The programme is recognised by over 90 international and national companies including Accenture, BA, BBC, CA, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, Ford, Fujitsu, HP/EDS, IBM, ITV, Logica, Micro Focus, Morgan Stanley, Network Rail, Proctor and Gamble, Sainsbury's, SAS and Unilever. Students can take the option of applying for one of the many opportunities provided by the ITMB programme Employer Forum to undertake a short summer placement (8-12 weeks) or longer placement (9 months) to gain the industrial and practical experience from the respective environment. opportunities to gain knowledge in digital economy subject areas like IT and e-commerce with particular reference to applications in digital marketing.
Who is this course for?
This degree has been designed around criteria established by e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT and Telecoms, and is supported by some of the leading businesses in this country. It provides a mixture of IT, business and personal development that makes it a combination of the traditional degree and also a graduate training programme. The unique benefits of this programme provide students with expert involvement, applied study, better employability prospects, industry links, and social media interaction.
Year 1 includes Introduction to Business and Management, Business Project 1(Contexts and Frameworks), Systems Thinking, Information Technology, Project Management. Year 2 includes Data, Information and Knowledge, People and Organisations, Business Project 2 (Value Chains), Process Simulation and Design, Operations and Information Technology. Optional Sandwich Year (Work Placement) Year 3 includes Project/Dissertation, E-Business Innovation Evolution, Strategic Analysis & Strategic Management, Enterprise Information Architectures and Leadership.
Skills and experience gained
The University provides access to books, journals and computer equipment with general software through the libraries across all three campuses. Students can access these no matter where their programme of study is located. Through its portal and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), students have access to timetables, teaching material, electronic journals, emails, as well as general support and advice. These resources, along with the expertise of the teaching staff, are the backbone of the material you will need to engage with to develop as a student in the School of Engineering. The programme of study you will embark on will move you from a student to a professional, with an array of skills, knowledge and expertise in developing solutions. You will develop as an independent learner, with a vast array of transferable skills, with understanding how to use knowledge and skills in alternative situation. The learning is split into four broadly even quartiles, each of which provides a themed area of study and learning outcomes including information technology, business management, project management and, finally, interpersonal and transferable skills.
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