In choosing to study this Business Information Technology with Foundation Year degree you'll be immersing yourself in how professionals manipulate technology to answer business problems. With exposure to the key building blocks for business efficiency, you will learn how to analyse business requirements and translate them into effective business systems. On successful completion of the Business Information Technology degree you'll have amassed the range of core and essential skills and capabilities sought by employers of this discipline. At Aberystwyth University, we endeavour to provide you with an exceptional and memorable student experience. In the 2017 National Student Survey, we were ranked **top 5 in the UK and 1st in Wales** for student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). Our research is ranked **11th in the UK and 1st in Wales** (Times Higher Education). You will have access to dedicated Linux, Mac OS X laboratories and central servers. Employability is at the heart of this degree and you will be taught by lecturers who have close links with the industry and software engineering conferences. The foundation year will provide an introduction to information technology tools, mathematical skills and programming concepts. You will then progress to discover data modelling, web design, E-commerce and applied graphics to name a few fields. This course will help you attain the knowledge and understanding to make a substantial contribution in the workplace. Our enthusiastic staff will teach you through the medium of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practicals and individual or group based project work. Employability skills are the core values of our degree. As part of your degree you will be required to take part in a residential weekend where you and other students will have work in teams to solve problems. This activity will encourage and improve your skills in: communication, analysis, time management, independent and group-based working, organisation, implementation, research and technical skills. Take advantage of the Careers Advisory Service at Aberystwyth for assistance and advice with CV writing, interview technique and application writing. You can also use this service to organise relevant work experience to give insight into your preferred industry. You can enhance your employability skills by taking part in the YES (Year in Employment Scheme) which is managed by our Careers department. Our degree which is made up of a wide range of interesting modules prepares you for a variety of careers in fields such as communications and networking, web development, IT consultancy and management, systems analysis and development, computer sales and marketing and even education. It is worth mentioning that **98.5% of UK/EU undergraduates** from the Department of Computer Science who graduated in 2016 were in professional level jobs or graduate level further study six months after graduating (DLHE 2017). The skills which will be acquired from this course are highly sought after by employers in computer science-related industries.