Undergraduate study2017

BSc (Hons)

Information Management and Business

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

Organisations in today's rapidly evolving information and knowledge economies rely on effectively managing, analysing and exploiting vast quantities of data and information in order to succeed. This course equips students with the business and information management skills that employers seek.

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BSc (Hons)

Information Management and Business

School of Business and Economics

Year of entry: 2017

Organisations in today's rapidly evolving information and knowledge economies rely on effectively managing, analysing and exploiting vast quantities of data and information in order to succeed. This course equips students with the business and information management skills that employers seek.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Among just 1% of Business Schools in the world to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation
  • 93% of graduates in works or further study 2014 graduates) 
  • Top 10 in all our subject areas (The Times Good University Guide 2016)

Information is the lifeblood of companies and this course aims to give you a sound understanding of managing knowledge and information within an organisation.

In the first two years we will provide you with a broad introduction to both the business techniques and the use of data and information management systems which organisations depend upon to make the best decisions in a competitive environment. The final year enables you to choose optional modules and a Project topic that are of interest to your career ambitions.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich PNC1
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time PN11
Pre-course experience

Although not essential, previous employment or voluntary work experience would be valued. Digital literacy, numeracy, writing skills and self-motivation would be useful attributes.

Teaching and learning methods

We are committed to helping you stand out in the increasingly competitive graduate job market and many of our graduates go on to enjoy rewarding careers with major international companies.

Our high quality courses develop skills valued by employers including independent learning and research, analytical skills, group work, presentation skills, project work, computer skills and numeracy. Our wide variety of optional modules enables students to focus on areas related to their career aspirations.

Lectures are supported by online resources, tutorials, workshops, seminars and discussion groups. Some tutorials are streamed according to prior qualifications in mathematics and economics.

Assessment

Depending on the nature of the material, some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 50% coursework and 50% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% examination.

Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, contribution in tutorials, group work, presentations, business reports, problem-sheets and computer-based exercises. 

Enterprise ethos

Enterprise is a key part of the Loughborough experience and can really boost your job prospects. All our business degrees include a module to develop our students’ enterprise and employability skills.

Student Enterprise thrives on campus with a range of extra-curricular activities including business planning competitions, events, and support services for students with real business ideas.

Selection

Selection interviews are not normally held, and offers of places are made on the basis of your UCAS form, particularly your referee’s report and previous examination performances. Candidates who are offered a place are invited to visit the School and meet staff and current students on one of several Visit Days.

Graduate destinations

There is a growing demand for information management graduates across the business sector and also in sectors such as government, education and not-for profit organisations. It is also predicted that Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) will in future recognise the advantages of these types of graduates.

Each year our graduates go into a very wide range of jobs and are quickly given high levels of responsibility. Many large organisations specifically target our graduates and surveys show that starting salaries of our graduates are above the UK average.

*Diploma in Professional /International Studies

Course structure

Year 1

Compulsory modules:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Information and Knowledge Organisation and Retrieval
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Knowledge, Data and Information in Organisations
  • Knowledge, Data and Information in Society
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Skills for Study, Placement and Employment
  • Statistics and Modelling for Business
  • Web Design
Year 2

Compulsory modules:

  • Business Information Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Knowledge, Data and Information Systems
  • People Centred Information Systems
  • Management Science Methods
  • The Marketing Mix
  • Records Management in Organisations
  • Research Methods

Plus two modules from a list of options (including Company Finance, The Contemporary Business Environment, Informatics and Systems, International Systems Development, International Business, International Management and Operations Management).

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement and/or overseas study.

Final year

Compulsory modules:

  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
  • Strategic Information Management 

Plus four modules from a list of Information Management options:

  • Business Intelligence and Analysis
  • Culture and Change Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Information and Knowledge Management in the NHS
  • Information Architecture
  • Information Management Project
  • Managing Projects: Managing Knowledge
  • Social Informatics
  • Technology in Business and Society

Plus four modules from a list of Business options:

  • Business Forecasting
  • Business Programming
  • Consulting Practice and Decision Making
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Planning
  • International Human Resource Management
  • International Marketing
  • Lean Operations
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Strategy and Planning
  • Services Marketing

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

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: PNC1 BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

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
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
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)

UCAS code: PN11 BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

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
Science A Levels – Practical skills element required? No
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)

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2016-17

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,000
International Students (Band A course) £14,950

Course fees for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as they are available.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Professional placements

You can choose to extend your degree by spending a year on a salaried business placement between the second and final year. This is usually in a management-trainee situation with one of a broad range of major UK companies.

We currently have 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. . Whilst securing suitable employment for the placement year remains the student’s responsibility, our dedicated and experienced Placements Office provides extensive support.

The skills and experience gained during your placement can lead to an offer of permanent employment on graduation and many of our students enjoy starting salaries well above the national average.

On successful completion of your placement you will receive a Diploma in Professional Studies in addition to your degree.

Study abroad

All of our students can also choose to develop their language skills with us and spend the year between their second and final year studying abroad at one of our partner universities around the world. This results in a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree. Additionally, you could combine a shorter business placement abroad with one semester studying in a partner university taught in English.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: PNC1

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: PN11

Our students

Channing Lynch

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen Ots

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt Ellis

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina Chia

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon Loose

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”

Channing Lynch

“There is so much to get involved in at Loughborough through my course and though extra-curricular activities. I feel I’m constantly developing as an individual.”

Helen Ots

“The quality of teaching, from the number of industry experts and researchers, is really high at Loughborough and our lecturers’ passion in their subjects is reflected in our lectures.”

Matt Ellis

“I completed a six week summer internship with Ernst and Young (EY) before my final year, where they offered me a Graduate Scheme job after I graduate.”

Christina Chia

“I've had a great experience here at Loughborough. Students do not discriminate or isolate you as a mature student and I've made some great friends here of all ages.”

Simon Loose

“I've been given lots of time, advice and additional projects to get involved with by my personal tutor, which was fundamental to obtaining the placement year I wanted as an Accenture analyst.”