Information Technology Management for Business BSc (Hons)

UCAS code GN52

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About this course 2019/20

 Developed in conjunction with employers through the Tech Partnership, a network of over 100-technology focused businesses, this course has been specifically designed to address industry demand, delivering work ready graduates with the skills and professionalism that employers are looking for.

Northumbria ranks 4th in the sector nationally and top in the North East for further study, sustained employment or both for Business and Admin Studies graduates 5 years after graduation. (Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) 2017)

The course is a mix of four key themes

  • An understanding of how business organisations work and what drives them
  • An understanding of how Information Technology and Information Systems work and how they can be applied to provide competitive advantage
  • An understanding of how to manage the implementation of technology projects
  • Development and practice of the interpersonal skills required for a successful career

NSS image100% satisfaction in every area relating to learning resources, with 100% of IT Management for Business students also saying their communications skills have improved 

Offering an insight into the IT sector, this degree will give you an in-depth understanding of technology and the ways in which it can be used to transform organisations.


Industry engagement, opportunities to engage with business and a year-long industrial placement provide you with the industry know-how and direct experience that will prepare you for a successful management role in IT.



 IT Management for Business is accredited by the Tech Partnership as a Tech Industry Gold degree, made up of a wide range of employers, ensuring that graduates are well-equipped for the workforce.



Learn from the best

Developed in direct partnership with blue chip companies and delivered by experienced lecturers, this honours degree in ITMB delivers the skills and abilities that companies are looking for.

With backgrounds in areas as diverse as developing multimillion pound systems for the MoD, employability within the curriculum and multimedia development, your knowledgeable lecturers draw on their business and research expertise to inform their teaching and to help you understand the theoretical and practical aspects of technology and the vital role it plays in business.

Our well-established links with employers provides networking opportunities and the chance to understand the broad range of career opportunities open to you. 

caption: Senior Lecturer - Perla Innocenti  caption: Meet the team

Teaching and Assessment

The course employs a range of hands-on learning techniques underpinned by workshops, lectures and seminars. 

Modules such as the Consultancy Project enable you to work with a partner business, giving you practical experience of some of the IT challenges faced by businesses. Modules such as Integrated Enterprise Systems provide exposure to and experience of industry leading systems such as SAP. We embed professional development into many areas of the programme such as the Personal and Professional Development module which focuses on increasing your independence, confidence and self-direction as well as improving your negotiation and persuasion skills.

In line with employer feedback, many modules include group project work to replicate the workplace and help develop your ability in organisation, teamwork, planning and time-keeping.

We use a wide range of assessment methods including projects, individual and group presentations, electronic portfolios and business reports and exams, with around 93% of the course assessed by coursework.

This course is delivered through the Northumbria iSchool, one of only six in the UK and the only UK iSchool to have representation on the iSchools Executive Committee. 

Learning Environment

The programme makes extensive use of best practice and best-of-breed software (such as to reflect processes and systems used in the sector.

We embed technology-enhanced learning into all elements of the programme from self-guided exercises, online tests and assessment feedback to online tutorials to support the material formally delivered in lectures, including ‘Industry Insight’ lectures from industry specialists. Pebblepad, an electronic portfolio tool, is used to develop learning and enable collaboration with other students.

The department is home to a wide range of specialist facilities and study areas depending on your module selection. You will also have 24/7 term-time access to Northumbria’s library

caption: University Library

Research-rich Learning

Information technology is a powerful tool in the rapidly developing world of business. It can help organisations stay one step ahead of the competition but this requires an understanding, not only of the systems but of the role these systems are projected to play within organisations and across wider society in the future.

Academics across the department draw from their research activity, using research-led methods to inform teaching. Recent research by lecturers from the ITMB programme includes work into:

  • bridging the gap between ‘systems’ and ‘user-centred’ information retrieval
  • the impact of technology on the legal system
  • Web 2.0 integrations within business
  • Teaching and developing professionalism

caption: Department Research

Give your career an edge

This career-focused programme was designed in collaboration with The Tech Partnership, a network of over 100 technology-focused businesses who work alongside the education sector to develop students with an outstanding blend of technical and commercial skills. It is also accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.

You will have many opportunities to connect with the sector through our network of active partner companies through a combination of live consultancy projects, case studies, networking events, workshops and competitions. You will also have the opportunity to gain direct business experience through a year-long industrial placement.

This is supported by a programme of guest lectures, mock interviews and national ITMB events, and opportunities to network with employers (including alumni), which for many former students has led to offers of employment.

Your Future

With employability at the heart of the programme, you will graduate with an in-depth understanding of business, its key IT needs and a range of management skills – from the technical expertise to identify, specify and implement solutions to technical problems to the interpersonal skills necessary to persuade your colleagues of the most appropriate solutions.

 The majority of our students go on to graduate schemes at large companies working in IT management, data management, business transformation and consultancy roles. Some of our recent graduates now work at companies including CapGemini, HP, IBM, GSK, Nissan, Cummins, National Grid, Accenture, Sky, Sopra and Deloitte.

100% of students in work or further study 6 months after graduating.

Course info

UCAS Code GN52

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Computer and Information Sciences

Location Pandon Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019

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