B.S. in Business and Information Technology

Business and Information Technology (B.S.)

Effectively managing and leveraging information—and the technology and systems that can handle an ever-increasing flow of data—has become vital to the success of virtually every business, organization, and government entity. Professionals with the expertise to manage this key operational function are in high demand.

The Bachelor of Science in Business and Information Technology degree is designed to provide students with the broad-based knowledge and skills to launch and advance their career as analysts, technologists, managers, and consultants in the dynamic field of information technology.

The STEM-oriented program curriculum, with courses drawn from Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business and College of Computing, provides students with exposure to disciplinary cores in both business and information technology. The program brings together world-class faculty and offers an incredible opportunity to learn from subject matter experts across the university. Courses explore software programming, cybersecurity, business management strategies, accounting, data analytics, finance, optimization, entrepreneurship, operations, leadership, data modeling and applications, and business computer applications.

Students learn how to take on a central role in evaluating, developing, deploying, and managing complex information systems to increase operational efficiencies and attain organizational goals.

Through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program, you are guaranteed access to hands-on experiences—such as internships, group projects, and research—where you connect your classroom learning with real-world practice. You also receive a personalized plan and mentorship to guide your academic studies and to prepare you to land a great job when you graduate.

Chicago is an international center for business and finance, and is home to a growing array of tech companies. Illinois Tech’s connections provide you with access to internships, networking, and job opportunities across a wide range of industries.

STEM-Designated Program

This is a STEM-designated program, and international graduates of the program are eligible to apply for an extension for Optional Practical Training, which allows selected students to stay and work in the United States for up to three years after graduation.

Program Overview

This program develops students’ knowledge in the disciplines of business and information technology, critical thinking skills, and technical expertise. Our graduates are prepared for careers as managers and leaders who can adapt to changing technological environments, effectively lead projects and teams, and make key strategic management decisions in all types of businesses and organizations.

Career Opportunities

B.S. in Business and Information Technology program graduates have an in-demand combination of technical, business, and management skills that prepares them well for challenging careers in business, nonprofit organizations, and government. Examples of such occupations, along with estimates for median annual pay in 2022 as reported by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, include:

The B.S. in Business and Information Technology curriculum includes a solid foundation in the fundamentals of both business and information technology and management. Courses explore software programming, cybersecurity, business management strategies, accounting, data analytics, finance, optimization, entrepreneurship, operations, leadership, data modeling and applications, and business computer applications.

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Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in the B.S. in Business and Information Technology program. Current Illinois Tech students should consult their academic adviser to transfer into the program.

Featured Faculty

Meet your professors! Here are some of the faculty from Stuart School of Business and College of Computing who teach courses in this program.

John Twombly
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs Director of Undergraduate Programs in Business Clinical Professor of Accounting and Finance Adjunct Faculty, Industrial Technology and Management
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Associate Chair, Department of Information Technology and Management Director of Undergraduate Advising, Department of Information Technology and Management Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management Co-Terminal Adviser - Cyber Forensics and Security Interim Associate Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education Chair, Undergraduate Studies Committee
Sang Baum Kang
Assistant Director, Undergraduate Programs in Business Associate Professor of Finance
Jeremy Hajek
Industry Associate Professor, Information Technology and Management Graduate and Undergraduate Advisor
Dinakar Jayarajan
Clinical Associate Professor of Marketing Assistant Professor of Graduate Business Programs
Yong Zheng
Assistant Professor
Xiaoyun "Aarn" Cao
Clinical Assistant Professor of Management
Industry Associate Professor, Information Technology & Management Adjunct Instructor, College of DuPage Computer Information Systems Department Adviser, Ham Radio and Research Club
Ghazale Jafari Haddadian
Clinical Associate Professor of Operations and Energy Management
Maurice Dawson
Assistant Professor Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education
Alan Secor
Industry Assistant Professor of Public Administration
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Industry Professor, Information Technology and Management
Philip Matuszak
Adjunct Industry Associate Professor, Information Technology and Management
Daniel Krieglstein
Adjunct Instructor, Information Technology and Management

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