Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

School of Business and Economics

Undergraduate study

Information Management and Business student profile

Information Management and Business student profile

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Information Management and Business - 2017 entry


PN11 - BSc (Hons) 3 years full time
PNC1 - BSc (Hons) DPS/DintS* 4 years full time sandwich

*Diploma in Professional/International Studies

  • About the course
  • Course structure
  • Career opportunities
  • Entry criteria
  • Next steps

This broad, flexible course gives you the core business and management skills to be a successful manager, combined with the knowledge and understanding of how businesses can exploit new digital innovations.

With Loughborough ranked 1st in the UK for Information Management by The Times and Sunday Times University Good University Guide 2016, this course develops graduates who are in demand with employers. The course can be studied over three years or as a four year degree with a year on professional placement or studying abroad.

About the course

The course covers key business subjects such as marketing, accounting, human resource management, microeconomics and strategic management as well as information management. Taking a non-technical business manager’s perspective, you learn about contemporary business issues such as technology in business and society and managing big data. Optional modules in your second and final years enable you to specialise in areas of interest to you. You can also choose an optional dissertation module in your final year to study a digital business issue of your choice, extending your specialist knowledge.

Extended four-year degree

You can boost your employability by opting to study abroad for a year between the second and final years of your degree or by taking a year-long, salaried professional placement to build your work experience. This can be done as a one-year study abroad option, a one-year placement, or six months of each. Satisfactory completion of either of these options results in either a Diploma in International Studies (DIntS) or a Diploma in Professional Studies (DPS) in addition to your degree.

Exchange opportunities currently exist at business schools in Europe and around the world.

Our dedicated Placements Office has contacts with over 400 companies worldwide who regularly target our students to recruit for salaried placement positions, many of whom are offered a job after their degree.

Recent placements for IMB students

BMW (After-Sales Marketing Assistant)
CERN, Geneva (Research Assistant)
Experian (Update Project Analyst)
Goldman Sachs (Risk Management)
GSK (Collaborative Technologies Business and Communications Analyst)
HP (Sales, Strategy and Operations)
HSBC (Hedge Fund Projects)
IBM (Central Operations Analyst)
Intelligent Energy Ltd (Communications and PR)
J.P. Morgan (Global Trading Executive)
Marks & Spencer (Human Resources Executive)

Microsoft (Internal Marketing Manager)
Pernod Ricard (IT Executive)
Phillips (HR Co-ordinator)
Rolls-Royce (Project Management Team)
UBS (Information Technology Support)
Vauxhall (Sales Forecasting and Business Planning Specialist)
Warner Bros (Gaming Sales Analyst)
Xerox (Integrated Technology Services)

The core subjects and options may vary from year to year. For the latest information please email us.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Skills for Study, Placement and Employment
  • Financial Framework
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Information Management in Society
  • Principles of Marketing
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Microeconomics for Managers
  • Statistics and Modelling for Managers
  • Intelligent Organisations
  • Agile Data Management

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Business Information Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Decision Making Analysis
  • Knowledge, Data and Information Systems
  • Accounting for Management Decisions
  • Brand Management
  • Digital Resilience
  • Information Systems Development

Plus four modules from a list of options (including Consumer Behaviour, Data Analysis for Management, Financial Management, International Business, International Management, Operations Management, Organisation Studies, Sales Management, Systems Thinking, The Contemporary Business Environment, University Wide Languages Programme, and Vocational Psychology)

Optional year on placement or studying abroad (or 6 months of each)

Final year

Compulsory modules

  • Strategic Management
  • Strategic Information Management
  • Technology in Business and Society
  • Managing Big Data

Plus seven modules, including one information management module, from a wide range of options including: Advanced Interpersonal Skills, Analysing Careers, Analytics for Management, Behavioural Finance, Business Planning for New Ventures, Consulting Practice and Decision Making, Corporate and Wholesale Banking, Corporate Reconstruction and Turnaround, Financial Risk Management, International Corporate Governance and Firms, International Marketing, Lean Operations, Services Marketing, Small Business Issues, The Changing Work Organisation, Business Programming, Enterprise Resource Planning, Information and Knowledge Management, Information Architecture, Information Management Project, Intelligent Project Management, Social Informatics.

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Career opportunities for IMB graduates

Our great all-round student experience develops well-rounded graduates who are highly employable:

  • Loughborough was ranked joint 3rd in UK for Graduate Prospects in Business and Management Studies (Complete University Guide, 2017).
  • Loughborough is one of the top 15 universities most targeted by leading recruiters according to the 2016 Graduate Market Review (High Fliers Research).*

Many large organisations specifically target our graduates. With skills and knowledge that are increasingly valued by employers, our graduates find employment in roles that include, banking and finance, consultancy, marketing, human resources and information management. Our graduates are often targeted by leading employers.

Example graduate destinations: Barclays (Data Analyst); EY (Knowledge Executive); IBM (Information Operational Manager); Marks & Spencer (Commercial Manager); Red Bull (Field Marketing Specialist); Rolls-Royce (Project Manager).

*Source: High Fliers Research, ‘The Graduate Market in 2016’, January 2016

Entry criteria – 2016 entry

Information about the entry requirements for this course are below. 
A-level AAB (Excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking and Communication and Culture). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects
SQA AH AB Advanced Highers plus AAB Highers
IB 35 points with Grades 6 6 5 at HL
Other BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD profile in relevant subjects
Additional Strong GCSE profile including minimum grade B in Maths and English Language (or equivalent)

All applications must be made through UCAS. To find out what to do next, please read our how to apply section.

 = Scottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers 
IB = International Baccalaureate Diploma 
BTEC = Business and Technology Education Council (UK)

Next steps

If you are interested in studying our Information Management and Business BSc please follow the links for further useful information:

Contact details

To enquire about any of undergraduate courses please contact:

Charlotte Connor
Undergraduate Admissions and Recruitment Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1509 223393 
Email: sbe.ug@lboro.ac.uk 


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