/Information Technology for Business BSc (Hons)
Provided by: Coventry University
Course Area: West Midlands
Course Code: GN51
Course Type: Degree (Honours)
Start date: 20200914
Subjects: Computer Science, Networks and Security, Web Applications
Who is this course for
This course aims to prepare you to meet the challenges of working in a global marketplace and adapting to technological change. You will explore fundamental elements of business and IT, and should be able to deliver effective and competitive business solutions within diverse organisational global contexts.
What will I learn
- Programming: Our aim is to help you develop core skills in programming by exploring and applying syntax, problem-solving strategies and theory common to most programming languages. You should make use of core algorithms, libraries of code and interface with databases and graphical user interfaces (GUIs). We simultaneously cover professional practices associated with the industry, including key software development concepts, such as testing code, version control, functional decomposition; and interacting with non-technical colleagues and clients.
- Business and Business systems: We cover what business is and how it relates to Information Technology. We look at the supply chain, internal and external factors that influence the nature of business. We look at information systems, people, software, hardware, data and communication technologies and how these components can be integrated and managed to create a competitive advantage for business. You will be introduced to the methodology and techniques of IS/IT strategy, together with modelling tools and techniques used in the information systems development process. We also consider the nature of a service in the service economy and the role of IT service provision in terms of strategy, design, transition, operation and improvement.
- Web Technologies, Networks and Cyber Security: We cover a range of current web technologies. We look at modern operating systems, computer networks and cyber security.
- Technology and its social, legal and ethical context: We will explore the social, legal and ethical contexts surrounding contemporary digital technology. We examine the laws governing use of computers from many perspectives including: crime; contracts; data protection; freedom of information; copyright; and audit.