Programme philosophy programme and overview

In close conjunction with Groupe Nduom (Group of companies in West Africa, UK and US) and other well-known companies in the IT, banking and finance, consulting and consumer goods industries, this exciting and pioneering programme offers a unique balance of IT, management and business that is designed to ensure that our graduates have the tools they need to excel in, and lead the industries of the future. Bill Gates once said “How you gather, manage, and use information will determine whether you win or lose”. Information is now a vital asset for organisations. Its effective use and exploitation contributes to success and competitive advantage. This course develops students’ understanding of information and knowledge management and their value at strategic and operational levels.

The aims of the programme:

This programme is designed to address the IT skills gap among IT and Business graduates. It seeks to develop the IT and business knowledge of the students to maximise technology to improve business performance. Additionally, this programme aims at equipping students with a broad background of business operations, procedures and culture applicable to become business leaders. It is designed to make students gain sufficient technical knowledge to play a key role in an IT environment and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as modelling skills appropriate to IT-related business operations. Students will also develop entrepreneurial and management skills appropriate to IT projects and lifelong learning skills allowing them to be abreast of developments in a rapidly changing business environment.

Objectives of the programme are:

  • to provide it graduates with the skills and knowledge to take on appropriate professional positions in information technology upon graduation and grow into leadership positions or pursue research or graduate studies in the field
  • to produce graduates who can become information technology professionals, able to work effectively at planning, implementing, configuring and maintaining an organisation’s computing infrastructure
  • to enable students learn how to use it to solve real-world problems within the context of a field in which they wish to work.
  • to build and maintain information systems in organisation.
  • to design information systems to better support business processes and strategies.
  • to develop problem solving skills and analytical skills to address it related challenges in organizations.
  • to lay the needed theoretical and practical background for the students to pursue further studies as well as becoming self employed in an IT related field.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

NSBT shall admit all qualified students (as per the minimum requirements jointly published by the National Council for Tertiary Education and the National Accreditation Board of Ghana) without reference to race, ethnicity, religion, politics, nationality or country of citizenship. The student entry requirements shall be as follows:

  • General Certificate of Education (Ordinary and Advanced Levels): Passes at credit level in at least five (5) subjects (including English Language and Mathematics) in the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) Ordinary Level and three (3) passes at the Advanced Level of the GCE with General Paper. One of the advanced level passes should be a grade D or better.
  • WASSCE: Candidates must have six credit passes (A1-C6) in English, Mathematics and Integrated Science (Biology or Agricultural Science for Nigerian applicants) or Social Studies, and three elective subjects, (in the West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
  • SSSCE: For Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE), candidates must have six credit passes (A-D) in the three Core Subjects and three elective Subjects.
  • GBCE: Applicants with the General Business Certificate Examination (GBCE) results should have credit passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three (3) core subjects including English Language and Mathematics plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
  • Holders of the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)/ International Baccalaureate (IB) must possess at least Grades A*/A-C in English, Mathematics and Biology at the Standard (SL)/’O’ Level, in addition to three Higher Level (HL – A to C)/’A’ Level (A to D)/IB 2 (A to C) grades in the relevant subjects.
  • HND & Other Diploma Holders: Candidates with a good Higher National Diploma, HND, certificate (i.e. at least 2nd Class Lower Division) from recognised universities or institutions in programmes related to the School’s programmes shall be considered for admission. In addition, applicants must have acquired a 2-year post-HND qualification working experience. Other Diploma qualifications from elsewhere assessed to be equivalent to the HND may be similarly considered.
  • Mature Student Entry Requirements: Candidates aged at least 25 years with basic academic qualifications e.g. four passes in any O’ level subjects and who write and pass an entrance examination (moderated by our Mentor University) in English, Mathematics, Information and Communication Technology and General Business shall be considered for admission. They shall also be required to attend an interview.
  • Foreign Qualifications: All Foreign qualifications shall be referred to the National Accreditation Board for determination of equivalences and eligibility for admission into our Institution.

Employment and career prospects:

Upon completion of the programme, graduates would have been sufficiently equipped and ecouraged to start up their own businesses. Graduates could be employed in any business organization or institution in any part of the world particularly in Ghana as System Analyst, Software Engineers, Network Administrators, Database Managers or even set-up and manage their own businesses.

COURSES IN B.SC. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT FOR BUSINESS

YEAR ONE: SEMESTER ONE  
Course Code Course Title Credits
GENS 101 Language & Communication Skills I 3
GENS 103 Introductory French 2
GENS 105 Introductory Mathematics 3
GENS 107 Principles of Leadership 2
GENS 109 Introduction to Psychology 3
GENS 111 Introduction to Information Technology 1 3
NBIT 111  Programming Principles 3
Total Credits 19
YEAR ONE: SEMESTER TWO
 
Course Code Course Title Credits
GENS 102 Language & Communication Skills II 3
GENS 104 Intermediate  French 2
GENS 106 Intermediate Mathematics 3
GENS 108 Introduction to Information Technology  11 3
GENS 110 Introduction to Logic & Critical thinking 3
GENS 112 Social Ethics 2
NBIT 114  Programming I 3
Total Credits 19
YEAR TWO: SEMESTER ONE
Course Code Course Title Credits
NBCC 203 Business Mathematics 3
NBCC 205 Financial Accounting I 3
NITM 207 Introduction to Visual Basic Programming NET 3
NBCC 209 Business Economics I 3
NBIT 211 Probability and Statistics I 3
NBCC213 Principles of Management 3
NBCC 217 Enterprise Resource Planning I (Accounting & HRM) 1
Total Credits   19
 
YEAR TWO: SEMESTER TWO
Course Code Course Title Credits
NBCC 202 Business Economics II 3
NBCC 204 Business Law 3
NBCC 206 Financial Accounting II 3
NBCC 208 Introduction to Marketing 3
NBBF 210 Introduction to Business Finance 3
NBBF 212 Corporate Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
NBCC 220 Enterprise Resource Planning II (SCM  & CRM) 1
NBCC 299 Practicum I 2
Total Credits 21
   
YEAR THREE: SEMESTER ONE
Course Code Course Title Credits
NBCC 303 Research Methods 3
NITM 305 Business Database Development 3
NITM 307 Business Applications Development 3
NITM 309 Business Intelligence Systems 3
NITM 311 Big Data  Analytics 3
NITM 313 Human Computer Interaction 3
NBCC 315 Socio-Economic Analysis of Ghana 3
Total Credits   21
   
YEAR THREE: SEMESTER TWO
Course Code Course Title Credits
NITM 300 Social Media & Social Network 3
NITM 302 Trends in Digital Business Technology: Cloud, Services and Social Networking 3
NITM 304 Global Team Working 3
NITM 306 IT Project Management 3
NBCC 308 Human Resource Management 3
NBCC 312 Organizational Behaviour 3
NBCC 399 Practicum II 2
Total Credits   20
   
YEAR FOUR: SEMESTER ONE
Course Code Course Title Credits
NITM 401 Sustainable Innovation Management 3
NITM 403 e-Business and e-Marketing 3
NITM 405 Ubiquitous and Pervasive  Computing 3
NITM 407 Managerial Decision Making & Support Systems 3
NITM 409 IT Services Management 3
NBCC 499 Project I 3
Total Credits 18
 
YEAR FOUR: SEMESTER TWO
Course Code Course Title Credits
NITM 400 Business Process Re-Engineering 3
NBCC 402 Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management 3
NITM 404 IT in Business Strategy 3
NBCC 406 International Human Resource Management 3
NITM 408 Computer Security and Ethics 3
NITM 499 Project II 3
Total credits   18