BS in Business Studies - Information Technology Management

This program is offered by the Department of Information Technology & Operations Management

ITM is the management of the company’s resources of information, software, networks and systems. It also involves managing the human factor, in-other-words, the individuals who are responsible for creating and maintaining these resources. ITM is indispensable in today’s world, one which fosters continuous innovation and is more dependent on technology for improving and simplifying all aspects of life, including business. It enables the company to optimize its resources by using and maintaining the appropriate technologies for business processes, communication and productivity.

This emphasis adds to your business management foundation a set of vital technical skills needed to have a successful career in IT. 

Your learning experience will be enriched by the expertise of the ITOM faculty, who will provide you with the necessary technical, theoretical and managerial know-how. 

Emphasis Curriculum

The minimum number of credits required to graduate with a BS in Business Studies with emphasis in ITM is 92 credits. 

Along with the General University (LAC), Business Core and Free Elective requirements, the student should complete all of the Emphasis Requirements below, along with 9 credits of Business Electives.

Emphasis Requirements (15 credits)

Number Course Cr.
ITM201 Computer Programming 3
ITM301 Business Data Communication 3
ITM302 Data and Information Managament 3
ITM311 Information Technology Management II 3
ITM420 System Analysis and Design 3

Business Electives (9 credits)

Any of the following
Number Course Cr.
ITM401 Information Security and Protection 3
ITM402 Business Intelligence 3
ITM403 Information Technology Project Management 3
ITM399 Internship/ Practicum 1
MGT236 Communication Skills 1
MGT336 Developing a Business Plan 1
MGT338 Negotiation Skills 1
MGT436 Personality and Career Development 1
MGT438 Leadership Skills 1
ITM231 E-Business 3

Career Prospects

All types of organizations, across all industries, are becoming increasingly dependent on information and communications technologies (ICT) in their daily operations. Accordingly, there is an increasing demand for graduates who have the needed skills to cover the challenging and crucial middle ground between business and information technology.

Smart devices, mobile communications, cloud computing, together with other emerging technologies are creating exciting career opportunities for graduates with the high-level skills that the emphasis provides and develops.

Career prospects for the ITM graduates include, but are not limited to:

  • Systems Analyst and Designer
  • Database Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Business data analyst
  • IT Manager
  • Information Security Specialist