School of Computer Science

BSc Computer Science with Business Management

Please note that the BSc Computer Science with Business Management programme will no longer run from 2018 entry onwards

Key information

  • UCAS code: G4N1 (GKN1 with Year in Industry)
  • Institution code: B32
  • Duration of programme: 3 years; 4 years with Year in Industry
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Current 2017 Entry Requirements

The BSc Computer Science with Business Management will no longer run from 2018 entry onwards

A Levels:

  • Number of A levels required: 3
  • Typical offer: AAA
  • Required subjects and grades: Grade A in A Level Mathematics or Computing
  • We also require Grade B in GCSE Mathematics (if not offered at A Level) and Grade C in GCSE English
  • General Studies or Critical Thinking: Not accepted

International Baccalaureate:

  • 666 required at Higher Level (including 6 in Mathematics/Computing), with a minimum of 32 points overall
  • We also require 5 in Standard Level Mathematics (if not offered at Higher Level) and 5 in Standard Level English

BTEC qualifications:

BTEC Extended Diploma will only be considered if accompanied by A level Mathematics or Computing (for 2017 entry):

  • D* D* plus A-level Mathematics or Computing at grade A

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered in combination with 2 A levels including Mathematics or Computing (for 2017 entry):

  • D* plus A-level AA (must include Mathematics or Computing)

We also require Grade C in GCSE English and Grade B in GCSE Mathematics (if not offered at AS or A Level)


Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma:

  • Grade A in A Level Mathematics or Computing is required, but Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas at Grade D* are acceptable replacements for the remaining A Levels required in our standard offer
  • We also require Grade C in GCSE English and Grade B in GCSE Mathematics (if not offered at AS or A Level)

Access to Higher Education Diploma:

  • Not accepted

Engineering and Physical Sciences Foundation Year and Foundation Pathway:

  • UK and EU sudents: The Physical Sciences Foundation Year is designed for UK/EU students who do not have the recommended qualifications for entry into year one of our computer science programmes. Please click here for further information, eligibility and how to apply.

  • International students: Our Birmingham Foundation Academy offers three undergraduate pathways for international students, allowing you to complete a foundation year before entering into a full time undergraduate degree in computer science. Please click here for further information.


International qualifications:


Additional information - for 2017 entry only


Description

Computing has already transformed business. Technologies that have had significant impact include computer-aided manufacturing, just-in-time manufacturing, data mining and data warehousing in the retail sector, e-procurement, internet banking and online shopping.

These are today's technologies, but what will happen in the near future? What impact will computer science topics like machine learning, social modelling and evolutionary computation have on business?

There is a real demand for managers who have a thorough grasp of computer science as well as a clear understanding of management principles. This programme is designed to give you both.

This degree is taught jointly by the School of Computer Science and Birmingham Business School. It will prepare you not only for the technical side of computing, but also for a career in management, sales or marketing, especially one related to IT. In each year, you will spend one-third of your time in the Business School and two-thirds in the School of Computer Science.

First year

In your first year you take introductory courses in economics, business organisation, financial analysis and international economy. In Computer Science, you will learn to program in a language used widely in industry, and study the principles of designing efficient software.

Second year

In the second year you continue your management studies with modules in Human Resources, Marketing, International Business and Financial Decision-making. In Computer Science you learn about enabling technologies such as graphics and databases, while also implementing them, so improving your programming skills. You also learn the principles of computer networking and architectures.

Third year

In the final year you produce a large piece of software in your degree project, and select options from a variety on offer in the School of Computer Science. There are typically four to choose from a total of around 20, including Computer Networks, Commercial Programming, Advanced Databases, Distributed Systems and Virtual Reality. On the business side, you study strategic management, supply chain management and corporate finance.


Career opportunities

Graduates with hybrid skills in computing and business are in great demand. You may choose a more traditional computing role such as a systems analyst, programmer or software consultant, where your business knowledge gives you an advantage. Or you may take the management route, where your technical knowledge will provide you with a deeper insight into IT issues. Software houses, commercial and financial services, insurance, banking and management consultancy are just a few of the industries our graduates have entered.

You can find out more about employability and our strong links with industry here


Course Modules

You can view the current module lists for all 2017 CS programmes here.

Please note that the BSc Computer Science with Business Management degree will no longer run from 2018 entry onwards.