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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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
  • Financial Analysis Techniques - 15 Credits
  • Programming (A) - 15 Credits
  • Platforms for Computing (B) - 15 Credits

Optional

  • Principles of Marketing - 15 Credits
  • Global Perspectives in Business - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Japanese Route B-5A - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route B-5B - 15 Credits

Level 6

Core Modules

  • Advanced Project and Risk Management - 15 Credits
  • Research Methods - 0 Credits
  • Leadership and Organisations - 15 Credits
  • IT Management for Business Project - 30 Credits
  • HBS Placement - 0 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
  • Creative Problem Solving for Managers - 15 Credits
  • Placement Portfolio - 0 Credits
  • Software Quality - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Database Topics - 15 Credits
  • Advanced Web Scripting - 15 Credits
  • Enterprise Systems - 15 Credits
  • French Mini Project - 15 Credits
  • French Project - 30 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
  • Spanish Route C - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route C - 6b - 15 Credits
  • Spanish Route B - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 6a - 15 Credits
  • Japanese Route A - 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

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.

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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.

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Entry requirements...

2019 Entry

72 - 168 UCAS points. 

Standard IB offer ie 72 points from a minimum of 2 HL subjects at H4 or above.

GCSE Maths and English Language at grade 4 (C) or above.

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

 Find out more about International Entry Requirements.

The University of Hertfordshire is committed to welcoming students with a wide range of qualifications and levels of experience. The entry requirements listed on the course pages provide a guide to the minimum level of qualifications needed to study each course. However, we have a flexible approach to admissions and each application will be considered on an individual basis.

How to apply

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)