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

    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)

    2020

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Part Time)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    28/09/202020/05/2021Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

    2021

    Start DateEnd DateLink
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Part Time)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    28/09/202120/05/2022Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
    Optional Sandwich Placement or Study Abroad year
    We welcome applications from international and EU students