Digital Business BSc (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 20/09/2019

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BSc Digital Business, is a direct response to the requirements from industry, where there is a shortage of graduates with skills aligned to the ever-increasing opportunities in digital businesses. Such opportunities are created as a result of the transformation of traditional businesses to digital businesses, and the emergence of numerous start-ups with a strong digital focus and business model.

Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

Course

Highlights

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Optional Work Placement Year

You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

Course Details

You will be introduced to the digital business environment and have the opportunity to investigate different e-commerce models and types. You will develop skills related to some of the business functions in a digital business model e.g. digital marketing and digital financial accounting. You will gain skills and expertise in understanding key business concepts applied within a digital environment. You will study some of the emerging topics such as blockchains and FinTech. The programme includes a strong emphasis on information systems analysis and management which are the underlying areas for designing and running a digital business. You will become familiar with the holistic supply chain of a digital business model. The ethical and legal issues, and cyber security management are other areas that you will explore.

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The Northampton Employment Promise.

*We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. You are required to achieve GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above or level 2 Key Skill in Application of Number or a similar quantitative module.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

Admission to this course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

Course Content

You will be introduced to a number of innovative modules which cover three key themes under the areas of Business Systems and Operations, Accounting and Finance and Marketing. All modules are compulsory at this stage of the course so that you gain the necessary grounding for Digital Business.

  • Introduction to Digital Business Environment (20 Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y
  • Systems Analysis (20 Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y
  • Information Management (20 Credits) (20 Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing (20 Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y
  • Digital Organisations (20 Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y
  • Digital Business Accounting & Finance (TBC Credits)
    Module code: TBC
    Core Module Y

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
Optional Work Placement Year: £950
Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

 

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £12,500
Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
Optional Work Placement Year: £950

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Foundation Study Framework

Course information

The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Digital Business we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Digital Business programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

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Updated 20/09/2019

  • *Subject to validation

    BSc Digital Business, is a direct response to the requirements from industry, where there is a shortage of graduates with skills aligned to the ever-increasing opportunities in digital businesses. Such opportunities are created as a result of the transformation of traditional businesses to digital businesses, and the emergence of numerous start-ups with a strong digital focus and business model.

    Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd. We’ve created the Northampton Employment Promise because we are so confident that if you focus on your studies and complete one of our awards you’ll be highly employable by the time you graduate. Putting you in a great position to secure employment or continue your studies.

    Course

    Highlights

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You will be introduced to the digital business environment and have the opportunity to investigate different e-commerce models and types. You will develop skills related to some of the business functions in a digital business model e.g. digital marketing and digital financial accounting. You will gain skills and expertise in understanding key business concepts applied within a digital environment. You will study some of the emerging topics such as blockchains and FinTech. The programme includes a strong emphasis on information systems analysis and management which are the underlying areas for designing and running a digital business. You will become familiar with the holistic supply chain of a digital business model. The ethical and legal issues, and cyber security management are other areas that you will explore.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Optional Work Placement Year

    You are encouraged to undertake a year-long placement in between Stages Two and Three of study. If you meet the entry criteria, and choose to take up a placement year you will find it an invaluable experience that helps you to apply your learning in your final year and prepares you for your career. We offer a lot of support in helping you to find a placement, which can be in the UK or overseas.

    • *We promise to secure paid experience for you, if you need it.

      We work with employers to understand what they’re looking for and we’re confident that if you follow one of our structured awards, as well as committing to your studies you’ll be in a competitive position when it comes to applying for graduate jobs.

      We’re so confident, that we promise to secure a paid 3-6 month internship for you, if you need it. Find out more about the Northampton Employment Promise, including how it works and who is eligible.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

  • Entry Requirements

    Standard entry requirements apply to this course. A typical offer is around BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. You are required to achieve GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above or level 2 Key Skill in Application of Number or a similar quantitative module.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    Foundation Study Framework Entry Requirements

    Admission to this course is normally DEE at A Level or MPP at BTEC. However, we would also like to hear from you if you have professional or industry experience instead, a range of other qualifications or self-developed subject knowledge that relates to the programme you wish to study.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will be introduced to a number of innovative modules which cover three key themes under the areas of Business Systems and Operations, Accounting and Finance and Marketing. All modules are compulsory at this stage of the course so that you gain the necessary grounding for Digital Business.

    • Introduction to Digital Business Environment (20 Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y
    • Systems Analysis (20 Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y
    • Information Management (20 Credits) (20 Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Digital Marketing (20 Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y
    • Digital Organisations (20 Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Accounting and Finance (20 Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y
    • Digital Business Accounting & Finance (TBC Credits)
      Module code: TBC
      Core Module Y
    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950
    Foundation Study Framework: £6,600 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

     

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £12,500
    Foundation Study Framework: £9,800 for the foundation year; thereafter standard fees apply
    Optional Work Placement Year: £950

    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2020. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    We’re committed to offering the opportunity to study in the UK to the best and brightest students from around the world.

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,000.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply.  The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • Course information

    The Foundation Study Framework offers a new and exciting route into studying for a degree, attracting ambitious and driven students who are willing to learn and advance.

    If you have non-standard qualifications or do not quite meet the admissions requirements for Digital Business we can offer you a fantastic opportunity to study a four year Digital Business programme which includes a Foundation Study Framework Year. The Foundation Study Framework will help you develop the theoretical/practical and academic skills you need, in order to successfully progress to the full award.

    Read more

*Course data provided by Unistats

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Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

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