Business & Information Technology Major

College of Business – Department of Management and Business & Information Technology
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with major in Business & Information Technology

(Home Department: Management and Business & Information Technology)

This major is a collaboration with the Management and Business & Information Technology and Computer Science departments and provides students with knowledge in both the business and information technology fields. The intent of this program is to prepare the Business and Information Technology program can “bridge the gap” between technology and business. As entry level workers, they are likely to qualify for jobs as systems analysts, Project Management Office administrators, technical trainers, quality assurance analysts and similar roles. As experienced workers, they are likely to move into Project Management, Delivery Assurance and IT Management roles.


The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of eleven (11) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain II-A (Analysis. Modeling, and Problem Solving) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the major in Business & Information Technology.


Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.


Related Minors

Students are encouraged but not required to select a minor in another discipline that may enhance the students’ preparation for their individual employment or graduate school goals. Students should discuss these possibilities with their academic advisors.



Requirements for the major in Business and Information Technology, concentration in Business (UITB)

Required Business core courses (13):

  • ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 221 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • BUIS 411 Information Systems Research
  • BUIS 460 Information Systems Management
  • ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
  • FINA 248 Managerial Finance
  • MGMT 215 Legal Environment of Business
  • MGMT 280 Organizational Behavior
  • MGMT 372 Operations and Project Management
  • MRKT 181 Marketing Principles
  • QUAN 201 Quantitative Modeling for Business and Economics
  • QUAN 202 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics

Required Computer Science core courses (6):

  • CSCI 108 HTML, JavaScript Programming, and Web Site Development
  • CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology
  • CSCI 130 Introduction to Programming
  • CSCI 258 Introduction to Operating Systems Using UNIX
  • CSCI 360 Database Management
  • CSCI 376 Networking Technologies

Required Mathematics course (1):

  • MATH 123 Introduction to Functions*

*Students with a score on the mathematics placement exam which allows them to take MATH 200 Precalculus may substitute MATH 200 Precalculus, or MATH 219 Calculus I for MATH123 Introduction to Functions.


Effective as of the 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog