What is Information Management for Business?
Hello my name is Barry McCarthy and I’m the programme director for the Information Management for Business undergraduate degree programme. The idea behind the programme is that we prepare our students for the world of work therefore the programme particularly focuses upon making our undergraduates both future-proof and future-ready.
When it comes to developments in terms of business and management, artificial intelligence is what it’s all about at the moment and the impact it has upon business. What we’re doing with our students is giving them the tools to appreciate how that impact will take place where it takes place and what the future potentially holds for them.
The world of work today requires undergraduates that have an appreciation of how technology impacts upon business and the wider environment within which it operates. What the programme does is bring all of these elements together.
As an example, we run a scenario week for our new year one students after their exams the last scenario was based around the future of transport in London and this was a direct result of the recently published London merge transport strategy and we asked our students to have a look at the detail and come up with some novel and innovative ideas that would help towards achieving the strategic outcomes the week included guest speakers from industry coming along to share their views and inform the debate the programme is very closely linked to industry and was in fact initially developed with industry input it’s through this input along with knowledge of cutting edge technology and the part it plays in business which makes Information Management for Business one of the most relevant undergraduate programmess on offer today.
I do however want to stress it’s not a computer science programme, but rather how technology impacts upon business.