Business Information Technology BA (Hons) Top Up

Topping-up your previous qualifications with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Information Technology is a great opportunity to gain a degree that is focused on developing your long-term career prospects in a wide variety of contexts.

UCAS course code
N1I2
Location
York St John University
Course fees
2018 - 2019: Home & EU students: £9,250 per annum, International (non EU) students: £12,500 per annum
Duration
1 year full-time | 1-3 years part-time
Start date
September 2018

Course overview

The BA (Hons) Business Information Technology Top Up course provides opportunity for students with prior related qualifications to engage in a one year (one to three years part time) programme leading to an Honours level award. 

The programme provides the opportunity to further understand, analyse and interpret BIT techniques in an organisational context, combines a comprehensive grounding in key aspects and consists of a range of modules which aim to give students a broad understanding of the working of organisations. The programme integrates the development of ICT, academic and research skills, culminating in the production of an independent study in semester 2 at level 3. This provides the opportunity for students to integrate their academic skills in real-life case studies.

Course structure

The programme is committed to the provision of skills that will enhance your employability in an business management environment. 

Aiming to ensure that students are thinking strategically, the course makes reference to current professional and academic practice, considering alternative theoretical 4 perspectives, and applying their knowledge and skills to current and important events (e.g. the continuing economic and financial crisis and the impact on organisations).

The awards will develop both specialist skills and knowledge and also wider graduate attributes. Alongside this, students will develop research skills by undertaking a Research Preparation module and an (independent) Business Research Case Study.

Students complete a total of six taught modules and the Business Research Study (two 10 credit modules plus five 20 credit modules) accumulating to 120 credits.

In the first Semester students will undertake an introduction to case study research module (10 credits). The aim of this module is to prepare students for the independent research they will undertake in their second Semester.

Independent study will be undertaken in Semester 2, which is the 20 credit Business Research Case Study. The focus of the research will be related to the subject area of Business Information Technology and a subject specialist supervisor will be allocated.

Students are allocated 3 hours of tutorial support and additional support will be provided through the appointment of academic tutors to support students on an individual basis and the provision of regular (monthly) group tutorials. The prgramme may be may be entered into in September or January. All modules operate independently of each other with the exception of the Introduction to Case Study Research and Advanced Communication Skills modules which must be undertaken prior to the Business Research Case Study Module.

 

What will I study?

Modules may include:

  • Introduction to Business Research (20 credits)
  • Digital Business Communication
  • E-Business (20 credits)
  • Developing E-Commerce Applications (20 credits)
  • Organisational Strategy & Decision Making (20 credits)
  • Applied Business Research (20 credits)

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 admission of any applicant to a programme of study is based on YSJU admissions criteria and that the applicant has a reasonable expectation of being able to:

  • Fulfil the aims and outcomes of the course
  • Achieve the standard of the course

Admissions policies and procedures are designed to ensure that students who meet the minimum criteria for entry set by YSJU are eligible for admission to the programme. All applicants will be expected to have a minimum level qualification comparable to students at YSJU 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 (Information Technology)
  • HND Business (but must have achieved units 33, 35 & 36)
  • FdA in Business Information Technology 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 Business Information Technology at Nilai University College, Malaysia

The programme specific elements of the entry qualification will normally have been taught and assessed in English.

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.

 Entrants to the programme may be full or part time.

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
  • Interest or experience in internet technology

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.

Find out more about funding for Foundation Year and/or Placement Year by visiting the Funding Advice pages of our website.

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 2018 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 2018 entry to Foundation Degree, BA and BSc, PGCE degrees is £12,500 per year for international students.

Tuition fees may be subject to inflation in future years.

International Fees & Funding

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