Baccalaureate on

Computers & IT Management & Administration (BITA)

Whether you are aiming to begin a new career in Computers & IT, or whether you already have work experience in the area, this Programme will give you important knowledge, understanding, and analytical ability to handle many managerial situations and your IT work environment professionally, confidently and successfully.


(1) Anybody enrolling for this Programme before 31st December 2024 will also be enrolled FREE for a Course on Strategy, Quality & Contemporary Business Concerns; the only requirement is that you provide your personal email address to the College on enrolment.

(2) During the “Covid-19” (Corona) virus pandemic and in lock-down periods, affected Members may be allowed to take Assignments (home-based course work) instead of or in addition to sitting Examinations to complete the Programme; details can be provided on request after enrolment onto the Programme.

(3) If you would like to study Business English & Communication as an additional subject on this Programme, the total fee would then be: A single full fee on enrolment of GBP1495 or USD2990 or EUR2320 OR, 2 instalments each of GBP825 or USD1650 or EUR1230 OR, 9 monthly instalments each of GBP215 or USD425 or EUR320. Confirm your wish to add this course when you send your Enrolment Form and fee payment.

  • Summary of major topics
  • What is included
  • Related courses
  • Study & Career development

This enjoyable and easy-to-follow Programme will allow you to study at your own pace, yet gives you knowledge and confidence as you progress and learn.

The eight (8) core Subjects are as follows:

CORE Subjects studied in ‘STUDY YEAR ONE’ are:

1.  Business Theory & Commercial Practice   

2.  Commercial Practice & Law

3.  Management & Administration in Business    

4.  Advanced Management & Administration

CORE Subjects studied in ‘STUDY YEAR TWO’ are: 

5. Computers & IT in Business & Management

6. IT Security & Management

7. Workplace Management & Administration

8. Project Leadership & Management


Summary of Content/Syllabus of each Core Subject

1. Business Theory & Commercial Practice  

  1. Planning, Forecasting, Profit, Objectives, Policy, Enterprises, Business Units, Directors, Distribution 
  2. Capital, Financing of Business, Working Capital, Funds Forecast, Revenue, Expenditure, Overhead
  3. Starting/Taking Over a Business, Market Potential, Competition, Location, Knowledge, Goodwill
  4. Organisation, Delegation, Responsibility, Structure, Charts, Control, Communication, Flows 
  5. Budgets, Budgeting, Preparation, Limiting Factors, Control, Review, Standards, Pricing Policy       
  6. Credit and Credit Control, Types and Uses of Credit, Dangers, Liquidity, Types of Discount
  7. Management of Personnel, Recruitment, Job Analysis, Selection, Appointment, Induction, Policy
  8. Stock Control, Costs, Levels, Records, Principles of Purchasing, Buyers, Suppliers, Orders, Receipts
  9. Sales, Salesmanship, Customers, Marketing Management, Responsibilities, Advertising, Promotion
  10. Production Management, Market, Technology, Factories, Costing, Industrial Administration  
  11. Financial Accounting, Bookkeeping, Ledgers, Manufacturing, P&L, Balance Sheets, Ratios
  12. Office Organisation, Room Layout, O&M Study, Environment, Control, Data, Records, Computers

2. Commercial Practice & Law  

  1. Commerce in the Modern World, Economics Systems, Commercial Law, Trade, Banking, Insurance
  2. Classifications of Law, Legal Systems; Criminal & Civil, Constitutional, Common, Statute, Case Law
  3. Commercial Law, Law of Contract: Offer, Acceptance, Consideration; Terms & Conditions of Trade
  4. Credit Transactions, Risk, Credit Management and Credit Terms, Business and Credit Documents
  5. Legal Business Units, Financing Companies, Shares, Law Relating to Company Directors & Officers
  6. Law of Tort for Physical Products, Types of Tort, Recovery, Defences, Proof, Consumer Protection
  7. Tort Law for Services, Defects, Damages, Types of Losses, Negligence, Harm, Duty of Care
  8. The Law of Agency, Types of Agent, Rights & Duties of Principals & Agents, Termination, Bailments
  9. Employment and Labour Law, Employment Contracts, Duty of Care, Breaches, Discrimination
  10. Principles and Law of Insurance, Indemnity, Risk, Insurers, Types of Insurance Policies, Documents
  11. Tort Liability for Premises, Workplaces, Occupiers, Visitors, Liability Insurance, Negligence, Defences
  12. Intellectual Property Protection, Copyright, Patents, Rights, Data Security, Franchises, Passing Off

