The focus of this course is on developing you as an IT literate business manager or ‘hybrid manager’ with the skills and knowledge to manage the technological solutions that are at the heart of every modern organisation. You study the impact IT has on organisations, methods of implementation and the opportunities IT can offer. We also prepare you for general management positions in industry or commerce. This degree aims to give you a broad technical understanding of information technology (IT), information systems (IS) and emerging technologies, while incorporating critical foundations of the business environment. Your module options will provide the flexibility to adapt the course to support your learning needs. This course improves your employability and career prospects in an IT environment. You study current technologies and their commercial applications to develop a good understanding of them. You gain the skills to manage new technology, using it to solve business issues and create new opportunities. Through study and practical project work, you also develop the knowledge and skills expected of a general business and management graduate. This gives you the option to work in business areas such as marketing, human resources, public relations and accountancy. This course runs alongside its sister course, BSc (Honours) Business and ICT, offering greater flexibility in module choice to allow you to tailor your learning to your interests and career goals. It takes employability seriously so you graduate with more, by combining practical project work with your academic studies. Key areas include • information technology (IT) • service management • multimedia • enterprise • business • information systems. **Placements and work experience** You can apply what you’ve learned on a paid placement with organisations such as • IBM • BMW • Nissan • Xerox • Boots. These placements are a fantastic opportunity to gain experience and new skills, and they may lead to a job after graduation.