Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Information Management and Business

Business and Economics

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich PNC1 AAB 1 October 2018
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time PN11 AAB 1 October 2018

Top 10

for all subject areas

The Times Good University Guide 2017

Among 1%

of Business Schools in the world

to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation

97%

of employed 2015 graduates

in professional or managerial roles six months after graduating

£27,396

Average starting salary

DLHE 2015

Information Management and Business course overview

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 from a non-technical management perspective.

Business has been transformed by the emergence of big data, social media, cloud and mobile-based technology and created exciting new employment prospects. This course equips you with the management skills to harness digital innovations and improve business performance in a dynamic global context.

The wide variety of optional modules, including a final year project option, allows you to tailor the course to the areas of business you are most interested in. This flexibility will assist you in developing a wide range of core business skills that will enhance your employability helping you stand out in the increasingly competitive graduate job market.

Taking a non-technical, business manager’s perspective, you will learn about the major management functions and contemporary business issues such as managing big data and creating intelligent organisations, giving you valuable digital management knowledge that is needed in every area of business.

You can also choose an optional project in the final year to study an information management issue of your choice in more depth. Through the project you can extend your specialist knowledge in key business areas to increase your employability and research real business issues.

Kieran: Information Management and Business at Loughborough University

BSc Information Management and Business student Kieran Westell explains why he chose his course for its unique blend of modules, including organisational psychology.

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.

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.

Modules


In the first two years, you will be introduced to the organisational, marketing, financial and economic environments within which managers and organisations must operate and the tools and techniques they use.

You will study the core management disciplines such as accounting, finance, human resource management, information management, marketing and microeconomics as well as being introduced to the digital management issues that are transforming all areas of business and society.

We will help you to develop practical communication and interpersonal skills, provide you with the opportunity to work in groups, as well as encouraging you to develop your numeracy and computing skills, which are essential for the contemporary business environment.

The third year of the degree is optional and you may choose to undertake a salaried professional placement or spend the year studying abroad at one of our partner universities, or combine six months on placement with six months study abroad.

In the final year you will study a small number of core business and digital management subjects in more depth, but will be able to select further business or information management options allowing you to tailor the course to fit your interests and career aspirations.

Year 1

  • 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

Optional modules

Plus four modules from a list of options

  • 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
  • Vocational Psychology

Optional placement / study year

Optional salaried professional placement. Optional study abroad at an overseas partner university, or a mixture of professional placement and study abroad

Final year

  • 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: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.


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.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

PNC1 Information Management and Business - BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS

A-Level
AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which must be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one academic A Level at grade B. National Extended Diploma: DDD.
Preferred subjects: Business
GCSE
Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent)

PN11 Information Management and Business - BSc (Hons)

A-Level
AAB (excluding General Studies, Critical Thinking, Communication and Culture and Citizenship Studies). In some circumstances we may ask applicants to achieve specific grades in certain subjects.
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 in Mathematics and English at SL
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels (one of which must be an academic subject) at grades AB. National Diploma: DD plus one academic A Level at grade B. National Extended Diploma: DDD.
Preferred subjects: Business
GCSE
Majority A/B (7/6) grades at GCSE including minimum grade B/6 in Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent)

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Preferred subjects

While no specific A Level (or equivalent) subjects are required, we strongly prefer combinations drawn from traditional (academic) subjects to demonstrate a range of numerical, analytical and discursive abilities. These A Levels include: Maths/Further Maths, Economics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History, Geography, English Language/Literature, Languages (non-native) Government and Politics, Law, and Statistics.

If studying a BTEC qualification then Business is preferred, although other BTEC subjects may be considered when offered in combination with one or more academic A Levels outlined above.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates have had great success in finding employment in a wide range of blue chip companies and are quickly given high levels of responsibility. Many of our graduates have secured careers in consultancy, marketing, sales, management and information management. Many large organisations specifically target our graduates and surveys show that starting salaries of our graduates are well above average.

Placements

The four year version of this degree includes a year on placement or studying abroad during year three. You can opt for either a year on placement or study abroad, or six months on each.

Our final year students regularly comment on how this experience aids their understanding of the material we teach in the final year and their employability prospects. On successful completion, you will be awarded either a Diploma in Professional Studies or a Diploma in International Studies in addition to your degree.

Professional Placements

A salaried Professional Placement helps you test drive a career and stand out to employers. Typically your placement is in a management-trainee situation with one of a broad range of major UK companies.

Our dedicated Placements Office help you secure a placement and work with over 400 leading employers of all sizes around the world who regularly target our students for salaried placement positions. Typically around 1/3rd of placement students are offered a graduate job by their placement employer.

Studying Abroad

Studying Abroad boosts your employability and helps you develop intercultural skills highly prized by employers.

It presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, improve your language skills (though you will be taught in English) and enhance your self-confidence. Our dedicated International Relations Office offers extensive support throughout the process. We have a wide range of partners in Europe, North and South America, East Asia and Australasia.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BSc (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: PNC1

BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: PN11