Course Details

  • Business Computing with IT aims to develop the combined skills of a Computing and Business course to provide the skills to work effectively within organisations; with a sound knowledge of Information technology and systems alongside business practices.

    This course aims to provide key employability skills through the assessment of technical skills, teamwork and research skills.

    To gain an honours degree in Business Computing with IT, students will undertake three units across the course. This will include a 60 credit specialist project.

    The project allows you to consolidate your previous learning and to develop those ideas and materials in a critical and analytical way. The project will demonstrate your ability to undertake a substantial piece of work. It will also be valuable as a showcase for your abilities and professional skills and provide a solid preparation for postgraduate study.
    The course is delivered over one year full-time or two years part time.

    There are three units within this programme; Business Systems and Practices, eEnterprise and Negotiated Research.

    Within Business Systems and Practices, research skills will be developed regarding the investigation and analysis of Information Systems that are used within organisations.

    eEnterprise provides the digital skills required to establish how current organisations use technologies to enhance their business and also how start-up companies can utilise them.

    Negotiated Research is the opportunity to design and research your own specific interest within the context of the programme.

  • Before registering on this top-up degree, you will ideally have successfully completed a Foundation Degree in either Computing or Business (or equivalent approved study, such as a relevant foundation degree from another institution, or an HND together with vocational experience).

    Consideration will be made to the following students, subject to course relevance and vocational experience:
    -Students with Computing foundation degrees and HNDs
    -Students who have completed the first two years of a three-year Computing degree at another institution
    -Students with two-year diplomas or other qualifications from outside the UK.

  • • Two units with two assessments each that will involve assignments and a group portfolio
    • The Negotiated Research unit is double weighted and 10,000 words in total over the year with presentations to propose and present your research.

    You will be enrolled as an external student with Manchester Metropolitan University

  • If you are interested in education you can complete educational qualifications that can lead to teaching opportunities.

    Alternatively, Masters study is available at our partner institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, in a number of areas.

    There are many opportunities in industry for graduates of this course. We have had a number of graduates gaining employment with graduate schemes for large organisations.

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  • There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

     Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
     Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

    You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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