Combine the skills and knowledge of a computing and business course, and develop the expertise to work effectively with information technologies and systems – alongside business practices – with this BSc (Hons) Business Computing with IT (Top-Up).

Build your technical, teamwork and research skills as you take what you’ve previously learnt and develop your ideas and materials in a critical, analytical way.

You’ll complete three units during the year, including a 60-credit specialist project. This will demonstrate your ability to undertake a substantial piece of work, showcase your knowledge and professional skills, and help you advance onto postgraduate study or a rewarding career.

Openshaw Campus
Full Time
1 year
September 2019
Awarding Partner:
Manchester Metropolitan University
All our staff have significant experience, teaching in higher education and related directly to the industry. Our teaching staff have relevant academic and industry recognised qualifications and are committed to yearly continuous professional development.

• Foundation Degree in related subject

• HND in either Computing or Business
You’ll be required to attend an interview and complete an assessment.
Mature applicants (aged 21 or over) who are able to demonstrate relevant skills or knowledge gained in employment or vocational activity will be considered and may be invited to interview.
Consideration will be given if you have significant industrial or academic experience but have no formal qualifications

Year 1: Business Systems and Practices (30 credits)
Develop your research skills in the investigation and analysis of Information Systems that are used within organisations.

Year 1: e-Enterprise Project (30 credits)
eEnterprise provides you with digital skills to establish how current organisations use technologies to enhance their business, and how start-up companies can utilise them effectively

Year 1: Negotiated Research (60 credits)
Negotiated Research is the opportunity to design and research your own specific interest within the context of the programme.
Budd, A. (2009) CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions

Chapman, N. (2007) Digital Media Tools

CodeAcademy - http://www.codecademy.com/

Cottrell, S. (2011) Critical Thinking Skills: Developing Effective Analysis and Argument.

Galliers, R. D. and Baker, B. S. H. (2009) Strategic Information Management: Challenges and Strategies in Managing Information Systems

Laudon, K. C. and Laudon, J. P. (2007) Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm

Walliman, N. (2011) Your Research Project: Designing and Planning your Work
Two units with two assessments each that will involve assignments and a group portfolio

The Negotiated Research unit is double weighted and 10,000 words in total over the year with presentations to propose and present your research

This Bachelor’s Degree is valued by employers and will help you gain credit for your skills, advance your knowledge and improve your future career prospects – both in your current position and in the wider job market. You’ll find lots of opportunities in the industry, with many options to join graduate schemes for large organisations
There are two main costs you will have whilst studying and if you are a home student studying on a full-time course, you can apply for student finance to cover both of these:

 Your tuition fees for each year of your course.
 Help with your living costs e.g. rent, food, clothing, course materials, entertainment.

You can find more details, including the actual tuition fee charged on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page.

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All of the books required for the course are available from the library. However, you may choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Estimated costs for a laptop are £300.

Materials are provided online and assignments are submitted electronically. However, you may also wish to print other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page

All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here.

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