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Business and Digital Technology

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15,P:30

Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language or Literature at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level. DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS Levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Business information technology

**Course summary**
• Learn the essential skills of business management and the role of IT.
• Study on a course that consistently receives excellent ratings in the National Student Survey.
• Increase your employability through industrial placements.
• Experience a strong sense of community and outreach through various student led social initiatives.
• Have the opportunity to study abroad — Erasmus funding is available for European placements.
You will develop a solid background in the commercial applications of technology and gain good general business skills, enabling you to pursue a broad choice of careers. You will be equipped with the knowledge to undertake professional accreditations such as PRINCE2 (Project Management) or ITIL (Service Management).

**How you learn**
This course offers a diverse approach towards teaching and learning. Staff members teaching on this course have valuable industry experience in both business management and information technology. The course has been consistently recognised for high levels of student satisfaction and experience.

You learn through

- lectures and seminars

- tutorials and workshops

- practical activity-based sessions

- group and individual project work

- independent study

- work placements

The wide range of methods applied to assessment enables a differentiated approach towards assessing your learning. This also allows you to undertake modes of assessment that simulate typical industry practice within respected business and digital technology environments.

**Applied learning
Work placements**

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. We highly recommend a placement year as it helps your personal and professional development through real-world experience, and enhances your career prospects on graduation. Be it a local, national or international industrial placement, you get personal and pastoral support from your allocated tutor during your placement year.

Previous students have taken placements with various organisations ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to large multinational corporations including IBM, BMW, Boeing, DHL, Intel, Xerox, Bentley and Texas Instruments.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

**Year 1 Compulsory modules**:
Employability And Work Based Learning 20
Information Analysis For Business 20
Information Systems 20
Introduction To Digital Technology 20
Managing And Understanding Customers 20
Understanding Organisations 20
**Year 2 Compulsory modules**:
Databases For Business 20
Employability And Project Based Learning 20
Managing Business Finance 20
Service Operation And Service Transition 20
**Elective modules**:
Digital Marketing 20
Information Management 20
It Infrastructure And Emerging Technologies 20
Managing For Performance 20
**Year 3 Optional module**:
Placement Year
**Final year Compulsory modules**:
Developing Strategies For Change 20
Entrepreneurial Theory And Practice 3 20
Marketing Planning And Management 20
Professional Practice 20
**Elective modules**:
Applied Business Intelligence 20
Dissertation 20
Innovative Multimedia 20
Knowledge Management 20

Assessment methods

* Coursework
* Exams
* Practical

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Sheffield Hallam University

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business information technology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
80%
Male students
20%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
med
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
14%
Information technology technicians
6%
Business, research and administrative professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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