Computing for Business BSc (Hons)
Application deadlines: 15 January
Application fee: £12
International tuition: £13,750
Domestic tuition: £9,250
The course is designed to help students develop practical IT skills relevant to industry and learn how to create and extract information from systems in business, government and society. Organisations accumulate huge volumes of data from a variety of sources on a daily basis. Business systems may vary from customer support, NHS records and critical financial planning for the City of London, to strategic marketing systems for international retail groups.
This program can be done
Five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Mathematics or equivalent, plus one of the following: Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels or equivalent or BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM or Pass in the QAA accredited Access to HE. English and Mathematics GCSE required as a separate qualification as equivalency is not accepted within the Access qualification. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course or International Baccalaureate: 24+ points Foundation Year in Computing: Pass Foundation, and progression is at the discretion of the programme leader. Refer to the Foundation team for further guidance. Portfolio Required: No Interview Required: No We welcome applications from mature students with non-standard qualifications and recognise all other equivalent and international qualifications English language – If English is not your first language we require an English language level of IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
There is currently an increasing demand in industry for skilled specialists who can manage and interpret data from business information technology systems. The combination of computing skills and business knowledge taught on the course enables you to enter a diverse range of careers in areas such as business analysis, analytics consultant, statistical programmer, statistical analyst, SAS programmer, data management analyst and research analyst. Graduates are also well positioned to continue their academic careers by embarking on postgraduate study, in either research or taught areas, which offers the opportunity for further specialisation and enhances their existing skills.