The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management focuses on the problem-solving skills and techniques needed to provide computer-based solutions to practical problems. You’ll be taught how to develop and communicate technological solutions, manage systems operations, improve and evaluate products, provide customer support, and facilitate technology transfer in both the public and private sectors. You’ll also learn to apply ethical judgments and critical thinking to assess the impact of information technology on contemporary social, political, and economic issues. This bachelor’s degree program prepares you for a broad range of IT positions in multiple fields, such as a programmer analyst, systems analyst, database analyst, information systems analyst, network analyst, security analyst, security risk assessor and manager, project manager, or computer resource manager.

Some courses in this program meet the topical requirements for CompTIA Project+ Certification, the MS Office Word 2013 Certification, and the Internet Business Foundations curriculum of the CIW Foundations Certification.

Degree Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Develop key strategies and tactics using the theories, practices, and tools of information technology and business enterprise management.
  • Apply effective strategies to address user needs.
  • Demonstrate understanding of ethical practices, communication and teamwork as a professional in the technology industry.
  • Demonstrate use of computer applications to enhance productivity.
  • Apply industry driven techniques for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling projects.
  • Build business plans and projects with an understanding of principles and practices of business solutions, e-commerce, software development, database systems, networks, information systems, information security, and information technology project planning.

Degree at a Glance

General Education Requirements30
Major Required42
Select 1 of the following concentrations:15
Final Program Requirements3
Elective Requirements30
Total Semester Hours120

Degree Program Requirements

General Education Requirements (30 semester hours)

Arts and Humanities (6 semester hours)
PHIL200Introduction to Ethics3
STEM270Thinking and Acting Ethically3
Civics, Political and Social Sciences (6 semester hours)
COMM211Social Media and Society3
STEM280Exploring Society and Cultures via Science Fiction3
Communication: Writing, Oral, and Multimedia (9 semester hours)
COMM120Information and Digital Literacy3
ENGL110Making Writing Relevant3
ITCC231Introduction to Information Technology Writing3
History (3 semester hours)
STEM185The History and Context of STEM3
Mathematics and Applied Reasoning (3 semester hours)
MATH110College Algebra3
Natural Sciences (3 semester hours)
STEM100Introduction to STEM Disciplines3
Total Semester Hours30

Major Required (42 semester hours)

ITCC121Introduction to Computer Science3
ITCC200Application Software Integration3
WEBD122Introduction to Web Analytics3
ENTD200Fundamentals of Programming3
MGMT100Human Relations3
INFO331Management Information Systems3
BUSN320Principles of E Business3
ITMG221IT Project Management3
WEBD321Web eCommerce Development3
INFO222Database Concepts3
ISSC231Networking Concepts3
ISSC363IT Security: Risk Management3
STEM380Coevolution of Society, Culture, and Technology3
Select 1 course from the following:3
Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Privacy and Ethics
Analytics, Algorithms, AI, and Humanity
Total Semester Hours42

Students must choose a concentration for this degree program and may select from a General Concentration, Concentration in Cybersecurity Management, or a Concentration in Negotiation.

General Concentration (15 semester hours)

This concentration expands on the processes and goals of project management; it explores realistic application of Project Management tools using MS Project software, contemporary internet topics associated with project management, cyberlaw and privacy in a digital age, and vital components of ethics affecting how governments and organizations think about project management. This concentration builds your skills and abilities to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects, while producing management quality and monitoring risks.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the models and strategies of project management.
  • Explain the use of project management tools in an organization.
  • Interpret the different techniques of project management.
  • Apply effective strategies of project management.

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

ITMG222IT Project Management Using MS Project3
ITMG371Contemporary Internet Topics3
ITMG281Law, Privacy, and Digital Data3
ITMG421Virtual Management3
ITMG481Ethics in Information Technology3
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Cybersecurity Management (15 semester hours)

This concentration expands on the processes and goals of cybersecurity management; it explores basic understanding of information security, information assurance, legal issues, and vital components of cybercrimes affecting how governments and organizations think about and manage information security. The course provides you industry-based cybersecurity management strategies, techniques, guidelines, procedures and recommendations. It positions you to manage information technology operations more effectively.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the models and strategies used in cybersecurity management.
  • Explain the need of effective security measures in an organization.
  • Analyze the differences between information security and information assurance.
  • Develop effective cybersecurity management strategies to address cyber crimes.

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

ISSC422Information Security3
ISSC361Information Assurance3
ISSC331Legal Issues in Information Security3
ISSC451Cybercrime3
ISSC452Cybersecurity3
Total Semester Hours15

Concentration in Negotiation (15 semester hours)

This concentration expands on the processes and goals of negotiation; it explores basic understanding of negotiation, supply chain risk management, fundamentals of contracting and acquisition, and vital components of cost analysis and negotiation techniques influencing how governments and organizations think about bargaining and integrative negotiation. It helps you become more effective in delivering win-win agreements and distinguish the differences between integrative negotiation and distributive bargaining.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this concentration, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the models and strategies for reaching resolution of conflicts.
  • Explain the use of negotiation process in an organization.
  • Analyze the differences between distributive bargaining and Integrative Negotiation.
  • Interpret the different forms of negotiation and conflict resolution methods.
  • Develop effective strategies to manage negotiations within relationships.
  • Apply negotiation-based decisions to facilitate successful results.

Concentration Requirements (15 semester hours)

HRMT300Negotiation I3
HRMT301Negotiation II3
HRMT411Dispute Resolution3
DEFM200Fundamentals of Contracting and Acquisition3
DEFM420Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques3
Total Semester Hours15

Final Program Requirements (3 semester hours)

ITMG498IT Management: Senior Seminar (to be taken as the last course before graduation)3
Total Semester Hours3

Elective Requirements (30 semester hours)

Select any courses not already taken to fulfill the requirements listed above. Credits applied toward a minor or certificate in an unrelated field may be used to fulfill elective credit for the major.30
Total Semester Hours30