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Why bother with a post grad? Are they even worth it? Have your say! 26-10-2016
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    I've just finished first year at Queens Belfast doing BIT. I thought that before I started it would be good for getting me a job after university because of the dual set of business and IT skills. However now I'm beginning to worry that I will graduate with no real skills, having done half a course in IT and half a course in business as apposed to developing my IT/Business skills by doing a degree that focuses on only one of the subjects. I'm worried that I may have made a mistake. Im considering the possibility of repeating first year and moving to computer science. What are your thoughts? Stick with BIT or am I right to worry about the course?

    I want to work in the IT world as a business analyst/project manager.
    I've also been advised that a few years of working as a developer would be very useful to begin with.

    Thanks a lot, Niall.

    Stick with it. You'll be able to apply to a range of jobs with it. If you stick with being a dev for the first couple of years, then opportunities for being a PM will eventually open up. Some people think it's perfectly legitimate to become a project manager coming straight out of university. That is fine if you are managing a project for building a couple of new bicycle racks in London. It's quite a different story if you want to manage a technical team. You will then want to have experience within that field, such that you can better identify with the issues that you will encounter.

    The degree you're doing will likely be more suited to the roles you mentioned than a pure comp sci degree.

    (Original post by M1011)
    The degree you're doing will likely be more suited to the roles you mentioned than a pure comp sci degree.
    Agreed. The world of Business Analyst and IT consultancy is open to the OP on top off regular software development / IT support jobs.
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