The Business Information Technology course has been carefully designed in collaboration between our expert course leaders and an impressive collection of partners in business, industry and the public sector. You will find modules are inspired by the very latest information systems research.
You will learn about the management of information in organisations by understanding systems concepts, communications and information technologies.
You will also develop a detailed understanding of the relationships between business organisations, information and technology, and also how individuals and groups operate within an organisation.
This course is also available with a Professional Experience Year, giving you the opportunity to apply the skills, knowledge and understanding you have gained in the first two years of the course. There are different entry requirements and course codes for the Professional Experience Year option.
This is a three year full-time undergraduate honours degree with the option to undertake a fourth year as a paid placement. Each academic year commences in September. All modules run through both semesters of the academic year.
All Business Information Technology students study the same modules in the first year, after which you are given the flexibility to review and change your options depending on which subjects interest you the most. This approach gives you a vital foundation in key business disciplines to support the subjects you go on to study in your second and final years. It also means that all students achieve the same level of Business Information Technology knowledge at the end of their first year.
In your second year, you will start to take specialist modules and build your knowledge in these areas.
On completion of Year 2 you may choose to undertake either a paid placement or study abroad for a year.
Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.
|GCSE||Minimum of five at grade C or higher, to include English language and maths|
|UCAS tariff points||BSc: 260-300 points
With Professional Experience: 280-320 points
|GCE A level||BSc: BCC with a minimum of two A2 passes
With Professional Experience: BBC with a minimum of two A2 passes
|BTEC National Diploma||DMM/DMM - DDM with placement|
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.
There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.
For admission to programmes of study at the University an applicant whose native tongue is not English must possess a current qualification deemed acceptable by the University as evidence of proficiency in the English Language. For entry to level 4 ,5, 6 such a qualification must equate to a minimum average score of 6 or above (and for each component 5.5 or above) from the Cambridge/British Council English Language Testing Service (IELTS) or alternative examinations as recognised by the University.
This course offers excellent scope for any student wanting to learn how Information Technology plays a vital role in business. Knowledge, expertise and the ability to discuss and contribute to solutions around these issues are highly sought after skills by employers across a wide variety of sectors. This course will appeal to a range of applicants and there is no need to have studied these subjects before to be successful.
Each application will be considered carefully and judged on its own merits.
Equivalent qualifications will also be considered please contact admissions for further information
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars and tutorials using a wide range of learning activities. You will experience small group tutorials during your First and Second year module studies. This ensures you will be highly skilled in time for your placements, year abroad experience and final year studies.
Over the duration of your course a range of assessment techniques will be used. Types of assessment include; essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice tests, online tests, group reports, and portfolio work. The weighting between exams and coursework varies between modules and years, but exams still play a major role.
Studying this course will provide you with a breadth of knowledge which is highly attractive to employers, while allowing you to choose subjects of particular interest in great detail. With an impressive academic foundation, your skills in team working, project management, presentation and interpersonal behavior will be developed throughout the course. There is an emphasis on capability and delivering solutions, and this approach helps ensure you will develop skills which make you highly employable.
You will have a breadth of skills and knowledge that are sought by employers in many different fields. Our graduates have enjoyed an excellent employment record and can be found in management level roles in consultancies, software houses, local government, the NHS and a wide variety of organisations.
Salford University is well known for its strong links with business partners, and many organisations, including major national and multinational companies, are keen to provide placements for our students.
For example, companies hosting our students have included: Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, General Electric, Lloyds TSB, Nationwide, PC World, Yell, BUPA, Hewden, Barcrest and many others.
As a placement year student, you are likely to gain enormously from the experience and will tend to perform particularly well when you return to us for your final year. Your employment prospects are also boosted. A unique feature of this course is that students who undertake the placement year study less modules in their final year.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||Your annual fee will be calculated pro rata to the full-time fee according to the number of credits you are studying|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
As a UK/EU student you could be entitled to:
As an International student you could be entitled to:
The Vice-Chancellor's Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship is currently available to international students who achieve ABB at A level (or equivalent).
Salford Business School is located at the heart of the University’s Peel campus in the newly refurbished Lady Hale Building, and the Chapman Building, offering state-of-the-art facilities for the Business School’s student learning community and just minutes from Manchester city centre.
Chapman is a stylish modern space with six lecture theatres equipped with the very latest technology and large screen displays, a series of communal learning and breakout spaces, plus a Fairtrade café with panoramic views across the campus.
Lady Hale is the home to all dedicated business school student support including the school office, an employability hub, a base for the Business School society, and several open study spaces.
G5N1, G500 with professional experience
Start Dates: September
Three years full-time
Four years with placement year