BSc (Honours) Information Technology with Business Studies

Year of Entry 2024/25
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BSc (Honours)

Information Technology with Business Studies

Full-time Computing

Learn to manage the technological solutions at the heart of modern organisations by learning contemporary approaches towards business modelling, analysis, design and implementation of IT solutions.

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What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £16,655 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112-120 UCAS points
What is the UCAS code? G5N1
When do I start? September 2024
Placement year available? Yes

Employability

100% of our graduates are in work or further study fifteen months after graduating (2019/20 Graduate Outcomes Survey).

Course summary

  • Study business modelling, analysis, design and the implementation of IT solutions. 
  • Explore strategic management, cloud computing, data analytics and business enterprise architecture. 
  • Apply your knowledge through collaborations with industry experts. 
  • Create portfolios, artefacts, prototypes and business solutions. 
  • Gain knowledge to undertake industry-recognised qualifications and accreditations. 


On this course you’ll gain practical knowledge of business management, enterprise information systems, IT infrastructure management, business architecture and data analytics. You’ll develop core competencies such as project management, service management, content management and designing business enterprise.  


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How you learn

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All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. 

This course offers a diverse approach towards teaching. You’ll develop your knowledge through classroom experiences, the Hallam community and learning from IT and business experts – as well as working with regional clients from both profit and non-profit organisations.  

You’ll start your journey by studying both information technology and business management concepts – along with foundations of information analysis. These elements are integrated together with an understanding of customers and markets. You’ll then develop your knowledge by analysing business services and developing business cases and solutions in WordPress and Visio.  

In your final year, you’ll apply and develop your knowledge further by working with clients to design and deliver business and service solutions. You’ll also critically analyse and evaluate business data, exploiting enterprise architectures and development of business strategy. 

You learn through 

  • lectures, seminars and workshops 
  • developing projects for regional clients 
  • organising and delivering your own projects and portfolio 
  • group work collaborations 
  • independent study 
  • work experience  


You will be supported in your learning journey towards highly skilled, graduate level employment. This includes:

  • access to our student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development 
  • access to our Skills Centre with one to ones, webinars and online resources, where you can get help with planning and structuring your assignments 
  • industry-specific employability activities such as live projects, learning in simulated environments and networking opportunities 

Course leaders and tutors

Jamie Caine
Jamie Caine
Senior Lecturer in Information Systems

Jamie is a thought leader and one of the leading contemporary researchers for the subject of strategy and strategy adoption. From market analysis, design, developmen … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements 

You’ll have the opportunity to complete a year-long work placement between your second and third year. A placement is widely recognised as the gold standard opportunity to gain personal and professional development through real-world experience. 

You will be encouraged to take up this opportunity, as it will benefit your long-term career prospects and salary level, as well as your academic achievements and degree classification. Your course will prepare you to succeed in your placement and you will be supported throughout it. 

Your placement will allow you to apply the knowledge and skills gained on your course, in areas such as business management, IT and project management. 

Students from this course have worked with companies such as  

  • Bentley 
  • BMW 
  • Boeing 
  • DB Cargo 
  • DHL 
  • Disney 
  • IBM 
  • Intel 
  • VW 
  • Xerox 


Your placement year will allow you to gain an Applied Professional Diploma in addition to your degree which will enhance your graduate profile and give you the edge with future employers.  

You’ll also be supported to take advantage of work experience opportunities throughout your course, through access to a range of support activities, resources, and employer events from your Employability Team. This will further enhance your employability skillset, confidence, and opportunity-awareness to help you succeed in your career after graduating. 
 

Live projects
 

During your second year, you’ll undertake client projects to learn from and network with practitioners and experts. Some of the business cases students have developed include improving the energy efficiency of facilities using IoT devices, creating digital marketing channels for climate change awareness, and a mobile app for student mental health support. 

In your final year, you’ll be challenged to act as consultants for an external organisation.  

These projects are excellent opportunities to put your learning into practice and prepare you for highly skilled employment. This also allow you to graduate with an Applied Professional Diploma. Some of the organisations that students have delivered services to include Batch Tea, Thornberry Animal Sanctuary and the TASTE charity aimed at fulfilling water needs for people in Nigeria. 
 

Networking opportunities 
 
Each year we also host a careers fair where you can meet potential future employers to discuss the roles they offer. It’s an excellent chance to ask questions, seek advice and network with people already working in the industry. 


Future careers

You’ll graduate from this course as a technically literate business professional. You’ll be able to appreciate not just the issues of business management or the impact of information and communication technology, but also the opportunities and methods of implementation offered.  

This course prepares you for a career in 

  • business analysis 
  • IT service analysis 
  • project management 
  • IT consultancy 
  • data analysis 

 

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for 

  • Xerox 
  • Next 
  • IBM 
  • B Braun Medical 
  • BT 
  • the NHS 
  • Marks and Spencer 

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with specialist business-oriented software like:

  • SAS 
  • WordPress 
  • Microsoft Azure Cloud 
  • Tableau 

Laptops are provided in teaching rooms for seminars and desktop computers are provided in all computer labs. You can access Microsoft Office for free via a cloud provider – either on university laptops or your personal devices. 

We’ve invested over £100m in new facilities to help you study how and when you want. This means 24-hour libraries and study spaces designed by our students. 

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112-120

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example:

  • BBC-BBB at A Level
  • DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Merit overall from a T level qualification
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies.

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

GCSE

  • English Language or Literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

GCSE equivalents

  • Level 2 Literacy or Functional Skills Level 2 English
  • Level 2 Numeracy or Functional Skills Level 2 Maths

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Customers & Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Employability And Organisation Based Learning Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Information Systems Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Technology And Information Analysis For Business Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Analysis For Enterprise Systems Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Employability And Project Based Learning Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Introduction To Cloud And Emerging Technologies Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Service Operation And Service Transition Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Business Intelligence Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Business Architecture Expert Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Dissertation Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Entrepreneurship And Strategic Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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