Bachelor in Information Management

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A Bachelor in Information Management (BIM) degree is an academic degree in Information technology requiring four years of study to acquire. This degree is a hybrid program with a mix of management and information technology courses with a focus on analytical, problem solving, decision-making and critical thinking skills.[2]

Objective[edit]

  • Prepare IT professionals proficient in the use of computers and computational techniques in order to develop effective information systems to solve real life problems in the organizational milieu.
  • Develop students' skill in object-oriented software design methods and data management systems.
  • Provide professional training to students by combining information technology with managerial skills.
  • Prepare students to proceed on to post graduate level study in information management within and outside the country.
  • Develop students' skill in object-oriented software design methods and data management systems.

Provide professional training to students by combining information technology with managerial skills.

  • Prepare students to proceed on to post graduate level study in information management within and outside the country.

Careers[edit]

Graduating with a bachelors in Information Management highly beneficial as it opens up a plethora of career options and routes for students. This is manly due to the fact that employers now-a-days show a growing interest for applicants with both a business management education as well as an IT background. Paul Matthews from the Institute of IT Professionals stated that "Employers tell me the key thing holding them back is the ability to get skilled people".[3] This degree would be beneficial as it is employable all over world. Every company has an IT department, which even in non-tech firms, play an essential role in the company's daily functions.[4]

The fine combination of IT and management that this degree offers, has shown career prospects in fields such as:

  • Software Designers and Engineers
  • Advertising and Marketing Executives
  • IT Consultants and Planners
  • Sales and retail assistants
  • Chartered Accountants
  • Computer programmers and programmer developers
  • As well as many others[5]

Graduates from these types of degrees have also found themselves working for some of the world's top organisations including Ernst and Young, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, and Bruder Mannesmann [6]

Post Graduate Programs[edit]

Keep in mind that although you can start a career straight after your bachelors, you may also be interested in furthering your study by enrolling in a masters program. Employers seem to be finding that business management undergraduates are too keen on starting work immediately, without actually having attained the essential skills need for a professional workplace. This may be in terms of general maturity and also the students ability to 'hit the ground running'.[7] This is where masters students have the greater advantage.

There are many different masters programs available to graduates from an Information Management degree. However at this point, the studies tend to narrow down to more specific areas. As you have a solid background in both Business Management and IT, you have a large range to choose from.

If after studying you seem to be more keen in IT then perhaps you should consider doing a masters in either computer science[8] or information systems.These two programs are some of the best for finding postgraduate jobs with high earning salaries.

Student life[edit]

Information Management students enrolled in a full-time degree generally have 8–13 hours a week in class, whether its lectures, tutorials, or seminars.[9] However time must be spend outside of class working on coursework and assignments as well as doing prerequisite readings for certain modules.

One of the hardest parts about being a student is learning how to survive on a budget. To compensate for this, many students choose to get a part-time job while studying. In the United States, about 50% of students have a part-time job whilst enrolled in a full-time degree.[10] However it becomes increasing difficult to balance a part-time job along with course work, classes, good grades, self study time, and social life. Often self study time suffers the most from part-time jobs.[11] Therefore it would be recommended to work no more than 10 hours a week.[12]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "(BIM) Bachelor Of Information Management". Orchid International Collage. 7 November 2017. Retrieved 17 November 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.uowdubai.ac.ae/computer-science-and-engineering-programs/bachelor-of-information-technology-in-management-information-systems-bit-mis-degree
  3. ^ Gifford, Adam. "Surge in demand for IT graduates". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 23 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Surfing a digital wave, or drowning?". The Economist. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Top destinations for "Information Management" graduates". University of London. Archived from the original on 29 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Information Management for Business BSc". UCL. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  7. ^ "What makes a business graduate more employable?". The Conversation. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "No. 2 Best Master's Degree For Jobs: Computer Science". Forbes. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  9. ^ "BA in Information Management". Copenhagen Business School. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  10. ^ Orszag, Jonathan. "LEARNING AND EARNING: WORKING IN COLLEGE". Brockport. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 
  11. ^ Richardson, Mark. Academic plate spinning: The difficulties of balancing full time degree study with a part-time job (Report). University of Worcester. 
  12. ^ "BA in Information Management". Copenhagen Business School. Retrieved 29 October 2014. 

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