Perhaps more than any other single resource, business depends on information technology (IT). Every aspect of today’s business world is being transformed by IT, and the business world needs well-educated and talented individuals to manage and lead this transformation. Our innovative Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management (ITM) program prepares you to meet the IT demands and challenges of the new global economy.
As an information technology management (ITM) major, you will take courses in IT and business. You will receive an integrated, interdisciplinary, and international education in theory and practice of both IT and modern business. Upon graduation, you will have the knowledge and technical expertise to begin your career in IT and business.
The ITM Program is an integrated curriculum which closely follows the suggested IS and IT model curricula guidelines published by the collaborative efforts of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Association for Information Technology Management, Association of Information Technology Management (AIS), Professionals (AITP) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society. They are the most generally accepted model curricula adopted by information systems/technology program planners in undergraduate colleges. You will study the classical subject areas of Systems Analysis and Design, Programming Languages, Database Management Systems, Networks and Distributed Processing, and Information Technology Management and in addition, you may select courses that cover a wide-range of current advanced topics including app and web development, decision support systems, Internet-based technologies, computer law and ethics, cybersecurity, and business analytics.
The ITM program provides a strong interdisciplinary foundation in the liberal arts, business, and managerial issues related to information systems/technology. The ITM program recognizes that contemporary information systems/technology is both technical and social in nature and is an integral part of the strategy, goals, and objectives of an organization. The ITM curriculum prepares you with the skills, knowledge, and business principles to understand and appreciate the economic, social, political, cultural, and technological environment so you will become a responsible, effective leader in the global economy. To this end, the program includes studies of accounting, business law, finance, management, marketing, and statistics. You will also complete courses in economics, ethics, organizational theory and behavior, and an integrative strategic management course.
The Anisfield School of Business places strong emphasis on teaching and mentoring. Your education and development are of paramount importance. You will develop the ability to solve problems, work in groups, communicate effectively, apply analytical techniques, be creative and recognize creativity in others, effectively manage change, and understand the global business environment. This is achieved through the strategic integration of the business disciplines and the liberal arts.
You will be taught by practitioner/scholars who expertly blend real-world experience with academic theory. Much of the instruction takes place in a modern technological environment which includes laboratory networks with the latest software as well as Web, cloud, and application technologies widely used in class, blended, and online methods of learning and collaboration.
Upon graduation you will face favorable employment prospects for positions as information technology professionals in business and other organizations. At almost every level in business, industry, and government, information systems/technology are of crucial importance with continuously growing demand for information technology professionals. The U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that employment of IS/IT managers will grow faster than the average (18% vs. 14%) for all occupations well into the decade. The BLS also indicates that technical knowledge is very important for many managerial positions.
Career opportunities include job titles such as IT manager, IT account/relationship manager, business analyst, data analyst, systems analyst, programmer, web developer, app developer, database administrator, network administrator, IT support specialist, web master, computer consultant, and security specialist.
The Information Technology Management major is offered by the Anisfield School of Business and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology Management.