BSc Management and Information Technology (Industry) is for students interested in business and computer science. The degree looks critically and brings a person-centred approach to modern management ideas and theories of the firm, and how technology is employed across business. Because the digital economy is the driver of global business innovation, our 2022 cohort comprises more than 40 diverse students from 16 countries including UK, Europe, China, India and the rest of the world. Our MIT alumni are in the UK and worldwide.
This degree programme is accredited by TechSkills as meeting industry standards for quality and relevance to tech and digital careers. Courses carrying this Tech Industry Gold accreditation provide students with the blend of technical, business and professional skills employers need. On graduation, our Tech Industry Gold students also receive certified skills credentials from TechSkills.
If you’re interested in business and management, information systems and computer science this flexible degree, delivered by academic and practitioner experts, plays to your strengths and career ambitions.
We use real-world examples to question the role of information technology in business. You will learn from our cutting-edge researchers how to manage teams and projects in IT-related business scenarios, apply IT solutions and evaluate technical knowledge. Throughout, you can attend TechSkills events and conferences and benefit from their networking opportunities with employers. Wide-ranging guest practitioner talks provide insight into the technology industry.
Your first year provides a strong foundation in Information Systems, Business Analytics and Software Development, and covers key debates in Management, Organisations and Work. You can also study areas such as Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Operations Management.
In your second year, you move on to areas such as Financial Accounting, Managing Business Information Systems, Knowledge and Data, Project Management and Software Design. You can choose from options ranging from Business Ethics to Human Resource Management, and have the opportunity to conduct a piece of business research.
You spend your third year on industry placement, and TechSkills supports us in finding placements.
In your final year, you look at how to develop Business Information Systems and how to manage change from a psychological perspective, and study options such as Project Management and Ethical Responsibility in Business.
Examples of some of the optional modules you might take throughout the programme are shown in the course structure below.
Accredited by TechSkills as Tech Industry Gold, our Management School and Computer Science department integrate industry-relevant academic learning with the technical, business and interpersonal skills to meet standards defined by employers.
Throughout your studies, you will have support from our careers team, which includes a dedicated departmental careers coach working with you from day one to help with internships, placements and graduate employment. We have strong connections with employers, and the careers team offer specialist access to companies in the management and IT sectors. We will supply training in CV writing, interview assessment centres and telephone interviews, helping you with your future career ambitions, with former students going on to work in areas including consultancy and business analytics.
The University will use all reasonable effort to support you to find a suitable placement for your studies. While a placement role may not be available in a field or organisation that is directly related to your academic studies or career aspirations, all placement roles offer valuable experience of working at a graduate level and gaining a range of professional skills.
If you are unsuccessful in securing a suitable placement for your third year, you will be able to transfer to the equivalent non-placement degree scheme and would continue with your studies at Lancaster, finishing your degree after your third year. The University offers a range of shorter placement and internship opportunities for which you would be welcome to apply.
This degree provides a thorough knowledge of change management, project management, information technology management and information systems development. It can help you stand out in the job market, opens up opportunities with our sponsor organisations, or provides a route into further study.