BSc (Honours) Information Technology with Business Studies

Year of Entry 2024/25
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BSc (Honours)

Information Technology with Business Studies

Course in clearing 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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Apply for a place on this course starting in 2024. Get started with our online form, or call 0330 024 6390.

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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)

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    3 / 4 Years

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

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    What is the UCAS code?

    G5N1

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2024

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    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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City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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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

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

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
Customers & Markets
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Employability And Organisation Based Learning
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(40%) , Practical(60%)
Information Systems Analysis
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Technology And Information Analysis For Business
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(60%) , Practical(40%)
Year 2

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Business Analysis For Enterprise Systems
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Employability And Project Based Learning
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(40%) , Practical(60%)
Introduction To Cloud And Emerging Technologies
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(40%) , Practical(60%)
Service Operation And Service Transition
Credits 20
Assessment Practical(100%)
Year 3

Optional modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Placement Year
Credits -
Assessment
Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Applied Business Intelligence
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(50%) , Practical(50%)
Business Architecture Expert
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dissertation
Credits 40
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Entrepreneurship And Strategic Management
Credits 20
Assessment Coursework(100%)

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

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