IT Management for Business Foundation Degree (Part time)

Course Overview

IT has become a mainstay of nearly every business model. Without IT, accounting functions cannot be performed, and customer data linked to these functions cannot be quickly checked and used to underpin business decisions.

In the 21st century, a business model must contain a web presence and in fact more business is being done digitally than ever before.

IT professionals must support these ever changing business requirements by being flexible and knowledgeable. They need to provide their company with hardware support, software support and any other computer based support that is necessary. In small to medium enterprises the IT Manager may need to be multi-skilled, actual hard and soft skills must be underpinned by the ability to keep up with emerging technologies and understand where they are applicable to the company’s business model.

The course aims to produce an informed and competent IT graduate by intellectual stimulation, practical application and the development of analytic skills covering both the theory and practice to IT.

Updated January 2017

Entry Requirements

A typical offer is:
A Level = DD
BTEC L3 Extended Diploma = MP or PPP
Access = Pass

Students without one of the above qualifications may be admitted if the course management team feels that they would complete the course successfully.  This particularly applies to prospective students who may not have the formal qualifications but who can demonstrate relevant experience and a willingness and ability to meet the challenges of the programme.

Students whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate competence in the English language, e.g. TEFL points score of 550 or equivalent.

Course Delivery

This course is delivered over three academic years. Modules include:

  • Underpinning Skills for Foundation Degree (Level 4)
  • Computer System and Network Architecture (Level 4)
  • Introduction to Programming (Level 4)
  • Systems Analysis and Design (Level 4)
  • Data Analysis and Database Design
  • Web Authoring, Design and Development
  • Business Applications
  • End User Computing
  • Web Application Development
  • Network Operating Systems and Security
  • Research Methodologies and Project Management
  • Work Based Project

Progression Opportunities

On successful completion of the three year course, students can progress to the BSc Business Information Technology or BSc Information Technology for Business at University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Additional Information

If you study this course on a part time basis, the cost is £1440 per year and is delivered over three academic years.

For information on financial support - including tuition fee loans and fee grants - please visit www.studentfinancewales.co.uk

Contact

Paul John on 01792 890700 ext 2235 or email paul.john@gcs.ac.uk

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Business, Accountancy and Law
Computing and Technology

Venue(s)

Tycoch
Course deliverable in Welsh:
No