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Manchester Metropolitan University

Business Technology (Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: 8U28

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

D,D,D-C,D,D

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 74 UCAS Tariff Points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

72-80

A minimum of 72 UCAS Tariff points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent.

73%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Information systems

**OVERVIEW**
The skills you’ll learn doing our Business Technology degree are the same ones that underpin the success of global brands like Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb. And, as far as is possible in such a rapidly moving sector, your learning will be focused on current and future technologies, so you’ll be ready to join the next generation of business-savvy tech experts when you have graduated.

This course will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to study for an honours degree, even if you don’t currently meet the academic requirements.

There are a number of routes onto this course. You’ll learn alongside students who have a BTEC, NVQ or other Level 3 qualifications, or relevant work experience.

Once you’ve passed, you’ll be ready to start your degree course. That means your degree will take four years, or five years if it includes a work placement or year studying abroad.

You'll explore areas including marketing, project management, web development and more. You’ll have a chance to develop your skills further, experience the industry on placement and boost your employability.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS**
- **Flexible entry requirements** – you can apply with BTECs, NVQs, Level 3 qualifications or work experience.

- **Funding support** – you can apply for student finance (e.g. tuition fee loan, student loan and student maintenance grant) in the same way as other students.

- **Adapt to life at university** – develop your study skills and get to know your campus and lecturers during your foundation year.

- **A business hub** – Manchester is home to businesses of all sizes. Learn in our award-winning Business School, surrounded by a thriving tech scene.

- **Business expertise** – learn from business leaders and academics undertaking cutting-edge research, informing policy and consulting organisations. We’ve also set up Innospace to help you put your business idea into action.

- **Work experience** – we’ll help you find voluntary work experience with a range of employers and organisations.

- **Develop your CV** – attend our Professional Development weeks, guest lectures and masterclasses, and network with graduate employers.

- **Progress to a degree course** – after your foundation year, you can join our Business Technology degree. Develop your skills further and choose an optional industry placement or year studying abroad.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Marketing, Operations and Digitial Business

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Information systems

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information systems

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
70%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
48%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Information systems

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
91%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
15%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Customer service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Information systems courses cover a range of areas, including information design, modelling and the finance industry. How well graduates did made a particular difference in 2015 — computing graduates with good grades were much less likely to be out of work after six months. Most students do get jobs, though, and starting salaries are good — particularly in London, and that’s where over a quarter of graduates started work last year. This is also a good degree to take if you want to follow a technical role in the finance or advertising industry. Many jobs for this degree were found in the larger cities last year and opportunities may be more limited outside those areas.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Information systems

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£21k

£24k

£24k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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