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Undergraduate course

Business Information Management BA (Hons) Top Up

Business Information Management will help you to acquire the management skills necessary to help you manage information within organisations and solve business problems.

Acquire the management skills necessary to help you manage information within organisations and solve business problems, with a particular focus on a software approach to business information systems. This degree programme is aimed at students who wish to work in a management role within the technology-based sector.

York campus

  • UCAS Code – P1N2
  • Duration – 1 year full-time
  • Start date – September 2019
  • School – York Business School

York Business School

Course overview

Our aim is to provide you with management skills to help you manage information within organisations and solve business problems. This degree will give you an opportunity to develop the management skills with a particular focus upon a software approach to business information systems.

Our graduates leave us equipped to go into a wide range of careers, including business process analysis and engineering, technical consultancy and general information technology-related business positions.

Develop the skills to interact between the technical facet of an organisation and its leadership function. This degree has a strong focus on the management of information and the use of technology within business, including modules such as eBusiness and developing eCommerce applications, whilst also developing project management skills. Alongside modules developing your technical skills you will also have the opportunity to build the managerial skills and knowledge to be an effective manager and will have the opportunity to study Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications to complement your studies.

Course structure

Level 1


Modules include:

  • Operations and Project Management
  • eBusiness
  • Leadership, Innovation and Change
  • Independent research project

You will also undertake an Independent Research activity which may take one of the following forms:

  • Dissertation
  • Business Research Project
  • Organisation-Based Project

Optional modules include:

  • Managing Organisational Development
  • Contemporary Issues in the Technological Era
  • Developing E-Commerce

Entry requirements


Equivalence to two years study at a UK HEI equating to 240 credits (e.g. HND, Foundation Degree) in an Accounting and Finance related qualification.

All applicants will be expected to have a minimum level qualification comparable to students at York St John University who have completed level 2.

Entrants to the programme will therefore have the equivalent of 240 credits with a minimum of 120 at level 2. Accepted example qualifications are:

  • HND Business (Finance) - (2003 specification version)
  • HND Business (Accounting) - (2010 specification version)
  • HND Business (but must have achieved units 2, 9 & 10)
  • ACCA Advanced Diploma in Accounting
  • AIA Level 5 Certificate in Accounting
  • FdA in Accounting or equivalent from a UK HEI
  • International qualifications (equivalent UK Diploma in HE) approved via the NARIC database and in line with common competitor practice, for example:

          - Diploma in Accounting at Central University of Finance and Economics, China

          - Diploma In Business Administration at Nilai University College, China

Non UK applicants whose home language is not English must be able to demonstrate a proficiency in English equivalent to IELTS band score of 6 overall, with not less than 5.5 in any section in line with university policy.

Personal statement

Essential criteria

As well as a strong standard of written English, we also look for an interest and enthusiasm for the subject. This can be done in a variety of ways, either from an academic viewpoint, for example prior study, or through relevant experience.

Valued criteria

Candidates can demonstrate a real enthusiasm for the subject that goes beyond achieving good grades in exams. Examples of this include:

  • Career plans
  • Attending workshops or seminars related to the chosen subject area
  • Showing leadership and teamwork skills through project work or awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh
  • Candidates may also look to undertake professional qualifications such as accounting qualifications or CIPD

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions, policies and procedures contain important information about studying at York St John University. These can be accessed through our Admissions webpages.

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