BS in Business - 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 changes in Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) , business electives, and free electives requirements are applicable for the entering class of Fall 2021. Existing students may choose to follow the old or below new curriculum.

A minimum of 92 credits are required to graduate, distributed as follows: 

  • Business Core Requirements (36 credits)
  • Emphasis Requirements (15 credits)
  • Other Requirements (12 credits)
  • LAS Requirements (30 credits)*
  • Free Electives (5 credits)

* The core business courses ECO201 and ECO202 fulfill 6 of these credits, as they are also LAS Social Sciences requirements.

Business Core Requirements (36 credits)

  • ACC203 Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • ACC204 Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • BUS213 Business Law & Ethics (3 cr.)
  • BUS299 Civic Engagement (0 cr.)
  • ECO201 Microeconomics (3 cr. )
  • ECO202 Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • FIN301 Managerial Finance (3 cr.)
  • ITM211 Information Technology Management (3 cr.)
  • MGT201 Introduction to Management (3 cr.)
  • MGT420 Strategic Planning & Policy Formulation (3 cr.)
  • MKT201 Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.)
  • OPM301 Operation & Production Management (3 cr.)
  • QBA201 Managerial Statistics (3 cr.)

Emphasis Requirements (15 credits)

  • ITM201 Computer Programming (3 cr.)
  • ITM301 Business Data Communication (3 cr.)
  • ITM302 Data & Information Management (3 cr.)
  • ITM311 Information Technology Management II (3 cr.)
  • ITM420 System Analysis and Design (3 cr.)

Other Requirements (12 credits)

Business Electives: Choose 12 credits of the following courses: 

BLOCK A: Minimum 6 credits

  • ITM401 Inf. Security & Protection (3 cr.)
  • ITM232 Enterprise Resource Planning (3 cr.)
  • ITM402 Business Intelligence (3 cr.)
  • ITM403 Inf. Tech. Project Mgt. (3 cr.)
  • ITM399 Internship/ Practicum (3 cr.)
  • ITM398 Special Topics in ITM(3 cr.)
  • ITM231 E-Business(3 cr.)

BLOCK B: Maximum 6 credits

1- Soft Skills: Maximum 3 credits

  • MGT236 Communication Skills (1 cr.)
  • MGT336 Developing a Business Plan (1 cr.)
  • MGT436 Personality & Career Development (1 cr.)
  • MGT438 Leadership Skills (1 cr.)
  • MGT338 Negotiation Skills (1 cr.)

2- Vertically Integrated Projects: Maximum 3 credits

  • VIP201 (1 cr.)
  • VIP301(1 cr.)
  • VIP401(1 cr.)

3- Other Electives

  • QBA301 Intermediate Managerial Statistics (3 cr.)
  • BDA211 Introduction to Applied Data Analytics (3 cr.)
  • BDA311 Data Driven Design Thinking (3 cr.)
  • BDA401 Meth. & Model Building in Data Analytics

LAS Requirements (30 credits)

Free Electives (2 credits)

Recommended Study Plan

Year One

Fall (15 credits)

  • ACC203 Financial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • ECO201 Microeconomics (3 cr.)
  • LAS Core (3 cr.)
  • LAS Elective (3 cr.)

Spring (16 credits)

  • ACC204 Managerial Accounting (3 cr.)
  • MKT201 Intro to Marketing (3 cr.)
  • BUS299 Civic Engagement (0 cr.)
  • LAS Core (1 cr.)
  • LAS Elective (3 cr.)
  • Free Elective (3 cr.)

Year Two

Fall (15 credits)

  • FIN301 Managerial Finance (3 cr.)
  • ITM211 Information Technology (3 cr.)
  • ITM201 Computer Programing (3 cr.)
  • QBA201 Managerial Statistics (3 cr.)
  • LAS Core (3 cr.)
  • LAS Elective (3 cr.)

Spring (15 credits)

  • BUS213 Business Law & Ethics (3 cr.)
  • MGT201 Introduction to Management (3 cr.)
  • ITM301 Business Data Communication (3 cr.)
  • LAS Core (3 cr.)
  • LAS Elective (3 cr.)
  • Business Elective (3 cr.)

Year Three

Fall (16 credits)

  • ITM302 Data Information & Management (3 cr.)
  • ITM311 Information Technology Management II (3 cr.)
  • OPM301 Operation & Production Management (3 cr.)
  • ECO202 Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
  • Emphasis Elective I (3 cr.)
  • Emphasis Elective II (3 cr.)
  • Free Elective (1 cr.)

Spring (15 credits)

  • MGT420 Strategic Planning & Policy Formation (3 cr.)
  • ITM420 Systems Analysis & Design (3 cr.)
  • Emphasis Elective III (3 cr.)
  • LAS Core (1 cr.)
  • LAS Core (1 cr.)
  • LAS Core (1 cr.)
  • LAS Elective (3 cr.)

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