Loughborough University

Computing and Management MSci (Hons)

Loughborough University
In Loughborough

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Typology Master
Location Loughborough
Start 15/09/2019
  • Master
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This degree course provides an excellent preparation for a challenging and rewarding career, offering a high level of knowledge and practical skills in both Information Technology (IT) and management. Graduates possessing these skills are highly sought after in industry.
The course is approximately evenly divided between IT and management subjects and is taught in conjunction with the School of Business and Economics, providing experienced teaching and support.
Computing and Management and Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) are very similar with most taught modules being common to the two courses.
The essential difference is that the ITMB course was specified and is endorsed by the companies of the Tech Partnership. The strength of the Computing and Management course however is that it allows for more flexibility when choosing the project in Year 3/4.

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15 Sep 2019
Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, Leicestershire, England
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Starts 15 Sep 2019
Loughborough University, LE11 3TU, Leicestershire, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Marketing Mix
Oriented Programming
Object oriented Programming
Team Training
Operating Systems
Object-oriented training
Software Engineering
Object oriented training
Strategic Management

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What you'll study

Excited to learn more? For a taster of what you can expect to study on this course, take a sneak preview of some of the modules you may have the opportunity to study below.

The information below reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Final year

Year 1

Areas studied include software engineering, computer systems, databases, programming, accounting, human resources, quantitative methods and business modelling.

Semester 1

Software Engineering 1 Core

Software Engineering 1

The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the basic concepts, principles and skills for modern Software Engineering.

Introduction to Programming Core

Introduction to Programming

The aim of this module is to introduce the student to fundamental programming concepts and techniques.

Computer Systems Core

Computer Systems

The aim of this module is to provide an insight into the functioning of a modern computer. By being aware of both the potential and limitations of such systems, this module aims to develop a student's confidence and competence in their analysis and use of computer systems.

Quantitative Methods for Business Core

Quantitative Methods for Business

Organisational Behaviour Core

Organisational Behaviour

This module aims to prepare students with a sound foundation of behavioural and organisational concepts and to develop a sensitive awareness and clear understanding of how people work individually, in groups and within organisations.

Introduction to Accounting Core

Introduction to Accounting

Semester 2

Web Programming Core

Web Programming

The aim of this module is to introduce students to up-to-date concepts and techniques of modern web programming languages and associated technologies in web application development.

Databases Core


The aim of this module is to give students a thorough understanding of Entity Relationship Analysis and relational database design and use.

Business Modelling Core

Business Modelling

Accounting for Managers Core

Accounting for Managers

Management of Human Resources Core

Management of Human Resources

The aims of this module are to examine critically the role of the Human Resource Management (HRM) function within the contemporary organisation and to develop a clear understanding of how the HRM function maintains an equitable relationship between employer and employee.

Year 2

Areas studied include object oriented programming, networks, operating systems, company finance, organisational studies, operations management, marketing and team projects.

Semester 1

Software Engineering 2 Core

Software Engineering 2

The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the advanced concepts, principles and skills for modern Software Engineering.

Operating Systems, Networks and the Internet 1 Core

Operating Systems, Networks and the Internet 1

An introduction to fundamental principles of operating systems, networks and the Internet relevant to a career in the I.T. industries or associated areas

Organisational Studies Core

Organisational Studies

Principles of Marketing Core

Principles of Marketing

This module introduces students to the principles of marketing and the role of marketing management, in and the impact of internet marketing in a variety of organisational settings (Retail, industrial, service and non-profit orientated).

Operations Management Core

Operations Management

Semester 2

Object-Oriented Programming Core

Object-Oriented Programming

The aims are for students to acquire: essential skills on object oriented programming principles; skills in programming with an object oriented programming language (e.g. Java)

Professional Issues in Computing Core

Professional Issues in Computing

The aims of this module are to understand and manage the ethical dilemmas, legal and technical requirements of professional work relating to computing.

Company Finance Core

Company Finance

The Marketing Mix Core

The Marketing Mix

The Marketing Mix – Year 2 module Listed in English with Business Studies and Drama with Business Studies
This module aims to examine the nature of the marketing mix and the contribution of each of the marketing mix elements to an effective marketing strategy.

Management Science Methods Core

Management Science Methods

Semester 1 & 2

Team Projects Core

Team Projects

The main aim of this module is to contribute to the development of the student's skills (subject specific and transferable) through the undertaking of group projects. Subsidiary aims will be to further the education of the student in a range of areas through the use of self-guided learning and to familiarise the student with the professional constraints and benefits of working in a small team and to strict deadlines.

Year 3

Areas studied include leadership, strategic management, a range of optional specialised subjects and an IT or computing project.

Semester 1

Fundamentals of Strategic Management Core

Fundamentals of Strategic Management

This module aims to introduce the concept of strategic management and to explore strategic management and to explore strategic thinking, the development of alternative strategies , and the implementation of strategic decisions.

Computer Graphics Optional

Computer Graphics

The aim of this module is to introduce the student to the basic concepts, principles and skills for modern Computer Graphics.

Knowledge-based Decision Support Optional

Knowledge-based Decision Support

The aims of this module are to provide students with the basic concepts of knowledge-based systems and an awareness of the problems faced by developers of KBS applications.

Cryptography and Network Security Optional

Cryptography and Network Security

The aim of this module is to introduce the students to the main cryptographic techniques in use today as well as their application to various areas of network security.

Decision and Efficiency Analysis Optional

Decision and Efficiency Analysis

International Human Resource Management Optional

International Human Resource Management

The aims of this module are to examine critically the role of the Human Resource Management (HRM) in an international context.

Marketing Strategy and Planning Optional

Marketing Strategy and Planning

Business Systems Optional

Business Systems

The aims of this module are: to develop an appreciation of the use of IT based Management Information Systems and Decision Support Systems in business contexts, particularly in management planning, decision-making and control; to enhance the ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally.

Entrepreneurship & Innovation Optional

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

The aims of this module are to present a range of issues on entrepreneurship related to the development of technical and non-technical innovation; to present a range of topics on small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs), as these companies are an important channel for the diffusion of technical and non-technical innovation; and to develop relevant transferable skills.

Human-Computer Interaction Optional

Human-Computer Interaction

The aim of this module is for students to gain a working knowledge and practical experience of the design and evaluation of human-computer interfaces for interactive products and systems in order to create a good user experience. It also aims to give students knowledge of design issues in different application areas.

Social Informatics Optional

Social Informatics

Information and Knowledge Management Optional

Information and Knowledge Management

Semester 2

Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Core

Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

The aim of this module is to examine the roles of leadership and interpersonal skills in achieving effective teamwork, motivation and successful organisational performance by organisations and individuals.

Mobile Application Development Optional

Mobile Application Development

The aim of this module is to introduce the essentials and some advanced topics in mobile application development using mainly an open source platform.

Operating Systems, Networks and the Internet 2 Optional

Operating Systems, Networks and the Internet 2

An introduction to in-depth knowledge of operating systems, networks, the Internet and explore general networking technology.

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Optional

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

The aims of this module are to: introduce students to the need for enterprise-wide information systems; introduce students to the underlying principles behind enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems; provide students with experience of using a leading ERP system (the system used will be SAP-ERP).

Simulation for Decision Support Optional

Simulation for Decision Support

Consulting Practice and Decision Making Optional

Consulting Practice and Decision Making

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