3.  Management & Administration in Business

  1. Contemporary Management, Leadership, Commerce, Enterprises, Private/Public Companies  
  2. Functions of Management, Objectives, Strategy, Tactics, Operations, Quality, Standards 
  3. Responsibilities of Management, Seniority, Authority, Subordinates, Customers, Community
  4. Delegation of Responsibility, Review, Business Organisation, Expansion, Structure, Span of Control  
  5. Communication in Management, two-way, Vertical/Horizontal, Principles, Oral, Unspoken, Written 
  6. Planning, Forecasting, Budgeting, Budgetary Control, Preparation, Master Budget, Variances    
  7. Manpower Planning, Specialisation, Recruitment, Applicants, Selection, Interviews, Planning, Trials  
  8. Management of Personnel, Induction, Training, Remuneration, Personnel Policy, HR Department  
  9. Industrial Relations, Trade Unions, Industrial Action, Collective Bargaining, Joint Consultation
  10. The Manager-Subordinate Relationship, Attitudes of Employers and Employees, Relationships
  11. Management Styles, Leadership, Respect & Loyalty, Disciplinary Action, Counselling, Resignations
  12. Managerial Development, Traits, Attributes, Preparing for Career and Promotion in Management

4. Advanced Management & Administration 

  1. The Evolution of Management Theory, Fayol, Weber, Taylor, Mayo, Scientific Management
  2. Organisations, Ownership, Categories of Enterprises, Environmental Interaction, Systems Theory
  3. Structures of Organisations, Growth and Development, Structure and Control, Communication
  4. Motivational Theories, Argyis, Maslow, McGregor; Likert, Herzberg, Vroom, Handy, Psychology
  5. Theories on Leadership, Types, Trait, Style, Groups & Teams, Models, Analysis, Theorists
  6. Strategic Management, Fayol, Chandler, Andrews, Ansoff, BCG Matrix, Porter, SWOT, Analysis 
  7. Business Environment, PEST, Competition and Industry Rivalry, Barriers to Entry
  8. Managing Change, Culture, Learning Organisations, Theorists, Entrepreneurship
  9. Mission Statements, Organisation and Strategic Vision, Values and Beliefs, MBWA, MOST 
  10. Stakeholders, Shareholder Value, Business Ethics, Corporate & Social Responsibility 
  11. Communication Theory, Attitudes and Organisational Behaviour, Models and Theories 
  12. Business Ethics, Law, Compliance, Codes of Conduct, Ethical Investment

5. Computers & IT in Business & Management  

  1. Information in Decision-Making, Principles of Management, Policies, Planning, Organizing, Controlling, Motivating, Communication
  2. Computers and Technology in Business, Programmes, Characteristics of Computers, Limitations of Computers
  3. Computer System Hardware, Digital Information, Storage, CPU, Interfacing, Memory, Bootstrapping, Bios, Hardware, Devices, The Cloud - Cloud Services and Cloud Computing
  4. Operating Systems; Data Orthogonality, Programming, Codes, Languages, Applications, Passwords
  5. Efficiency and Best Practice, Measurable Objectives, Websites for Customers’ Use, Operational Intelligence, When and Why to Computerise Business Operations
  6. Computers and Management Information, Decision Making, Forecasting, Planning, Graphs, Analysis, Business Intelligence, Data Protection
  7. Communication Devices, Protocols, Networks, Internet, Routing, IPS, URLS, Data-Packets, Email
  8. Computers and Accounting, Strategic Decisions, Records, Data Entry, Computer Reports, Software
  9. Word Processing, Desktop Publishing, Software, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Website Production
  10. Choosing, Defining, Planning and Sourcing a Computer System, System Specifications, Business Continuity, Project Management for Computer & IT Systems
  11. New IT Systems - Delivering and Testing a System, Functionality, Water-fall Stages - Build and Integration, Quality Assurance, Go-Live, Training
  12. Maintenance of IT Systems, Risks and Emergencies, IT Sites, Electricity, Back-Up Procedures, Disaster Recovery, Cyber-Attack, Physical Security, IT Procedures

