The University of Leicester has launched a new Computer Science with Management degree course, in response to comments from employers.
The course covers in depth the skills, the practice and technological foundations of software systems development, with a focus on business applications. This is combined with courses aimed at developing an understanding of Management techniques and theories, in particular as they apply to IT.
Rajeev Raman, Professor and Head of Computer Science at the University of Leicester, said the UKs official graduate careers website, Prospects.ac.uk, had identified the need for graduates to be equipped with IT and management skills: "The key to success in the IT-market lies in choosing a course with content relevant to industry and which nurtures in the undergraduate a business acumen to supplement technical knowledge". A recent article in the Financial Times quoted Larry Hirst, chief executive of IBM UK and chairman of e-skills UK as saying "The skills we are short of are way up the value chain, such as project management."
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