Undergraduate prospectus 2022


Information Management for Business BSc

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 they need to thrive in the industries of the future.

Key Information

Programme starts

September 2022
UCAS code
Full-time: 3 years
Application deadline
26 January 2022
London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

A Levels

No specific subjects. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects.
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. Mathematics at grade A or 7 required if not offered at A level.

Contextual offer

ABC (more about contextual offers)
No specific subjects. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects.
English Language and Mathematics at grade C or 5. Mathematics at grade A or 7 required if not offered at A level.

IB Diploma

A total of 18 points in three higher level subjects, with no score lower than 5.

Contextual offer

34 (more about contextual offers)
A total of 16 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:

Equivalent qualification

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

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.

International applications

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

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

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.

Degree benefits

  • 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 students 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.

Degree structure

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).

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.

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


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.

Compulsory module(s)

  • Communication and Behaviour in Organisations
  • Consumer, Market & Industry Research
  • Foundations of Management
  • Information Management for Business Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Introduction to IT Project Management
  • Programming 1
  • Web Technologies

Optional modules

All first year modules are compulsory.

Compulsory module(s)

  • Accounting for Decision Makers
  • Business Analytics
  • Business in the Digital Age
  • Business Research Methods
  • Database Systems
  • Programming 2
  • Software Engineering

Optional modules

You will select one elective module from a wide range of pathways.

Compulsory module(s)

  • Extended Project
  • Innovation Management
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Managerial Finance for Decision Makers
  • Understanding the Information Economy

Optional modules

You will select two elective modules from a wide range of options.

Your learning

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 module descriptions are available on the department website: Information Management for Business BSc.


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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.

UCL is committed 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

Tuition fees

The fees indicated are for undergraduate entry in the 2022/23 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 2022/23 entrants for each year of study on the programme, unless otherwise indicated below.

UK students
£9,250 (2022/23)
Overseas students
£32,100 (2022/23)

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/students/fees.

Additional costs

This programme includes 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 also includes meals (excluding breakfast).

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).


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.

Departmental scholarships

Funding opportunities relevant to the department may appear in this section when they are available. Please check carefully or confirm with the programme contact to ensure they apply to this degree programme.

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

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.

Application deadline: 26 January 2022


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.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students.

UCL is regulated by the Office for Students.

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