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Course Essentials

These days computing underpins all businesses and the two disciplines are fundamentally connected. On this course you develop a broad understanding of business activity and focus on the influence of business and computing concepts in achieving a business’s strategic objectives.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
360
UCAS Course Code:
N1CO
Course Title:
BA (Hons) Business and Computing
Duration:
3-6 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Exemptions Available:
Yes
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

This course has standard entry requirements. To be eligible for this course through the standard entry requirements you must have either:

  • Two subjects at GCE A level or equivalent, plus passes at grade C or above in three subjects at GCSE level or equivalent; or
  • Completed a recognised Access Programme or equivalent.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent

If you have work experience

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study the programme.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We’ll also ask you for references and evidence of relevant work experience.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

If you like to stay ahead of the curve and analyse the latest technologies in computing and leading business theories, then this is the course for you. We’ll equip you with the skills to use a range of data sources and tools to improve performance and evaluate a range of computer tech to meet the requirements of complex business problems.

You also investigate and work with a range of case studies to expand and apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

Modules are:

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Skills for Interdisciplinary Study
  • Computer Technology
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Understanding the Business Environment
  • Principles of Marketing
  • People in Organisations

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Research Ethics in Action
  • Data Communications
  • Quality Systems in IT
  • Strategic Information Systems
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Enterprise & Entrepreneurship

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Research Planning & Project
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Management in IT
  • Contemporary Management Issues
  • International Management

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignment
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Portfolios of work
  • Exams

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your newly acquired skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

Business and computing graduates develop a wide range of transferrable skills, providing a variety of job opportunities to successful graduates.

The course will provide you with:

  • An understanding of business and computing organisations and their key elements
  • Skills to explore wider considerations such as environments, markets and processes; and how all these work together
  • Help in relating your studies to your own experience
  • Wide range of employment opportunities across business and computing sectors

The transferrable skills you will gain, including analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as an appreciation of organisational behaviour and structures, will indicate to employers that you have potential for future development in multiple areas.

So, where can you go after Uni?

Generally, graduates have a much wider range of options available to them than just the subject matter of their degree.

The world is now wholly reliant on computers so anyone with expertise in computers, the internet or information technology as a whole is able to use their skills to work in almost any sector they wish. Business skills of course are also relevant to almost any sector - that’s a lot of potential jobs!

Some of the jobs you might consider are:

  • IT Solutions Specialist
  • IT Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Business Development Executive
  • Business Analytics and Modelling Consultant
  • Business Performance & Transformation Consultant
  • Operations Manager
  • Retail Manager

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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