Information Management for Business BSc

London, Bloomsbury

Developed in close collaboration with some of the UK's most well-known companies, this pioneering programme offers a unique balance of IT, management and business skills to ensure that our graduates have the skills and expertise required to thrive in the industries of the future.

UK students International students
Study mode
Full-time
Duration
3 academic years
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
£9,250
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
£35,000
Programme starts
September 2023
Application deadline
25 Jan 2023
UCAS course code
P1N1

Entry requirements

Grades
AAA
Subjects
No specific subjects, but please note the GCSE requirements below if you are not taking A level Mathematics. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects.
GCSEs
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. Mathematics at grade A or 7 required if not offered at A level.

Contextual offer information

Grades
ABC more about contextual offers
Subjects
No specific subjects. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects.
GCSEs
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. Mathematics at grade A or 7 required if not offered at A level.
Points
38
Subjects
A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no higher level score below 5. Please also note GCSE requirements. For applicants who have not taken GCSEs, Mathematics required at Standard level grade 6 or above, or Higher Level grade 5 or above.

Contextual offer

Points
32 more about contextual offers
Subjects
A total of 15 points in three higher level subjects, with no score below 5.

UK applicants qualifications

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

Equivalent qualification

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate plus 2 GCE A levels at grades AAA.

A,A,A at Advanced Highers (or A,A at Advanced Higher and A,A,A at Higher).

D3,D3,D3 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

International applications

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

Access and widening participation

UCL is committed to widening access to higher education. If you are eligible for Access UCL you do not need to do anything in addition to the standard UCAS application. Your application will be automatically flagged when we receive it.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL 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: ucl.ac.uk/upc.

English language requirements

The English language level for this programme is: Level 4

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.

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Course overview



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 the choice of an elective module from a set of wide ranging pathways options that reflect typical graduate destinations. In this way, you will be able to develop the skills and expertise most appropriate to your career aspirations.

Options continue into the third year through the choice of two additional elective modules.

Before the start of the final year, you will be expected to identify a specific area for your extended project, which is often undertaken in close collaboration with one or more employers in our network. Project options range from more academically oriented dissertations, through consultancy-based projects to the exploration of new business opportunities in an enterprise project.

What this course will give you

Co-created with leading employers such as Accenture, British Airways, IBM, Morgan Stanley and Unilever, the BSc in Information Management for Business (IMB) is designed to respond to the needs of innovative employers, equipping you to respond to the challenges that lie beyond digital business transformation.

We aim to provide the highest quality management and technology education - providing deep insights into managerial issues faced by technology-intensive organisations. You will gain an all-round knowledge of computing 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 - whilst 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.

Teaching and learning

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual modules, normally valued at 15 or 30 credits, adding up to a total of 120 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 30-credit module is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Upon successful completion of 360 credits, you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Information Management for Business.

Modules

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Throughout the programme you will be able to take advantage of extra-curricular activities and scenario weeks which reinforce your knowledge and afford the opportunity for you to work with academic and industry leaders.

As a student of the Faculty of Engineering you will also take part in the “How to Change the World ” programme, where students from all engineering departments collaborate on challenge-based, problem-solving activities. Working with partners from organisations such as the Red Cross/Red Crescent, Department of Transport, Department of Energy and Climate Change, and the World Bank students gain the chance to examine real-world challenges in creative, interdisciplinary teams.

You may be successful at arranging an internship opportunity and therefore choose to undertake a year in industry. In this case, you would be registered on the extra-mural year (EMY) and be required to provide an end of placement report.

The School of Management is supportive of study abroad opportunities in order to facilitate the development of a global business mindset and a network of international contacts. You may wish to spend a period of study abroad during your penultimate year. This means that you can apply for study abroad opportunities in various universities globally and if successful, the modules you study abroad will replace the modules you would have studied at UCL. Students can apply either to study for a term abroad or to study the full year abroad. Placements are subject to approval and availability of places.  

It is not possible to undertake both a year in industry and a study abroad placement.   

Your learning

Teaching and learning is conducted through lectures, seminars and computer practicals and is supported by a developing digital campus. You will participate in business-focused workshops, industry guest lectures and design sprint challenges, as well as a variety of activities including individual and group projects, timed examinations, quizzes and presentations. Extensive background reading and independent research are required throughout the programme.  

Students can choose from the list of optional modules, however, there are some restrictions in the selection depending on timetabling and specialist groupings. Students will be made aware of the process of selecting optional modules by the programmes team.

In years 1 & 2, students typically study 4 modules in each term. In the final year, students typically take 6 modules throughout the year and undertake a supervised extended project.

On each of the compulsory modules, there are 3 contact hours per week usually delivered via large group lectures and smaller group seminars over the course of 10 weeks.

In addition, students spend approximately 6 hours a week for each module on assessment and independent study to further develop the skills and knowledge covered in lectures and seminars.

The total number of weekly hours will vary according to the weekly activities being undertaken. 

The breakdown in relation to elective modules will vary depending on the modules selected.  

For a full overview of the programme structure please visit the UCL School of Management website.

Assessment

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.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

The foundation of your career

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.

Employability

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.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £9,250
Tuition fees (2023/24) £35,000

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2023/24 academic year. The UK fees shown are for the first year of the programme at UCL only. Fees for future years may be subject to an inflationary increase. The Overseas fees shown are the fees that will be charged to 2023/24 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/funding-your-studies.

Additional costs

This programme might include one optional field trip in the final year, which is partially funded by UCL School of Management. All travel, accommodation (including bed and breakfast), and travel insurance will be included, however, students will need to fund their own personal expenses over the duration of the trip which might also include meals.

It is estimated that students would need to contribute between £100 and £200 per field trip depending on personal preferences. This estimate is based on the costs incurred by the students on previous field trips and is subject to change depending on the location and prevailing exchange rates.

This programme does not have any other additional costs outside of purchasing books or stationery, printing, thesis binding or photocopying.

A guide including rough estimates for these and other living expenses is included on the UCL Fees and funding pages. If you are concerned by potential additional costs for books, equipment, etc., please get in touch with the relevant departmental contact (details given on this page).

Funding your studies

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.

Scholarships

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.

Next steps

Your application

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.

Selection

For further information on UCL's selection process see: How we assess your application.

All successful applicants 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.