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BSc Computing for Business

Aston University
In Birmingham (England)

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Birmingham (England)
Start September 2018
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Birmingham (England)
  • Start:
    September 2018

Our graduates are highly attractive to employers and well prepared for a rewarding career as a computing professional. Recent graduates have found stimulating positions with companies such as Capgemini, Microsoft, Toyota, KPMG and Coca-Cola.

Important information

Requirements: Entry requirements ABB – BBB (or equivalent)


Where and when

Starts Location
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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Starts Sep-2018
West Midlands, B4 7ET, West Midlands, England
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What you'll learn on the course

IT Management
Construction Training
Skills and Training
Skills and Training

Course programme

The BSc Computer Science with Business aims to produce Graduate Software Developers who specialise in managing software development for business.  We focus on the design, construction and application of computing systems to meet the requirements of business organisations.

The Aston University Computer Science with Business programme is one of only 13 in the UK to be endorsed as an ITMB programme by the E-skills council, giving our students access to top companies, projects and graduate opportunities. Aston also offers an optional integrated placement year.

You will extend your knowledge beynd the traditional business use of IT and be fully up to speed with new developments with the internet, e-business and distributed computing/multimedia systems.

Subject Guide & Modules:

This programme has two main study themes: the methods of computing and how businesses operate and exploit computing effectively.  The core of this programme is the design and construction of systems to inform management decision-making and facilitate business activity. 

Computer Science with Business is approximately two thirds computing and one third business with considerable emphasis given to the integration of the two subjects. 

Since students join the programme from a variety of different backgrounds, year one brings everyone to the same level of knowledge.  The principles of computer programme design and business organisation provide a firm grounding for the remaining two years of the programme.  A wide range of options in the final year allow you to select specialised topics of particular interest to your chosen career.

Year 1
  • Introductory Accounting for Business (BF1120)
  • Economic Environment of Business (BS1195)
  • Java Programming Foundations (CB) (CS1020) 
  • Computational Reasoning and Communication Skills (CS1060)
  • Introduction to Computer Systems (CS1170)
  • Internet Computing (CS1240)
  • Information Systems and Databases (CS1050)
  • Mathematics for Computing Professionals (CS1260)
Year 2 
  • Management Accounting (BF2262)
  • Business Analytics and Data Mining (BN2254)
  • Business Policy (BS2232)
  • Group Project (CB) (CS2000)
  • Software Lifecycle and Design (CS2090)
  • Professional and Social Aspects of Computing (CS2160)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (CS2260)
  • Java Program Construction (CS2300)
  • Internet Applications and Techniques (CS2410)
  • Project Management (LT2306)
Year 3 - Optional placement year
  • EAS Study Placement Year (SEP001)
  • EAS Industrial Placement Year (SEP002)

See placement year section below or find out more about the Aston placement year.

Final Year
Core modules
  • Entrepreneurial Strategy (BS3357)
  • Individual Project (CS3010)
  • Software Project Management (CS3360) 
  • Information Security (CS3190)
  • Enterprise Computing Strategies (CS3460)

Optional modules:

  • Principles of Finance (BF3351)
  • Effective Teamwork (BH2286)
  • Digital Marketing (BM2243)
  • Marketing (BM2257)
  • Consumer Behaviour (BM3376)
  • Advanced Consumer Behaviour (BM3377)
  • Knowledge at Work (BN3386)
  • Value-Based Strategy (BS3352)
  • Enterprise Application Technology (CS3160)
  • Geographic Information Systems (CS3210)
  • Testing and Reliable Software Engineering (CS3270) 
  • Multi Agent Systems (CS3340)
  • Interaction Design (CS3410)
  • Data Mining (CS3440)
  • Advanced Database Systems (CS3800)