Developed in collaboration with leading global blue-chip employers, this degree aims to create the ‘ideal graduate’ whose skills span the challenging middle ground between business and IT.
You will learn the application of technology within the modern workplace across diverse industries. Everything we do on the ITMB degree is focused on the application of practice, enabling you to understand the real-life challenges faced by the industry.
The following courses are available:
- 100% of ITMB placement students achieved a first or upper second class degree in 2019.
- This course was developed with over 60 blue-chip employers including Credit Suisse, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Microsoft and SAS.
- ITMB placement students commanded the highest average placement salary in 2019-20 at £19,300.
- No previous technology experience is required to join the programme – only a passion for harnessing innovation and creativity to improve the management of IT.
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What will I study?
Project work integrates business and IT throughout the ITMB degree. Our current first-year integrative team project is supported by Credit Suisse and will put your skills to the test in the development of an application to solve a real business problem. In addition to undertaking foundation level courses in IT, you will study courses in marketing, economics and work psychology. By the end of your first academic year, you will have presented your team project to employers at two employer showcases and participated in skills sessions delivered by companies such as KPMG, Deloitte, and Bank of America.
During your second year, you will study business analysis, digital strategy, user experience design and data analytics. Our current second-year project is supported by Proctor and Gamble, where you will be tasked with the undertaking of a yearlong team consultancy project, the result of which will be showcased to employers at the end of both semesters.
Optional work placement offers real-world experience with innovative organisations. Previous ITMB students have completed placements with Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, PWC, IBM, Microsoft, Vodaphone, Medallia and Bank of America amongst others.
Your final year provides an in-depth view of big data and business analytics, IT risk and architecture. You will gain practical skills in the design and application of business IT architectures through a core unit developed with IBM, which applies a case study from the global technology giant. You will also undertake your own final year research project.
What do our students say?
“ITMB was the perfect way to get in contact with employers from different companies across the UK. It was also a really good course in terms of getting an internship – 90% of us completed a placement in the third year which was great in terms of developing teamwork and how to present myself. These 4 years have been the best experience of my life – I’ve grown a lot as a person and can interact with different cultures.”
Ioana Marinescu, BSc ITMB graduate now working for Microsoft
Graduate career opportunities
Recent ITMB graduates work for Amazon, Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, IBM, JP Morgan, KPMG and Procter & Gamble as business analysts, data analytics consultants, IT project managers, IT strategy consultants and web services account managers.
About the School
Alliance Manchester Business School is one of the UK’s first two business schools, set up in 1965), and is now the largest campus-based business and management school in the UK.