Accredited by the British Computer Society, this course provides an opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in both computing and management. Graduates are able to contribute to the effective development and exploitation of information systems and technology in companies, other organisations and society as a whole. In the areas of computing and information systems, but also in management, today's skills are often transitory. Therefore the programme strikes a balance between learning current techniques, which are important in the marketplace, and learning the underlying fundamentals and theories, which will be longer lasting and which will provide a sound basis for understanding and evaluating new approaches, techniques and technologies, and even new theories. The programme aims to produce graduates who, with appropriate experience, will become hybrid managers, i.e. managers/information systems analysts/computer scientists, well versed in the tools, techniques, approaches and philosophies necessary for the successful introduction of complex information and communication technologies in today's fast-changing world.