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    Hey, everyone! I am a second year student at The University of Manchester and I will like to tell you that if ITMB is the course that you want, than Manchester is the perfect place to do it. You will not only be able to develop a lot of useful skills for your future career, but you will also be part of a really friendly and warm community. If you have any questions about this course, please don't hesitate to contact me!
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    (Original post by ioana.marinescu)
    Hey, everyone! I am a second year student at The University of Manchester and I will like to tell you that if ITMB is the course that you want, than Manchester is the perfect place to do it. You will not only be able to develop a lot of useful skills for your future career, but you will also be part of a really friendly and warm community. If you have any questions about this course, please don't hesitate to contact me!
    Hello,

    I have an applicant day tomorrow at Manchester for the ITMB course. I was just curious as to how much focus is on the computing side of the course? Also, how intense is the maths aspect of the course? And is it heavy with presentations (they're something I'm mainly worried about)

    Thanks!
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    hey
    I am an international student and have got an offer to attend the ITMB course at Manchester starting 2017. As an international student, I don't know much about school and course reputations in the UK. I Was wondering if the ITMB course is viewed as an easy course (mickey mouse/soft course) or if it gives me a degree that will give good jobs (both inside and outside the UK)? Also if someone here is/has attended the course at Manchester, is the course based on oral or written assessments? I've heard that ITMB in Manchester is more over to the management business side than IT, is this the case?
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    My Manchester offer is AAB but realistically I may only get BBB. Do you think it is worth accepting the offer? I heard the course can come up in clearing which made me wonder if lower grades are accepted?
    My next choice is Northumbria who want BBB
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    (Original post by Rikkepaul)
    hey
    I am an international student and have got an offer to attend the ITMB course at Manchester starting 2017. As an international student, I don't know much about school and course reputations in the UK. I Was wondering if the ITMB course is viewed as an easy course (mickey mouse/soft course) or if it gives me a degree that will give good jobs (both inside and outside the UK)? Also if someone here is/has attended the course at Manchester, is the course based on oral or written assessments? I've heard that ITMB in Manchester is more over to the management business side than IT, is this the case?
    Hey, I've just finished my first year of ITMB in manchester and so I should be able to answer some of your questions mate.
    With regards to reputation, The uni of Manchester is a very 'prestigious' university, which basically means it's old and rich, and has had a lot of time to make connections and gain a good reputation. As a university, I think it was first in the UK when it comes to employer targeting and is regarded highly, internationally. I don't think you have much to worry about when it comes to the University itself.

    It's actually funny you ask about the mickey mouse course worry, I had exactly the same thought when I was choosing.
    I really wasn't sure if I should pick computer science or the like, but having been here a year, I'm almost certain that this is one of the best degrees when it comes to employment. Throughout the year, I've been interacting and talking to reps and directors from top employers in the UK, which gives you the chance to do spring internships, summer placements and build a relationship early on with the employers. I can't speak from an international perspective, but most of the employers are international companies like Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Shell and Ford etc. Where as my friends on other degrees have had no contact or even thought with regards to employers, it's quite crazy actually aha.

    There's a mixture of oral and written assessment, there are a fair few presentations and teamwork, but there's also written exams and coursework involved.

    I'd say it is more angled towards management. In the first year, there's a fair few IT and programming modules, but depending on what specialism you chose in the second year, that can decrease. I personally enjoy the IT side of things, so I really liked the modules that gave me a bit of a computer angle this year.

    I hope I answered your questions, if you have any more, then I'll try to answer them as best I can.
    Cheers
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    (Original post by maisiemc96)
    Hello,

    I have an applicant day tomorrow at Manchester for the ITMB course. I was just curious as to how much focus is on the computing side of the course? Also, how intense is the maths aspect of the course? And is it heavy with presentations (they're something I'm mainly worried about)

    Thanks!
    Hello mate, I am glad that you have had a chance to visit the University of Manchester and learn more about the ITMB course. I hope you liked it! I am sorry that you haven’t heard from anyone for a while here, however I will still try to answer your questions.

    Regarding the computing side, as an ITMB student at the University of Manchester that has just finished his first year here, I can assure you that this course has a wide range of modules that integrates management and IT side together into one attractive combination. In the first semester we had an introductory course into web application design and development. In this module we have learned some basics of database development, JAVA script, HTML, overall back-end and front-end designing, project planning etc. In the second semester we had modules that taught us more about database development and big data subject that presented us with the formidable impact of valuable data and tools of analyzing it. So it doesn’t really matter if you are a beginner or already an experienced developer because this course will teach you everything step-by-step. However, don’t get me wrong, it is still going to be a bit challenging but again that’s the beauty of being a student at the university.

    Maths here wasn’t a big problem for me, of course you will need some understanding of maths and will have to apply your logical thinking. In fact, every group project will challenge you to solve a problem and offer a solution. However honestly maths here, at least for me, didn’t go further then knowing how to use a simple calculator and some knowledge of algebra.

    In terms of presentations, it definitely was one of the main things I was considering when coming to study here. But from my own experience, what I have learned is that nowadays you won’t be able to escape public speaking. It is one of the crucial skills that top employers are looking for and that will follow you wherever you go. If you have any fears or difficulties when presenting, I think you should do the same what I did, it is to embrace your fears, focus and just start practising, it is the only way to learn… That’s why this course is great because it will have some presentations that will require you to develop those crucial communication skills before entering a real business world. Luckily, you will have amazing modules that will help you with that and will provide you with advice and tips.

    I hope it helped, if you have any more questions always post them here and I will try to reply!
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    (Original post by Rikkepaul)
    hey
    I am an international student and have got an offer to attend the ITMB course at Manchester starting 2017. As an international student, I don't know much about school and course reputations in the UK. I Was wondering if the ITMB course is viewed as an easy course (mickey mouse/soft course) or if it gives me a degree that will give good jobs (both inside and outside the UK)? Also if someone here is/has attended the course at Manchester, is the course based on oral or written assessments? I've heard that ITMB in Manchester is more over to the management business side than IT, is this the case?
    Hey!

    Congratulations! I'm an international student (originally from Russia) and I've just finished my first year, and I can assure you that coming to Manchester to study that degree is the best decision of my life. I don't think I can say anything better than Joe did, but I can give you a perspective of an international student.

    First of all, we have quite a lot of international students across the 3 years, and everyone is extremely nice and kind! You won't have any problems with making friends, all years are very supportive.

    I wouldn't say it's a very easy course, you for sure work a lot and gain a lot of new knowledge, although the level of difficult depends on your previous educational background. It will definitely give you a good job anywhere in the world: there are very few specialists of both IT and management on the labour market, plus the skills you gain throughout the degree make you stand out from the crowd even more.

    The degree is not necessarily more to management, but since we are based in the business school, it's more considered as a management degree. I think it's 60% management 40% IT. Yet you get to experience both of the worlds in a very practical way

    If you have any questions regarding the internationals, how to settle in, where to go and etc don't hesitate to contact me!

    Elina
 
 
 
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