Business Information Technology BA (Hons)

Studying Business Information Technology is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is clearly focused on your long-term career prospects in a wide variety of contexts. Whether you are thinking of setting up your own business, working in professional practice, a large corporation or the public sector you will need to possess the right set of skills. This course will give you a thorough understanding of accounting concepts which is ideal if you want to go on to be a professional accountant. 

UCAS course code
NG25
Location
York St John University
Course fees
2017 - 2018: Home & EU students: £9,250 per annum, International (non EU) students: £10,000 per annum
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Abroad
Yes - see our study abroad web pages for more information
Start date
September 2017 | September 2018
Accredited by
Chartered Management Institute

Course overview

Studying Business Information Technology is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is clearly focused on your long-term career prospects. Whether you are thinking of setting up your own business, working in a large corporation, the public sector or the ever growing tourist industry you will need to possess an understanding of how businesses operate and how skilled managers can contribute to their success.

But management is also about people, and we will enable you to develop your own skills as a team player, a group member and ultimately as a manager of other people. Our suite of degrees allows you to specialise still further in specific aspects of business and management. So, if you develop an interest in marketing or in tourism, for example, you can take a degree that gives you this extra focus, which will then be specified on your degree certificate.

There are also opportunities for you to study abroad for part of your degree; the University has connections with other institutions in various countries, including the USA, Australia and Europe.

Alan Johnston - Head of Programme

Course structure

Level 1

This degree will give you an opportunity to develop the skills required of managers with a particular focus upon a software approach to business information systems and web technologies.

A key aspect of the programme is the development of employability skills. Alongside your classes you will undertake a Continuing Professional Development framework, which will develop your practical skills and help you to build links with the business community. Our students have also taken part in business competitions, both in the UK and Europe, have taken roles as student researchers and visited several organisations in and around the UK as part of their studies.

Modules may include:

  • Website Development
  • Business Logics & Process Modelling
  • Preparing for Business
  • Ventures in Entrepreneurship

Level 2

Modules may include:

  • Databases for Business
  • Problem Solving through Programming
  • Research Methods & Project Management
  • Management & Leadership

Level 3

Modules may include:

  • Independent Research
  • Developing e-Commerce
  • e-Business
  • Digital Marketing Communications

Programme specification

Further information on this course is available in the programme specification. Please note that the programme specification relates to course content that is currently being studied by students at the University. For new programmes, the programme specification will be made available online prior to the start of the course.

Learning support

York St John University works hard to create an inclusive environment for all our students. We offer a range of learning support services to assist students throughout their studies.

Entry requirements

Qualifications

The minimum entry requirements for this course are:

96 - 116 UCAS Tariff points

3 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language

For 2017 entry UCAS has altered how its tariff points are calculated. Calculate your tariff points.

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 studying a business related A Level, or through relevant work experience or placements.

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
  • Interest and experience in Information technology
  • 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.

Fees and funding

To study for an undergraduate degree with us, you will need to pay tuition fees for your course. How much you pay will depend on whether you're a UK & EU student or an international (non-EU) student. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course.

Tuition fees for 2018 / 19 entry have not yet been confirmed.

There may also be some additional costs to take into account throughout your studies, including the cost of accommodation.

Tuition fees

UK & EU 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2017 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE Primary and Secondary and UG Health Programme degrees is £9,250 per year for UK/EU, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

Fees & Funding

Overseas 2016 / 17

The York St John University tuition fee for the 2017 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £10,000 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

International Fees & Funding

Additional costs and financial support

Course-related costs

Whilst studying for your degree, there may be additional costs related to your course. This may include purchasing personal equipment and stationery, books and optional field trips.

Accommodation and living costs

View our accommodation webpages for detailed information on accommodation and living costs.

Study abroad

For more information on tuition fee reductions and additional costs for studying abroad, please visit our study abroad webpages.

Financial help and support

Help and advice on funding your studies at York St John is available through our Money Advice service.

International students

We welcome international students from all over the world at York St John University and have a vibrant international community. You can find out more on our International Pages about how you can study with us and what it’s like to live and learn in York, one of the UK’s most historic cities.

Ask a question

Do you have a question about this course? Fill out our form to send a question to our Admissions team. Alternatively, you can call us on 01904 876922.