Management and Information Technology (Industry)

BSc Hons

  • UCAS Code GN52
  • Entry Year 2023 or 2022
  • A Level Requirements AAB
  • Duration Full time 4 Years

Overview

Top reasons to study with us

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    7th for Graduate Prospects (Computer Science)

    The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2022)

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    8th for Graduate Prospects (Computer Science)

    The Complete University Guide (2022)

  • 11

    11th for Computer Science

    The Guardian University Guide (2022)

Introduction

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. 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.

Programme overview

If you’re interested in both computer science and business – delivered by experts in both fields – this flexible degree plays to your strengths.

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.

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, conferences and benefit from their networking opportunities with employers.

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. Throughout your degree, you can attend TechSkills events, conferences and their networking opportunities with employers.

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.

Key Facts

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.

Programme outcomes

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.

Careers

Lancaster's world renowned academic credentials, coupled with MIT’s close contacts with industry and emphasis on employability, means you will stand out in the competitive job market. Students who spend their third year in industry have an added advantage.

An MIT degree opens the door to a wide range of careers. Lancaster’s MIT graduates are recruited as business consultants, software engineers, IT consultants, IT managers, business analysts and project managers or go on to graduate management schemes with large organisations. Many students are employed by organisations endorsing the e-skills programme, such as Deloitte, Land Rover, IBM and Fujitsu.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Careers section for full details.

Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAB

GCSE English Language grade C or 4

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects

BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualifications. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

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Fees and Funding

We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2023/24 entry fees have not yet been set.

As a guide, our fees in 2022/23 were:

UK International
£9,250 £23,365

Scholarships and bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

About the Department

Over the past 50 years, the Department of Organisation, Work and Technology has built a strong reputation in areas including human resource management, employment relations, ethics, sustainability and more. As a student in this department, you will benefit from the expertise of our academic departmental members, who are specialists across wider social sciences and management backgrounds. You will study topics shaped by contemporary issues through our strong industry connections, and you’ll find all the support, guidance and opportunities you need to help you achieve your potential and launch a successful career.

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Tech Industry Gold Accreditation

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. Employers remain involved in the programme delivery through employer events, talks and competitions, to enhance development opportunities for students and enable them to build industry contacts as they progress through the programme and into successful careers.

Student Insights

"Management and Information Technology is very challenging, yet a tremendously rewarding degree. Having technology integrated in all aspects of our life, MIT equips you with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. The employers love that! For me, as a graduate, the broad range of studies unlocked many career paths and helped with getting a job months before my graduation! Lisa Denderuk, MIT graduate 2020

THE Rankings 2022

Ranked in the Top 100 worldwide

Lancaster is ranked 85th worldwide for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022.

THE World University Rankings by subject
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#70 in the world for Business and Management

Lancaster is ranked #9 in the UK and #70 in the world for Business and Management according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2022, one of nine subjects at Lancaster to be featured in the top 100 in these prestigious listings.

QS Rankings 2022

Alumni Profiles

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Maisie McLaughlin

BSc Management and Information Technology (Industry), 2021

Lancaster truly equipped me with a varied skill set that is valued by employers.

Important information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2023/2024 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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