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BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) with Industrial Experience

The unfair advantage - an employer-designed degree course to put graduates ahead.

Everyday business activities have become technology dependent and there is increasing demand for graduates whose skills cover the challenging middle ground between business and IT. This group of courses was developed jointly by the Tech Partnership and over 60 blue chip employers and includes a work placement in your penultimate year of study.

Course statistics

100%

of placement students achieved a first or upper second class degrees between 2015-17

60+

Recognised by over 60 employers including Credit Suisse, HP, IBM, Microsoft and SAS

£32k

Average salary within 6 months (DLHE)

94%

In employment or further study within 6 months (DLHE)

Key rankings

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Ranked 4th in the UK for business and economics (source: THE 2017)

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Ranked 22nd in the world for business and economics (source: THE 2017)

BSc Information Technology Management for Business with Industrial Experience

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
BSc (Hons)
Duration
4 years including a work placement
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAB. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting.
Typical contextual A-level offer (what is this?)
Grades ABB. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting.
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

35 points overall.  6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Students  without  GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English Language at grade B (or 6) will need 5 in SL Maths (or Maths Studies*) and SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature). If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve 6.

*We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
347 applications for 32 places (2017 entry)
How to apply
Apply through   UCAS .
UCAS course code
GN5C
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

Developed in collaboration with  Tech Partnership Degrees  and leading global blue-chip employers, this course aims to create `the ideal graduate' whose skills cover the challenging middle ground between business and IT. You will complete a one-year industrial placement after your second year.

The uniqueness of the course is recognised by over 60 employers who maintain its quality and relevance to their sectors. Accenture, BBC, BT, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, IBM, Unilever and many other companies help to deliver the course through project work, guru lectures, student mentoring and a range of professional development activities.

This course is also available as a three-year course without a work placement - see the course entry for BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business.

Open days

For details of forthcoming University undergraduate open days, visit  open days and visits .

Fees

Fees for entry in 2020 have not yet been set. For entry in 2019 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2020 entry.

You will receive a significant tuition fee discount for the placement year. UK students with a household income of up to £35,000 are also eligible to receive a  cash bursary  worth up to £2,000.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Manchester Bursary is available to UK students registered on an undergraduate degree course at Alliance MBS who have had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance England. 

In addition, Alliance MBS will award a range of Social Responsibility Scholarships to UK/EU and international students. These awards are worth £2,000 per year across three years of study. You must achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to social responsibility. The School will also award a number of International Stellar Scholarships to international students achieving AAA at A-level (or equivalent). Additional eligibility criteria apply - please see our scholarship pages for full details.

Contact details

School/Faculty
Alliance Manchester Business School
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 3425/3401
Email
Website
https://www.mbs.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/bsc-hons-it-management-for-business-with-industrial-experience/
School/Faculty overview
Alliance Manchester Business School was established in 1965 as one of the UK's first two business schools. Today, we are the UK's largest campus-based business and management school, and 'Original Thinking Applied' is at the heart of everything we do. Find out more .

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Entry requirements

A-level

Grades AAB. Native language A-levels are accepted. General Studies is normally accepted if one of four A-levels passed in the same sitting.

AS-level

3 AS-levels accepted in place of 1 A-Level if all taken in Year 13.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade B or 6 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

International Baccalaureate

35 points overall.  6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Students  without  GCSE/IGCSE Maths and English Language at grade B (or 6) will need 5 in SL Maths (or Maths Studies*) and SL English (Language A: English Language and Literature or Language A: Literature). If Language B: English is offered at SL we would need you to achieve 6.

*We do not currently accept Maths Studies for BSc (Hons) International Business, Finance and Economics applicants for the purposes of meeting our Maths subject requirements.

Scottish requirements

Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations:

Three Advanced Highers at grades AAB.

or

Two Advanced Highers AB, plus two additional Highers at grades AA (plus Maths at Higher Level at grade B).

English Language and Maths not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (National 5 grade B / Intermediate 2 grade B / Standard Grade General level grade 3).

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Welsh Baccalaureate

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this.

The minimum grade required will normally be the same as the lowest grade listed in the A Level entry requirements.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

European Baccalaureate

The University of Manchester welcomes applicants with the European Baccalaureate. Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications, applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

We normally require: An average of 85% in the European Baccalaureate with 80% in English and Maths.

AQA Baccalaureate

The University recognises the benefits of the AQA Baccalaureate and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills.

In making offers, the University will focus on the three A Levels taken within the AQA Baccalaureate. Students need to check the standard A Level requirements for their chosen course.

