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Admissions Administrator, Information Management for Business programmes

Mrs Pearl Ashaley

Email: imb-info@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3108 1015

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Subject area:

Management Science and Innovation

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Faculty of Engineering Sciences

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Management Science and Innovation

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Information Management for Business MSci

UCAS code: PN11

In close collaboration with some of the biggest employers in the IT industry, we have created this four-year degree, with a unique balance of IT, management, and business, which specifically aims to ensure our graduates have the tools they need to excel in, and lead, the industries of the future.

Entry requirements

A Levels

Grades AAB
Subjects No specific subjects.
AS Levels For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
GCSEs 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

IB Diploma

Points 36
Subjects A score of 17 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.

Other qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

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International applicants

International qualifications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

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Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

For more information see our website: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need to satisfy UCL's English Language Requirements. A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Degree benefits

  • Developed in close collaboration with companies including British Airways, BT, Computer Associates, Ford, Fujitsu, HP, IBM, Morgan Stanley, Aviva (formerly Norwich Union) and Unilever.
  • The programme provides the highest quality management and technology education and a deep insight into the management issues faced by technology-intensive organisations.
  • The programme links cutting-edge technology to innovative business practices. There is a clear and direct relationship between what is taught and learned and what is demanded by industry and commerce.
  • The degree is endorsed by e-skills UK, licensed by the UK commission for Employment and Skills which is funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The purpose of the first year is to provide you with the best possible grounding in information technology, leadership and management. This then serves as a foundation for the development of professional skills, knowledge, understanding and expertise throughout the rest of the programme.

The second year builds on your knowledge, to ensure that when you conduct your third-year studies and project dissertation, you are in the best possible position both to gain high marks in your degree, and to have acquired skills and expertise of value to the kinds of employers with whom we work.

Before the start of the third year you will be expected to identify a specific area for your project dissertation. This is normally conducted through working in close conjunction with one or more of the employers. The fourth year allows for further study with advanced-level courses and a group/individual project.

Your learning

Teaching and learning is conducted through lectures, seminars, case studies and practicals; and there is a substantial and ever-developing virtual learning environment in which you will be expected to participate fully. Extensive background reading and literature research are required throughout the programme. You will attend special sessions, guest lectures, and regular tutorials with the Programme director.


In order to progress from one year to the next, you will need to pass all courses taken. These are examined through a combination of assessed coursework and written examinations. Examinations take place at the end of each academic year.

Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses 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).

Year One

Compulsory courses

Accounting for Business
Cognitive Systems and Intelligent Technologies
Communication and Behaviour in Organisations
Foundations of Management
Information Systems
Information World
Introduction to Marketing
Programming 1

Optional courses

All first year courses are compulsory.

Year Two

Compulsory courses

Business Analytics
Business in a Competitive Environment
Database Systems
E-Business Environment and Management
Programming 2
Software Engineering and Human Computer Interaction
Web Technologies, Users and Management

Optional courses

You will select 0.5 credits from a wide range of optional courses.

Year Three

Compulsory courses

Innovation Management
Interaction Design
Project Management

Optional courses

You will select 1.0 credits from a wide range of optional courses.

Final Year

Compulsory courses

Business Strategy (Master's Level)
Decision and Risk Analysis (Master's Level)
Entrepreneurial Finance (Master's Level)
Group and Individual Research and Consultancy Project (Master's Level)
Leadership, Ethics and Communication (Master's Level)
Organisational Behaviour (Master's Level)

Optional courses

You will select 0.5 credits from a wide range of optional courses.

Further details on department website: Information Management for Business MSci


The programme will provide you with many skills, including: a solid core of business, project management and team working skills; greater depth and breadth of technical skills; and the foundation of excellent leadership, professional, personal and inter-personal skills to enable effective communication at all levels within an organisation.

The leadership, professional, technical and personal expertise developed during your degree will provide you with many employment and study options when you graduate. Our close contacts with employers will give rise to openings for graduates, and many graduates will have the opportunity to develop into both technology and management roles at an early stage of their career.

During the programme of study, many opportunities for work in companies - including internships - will be available. You may also wish to consider postgraduate study in computer and information science and technology, as well as more specialist management and business programmes.


The first cohort of students admitted to the Information Management for Business MSci will graduate in 2014. Therefore no information about their career destinations is yet available. Career destinations of recent graduates (2010-2012) from the Information Management for Business BSc include:

  • Associate, Ernst and Young (2010)
  • IT Consultant, Thompsons (2010)
  • Full-time student, MSc in Management at the London Business School (2010)
  • Service Delivery Manager, Fujitsu (2010)
  • Full-time student, MSc in Technology Entrepreneurship at UCL (2010)

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

Your application

We are looking for evidence of your commitment and enthusiasm for the subject. This may be demonstrated through paid or voluntary work experience, or by giving examples of relevant project work carried out during your academic studies. If you have specific areas of interest within the broader field of information technology and management, you should indicate these on your application.

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.


If you are based in the UK and your application demonstrates that you are expected to meet our academic requirements, then you are likely to be invited for interview. This will provide you with an opportunity to discuss your application with us and to see the facilities and environment at UCL.

Students based outside the UK are assessed on the basis of their UCAS application, but we do encourage you to visit UCL if at all possible.

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Fees and funding

UK & EU fee

£9,000 (2014/15)

Overseas fee

£20,100 (2014/15)

General funding notes

Details about financial support are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/study/ug-finance

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