Business Information Technology
School - Salford Business School
Subject area - Business and Management
UCAS Code: G5N1, G500 with professional experience
Start Dates(s): September
Three years full-time
Four years with placement year
UK - £9250 per year
International - £12,000 per year
- Develop important skills in high demand from major employers
- We have an impressive collection of partners in business, industry and the public sector
- The optional work experience year enhances your employment prospects - you won't pay University fees for that year and will earn a wage for your work
- Overseas study available
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
The Business Information Technology course has been designed in collaboration between our expert course leaders and our 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. By your final year, you will possess strong technical skills and be well equipped to lead and contribute to the development, deployment and integration of IT solutions in a variety of organisational settings.
The Professional Development module in the second year helps you to develop the skills you need – presentation skills, networking, interview techniques etc – to move more easily into successful employment.
Students on our BIT programme have the opportunity to try out their ideas and learning on a range of exciting projects, including working with our 3D printers and the application of 4G technology.
Read Tom Mullarkey's blog post about his experiences at Salford Business School and working on the Fan Fit app.
This degree is also offered with a Foundation Year, visit www.salford.ac.uk/ug-courses/business-foundation-year for details.
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"We’ve met a lot of business professionals this year. It’s great because we’re getting real life experience now and seeing the next step to get into that business world.
They’re preparing us really well, we had to create a digital portfolio as part of our course. We got a lot of help from the tutors and now we’ve got a website online that we can use for ourselves."Tom Mullarkey, student on BSc Business Information Technology
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.
This course allows you to either specialise or follow an integrated route and the modular design gives you considerable choice.
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.
You can also choose to undertake a study exchange abroad for one semester or one year during your second year. We provide you with extensive support through workshops, personal guidance, tests and interview practice to help this opportunity become a reality.
Graduates with international experience are increasingly sought by employers because they gain highly valuable skill sets living and studying in a different country.
Salford Business School study abroad opportunities are available across Europe and the rest of the world – don’t miss out on this exciting chance to learn while exploring new places and making friends from all over the world!
You will also develop a critical awareness of the relationship between design practice and user experience, and have the opportunity to explore methods which situate the user experience centrally in design and development processes.
On completion of Year 2 you may choose to undertake a paid placement or study abroad for a year.
This is an excellent opportunity to take advantage of and over the last five years 90% of Salford Business undergraduates taking a one year placement secured a 2:1 or 1st class Honours degree.
We will help you find out about vacancies and make the right connections with high profile employers through regular events and presentations.
Here is just a small selection of the companies our students have enjoyed placements with so far: NatWest, Barclays and The Cooperative Bank; BP, Esso and Shell; IBM, Hewlett Packard and Compaq; Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar and Nissan; Marks & Spencer, Selfridges and Sainsbury’s; Eli Lilly, Glaxo and ICI; Fujitsu, Marriott and Virgin.
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.