Tech Industry Gold Degrees

Employer-defined degrees to put graduates ahead


*** While the Tech Partnership will be closing in September 2018, the employer-led, not-for-profit organisation ‘Tech Partnership Degrees‘ is taking forward its Higher Education work, including industry-accredited Tech Industry Gold degrees (ITMB and Software Engineering for Business)  and degree apprenticeships. The new organisation will start operating from 1st August 2018. In the meantime, a new website is being developed at and will be available asap in June. Watch this space! ***


Tech Industry Gold degrees are defined by employers to provide students with the most relevant academic learning, alongside the technical, business and interpersonal skills that  place them in high demand in the tech sector.

The degrees are endorsed by universities,  tech employers and the Tech Partnership’s Higher Education network, who all contribute to the curriculum to ensures students get the most relevant skills.

There are currently over 1,250 students in over 20 universities undertaking Tech Industry Gold degrees, supported by a growing network of more than 90 employers.


What degrees are available?

IT Management for Business (ITMB) BSc

The IT Management for Business (ITMB) degree is an employer-designed course teaching the IT, business and interpersonal skills most in demand by graduate recruiters. Whether students go on to become a technology consultant, work in banking, marketing, IT management and more, the ITMB degree is perfect for those who want a business career in a digital economy. This degree is available at 18 universities across the UK.

Software Development for Business BSc

The Software Development for Business degree has a curriculum led by employers to teach students a balance of analytical, technical and problem-solving skills. The degree is ideal for future techies with an added opportunity to learn project management and communication skills. Students are enabled to work in a growing range of business environments from mobile technology and finance to fast-paced tech start-ups. This degree is available at 8 universities across the UK.


The results speak for themselves

  • 100% of Tech Industry Gold graduates are employed
  • 75% of Tech Industry Gold graduates gained firsts or 2.1s, compared to 51% across computing overall
  • 33% of Tech Industry Gold degree students are female, double the average of computing degrees overall


Universities offering Tech Industry Gold-accredited degrees

Click here for a list of universities offering ITMB and a list of universities offering the Software degree.


Employers – find out more about the bi-annual Student/Employer events & sponsorship opportunities

Students – for more information on the universities offering the degrees, entry requirements, and benefits to learners, view the student page