"I was enjoying the IT work so much that I switched to the ITMB course and that was it."
"I would not be where I am today had I not completed the ITMB degree," she says.
There will be around 500 places at universities across the UK for the 2014 intake of the ITMB course.
Glamorgan will accept its first cohort of ITMB students in September, with employers actively involved in most aspects of course delivery.
Universities wanting to offer the ITMB require approval from an employer panel and each has to meet stringent requirements before it is endorsed.
"This is critical to driving productivity, prosperity and growth across the whole Welsh economy, and I am pleased to see e-skills UK supporting this with initiatives that include developing apprenticeships for small and medium IT businesses, and now delivering the ITMB degree through the University of Glamorgan.
Digital and ICT skills development were already moving ahead through partnership she said, citing the new ITMB degree as an example.
Andy Puttock, general manager of products & strategy at BT Wholesale, said: "The Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB) degree course at UCE Birmingham is developing graduates with the range of technology, business and communications skills greatly valued by employers.
Richard Midgley, ITMB programme director at UCE Birmingham, also said: "This collaborative event continues to grow from strength to strength and adds value in many different areas, both to students and staff on the ITMB programme and also other undergraduate programmes within UCE Business School.
The ITMB degree framework was created by e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT and Telecoms in partnership with employers.
Research shows that ITMB
graduates are securing some of the most highly sought after graduate positions in the industry, including giants Apple, Accenture, Ernst and Young, IBM, McKinsey, and Microsoft.
QUALIFICATIONS: Many employers ask for a Computer Science degree or the new e-skills UK ITMB
degree, but with good knowledge of computers and software, you could start work without formal qualifications.