Students praise IT course they say will make them employable

Students from across the country have given a ringing endorsement to an IT degree they believe will make them more employable than other technology students.

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Students from across the country have given a ringing endorsement to an IT degree they believe will make them more employable than other technology students.

The IT Management for Business degree teaches real world management skills that are valued highly by employers, students on the course told Computerworld UK. These skills meant they would be able to offer technical knowledge and also promote their ideas to senior managers, presenting them in clear business terms, they said.

Kathryn Richards, an Oxford Brookes student taking the course, said: “I like the mixture of things we do, it’s not just IT. The employer involvement is vital to us learning what the jobs will be like.” Students regularly meet high-level staff from real employers, both at talks and at e-skills events dedicated to them.

Richards was speaking at the ITMB Student Event, hosted by course creator e-skills - the UK's IT sector skills council - and held last week at management software firm CA’s UK headquarters in Slough.

Lauren Garcia, an ITMB student at University College London, said the mixture of management, business and IT skills made her choose the course. “It has real business management stuff and not just technology,” she said. “It’s a really challenging course and I think it makes you ready for the real business world.”

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