Birmingham City University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Information Technology with Foundation Year

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Course summary

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Are you interested in Understanding business concepts and how to use IT to serve business needs? Our Business Information Technology Degree gives you the skills to make IT work for businesses. Business Information Technology bridges the gap between IT and Business to drive innovation and growth in the modern global organisation. It embeds a systems philosophy of connectivity, to offer an in-depth understanding of business concepts and how to use IT to serve business needs. It will also provide essential skills that will facilitate communicating and discussing technical and business ideas effectively with technical and non-technical audiences. About the Foundation Year The Foundation Year course option enables you to study for our BSc (Hons) degree over an extended full-time duration of four years by including a Foundation Certificate (year one of four). The Foundation Certificate provides a broad study programme that underpins the follow-on degree. In order to progress to the next year of your degree, it is necessary to achieve a pass in all of the modules of the Foundation Certificate. What's covered in the course? You will work collaboratively with tutors, researchers and businesses, applying practice-based skills to real-life case studies and live project briefs which will develop your problem-solving and analytical skills. Learn how to think like a coder, to influence the design, development and use of information systems and technology in organisations. You will also gain an in-depth understanding on how organisations can harness the data to improve decision-making. In a summary, this course will give you the skills and knowledge to make IT work for businesses. Develop your technical, research, design and organisational ability, and leave with the skills employers want. Work in our advanced software development and computer programming labs, using dedicated facilities for systems analysis, networking, e-commerce and business intelligence – all of which reflect advanced professional practice. Why Choose Us?

  • You will work in advanced software development and computer programming labs, using dedicated facilities for systems analysis, networking, e-commerce and business intelligence – all of which reflect advanced professional practice.
  • You will have the option of a sandwich year, enabling you to undertake valuable work experience.
  • You will gain experience in working in multidisciplinary teams and understand how to apply your skills within a range of industries.
  • You’ll get to work in our £260 million City Centre Campus, using state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies.
  • Graduates have gone on to work at companies and organisations such as IBM, Mercedes-Benz and Microsoft.
  • You will benefit from the expertise of our academic staff, who have a wealth of industry experience.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
I20F
Institution code:
B25
Campus name:
Millennium Point Campus
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no subtest below 5.5

Applicants who have not received their secondary school education in English will require an overall IELTS score of 6, with no subtest below 5.5 If English is studied at GCSE Level but as a second language, IELTs must be completed to qualify for UK L2 requirement.


Unistats information

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83%
Student satisfaction
69%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
86%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Business Information Technology with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS