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Information Technology Management

Program Overview

Program Overview

Gain an understanding of business and technology and put yourself in high demand. Let our experts prepare you for a career in business information systems. You'll gain a strong business foundation and learn to leverage technology to create value for the organization you work for. We'll guide you through business applications, systems, computing infrastructure and even human resources. 

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that jobs in IT management will grow at a rate of 12 percent through 2026. Compare that to an average job growth rate of seven percent and you'll understand the significance of opportunities available here. When you graduate, you’ll be well-connected to the IT industry in Middle Tennessee thanks to our professional connections and the opportunities you take on during your time here.

Courses

Courses

General education requirement (38 hours)

Specific courses required:

  • BI 4213 - Biblical Ethics
  • LUSS 2093 - Impact of Internet Technologies on Society
  • Mathematics requirement satisfied by major


Required courses for the major area (79-81 hours)

  • AC 2503 - Financial Accounting
  • CCT 395V - Internship *
  • CCT 4613 - Senior Project
  • CS 1213 - Introduction to Computer Programming
  • CS 1233 - Object-Oriented System Design and Programming
  • CS 2243 - Database Management Systems
  • ENT 2503 - An Introduction to Business
  • DS 3123 - Information Ethics and Policy
  • DS 3213 - Principles of Data Science
  • DS 3223 - Information Structures
  • SEC 3113 - Fundamentals of Information Security
  • IT 1123 - Future of Computing
  • IT 1213 - Graphic Design Studio
  • IT 2043 - Information Technology Applications
  • IT 2223 - Web Application Development I
  • IT 3313 - Network Principles
  • IT 3413 - Systems Analysis and Design
  • IT 3423 - Project Management
  • ITM 4003 - Principles of Technology Management
  • ITM 4013 - Telecommunications Network Management
  • ITM 4023 - Data & Knowledge Management
  • MK 3503 - Principles of Marketing
  • MA 1113 - College Algebra
  • MA 2053 - Survey of Calculus
  • MA 2183 - Elementary Statistics
  • OSCM 3503 - Operations and Supply Chain Management


Concentration courses (9 hrs) (choose one concentration area)


Business Informatics:

  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing
  • MK 4533 - Marketing Research and Plans
  • DS 3323 - Principles of Statistical Analysis and Decision Modeling


Health Care Informatics:

  • DS 4003 - Decision Support Systems
  • DS 4013 - Information Systems Management
  • DS 4103 - Introduction to Health Care Informatics


Information Technology Entrepreneurship:

  • ENT 3543 - Entrepreneur Marketing
  • ENT 4503 - New Venture Creation
  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing


Leadership & Organizational Behavior:

  • MG 4203 - Training and Development
  • MG 4403 - Organizational Behavior: Global Perspectives
  • MG 4453 - Human Resource Management


Sustainability Performance Informatics:

  • ESS 2013 - Introduction to Sustainable Energy Sources
  • ESS 2123 - Principles of Sustainability
  • ESS 4223 - Fundamentals of Environmental Management and Technology


Web Development:

  • IT 3223 - Web Application Development II
  • IT 3233 - Web Server Technologies
  • MK 3403 - Strategic Internet Marketing

 

**A general business minor is automatically satisfied by the information technology major.

Internship

Become more competitive in the job market with an internship related to your interests. You’ll gain experience and boost your exposure. An internship will also help you learn whether you’ve chosen a career you’ll enjoy.

Job placement

With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.

Expert faculty, small class sizes

Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.

Our Faculty

  • Ken Mayer

    Ken Mayer

    Assistant Professor

    Ken Mayer Jr. is an Assistant Professor in Cybersecurity and IT. Previously, he came from private industry working for several Fortune 500 companies including, Dell Inc., Mercedes-Benz North America, and...

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    Alfa Nyandoro

    Associate Professor

    Alfa Nyandoro was awarded the Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering (2006) from the University of New South Wales - Australia. Prior to pursuing Ph.D. studies, he was a research...

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  • Chris Simmons headshot

    Chris Simmons

    Associate Professor

    Chris Simmons is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Technology. He obtained his Bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University, followed by a Master's degree in Information Technology...

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  • Becky Tallon

    Becky Tallon

    Adjunct Faculty

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Career Paths

Computer Systems Analysts

Computer systems analysts, sometimes called systems architects, study an organization’s current computer systems and procedures, and design solutions to help the organization operate more efficiently and effectively. They bring business and information technology (IT) together by understanding the needs and limitations of both.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Computer networks are critical parts of almost every organization. Network and computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of these networks.

Computer and Information Systems Managers

Computer and information systems managers, often called information technology (IT) managers or IT project managers, plan, coordinate, and direct computer-related activities in an organization. They help determine the information technology goals of an organization and are responsible for implementing computer systems to meet those goals.