BSc Information Technology Management for Business

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BSc Information Technology
Management for Business
Nikolay Mehandjiev, ITMB Programme Director
Ali Owrak, Placement and Employability Tutor – ITMB Programmes
Rashida Timol, ITMB Programme Administrator
Congratulations!
Now the hard work starts
… the hard work will be worth it in the end
The Basics
Who are Undergraduate Services?
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Professional Support Services;
Undergraduate Office – D20
Assessment & Student Support Office – D14
International Office – via D20
Admissions Office – via D20
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Your Arrival Pack
• Welcome Week Timetable;
• Teaching Timetables – lectures and Academic
Advisor seminars;
• Seminars via the student system;
• Student Peer Mentor information;
• Personal development plan documents;
• Health & Safety course information.
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SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE
Meet first years from other courses
Fun + Interactive
Compulsory
1.45pm
Wednesday 17th Sep
University Place, Lecture Theatre A (3rd Floor)
IT Information
• IT Account;
• Register via the Student System;
• Note your University of Manchester email address
and check it every day!
• Storage – p-drive 200mb of space;
• Printing - £20 print credit;
• PC labs; especially C10
• Student Group Study Room – C11;
• Wifi – eduroam;
• IT Support – itservices.manchester.ac.uk
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Where to find information
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My Manchester;
Student System (Campus Solutions);
Online Undergraduate Handbook;
Blackboard;
Facebook – facebook/mbsundergraduate;
Twitter - @MBSUndergrad.
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Communication from Undergraduate
Services
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e-Bulletin every fortnight
emails
Texts
Online Undergraduate Student Handbook
Blackboard
Notice boards
Plasma screens
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The Programme
ITMB Background
Research revealed:
• Poor visibility of IT project status
• Lack of management control over projects
costing UK a quarter of a billion £s each year;
• Projects frequently go over budget. Typical
overspend between 10% and 20%;
• Increased complexity of IT projects – typical
company running 29 projects;
• Typical IT budget between £1m and £5m.
Use of Technology in Context
Technology
Innovate
People
Implement
ITMB learning outcomes
Organisations
Promote
Business
Predict
Your Programme
SEMESTER 1 – 5
X
10
CREDIT COMPULSORY COURSES
BMAN10641 Human Computer Interaction
1 year = 120 credits
BMAN10701 Business Database Design and Development
BMAN10001 Economic Principles: Microeconomics
BMAN10621 Fundamentals of Financial Reporting (M)
BMAN10101 Marketing Foundations
SEMESTER 2 - 4
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10
CREDIT COMPULSORY COURSES
BMAP10552 Fundamentals of Finance – should pass with 60% to remain eligible for
specialist options
BMAN10652 Information Systems in Business, integrating Guru lectures
COMP19512 Introduction to Enterprise Systems
BMAN10922 Business Application Design and Development
SEMESTERS 1
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2–1
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20 + 1
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CREDIT FULL YEAR COMPULSORY COURSES
BMAN10690 Integrative Team Project (20 credits)
BMAN10780 Business & Management Skills + Careers and Management (whole year)
(10 credits)
Need extra help with maths?
There are extra drop in maths surgeries each semester
for students who want more help. Look out for details in
the e-Bulletin
Assessment and Progression
Assessment: What to Expect
Semester 1 exams take place in January
Semester 2 exams take place in May/June
Some courses are assessed by exam only,
some by coursework and exams and some by
coursework only.
It is your responsibility to check your coursework deadlines
and your exam dates, times and venues.
Resits
Resits take place in
Resits are for
August in Manchester
progression only. They are not a second
chance to get a better mark
fail resits
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If you
you
be allowed to take additional courses in your
second year, may have to retake exams and wait a year to join the second year, or be
excluded from the university
Prizes
There are several prizes for high achieving students at
the end of each year.
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Recognition of achievement
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Useful for your CV
In coming to MBS you have
not bought a degree. You
are paying for the
opportunity to
earn one.
Approaches to teaching and learning
• University teaching is different from school/college
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Some very large lectures
Some small group seminars/workshops
A range of teaching styles
Lecturers, senior lecturers, professors, graduate teaching
assistants (GTAs), seminar leaders
• You are expected to be an independent learner
• You are responsible for your own learning
Attendance and Engagement
You are expected to attend all scheduled
teaching session (lectures, seminars, labs,
workshops etc)
You are expected to engage in all
scheduled teaching session (lectures,
seminars, labs, workshops etc)
You are expected to avoid any behaviour
that would interfere with the learning and
engagement of others.
Seminar attendance will be monitored, and spot checks may
be conducted in lectures.
Academic Advisors
• Every student will be assigned an academic advisor
• An academic advisor is a member of staff who you will get to know
over your first year, and who will remain with you throughout your
time on the programme.
• You will meet your academic advisor every fortnight as part of the
Business and Management Skills course (BMAN10780)
• Your academic advisor will provide you with:
A point of contact regarding academic issues
Support in developing a personal development plan (PDP)
Feedback on your progress
A reference should you need one for a job, internship or further study
Feedback
Feedback is developmental and should enable you to enhance your knowledge and
understanding, personal qualities and intellectual, transferable and practical skills.
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Informal advice and discussion during a lecture, seminar, workshop or lab.
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Online exercises and quizzes delivered through the course Blackboard space
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Responses to your emails and questions from a member of staff, including feedback
provided to a group via an online discussion forum
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Specific course related feedback sessions
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Written and/or verbal comments on assessed or non assessed coursework
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Written and/or verbal comments after you have given a group or individual
presentation
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Generic feedback posted on Blackboard regarding overall examination performance
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Group and individual discussions/meetings with your Academic Advisor
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Discussions and meetings with your Programme Director
Office hours
• Office hours are times
when academic staff
are available to meet
students
• Academic staff should
display their office
hours on their door.
And finally…
Student Reps
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Flyer in your Arrival Pack;
Meet current reps at the Student Fair;
Apply via D20;
Deadline: 3 October 2014.
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Contacts for the ITMB Programme
• Undergraduate Office (D20 MBS East)
– Email: [email protected][email protected]
• Assessment and Student Support Centre (D14 MBS East)
– Email: [email protected]
• Professor Nikolay Mehandjiev, Programme Director (3.24
MBS West)
– Email: [email protected]
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Competition
• Look out for an email giving details about a
competition to win your first semester books!
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Good luck for the forthcoming
year(s)

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