The units of broader study, enrichment activities and the Extended Project are considered to be valuable elements of the AQA Baccalaureate and we would therefore strongly encourage students to draw upon these experiences within their personal statement.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see Accepted entry qualifications from your country

Foundation year

INTO Manchester (The University of Manchester pathway)

Successful completion of the INTO Manchester International Foundation in Business and Humanities with grades AAB. Mathematics must be taken as a subject module. Plus EAP grade A overall with writing and speaking at grade A and listening and reading at grade B. 

INTO Manchester (NCUK and Manchester Metropolitan University pathways)

Successful completion of the INTO Manchester International Foundation in Business and Humanities with grades AAA. Mathematics must be taken as a subject module. Plus EAP grade A overall with writing and speaking at grade A and listening and reading at grade B. 

NCUK International Foundation Year

Successful completion of the NCUK International Foundation Year with grades AAA. Mathematics must be taken as a subject module. Plus EAP grade A overall with writing and speaking at grade A and listening and reading at grade B.

Pearson BTEC qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades D*D*D. 

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades D*D plus an additional A Level at grade B.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course.  Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with grade D* plus two A Levels at grades AB. 

The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students who have achieved legacy BTEC qualifications (pre-2016) such as the BTEC Extended Diploma, BTEC Diploma, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, and BTEC Certificate.  The grades required are likely to be the same or vary similar to the new BTEC qualifications (first teaching 2016, awarded 2018). Please contact the Academic School for clarification.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications

We consider the following Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2016 suite for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course and studied alongside A Levels. Please contact us at ug.ambs@manchester.ac.uk if you wish to check your eligibility.

Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma at grades DMM plus grade A at A Level

Cambridge Technical Diploma at grades D*D* plus grade B at A Level

Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma at grades DM plus grades AB at A Level

Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate at grade D* plus grades AB at A Level

Please note, we do not accept the Cambridge Technical Certificate or Cambridge Technical qualifications from the 2012 suite.

Access to HE Diploma

The subject of your Access to HE qualification will be taken into consideration when making a decision on your offer.

60 credits are required with 45 credits at Level 3. Of those at Level 3, a minimum of 39 credits at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit. Please note that we do not accept credits at Pass. In addition you must also meet our GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English language subject requirements. Find out more about our GCSE requirements.

Cambridge Pre-U

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken.

We require you to achieve D3 D3 M1 over 3 Principal Subjects.

If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)

The University recognises the benefits of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. Although the Extended Project will not be included in the conditions of your offer, we strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. A number of our academic Schools may also choose to take your performance in the EPQ into account should places be available in August for applicants who narrowly miss the entry grades for their chosen course.

Core Maths

The University welcomes and recognises the value of Level 3 core mathematics qualifications (e.g. AQA Certificate in Mathematical Studies). 

Core Mathematics is not a compulsory element of post-16 study and as a result we will not normally include it in the conditions of any offer made to the student. However, if a student chooses to undertake a core mathematics qualification this may be taken into account when we consider their application, particularly for certain non-science courses with a distinct mathematical or statistical element.

We advise students to contact the academic School, who will clarify whether their specific portfolio of qualifications is acceptable for entry on to their chosen course.

Home-schooled applicants

If you are a student who has followed a non-standard educational route, e.g. you have been educated at home; your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course for which you are applying. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the specified academic entry requirements of the course. We will also require a reference from somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. If you are a home schooled student and would like further information or advice please contact the academic School for your chosen course who will be able to help you. 

Non-standard educational routes

Mature students are some of our most well-equipped learners, bringing skills and attributes gained from work, family and other life experiences.  Students come from a whole array of backgrounds, study every kind of course, undertake full-time and part-time learning and are motivated by career intentions as well as personal interest.  There is no such thing as a typical mature student at Manchester.  The application process is the same as for other prospective undergraduates.  If you require further clarification about the acceptability of the qualifications you hold please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.  Further information for mature students can be found here ( http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/mature-students/ )

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency.  The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE/iGCSE English Language grade B/6, or;
  • IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6 in any individual component, or;
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English Language policy, including a list of some of the English Language qualifications we accept, can be found  here .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Apply through   UCAS .

Advice to applicants

Mitigating circumstances may be personal or family illness, other family circumstances, change of teachers during a course, problems with school facilities or an unusual curriculum followed by your school or college. We recommend that information on mitigating circumstances that have affected or are likely to affect your academic performance will be included in the referee's report. We cannot usually take into account information that is supplied after an adverse decision has been made on an application by the admitting School. If you encounter mitigating circumstances after you have submitted your application, please inform the admissions staff in the School to which you applied as soon as possible.

