A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Information Technology Management

BS: 64-65 hours in the major (22-23 in the business core; 36 in the IT core; 6 in co-requisites)

General Information: 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 program in information technology management (ITM) is designed to prepare graduates to meet this need.

Accordingly, the principal objective of the ITM 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 ITM 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 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 six-course business core, ten courses in IT, and three requirements in the college’s Integrated Studies.

Note: this is an interdisciplinary major equivalent to a double major.

Co-requisitesCredits
BADM 45 Spreadsheet Competency 0
ECON 201 Intro to Economics 2
ECON 210 Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 211 Principles of Macroeconomics 2
BADM 301 Business Communication 2
Co-requisite Total 6
Business CoreCredits
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BADM 212 Principles of Management 4
BADM 213 Business Law I or BADM 214 Business Law II 4
BADM 218 Marketing Principles 4
BADM 307 Statistics I and BADM 308 Statistics II or  BADM 309 Statistics (2, 2) or (3)
BADM 481 Senior Capstone: Business Strategy and Policy 4
Business Core Total 22 or 23
Information TechnologyCredits
BADM 220 Advanced Computer Applications 4
CSCI 211 Programming I 4
CSCI 218 Programming II 4
CSCI 226 Computer Architecture 4
BADM 395 eCommerce 2
CSCI 236 Data Structures and Algorithms 4
BADM 317 Management Information Systems 4
CSCI 340 Databases 4
CSCI 420 Networking 4
BADM 421 Internship in Business 2
Information Technology Total 36
Total 64-65

See course descriptions on the Business and Economics department catalog page and the Mathematics and Computer Science department catalog page.


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