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Computing with Business Management (with integrated Foundation)

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Subjects

Business and management

Applied computing

The University of Buckingham is:
- Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).

- We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.

- Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.

- Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.

- As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.

The BSc Computing with Business Management (with integrated Foundation) programme will benefit those individuals who wish to study an undergraduate degree but have non-standard academic qualifications.

Year one will follow the same structure as the BSc Computing (with Integrated Foundation) programme first year. In years two and three students will build on these skills and enhance their knowledge, understanding and practice in core subjects following the BSc Computing with Business Management programme structure. Throughout the three years a student will be equipped with the skills to reach their potential in academic studies.

Computing and communications technologies lie at the heart of modern society. They include hardware, software, networks, tools, telecommunications equipment and required standards that provide the technological framework on which the delivery of information services is based. The IT industry is reporting a widening gap in software skills while hard technology is developing and diversifying fast.

The overall aim of the programme is to enable all students to develop their potential so that they can apply what they have learnt to deal with computational problems and develop solutions in a real-world environment in relation to business studies. Through studying this programme, students learn how to specify, design, develop and operate efficient and innovative computer-based systems and gain up-to-date knowledge and awareness of the relevant computing technologies within a shorter space of time. Graduates of the degree programme will be able to undertake a variety of careers in the IT sector of related industries.

This major/minor programme of study specifically aims to produce technically sound computing graduates who are exposed to basic concepts and practice of business studies, providing them with IT and computing technical know-how as well as awareness of the principles of the application areas.

Modules

Foundation year modules: Advanced Academic Skills, Critical Thinking, English and Study Skills, English for Academic Studies, Essential Computing Skills, Essential Mathematics, International Studies, Evolution in Computing, Intorduction to Web Computing, Life and Institutions, Essential Mathematics for Computing, Foundation Mathematics, Fundamentals of Computing, Research Skills, Mathmatical Methods.

Computing: Introduction to Computer Systems (Level 4), Introduction to Operating Systems (Level 4), Introduction to Statistics (Level 4), Problem Solving and Programming 1 & 2 (Level 4/5), Study Skills for Science (Level 4), Multimedia Systems (Level 5), Object-Oriented Programming (Level 5), Principles of Computer Networks (Level 5), Principles of Database Systems (Level 5), Professional, Ethical and Legal Issues (Level 5), Cloud Computing (Level 6), Information Security (Level 6), Project (Level 6), Software Engineering (Level 6), Software Project Management (Level 6), Technologies for Business Intelligence (Level 6).

Business and Management: Understanding Business and Management (Level 4), Information Based Decision Making (Level 4), Marketing Fundamentals (Level 4), Behaviour in Organisations (Level 5), Process and Operations Management (Level 5), Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Level 5), Corporate Strategy and Strategic Management (Level 6), Business Simulation (Level 6), Cross-Cultural Management (Level 6)

Assessment methods

Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars, workshops and tutorials. It is enhanced by virtual learning environments, online / stand-alone computer-based teaching, learning packages and software tools.

A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of the University’s faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students.

Many of our Information Systems and Computing courses have supervised practical classes in the computer laboratories in which you can apply and practise the techniques you have learnt in the lectures. These practical sessions are usually two or three hours long. You will also be expected to study on your own, using the library for reading research and the computer laboratories to improve your practical skills.

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two. Please check module information for more details.

Extra funding

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award. All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website: https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

The Uni


Course location:

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Department:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

52%
UK students
48%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
D

Computing

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

63%
UK students
37%
International students
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
7%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
D
B

After graduation


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Business and management

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
94%
low
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Business, research and administrative professionals

As only a small number of students take courses in this subject area, there isn't much information on what graduates do when they finish, so bear that in mind when you review any stats. Management, finance and business roles are common, but it's a good idea to ask tutors what previous graduates taking specific courses went on to do when you're at an open day.

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

Business and management

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

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