Programs

The Department of Business Information and Technology offers a number of certificate and degree programs. All certificate programs may be completed in tandem with a degree program.

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with major in Business Information and Technology:

The undergraduate (BBA) degree with a major in BIT has as its goal to produce graduates who are able to function in entry-level information systems positions and who have the basis for continued career growth. Specific BIT courses included in the undergraduate program cover topics such as programming languages, technology involved in computer hardware and system software, methods of analyzing and developing business systems, data management techniques, networking and telecommunications technology, and the management of an entire organization's information resources.

Master of Science (formerly MSBA in MIS) in Information Systems:

The MSIS (formerly MSBA in MIS) degree provides its students with courses that contain the core content of all information systems programs, with the content directed toward managerial-level activities. Courses often use team activities, case studies, and real-world projects to focus on the types of knowledge and skills needed for effective management of an organization's computer and communications technologies and its information resources. Specific BIT courses used as a basis for this program include topics such as business analytics, database systems, information assurance, systems analysis and design, business intelligence, data communications and networks, computer hardware and system software, and information systems management and planning.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration with concentration in Business Information and Technology:

The Ph.D. degree with a concentration in BIT focuses primarily on the preparation of new college/university-level faculty, specifically targeting the teaching and research expectations for faculty. Students review the core topics in information systems, with an emphasis on current research related to those topics. Their basic BIT courses typically contain components in which students review the related research and/or conduct related research and make presentations of results. Specific BIT courses used as a basis for this program include topics such as business analytics, systems analysis and design, business intelligence, computer and network security, and information systems management and planning. Students in this program also take seven courses specifically related to research methodology, as well as two seminar courses in research specifically related to the field of information systems.

Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Program in Business Intelligence and Analytics

The graduate certificate program in business intelligence and analytics prepares students to be able to analyze and understand large amounts of structured as well as unstructured data to enable strategic business decision making. These increasingly complex decision making capabilities lead directly to competitive advantage and increased profits. The certificate equips students with skills to perform data management and business intelligence tasks that have become very important in information systems and industry as access to big data increases. Thus, trained business analysts with skills in addressing data management and business intelligence and analytics are in high demand.

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Graduate Certificate Program in Business Information Assurance

The graduate certificate program in Business Information Assurance (BIA) prepares students to perform critical activities needed to properly manage an organization's assets related to a wide range of information security/privacy threats. Training related to effective managerial methodologies has become increasingly important in planning for possible breaches of security and handling resulting problems.

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Graduate Certificate Program in Software Testing

The graduate certificate program in Software testing prepares students for challenges in software testing. They develop the skills to be able to manage and participate in testing at all stages of software development process.

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Graduate Certificate Program in Business Project Management

The graduate certificate program in Business Project Management prepares individuals for project management team work and to be project managers with specific emphasis on the integration of information systems and business processes.

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