This is a four year degree which includes a placement year in industry. The placement year will be taken in year three, where you work for a year in industry before returning to University to complete your final year of study. We build your technical skills, knowledge and confidence by combining business studies with marketing, project management and units that focus on web and emerging technologies. You will develop practical skills solving realistic business problems as well as developing knowledge of the underlying principles. In the final year, you will develop a full e-commerce system and learn how technology is used to collect business intelligence and inform strategic business decisions. We also offer a four-year placement route where you have the opportunity to spend your third year on industrial placement or studying overseas, after which you will return to study for your final year. You will be taught in the Business School’s state-of-the-art teaching and research headquarters on All Saints Campus. Manchester Metropolitan University was the first university to offer a Business Technology programme over 20 years ago and is highly regarded within the profession. Our extensive network of alumni work for UK and international companies and organisations. They enjoy rewarding careers in business analysis, project management, IT management, and web development. The teaching and learning on the programme links academic work with practical business experience, a must for preparing graduates for employment in a wide range of businesses. The Faculty of Business and Law hosts two Professional Development Weeks annually. Free and open to all students, this includes a festival of skills-development activities, practical support in developing your CV and employability skills, and the opportunity to network with actively recruiting graduate employers. We are a double-accredited business school, having gained the prestigious AACSB accreditation to provide excellence in global management education. This places us among the top 5% of business schools worldwide to have secured this accreditation and means your degree is internationally recognised. A placement year can be an excellent opportunity to acquire high quality work experience and structured on–the-job training whilst earning a salary. There are also opportunities for you to undertake a placement based project where you research a business issue for your employer. This project can count towards one of your final year units and reduces your workload in your final year. The placement must be a minimum of 36 weeks but it will usually last for 12 months and takes place after your second year of study. We have an award-winning placement team, who advertise vacancies and can help you find a placement. The team has over 25 years’ experience of matching students to employers. They advertise over 1,000 vacancies each year, organise an annual placement fair where you can meet employers who are actively recruiting placement students, deliver CV workshops, provide one-to-one advice, and will conduct a mock interview with you so you can practice your interview technique. The placement jobs market is competitive and it is your responsibility to be pro-active and apply for vacancies. We recommend that you start researching companies and opportunities during your first year and apply for positions at the start of your second year. Finding the right opportunity and the right position is important because if you are a good match to your placement, your employer could offer you a full-time position when you have graduated.