Where mitigating circumstances have already been taken into account, for example by the relevant exam board, we will not be able to make further allowances.

Unit grade

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will form the consideration of application.

A*

Alliance Manchester Business School does not issue offers on the Grade A* as standard practice. It may however be taken into account at the point of confirmation to inform decisions on candidates who have narrowly missed the terms of their offer.

A-levels in a native or heritage language

We consider applications holistically taking into consideration the overall educational environment. Where native langue A levels are offered we will consider them in line with other subjects that the student has undertaken.

How your application is considered

Predicted Grades

Strong examination results are the main factor in admitting students to our courses. We consider other information to ensure we admit students with the most outstanding potential. This is assessed within a structured framework and includes prior and predicted grades. Your referee should give realistic grade predications for all qualifications that you are currently studying at the top of their reference. If you attend a non-UK school or college that does not provide predicted grades your referee should explain this policy within their reference. Further guidance for referees is provided by UCAS (www.ucas.com).

Skills, knowledge, abilities, interests

We are looking for evidence of your interest in this subject, and your commitment to studying it.

Interview requirements

We do not as a rule interview applicants. However, we reserve the right to interview candidates with non-standard backgrounds, eg. Mature students and students aged under 17.

Returning to education

The University encourages applications from applicants returning to education after employment or other experience. Your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. However, we recognise that standard selection measures and procedures may not enable you to demonstrate fully your suitability for your chosen course. Where appropriate, admissions staff will seek and consider alternative evidence in order to give you equivalent consideration. Where they deem this alternative evidence to meet entry criteria fully, you will not be required to meet the standard academic entry requirements.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

International applicants will be assessed against the standard entry criteria of the course to which they are applying.

Deferrals

Applications for deferred entry are considered equally to other applications up to the point of confirmation. Deferred entry is granted on the discretion of admissions staff, and is normally granted for one year only and 2 years at the maximum. Some English Language test results, such as IELTS or TOEFL, are only valid for two years from the test date.

Policy for applicants who resit their qualifications

We consider applicants who are resitting their qualifications. Whilst we do not increase our entry requirements for the first resit this would be considered for subsequent resits.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course. If you are applying for a place for the same year of entry through UCAS Extra, you should provide additional evidence of your suitability for the course. If you are applying through clearing you are required to meet the clearing requirements. In both UCAS Extra and clearing the places will be subject to availability.

Transfers

Transfers from students outside the University of Manchester to a course in our school are not considered without a full application through UCAS.  You may be asked to provide clarification of the reasons for a transfer as well as a transcript of grades from your current institution.Requests for transfers from students already attending the University of Manchester will be considered on a case by case basis with regards to our entry requirements for academic level and English language ability.  Where a request to transfer comes from an internal candidate we will normally consider you for year one entry and your current academic transcript of grades will be considered alongside your request to transfer.  All requests to transfer to Alliance Manchester Business School should be sent in writing to the Undergraduate Admissions Team by email initially, ug.ambs@manchester.ac.uk .

Course details

Course description

Developed in collaboration with  Tech Partnership Degrees  and leading global blue-chip employers, this course aims to create `the ideal graduate' whose skills cover the challenging middle ground between business and IT. You will complete a one-year industrial placement after your second year.

The uniqueness of the course is recognised by over 60 employers who maintain its quality and relevance to their sectors. Accenture, BBC, BT, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, IBM, Unilever and many other companies help to deliver the course through project work, guru lectures, student mentoring and a range of professional development activities.

This course is also available as a three-year course without a work placement - see the course entry for BSc (Hons) Information Technology Management for Business.

Aims

The Information Technology Management for Business Degree is home to future leaders of the IT industry. Together with your outstanding fellow students from around the world, you will learn the application of technology within the modern workplace across diverse industries. Everything on the IT Management for Business programme is focused on the application of practice, enabling you to understand the real life challenges faced by industry

No previous technology experience is required to join the programme, only a passion for harnessing innovation and creativity to improve the management of IT.

Special features

  • Includes a work placement in your penultimate year of study - earn a salary, gain increased responsibility and independence and develop a real-world attitude to business.
  • Complete team projects set by employers such as Jaguar Land Rover and SAS, the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market.
  • Bi-annual on-campus ITMB showcase and recruitment events - present your project work to the likes of Accenture, IBM, Credit Suisse, Northgate and Procter & Gamble. Visit our YouTube channel  to watch a short film about the employer showcase events.
  • Bi-annual Tech Partnership north and south events include business challenges, competitions, graduate and placement student panels, 'meet the employers' sessions and drop-in careers clinics with support from employers such as Capgemini, Logica, HP, Asda and Shell.
  • Employer mentoring scheme - current mentors include the BBC, BT, Deloitte and IBM.
  • Guru lectures and skills workshops provided by BT, CSC, Deloitte, Accenture, Teach First, and Unilever.

