A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Information Technology Management Degree

Information and the technology that puts it within reach are strategically significant resources in today’s organization. When they are properly managed they can provide the organization with a distinct competitive advantage. Recognizing both the value of these resources and the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed by the entry-level manager in this field, our degree in IT Management is designed to prepare graduates to meet this need.

Accordingly, the principal objective of the IT Management degree program is two-fold:

  • to develop the skill set necessary to analyze, design, and evaluate an organization's information technology systems, and
  • to familiarize students with the leadership skills necessary to leverage the full potential of information technology and services in support of the organization’s mission.

To this end, courses in the program present technical, economic, and behavioral dimensions of technology-based information systems whose purpose is to support a firm's information and decision infrastructure.

Throughout the program there is a great emphasis placed on "hands on" project-related work using a variety of application development tools. A significant difference the IT Management degree program offers compared to most majors is that it is interdisciplinary in nature. It has been carefully crafted from existing courses in two departments, the Department of Business & Economics and the Department of Math and Computer Science. The curriculum for this program is the result of the work of a broadly based team of faculty in both departments and a consulting group of six professionals in the field.

The result is a program consisting of the seven-course business core, eleven courses in IT, and three prescribed liberal arts courses in the college’s I/S core.

Student’s total curriculum will consist of
Integrative studies 36 Hours
Co-requisites 6 Hours
Major studies 65 Hours
Electives 16 Hours
Total hours 123 Hours
Pre-requisite:

All courses have Spreadsheet Competency as a pre-requisite.

Co-requisites
ECON 201 Intro to Economics 2
ECON 210 or 211 Micro or Macroecomics 2
COMM 301 Business Communication 2
Required courses for the major but without major credit4
ECON 210 Microeconomics 2
COMM 301 Business Communication 2
Business Core23
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BADM 212 Principles of Management 4
BADM 213/214 Business Law I or Business Law II 4
BADM 218 Marketing Principles 4
BADM 309 Statistics 4
BADM 417 Business Strategy and Policy (Combined with
Senior Seminar)
4
Information Technology36
BADM 220 Advanced Computer Applications 4
CSCI 211 Programming I 4
CSCI 218 Programming II 4
CSCI 226 Computer Architecture 4
BADM 240 eCommerce 2
CSCI 236 Data Structures and Algorithms 4
BADM 317 Management Information Systems 4
CSCI 340 Data Bases 4
CSCI 420 Networking 4
BADM 421 Internship in Business 2

Information Technology Management Major BS