IIT unveils Westminster University’s Business Management program | Sunday Observer

IIT unveils Westminster University’s Business Management program

The Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT) has teamed up with the University of Westminster, UK enabling students to follow the BA (Hons) in Business Management program.

The four-year program provides academic experience with a strong emphasis on development of business knowledge, skills and abilities that suit the rapidly-evolving global business world. The course helps nurture an enquiring, critical and reflective approach to ideas and issues, enabling successful graduates to actively contribute to organisations in the private or public sector and even their own businesses.

The course, content and outline are identical to what is offered at the University of Westminster in the UK, a spokesman for IIT said.

During Year 1 of the program, students are given an introduction on how the global business environment operates and the functions of business organisations.

They are provided hands-on experience on analysing and managing information using the latest technological tools widely used in today’s organisations.

They are also provided knowledge through the modules, Accounting and Finance Fundamentals, Marketing Principles and People and Organisations. The optional modules - Business Mathematics and Academic English - focus on areas such as effective presentations, research and referencing, report writing, critical thinking and evaluations.

In Year 2, students are exposed to the modules, Operations and Digital Business and Business Decision Making, where they are taught on how to leverage technology to achieve success in the business world. A variety of supply chain and business decision-making software, that includes Supply Chain Management, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, are used to provide actual business world simulation scenarios, while the students’ leadership and people skills are developed in the module, Managing and Leading People.

Under the Professional Practice module, they are presented the chance to be placed in a leading organisation for three weeks where they will learn and understand aspects such as communication, ethics and governance. As Optional Modules, they can choose from Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, Project Management, Web-enabled Business and Entrepreneurial Practice.

Year 3 consists of the student’s 12-month industry placement in a leading organisation where they are put into practice the knowledge gained during the first two years and acquire new knowledge based on real-life situations they encounter in the organisation.

They will be exposed to the operational aspects of different departments and will obtain professional skills which will result in them gaining confidence in their career. The final year of the program will provide knowledge in areas such as Global Strategic Management as well as trending topics, Sustainable Business, Innovation and Creativity.

They will also have the chance to choose from several optional modules including Digital Analytics, Social Media for Business, Global Accounting and Multinational Enterprises, Interactive and Digital Marketing and Professional Experience.

To enrol for the BA (Hons) in Business Management program, students should have obtained a minimum of 12 points in the GCE (A/L) examination in any stream. They are allocated 10 points for each A grade, eight points for each B grade, six points for each C grade, four points for each S grade and two points for GIT (local A/L) and each E grade (London A/Ls).

Students who have only completed the GCE (O/L) and obtained a minimum of six passes in the Local GCE (O/L) examination with credits in English and Mathematics or obtained a minimum of five passes in the London GCE (O/L) examination with credits in English and Mathematics, can follow IIT’s ‘Foundation Certificate in Higher Education’ and enrol for the program.

The Informatics Institute of Technology was set up in 1990.