Teaching and learning

You will normally study four or five course units per semester. Each week there are usually two hours of lectures for each course unit and a one hour workshop in alternate weeks, although this varies slightly. You are expected to double this in private study. Group work and group or individual presentations will form a regular part of your assignments.

Coursework and assessment

Essays, multiple choice tests, project reports and presentations, in-class tests and weekly assignments constitute the coursework component of assessment, although the nature and proportion of coursework varies across course units. The remainder of assessment is by unseen examination. Depending on the degree course, in your final year you can choose to do a research-based dissertation or project. We aim to strike a balance between examinations and assessed coursework as well as providing opportunities for feedback on progress through non-assessed work.

Course unit details

You take courses totalling 360 credits over the duration of your studies in order to graduate with Honours; 120 credits in each year of study. Generally, one semester courses are worth 10 credits and full year courses are worth 20 credits. As your studies progress you have increasing flexibility in choosing courses which suit your personal interests and career aspirations.

Course content for year 1

Project work integrates business and IT throughout the ITMB programme. Our current first year Integrative Team Project course unit 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 also undertake courses in Marketing, Economics and Work Psychology. By the end 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 Merrill Lynch

Course units for year 1

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Economic Principles BMAN10001 10 Mandatory
Marketing Foundations BMAN10101 10 Mandatory
Integrative Team Project 1 BMAN10690 20 Mandatory
Introduction to Work Psychology BMAN10872 10 Mandatory
Software Application Design and Development BMAN11000 20 Mandatory
Academic and Professional Practice BMAN11030 10 Mandatory
Database Design and Development BMAN11041 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Information Systems BMAN11052 10 Mandatory
Fundamentals of Data Analytics BMAN11060 20 Mandatory

Course content for year 2

What sets the ITMB programme at Manchester apart is our ability to provide you with the opportunity to customise your programme of study to ensure that it fulfils a learning experience that meets your individual goals.

During your second year of study you will undertake core course units in Business Analysis, Digital Strategy, User Experience Design and Data Analytics. Our current second year Integrative Team 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.

Course units for year 2

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Law in a Management Context BMAN10901 10 Optional
Consumer Behaviour BMAN20271 10 Optional
Intermediate Management Accounting BMAN21040 20 Optional
Managing Projects BMAN22061 20 Optional
Business Law 1: Law, Business Liabilities and the Consumer BMAN24042 10 Optional
Creativity, Design & Entrepreneurship BMAN24241 20 Optional
Marketing Communications in the Digital Age BMAN24352 20 Optional
Sustainable Business BMAN24372 20 Optional
Economic Analysis I: Firm Market and the Economy BMAN24431 20 Optional
Foundations of Strategy and Innovation BMAN24442 20 Optional

Course content for year 3

Industrial experience can be a significant component of the ITMB experience, offering real-world experience with innovative organisations.

Your year in industry will count towards your degree. ITMB with Industrial Experience students will spend their third year in industry before returning to Manchester to follow the final year course units. Previous students have completed placements with Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, PWC, IBM, Microsoft, Vodaphone, Medallia, Bank of America Merrill Lynch amongst others.

Course content for year 4

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 - the development of an IT solution to a business problem which will encompass; investigation, requirement analysis, design and evaluation of your proposed solution. Previous ITMB students have studied a variety of topics including; how large corporations use technology to manage teams across geographic locations and time zones, IT provision in the treatment of diabetes in the NHS, and investigated the implications of the rise in social networking on management.

Course units for year 4

The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

TitleCodeCredit ratingMandatory/optional
Business IT Architecture BMAN30732 10 Mandatory
ITMB Final Year Project BMAN31260 40 Mandatory
Modelling of Dynamic Business Systems BMAN31561 10 Mandatory
Marketing Strategy BMAN31302 20 Optional
Services Marketing Management BMAN31312 20 Optional
Foundations of Supply Chain Management BMAN31451 10 Optional
Retail Marketing BMAN31461 20 Optional
Marketing and Society BMAN31621 20 Optional
Advanced Strategic Management BMAN31731 20 Optional
Economic Analysis II: Corporate Development, Growth and Strategy BMAN31881 20 Optional
Global Management, People and the Digital Divide BMAN31891 20 Optional
Innovation and Markets BMAN31911 20 Optional
Sustainable Business In Society BMAN31942 20 Optional
Digital Economy: Platforms, AI and The Business BMAN31952 20 Optional
Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing BMAN31972 20 Optional
International Competitiveness and Innovation BMAN31992 20 Optional
People Management and Change BMAN32091 10 Optional
Displaying 10 of 17 course units for year 4

Scholarships and bursaries

The Manchester Bursary is available to UK students registered on an undergraduate degree course at Alliance MBS who have had a full financial assessment carried out by Student Finance England. 