6. IT Security & Management

  1. Defining and Identifying the Security Problem, Changes and Adapting to Change, Security Analysis
  2. Security Mindset, Security Systems Problems, Threat Models, Attackers, Enemies, Legacy Problems
  3. Technologies, Antivirus, Analysis of Security, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
  4. Cryptography, VPNs, Key Distribution, Transport & Object Encryption, Protocol, Algorithm, Recommendations
  5. Passwords, Single-Sign-On and Federated Authentication, Storing Passwords, Biometrics, Tokens
  6. Public Key Infrastructures (PKI), Certificates, Who to Trust, Certificate Expiration and Revocation
  7. Wireless Access, Connected and Disconnected Working, Smart Phones, Tablets, Mobile Phone Access
  8. Cloud Computing, Virtualization, Distribution, Isolation, Virtual Machines, Sandboxes, Security Architecture
  9. Building Secure Systems, Coding, Design, Links, Legacy Systems, Structural Defences, Operations
  10. Selecting Software, Quality Issues, Selecting Software, Keeping Software Up to Date, Holes, Patches
  11. People and Security, Employee Training and Education, IT Users, Social Engineering, Usability
  12. System Administration, Security Resources, Administration Tools, Infrastructure, Outsourcing, Process

7.  Workplace Management & Administration 

  1. Office Activities, Technical/Human Management, Functions of Management, Organisation and Control, Objectives, Policies, Resources, Motivation, Leadership, Culture
  2. The Organisation of Enterprises: Line, Function and Staff Structure, Charts, Office Location and Layout, Work Environment, Accident Prevention, Safety and COVID-19 Management
  3. Information, Sources of Data, The Internet, Records, Storing and Filing, Record Retention Policy, Data Protection, Communication - Vertical, Horizontal, Lines, Principles of Effective Communication
  4. Recruitment - The Selection Process, Job Analysis, Employee Specification, Advertising, Interviews and Tests, Appointment, Trial/Probation Periods
  5. Induction - Aims and Process, Training and Development, Remuneration, Workgroups, Job Evaluation, Grading, Delegation, Employee Counselling, Stress, Equal Opportunity, Trade Unions
  6. Office Equipment, Computer Systems, Telecommunications, Training; Programs, Databases, Email, Networks, Data Security, Cyber Security, Data Backup and Recovery, The Cloud
  7. Business Forms, Documents, Design, Presentation, Codes, Copies, Manual/Computerised, Indexes
  8. Business Letters, Objectives, Features, Preparation, References, Language, Avoiding Discrimination
  9. Reports and Management Information, Spreadsheets, Meetings, Agendas and Minutes
  10. Dictating and Checking Letters, Outgoing Mail and Despatches, Printers, Equipment, OCR
  11. Management of Incoming Mail, The Reception and Reception Staff, Security and Duties, Stationery and Printed Materials, Purchase Orders, Stock
  12. Finance, Bookkeeping, Transactions, Documents, Final Accounts, Cashiering, Budgets, Variances

8. Project Leadership & Management  

  1. Types of Project, Project Features, Time-Quality-Costs Parameters, Stakeholders, Project Objectives
  2. Project Personnel, Key Project Manager Responsibilities, Management, Teams, Teamwork, Motivation
  3. Project Planning, Project Life-Cycles, Project Charter, Deliverables, Scope and Documentation, Organisation & HR Matters, Scheduling, Work Structures
  4. Project Costs, Budgets, Quality Control, Risk Management, Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  5. Project Schedules, Timing, Sequencing Activities, Critical Paths, Milestones, Timelines, PERT and Gantt Charts
  6. Procurement, Specifications, Supplier Appraisal and Criteria, Contracts, Purchasing, Expediting
  7. Project Communication, Feedback, Communication Channels, Project Reports, Data Protection 
  8. Project Implementation, Responsibility Levels, Variances, Project Changes, Change Management
  9. Project Monitoring and Control, Critical Success Factors (CSFs), Metrics and Performance Indicators, Cost Control, Earned Value Management
  10. Project Closure, Closure Reports and Checklists, Project Acceptance Management, Project Review
  11. Project Logistics, Transport, Project Sites, Development Projects, Disaster Control
  12. Project Concepts, Project Business Cases and Feasibility, Outsourcing or Contracting Projects, Establishing a Project Business, Project Fees and Charges


