In close conjunction with the largest and most well-known companies in the IT, banking and finance, consulting and consumer goods industries, this exciting and pioneering programme offers a unique balance of IT, management and business designed to ensure that our graduates have the tools they need to excel in, and lead, the industries of the future.
- UCAS code
- Full-time: 3 years
- Application deadline
- 15 January 2018
- London, Bloomsbury
- No specific subjects.
- English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
- A score of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.
UK applicants qualifications
For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF - teaching from 2016) with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.
Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 23 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.
D3,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects.
A,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher).
Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A-Levels at grades AAA.
In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.
Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates
The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are intensive one-year foundation courses for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.
Typical UPC students will be high achievers in a 12-year school system which does not meet the standard required for direct entry to UCL.
For more information see: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.
Co-created with leading employers such as Accenture, British Airways, IBM, Morgan Stanley and Unilever, the BSc/MSci in Information Management for Business (IMB) is designed to meet the needs of students and employers, equipping them to respond to the challenges of digital business transformation.
We aim to provide the highest quality management and technology education along with deep insights into managerial issues faced by technology-intensive organisations. You will gain an all-round knowledge of computer systems and how information is derived, managed and exploited for commercial benefit.
IMB encourages you to develop an entrepreneurial mindset - seeing business challenges as opportunities and linking cutting-edge technology with innovative business practices to create and capture value.
As a UCL School of Management student, you will benefit from a bespoke careers and employer engagement programme. IMB graduates go on to work with leading companies in the UK and internationally.
The Tech Partnership (www.thetechpartnership.com) is the network of employers working to create skills for the UK's digital economy.
Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: UCL School of Management.
- 70% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Modules are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional modules varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).
The purpose of the first year is to provide you with the best possible grounding in information technology, leadership and management. This will serve as a foundation for the development of professional skills, knowledge, understanding and expertise throughout the rest of the programme.
The second year further develops core knowledge whilst allowing specialisation through choice of an elective option. In this way, you will be able to develop the skills and expertise most appropriate to your career aspirations. Choice of elective options is also a feature of year three.
Before the start of the final year you will be expected to identify a specific area for your project dissertation. This is normally undertaken in close collaboration with one or more employers in our network.
An indicative guide to the structure of this programme, year by year.
Core or compulsory module(s)
Foundations of Management
Information Management for Business Intelligence
Web Technologies, Users and Management
IT Project Management
Communication and Behaviour in Organisations
Consumer, Market & Industry Research
All first year modules are compulsory.
Core or compulsory module(s)
Managerial Accounting for Decision Making
Business in the Digital World
Business Research Methods
You will select one module from a wide range of options.
Core or compulsory module(s)
Business in a Competitive Environment
Business Strategy and Digitisation
Managerial Decision Making
You will select two modules from a wide range of options.
Teaching and learning is conducted through lectures, seminars, case studies and practicals and is supported by a substantial and ever-developing virtual learning environment. You will participate in business-focused workshops, industrial guest lectures and scenario-based challenges. Extensive background reading and independent research are required throughout the programme.
In order to progress from one year to the next you will need to pass all modules taken. These are examined through coursework and written examinations.
Detailed course descriptions are available on the department website: Information Management for Business BSc.
The programme will provide you with many skills, including: a solid core in business, project management and team-working; greater depth and breadth in technical capacities; and a foundation in excellent leadership. You will develop the professional, personal and inter-personal skills to enable effective communication at all levels of an organisation.
From the first week of your studies our close contacts with employers will provide you with opportunities to work with leading companies.
IMB graduates go on to work with leading companies in the UK and internationally. The leadership, professional, technical and personal expertise developed during your degree will provide you with a very broad range of employment and study options when you graduate.
First career destinations of recent graduates (2013-2015) of this programme at UCL include:
- Technical Analyst, Credit Suisse
- IT Analyst, Cisco Systems
- Graduate Trainee, JP Morgan
- Investment Banking Analyst, Deutsche Bank
- Business Design Consultant, IBM
Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2013-2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers and UCL Innovation and Enterprise can help you find employment or learn about entrepreneurship.
Fees and funding
The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2017/18 academic year and are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for 2018 entry will appear here as soon as they are available.
- UK/EU students
- £9,250 (2017/18 - see below)
- Overseas students
- £23,710 (2017/18)
The UK/EU fee quoted above may be subject to increase for the 2018/19 academic year and for each year of study thereafter and UCL reserves the right to increase its fees in line with UK government policy (including on an annual basis for each year of study during a programme). Fees for overseas students may be subject to an annual increase in subsequent years of study by up to 5%.
Please see the full details of UCL's fees and possible changes on the UCL Current Students website.
Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.
The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.
Application and next steps
We are looking for evidence of your interest in, understanding of and passion for the transformative effects of digital technologies in a business context. This may be demonstrated by paid or voluntary work experience, by examples of relevant project work carried out during your academic studies or through your articulation of the likely impacts of emerging technologies.
How to apply
Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.
Application deadline: 15 January 2018
All successful applicants based in the UK will be invited to attend an offer-holder open day. This will provide an opportunity to find out more about the programme and meet some of the academic staff and current students.
Students based outside the UK are assessed on the basis of their UCAS applications. We do encourage you to visit UCL if at all possible.
For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students.