In addition, Alliance MBS will award a range of Social Responsibility Scholarships to UK/EU and international students. These awards are worth £2,000 per year across three years of study. You must achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent) and be able to demonstrate a significant contribution and commitment to social responsibility. The School will also award a number of International Stellar Scholarships to international students achieving AAA at A-level (or equivalent). Additional eligibility criteria apply - please see our scholarship pages for full details.

Course collaborators

The distinctive feature of this group of programmes is the strategic involvement of world-class firms within the IT sector who partner with Alliance Manchester Business School to provide input to the course, in the form of prestigious `guru' lectures, real business problems or projects, and mentoring.

The degree has been introduced and directly supported by business and commercial input, with the UK government's Department for Education (DfE) and Tech Partnership Degrees  leading the course. Recognised by government as the Industrial Partnership for the Information Economy, the Tech Partnership is central to government industrial strategy - it is the skills arm of the Information Economy Council.

What our students say

ITMB has been tailored by e-skills UK with the aid of major employers so that its graduates have the precise skills that they want. I am currently on placement with Logica, a leading business consultancy and IT company. My main role is as an applications analyst for a large client, CE Electric. My future aspirations are to move into project/programme management or high-level consultancy.

- Tom Saunderson

I chose my course because although I loved information technology, I wasn't one of the programming type. I also loved business so the combination of the two was perfect. Manchester Business School offers additional opportunities to aid you such as workshops and providing you with an employer for guidance from companies such as IMB and Deloitte - mine's been really helpful.

- Olivia Potts

More current students share their experience of studying BSc (Hons) IT Management for Business on our YouTube channel

Facilities

John Rylands University Library is renowned as one of the most extensive libraries in the world. This is complemented by our specialist business and management Eddie Davies Library which provides a dedicated service to Alliance MBS undergraduates. There is increasing provision of information via various web-based services and much of your reading material will be available through e-journals. These and other standard computing services, such as access to the internet and word processing, are available through computer clusters across campus in departmental buildings, libraries and halls of residence. Many buildings in and around the campus are also equipped with free wifi access.

Personal development plans

PDPs are aimed at helping you develop awareness of generic transferable and subject-specific skills, improve independent learning and provide a record of your academic learning and achievement.

Academic advisors

All new Alliance MBS students are allocated an academic advisor who you will meet in regular sessions as part of a first-year course unit. Where possible, you will keep the same academic advisor throughout your time here. Your advisor will support you throughout your studies on matters of an academic nature, from providing feedback on a practice essay in preparation for your `formal' assessment at the end of each semester to discussing your PDP or writing you a reference. We also have a dedicated undergraduate assessment and student support centre within the School, who will be your first point of contact for any ill health or other personal problems which are affecting your work.

Student mentoring

We operate a peer mentoring scheme which aims to provide you with a second or final year 'mentor' to provide practical assistance with orientation and induction as well as advice and information on any aspect of student life.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email:  dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

When you graduate, you will apply technology-based solutions to strategic problems, presenting your ideas with confidence and managing their implementation.

What jobs do our ITMB graduates go into? Examples of jobs recent ITMB graduates have gone onto include: IT consultant, trainee marketing manager, technical analyst, IT first line analyst and finance test analyst.

Who employs them? A wide range of companies including Credit Suisse, eBay, Bank of New York Mellon and IBM.

All examples are taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

Employer support for ITMB

'The absolutely unique thing about the ITMB degree is the amount of employer involvement, which I think is so important.' Jenny Taylor, Head of Graduate Recruitment, IBM

'What makes this course so exciting from an employer's viewpoint is that it delivers practical business skills from day one. This enables graduates with this unique course to progress further and faster than their counterparts.' Tracey Upton, UK HR Manager, IBM Global Services

'Through studying ITMB and engaging with employers on a regular basis, students will be able to make the progression more seamlessly into the business world.' Steven Jenkins, Customer Life-Cycle Portfolio Manager (ICT), BT

Associated organisations

You are encouraged to join the British Computer Society as a student member.
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