 Your CIC Fee includes:-

  • Your enrolment/registration with Cambridge International College, and your own high-quality, professionally produced and illustrated comprehensive International CIC Core Study Publications for each of the eight (8) Core Subjects of study.
  • CIC’s detailed, professional Study & Training Guides with full instructions on how to study to achieve success and gain top results.  An additional specially written Examinations Guide which includes expert advice, detailed guidance and tips on how to prepare for, approach and answer Examinations, is also provided.
  • Self-Assessment Tests with Model Answers, and Training Tests, Questions and Exercises,and/or ‘Past Papers/Questions’ for Examination preparation and confidence.
  • The Examination papers set for the Core Subjects; Examinations are written under Invigilation/Supervision in your own area - full details, guidance and explanation of how your Examinations will be arranged and how Invigilation is conducted will be provided when you register.  Note, CIC arranges Examinations in over a hundred countries worldwide for thousands of Members every year; it is a flexible, straightforward process and will be arranged when YOU are ready to write your Examinations.
  • The prestigious Baccalaureate certification and Transcript on successful completion of the Programme.  Note, a First Study Year Transcript is also provided on completion of the First Study Year. 
  • Your personal page on CIC’s Member Services website with access to results, despatch details, advice and guidance, and more:
  • Regular information and news including: Newsletters with details of special offers and new Programs and much more; and Competition Forms; by email and post.
  • Everything needed for your Study & Training success is included in the CIC Fee.


  • Further Study and Training Advice, and Assistance is available before, during and after CIC Study & Training; Members may ask CIC’s team of experienced Consultants for advice on further study and Programmes to improve career prospects and advancement.
  • CIC’s experienced and helpful staff can assist with numerous special requests, such as reference/recommendation letters and transcripts, and more, by post and email.

Further Study Available or Suggested (if required):

There is a wide range of options for further study - see the "Related Courses" section for suggestions – which include a second Baccalaureate specialization, EBA Programmes, and the 'Double Award' EBA & BBA Bachelor degree Programme, and the 'Double Award' EMBA & MBA degree Programme.  You are welcome to ask the College for advice, and of course you can see details of these Programmes on this website. Your wide options include a large range of business, management and administrative options across a huge range of different subject areas.

Career Development and Options:

As well as preparing you for career success in your specialization area or a similar field, the Baccalaureate’s design enables you to use the managerial, leadership, planning, business and other skills studied to proceed to high-level positions in other areas where such skills are valued and required.  High-level knowledge and development enables you to apply confidently for appropriate promotion, and to carry out a wide range of responsibilities professionally, efficiently, with expertise and with confidence; this is all based upon the wide range of knowledge and understanding of vocationally and career-oriented management, administration and related skills, understanding and knowledge attained from the Baccalaureate Programme.

Computers & IT Management & Administration (BAC)
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Payment Options:

British Pounds:
Single payment of £1350
Or 2 monthly payments of £750
Or 8 monthly payments of £220
US Dollars:
Single payment of $2700
Or 2 monthly payments of $1500
Or 8 monthly payments of $440
Single payment of €2100
Or 2 monthly payments of €1125
Or 8 monthly payments of €330
Fee payment methods

Duration & Assessments

The Study Period is two years (24 months) but this is flexible; the Diploma can be completed in a shorter period, or you can take longer if necessary.


  • An Examination/Assessment is set for all 8 Subjects.
  • Clear information about how, when and where Examinations/Assessments take place is provided.
  • Exams are based upon the professional CIC Study Materials which are provided to you and which are included in the Fee.
  • Comprehensive advice and guidance is provided on preparing for the Examinations.


A valuable approved qualification showing high level competence and ability to effectively plan, manage and conduct IT and Computer System activities.