BSc (Hons) Computing for Business Work with external clients and develop your understanding of IT management on this Tech Partnership Degrees accredited course Course in Pakistan || Registration Open
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This BSc (Hons) Computing for Business degree will prepare you for the growing range of jobs in the technology sector. The industry needs well rounded graduates with advanced technical understanding, so this course covers technical modules and websites alongside broader topics relevant to business such as marketing.
The tech industry is always growing, so some of your future careers and jobs may not exist yet. This course prepares you for a future in the technology industry by giving you a solid foundation in technical knowledge and developing your learning and softs skills.
You will explore technical careers paths and managerial opportunities and have opportunities to attend various events including Hackaton at the Ministry of Defence. Previous students received a commendation for their innovative computer concept which used AI to support the British Armed Forces.
In some modules you will work with a real client to deliver a product to their specifications, giving you real work experience and live projects to add to your CV when you graduate.
Your first year will cover a broad range of management subjects as well as programming and you will explore why businesses needs technology. In your second year you will cover more focused subjects including project management, working with clients and dynamic and data driven systems as you investigate how to make information systems happen. Your final year is about managing an Information System and you will complete a Management Project where you will study in depth an IT related topic of your choice, or build a system based solution.
Recent second year students won second prize at the Tech Partnership Degrees competition.
On this course you will:
- Hear from industry guest speakers and lecturers from the Tech Partnership.
- Have opportunities to meet employers during your studies.
- Discover in depth technical modules.
- Learn from academics with industry experience.
- Explore technical careers paths and managerial opportunities.
- Have opportunities to attend various events including Hackaton at the Ministry of Defence.
- Work with real clients.
- Explore a broad range of management subjects.
- Complete a Management Project.
Teaching and Assessment
How you will learn
This course is taught using interactive seminars, lectures and workshops in typical class sizes of us to 30 students. You will join a close and supportive environment as you develop a wide range of soft skills including teamwork, communication and time management alongside your subject knowledge.
You will be assessed through a range of assignments with very few exams. You will complete projects including essays and presentations, and real world assessments such as making a website.
You will have opportunities to work with real clients on current commercial and business problems or projects. These experiences provide the basis for assessments and enable you to apply your learning to authentic commercial situations.
What you will study
You will study a selection of core and optional modules in each year. Each module is worth a number of credits is delivered differently, depending on its content and focus of study.
This list is indicative and subject to change.
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This module gives you a practical introduction to the commercial realities of organisations and how decision-making impacts different areas of the business. You will use a range of business models to explore the relationships between decisions in operations, sales, marketing and finance. You will also be introduced to basic creation and interpretation of key financial documents and ratios to assess performance. You will be assessed through an group assignment and individual financial portfolio accompanied with a short lecture discussion.
Gain practical experience
This degree has a strong vocational focus and is enhanced by the work placement programme. Work placements and internships are optional opportunities to use the skills and knowledge you gain during your studies in the industry.
Work placements give you valuable work experience to add to your CV and help to prepare you for the workplace after you graduate. During work placements you will develop your employability and enterprise skills so you are ready to thrive in business after you leave university. You could even secure employment after you graduate with your placement employer.
Past BSc (Hons) Computing for Business students have worked at:
- Cap Gemini
- Rolls Royce
There are two main types of placement on this course. You may complete a year-long industrial placement between your second and third years of study, and a 10-week placement during your final year. Some students will complete both placement options.
Most students secure placements in London and the South East but you could travel overseas. Past students have worked in Bahrain, India, Singapore and Australia.
Many placement students continue to work for the companies they completed placements with after they graduate. Some students are even offered full time jobs before their results are published.
Industrial Placement Year
This one-year placement option takes place after your second year of study. You will have a paid position with a company and be an employee as well as a registered student. The company will introduce you to the workplace and provide a valuable learning experience to support and develop your understanding of business practice.
10 Week Work Placement
During your final year you may complete a 10-week work placement at the start of your final semester. This placement is full time, usually unpaid, and will be assessed as a double module for your degree. Your assessment will focus on employability and personal development.
Placements usually begin in mid-January and last until late March each your. You will focus on a management project during your placement. This project usually concerned with investigating management issues within the placement organisation.
The Business School has a dedicated placement office who will with you and relevant businesses to help you find your best placement match. We ensure that placements are at an appropriate level and suitable for your degree.
You are ultimately responsible for finding your own placement but you can take advantage of the team’s business relationships and opportunities advertised by the placement office. Some businesses reach out to the office to re-advertise their placements each year.
Where you could go after your studies
You will graduate with a mixture of business and technical skills and be ready to support organisations to bridge the gap between business and technology.
BSc (Hons) Computing for Business graduates have successfully gone into wide range of areas, including:
- Business analytics
- Project management
- Software design
You may decide to continue your studies to postgraduate level.
The Business School has a diverse range of postgraduate courses including:
- MSc Digital Marketing
- PhD/MPhil Research