Business Management and Computer Science 

(2018 Entry)

BA (Hons)

The popular Business Management and Computer Science combined programme brings together two cutting edge fields of study and an opportunity to learn in two of the UK’s leading departments. Under the supervision of internationally recognised tutors, you will learn the fundamentals of business management as well as underpinning theories of software, hardware and computing techniques. Graduates from this programme are able to work with technical, theoretical and real life business problems and have a range of career options in information technology, systems and in management.

Combined Honours
Study abroad
Learn a language
International year
3 years/ 4 years with international year

UCAS code: GN49

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Course Overview

You’ll explore concepts and debates in organisational behaviour, accounting and human resource management as well as understanding technology to solve a wide range of problems.  With round the clock access to computing labs, based on Microsoft Windows and Linux, you will gain confidence in a wide range of applications and networking software.  With a range of optional modules on offer, you have the chance to reflect on what’s happening in industry and learn about exciting developments in artificial intelligence, computer game development, human-computer interaction and cyber security.

You can also choose to put your skills and knowledge to practical use by opting to take a placement year between years two and three of your studies. The placement helps you to refine your skills and gain valuable experience for working life after graduation. 

What will this mean for my future?

You will graduate with a wide range of computing and business skills to enable you to work in a variety of roles including as a systems analyst, software engineer, management or IT consultant.  You could choose to work in the business, public or the not-for –profit sector and recent graduates have gone to work for Apple, BAE Systems, Barclays, Capgemini, Experian, Microsoft and the Ministry of Defence.

You could also decide to go on to study for a postgraduate qualification in management or computer science.

Indicative modules

First year

  • Fundamentals of computing
  • Management in Context
  • Computer Animation and Multimedia
  • Business Law
  • Natural Computation
  • Introduction to International Business

Second year

  • System Lifecycles and Design
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Social Theory at Work
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Operations and Quality Management
  • Web Technologies

Third year

  • Business Strategy
  • Software Engineering Project Management
  • Management, Organisation and the Media
  • Computing in Education
  • Contemporary Issues in Management
  • Communications and Networks

Thomas Trillo

Thomas Trillo

"The support available from tutors and staff and the relaxed campus setting make the transition to university life much easier."

Accounting and Business Management, 2017