Zeigler College of Business

Information and Technology Management (B.S.B.A.)

Bloomsburg University's B.S.B.A. in Information and Technology Management (ITM) program prepares students to effectively plan, design, select, implement, use, and administer emerging information and communication technologies. Its curriculum interconnects from curriculums offered by Computer Science and Management of Information Systems degree programs.

ITM provides students with emerging technology skills and integrates those skills with business knowledge. ITM discipline — specific courses build upon the learning goals in the AACSB accredited curriculum.

ITM Program Learning Outcomes

AACSB Accreditation
 
o Students demonstrate knowledge regarding facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the ITM field to analyze complex business situations and develop solutions.
o Students demonstrate knowledge of key business issues such as budgeting, management, marketing and project management.
o Students demonstrate the ability to apply, analyze and integrate important terminology within the business environment.
o Students apply skills through internships and real-world case studies designed to enhance and enrich the educational experience.

The ITM degree is for students seeking employment in organizations where information technology plays a major role. Our program offers:
 
o student involvement to design, implement, train and evaluate hands-on IT based training session for the PASSHE Academy
o student involvement with real-world hands-on examples and projects to bridge the gap between academia and practice
o student engagement with experiential learning experiences
o student internship opportunities
o doctoral qualified faculty with real-world industry experience and scholarly publications
o evolving and growing curriculum to meet the needs of a 21st century global society
o excellent job placement rates (More than 96% of graduates secure positions in the ITM field)

ITM graduates find employment in all industries and organizations. ITM is one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States. According to 2017 statistics:
o Nationally 74% of technology graduates receive job offers compared to 39% of all graduates
o Bachelors students average $57,121 annually
o Masters students average $65,394 annually
o Computer and Information Systems Managers earn an average of $139,220 annually

Sources: 2017 Information Systems Job Index from the Association of Information Systems, Occupational Handbook 2017.

 

Information Technology Management Program

ITM Program

Department Chairperson
    Margaret O'Connor
    moconno1@bloomu.edu

Department Secretary
    Jacqueline Dobrovodsky
    jdobrovods@bloomu.edu

Sutliff Hall 366
Phone 570-389-5321
Fax 570-389-3892

Graduation Requirements
Course Sequence
ITM Minor Requirements

Required ITM Core Courses

ITM 221 Principles of Information and Technology Management

Surveys the management of information and technology as business assets within organizational environments. Content explores the role of information and technology solutions in the management of operations and innovations through lecture and active learning experiences. Major technologies that support information creation, storage, retrieval, manipulation and distribution are covered.

Prerequisites: ITM 175 or instructor permission.

ITM 302 Business Applications Development

Introduces the procedural design and development concepts of business applications and basic object-oriented programming. Both procedural and object-oriented programming will be covered utilizing Visual Basic (VBA) and several puzzle visual environments.

Prerequisites: Minimum of 30 credit hours due to the degree of analysis and the expectation of performance or instructor approval.

ITM 310 Data Management Essentials for Business

Introduces the management of structured data, semi-structured data, unstructured data, and Big Data assets in the business environment using emerging technologies and methods. The course explores modeling, designing, implementing, and application development with database management systems.

Prerequisites: ITM 175 or Instructor Approval.

ITM 320 Data Science for Business

Introduces data science: the process for selecting, exploring, and modeling large amounts of data to uncover previously unknown patterns. The design, implementation, application, and evaluation of business intelligence and analytics techniques are applied to business opportunities using emerging technology tools.

Prerequisites: ECONOMIC 256 or instructor approval.

ITM 322 Project Management

Introduces the concepts and techniques of project management: applications include information systems, healthcare, finance, and business projects. Covers project management processes, methods, tools, success factors and successful team building strategies as well as the phases of project management: project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and project closure. The course follows the principles set forth by the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Project Management is designed for students in junior or senior standing and includes case analyses and projects throughout the semester to supplement the student learning objectives.

Prerequisites: ITM.175 and MGMT.244 or permission from instructor.

ITM 375 Data-Driven Web Development

This course emphasizes the interface between websites and databases in business applications. It provides an understanding of database design and maintenance, and of how websites are connected to databases to provide real time online information for businesses and their customers.

Prerequisites: ITM.175 or permission of the instructor.

ITM 418 Global Enterprise Security

Emphasizes emerging technologies and methods relating to network, data, and systems security from a global perspective. The course explores methods for identifying the threats and vulnerabilities in order to provide comprehensive security for network functions and configurations, information retrieval and storage, and secure software operations. In addition, the legal, ethical, and privacy issues in information systems are introduced.

Prerequisites: Minimum of 60 credit hours due to the degree of analysis and the expectation of performance or instructor approval.

ITM 430 Advanced Data Science for Business

Combines technical and statistical skills, analytical thinking, and business acumen to extract actionable knowledge from data so that managers can make knowledgeable decisions and preserve privacy of data. Develops advanced data science knowledge and skills through analysis of multidimensional data modeling, online analytic processing, data warehousing, and data mining.

Prerequisites: ITM.310 and ITM.320.

AIS

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is an international not-for-profit organization that aims to serve society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems.

 

If you are interested in joining, please contact the advisor, Dr. Carolyn LaMacchia. clamacch@bloomu.edu

https://aisnet.org/