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Information Systems Management and Innovation (Full-Time)


Why study Information Systems Management and Innovation at Warwick?

  • Our Business School was ranked first in the UK for accounting and finance and second for business, management and marketing in the Guardian newspaper's 2016 university league table.
  • Creativity runs through our teaching and learning. Our top ranked undergraduate programme contains a module called CORE Practice that enables students to develop their academic, personal and employability skills through a range of innovative teaching methods including our virtual WbsLive classroom.
  • We attract students with talent and ambition: the socially responsible leaders of tomorrow. Our 35,000+ graduates provide an active alumni network which offers valuable career and networking opportunities. The WBS LinkedIn Group is the largest online business school community in Europe, a place for all alumni, staff and students to share ideas and interact. Our new multi million pound extension brings all of our undergraduate and postgraduate students together in one vibrant, integrated hub.
  • We are popular with leading employers including UBS, Deloitte and IBM. Some of our students undertake integrated work placements and we have dedicated careers professionals to help you make successful applications for graduate opportunities.

Information Systems Management and Innovation

This course will teach you how technology drives business forward. It provides a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge needed to design, develop and deploy innovative digital solutions, products and services in business. You will combine traditional academic work with applied topics, workshops, group work and hands on computing.

Teaching is almost entirely based in WBS, but you will also have opportunities to meet top industry professionals through employer events, guest speakers and careers workshops. The curriculum includes new modules designed specifically for this course, which cover technical and business subjects, alongside modules from our other degrees. As well as core modules, you can choose 13 optional modules throughout your course from over 80 subjects within WBS, including marketing, strategy, HR, law, entrepreneurship, customer services, and behavioural science, or from outside areas such as Economics or foreign languages. You will build your skills in practical computing, communication, teamwork, problem solving, numeracy and leadership, alongside valuable self-awareness.

You will study core first-year modules covering data modelling and analysis alongside more general topics such as organisational behaviour, business planning and an Integrative project, which involves working in groups to create a business pitch which you then present to a panel of judges. In your second year you study six core and four optional modules. Your final year comprises five core modules and five optional modules plus an individual project, which can be either a research topic or an applied workplace task. You may also take a 12-month placement in your third year, extending your degree to four years.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is delivered via lectures and seminars. Lectures will be in larger groups of 200-450 in your first year, and seminars (also known as tutorials) are taught in smaller groups of around 20-25. As you progress to your second and final years you will find that some of the lectures are smaller as you all follow different optional modules.

You will have around 15 hours of lecture and seminar contact time with WBS academics and will be expected to complete around 20 hours of private study per week. This may include preparing for seminars and lectures by reading set texts, working through problem sets, participating in group work, writing essays and reports, and revising for tests and examinations.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of examinations and on-going assessments, which may include essays, research assignments, projects, case study analysis, class tests, presentations and group work.

What opportunities are there to study abroad?

Some of our courses currently offer exchanges with partner universities in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia, as well as the opportunity to study a second language (compulsory for BSc International Business).

Entry Requirements

Information Systems Management and Innovation will not be accepting new applicants for entry in 2017. However a course focusing on digital innovation and entrepreneurship is currently being developed and more information will be available soon.

A Level AAB

International Baccalaureate 36 points overall.

Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking at A or AS level.

Warwick International Foundation Programe All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

Essential subjects

GCSE grade A in Mathematics, and GCSE grade A in at least one humanities or social science subject.

Further Information

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Open Days These are held at least twice in the spring term for students holding offers. Drop-in sessions are available throughout the year for all enquirers and there are also virtual information sessions for those unable to visit. See http://www.wbs.ac.uk/ for dates and details.

Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

What modules can I study?

First year modules may include Data Modelling and Analysis; Business Systems Development; Business Planning - Integrative Project; Understanding Organisational Behaviour; Digital Business in Modern Organisations and Programming Solutions.

In your second year you could choose from Project Management; Enterprise Systems Development; Business Consulting/Research Method; Knowledge, Work and Digital Innovation; Managing IT Solution Architecture and Global Finance and IT Operations.

In your third and final year modules may include Business Data Analytics; Global Sourcing and Innovation; Managing IT Enterprise Architecture; Strategic Information Management and ISM Consulting/Research Project.

Find out more about the Information Systems Management and Innovation degree structure and module information.

* This is not an exhaustive list and the modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please visit the department website for more detailed information.

What careers can a Warwick degree from Warwick Business School lead to?

More than half of our graduates go into finance-related positions. Others are working in general or project
management, marketing, advertising, media, communication and management consultancy, or are pursuing careers in public administration, education or the arts. A significant proportion of graduates progress through their career to secure top positions as Directors or CEOs, and a growing number launch their own businesses. Over 18% pursue further study, with many choosing to stay here at WBS.

Some of our graduate destinations include Investment Banking Analyst, Credit Suisse; Marketing Graduate Trainee, Sony Music BMG; Finance Graduate, Jaguar Land Rover; Assistant Auditor, KPMG Audit LLP; Account Development Executive, Fujitsu Services.

We offer specialist business-focused careers advice in addition to the excellent resources provided by the University's Student Careers and Skills Team.

Information Systems Management and Innovation will not be accepting new applicants for entry in 2017. However a course focusing on digital innovation and entrepreneurship is currently being developed and more information will be available soon.

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Dr Louise Gracia

Warwick Business School


Sarah Walsh

2nd Year Undergraduate

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