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

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The Bachelor of Information Technology and Management program offers seven specializations that target specific careers and more than 100 courses providing unparalleled breadth and depth at Chicago's only tech-focused university. Courses are taught by experienced faculty using a hands-on, reality-based approach to education in which students apply what they learn in class to solve real-life problems. The information technology and management curriculum is a blend of theoretical content and practical application featuring projects and laboratory-based instruction in which students will learn and then do. The program is designed to broaden and deepen students' knowledge of new and emerging information technologies, the application and integration of these technologies, and the administrative practices used in the effective management of these technologies.

This program is appropriate for students interested in information technology and applied technology with a strong academic background. 

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Information Technology and Management offers nine specializations that target specific careers and more than 100 hands-on, reality-based courses taught by experienced faculty with theoretical content and practical application. Students apply what they learn in class to solve real-life problems with laboratory-based instruction.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Information Technology and Management program will be prepared to enter the industry in a variety of roles, including:

  • Data analyst
  • Digital system architect
  • Information systems manager
  • Information systems and technology manager
  • Business systems analyst
  • Voice/data system analyst
  • Software developer
  • Mobile application developer
  • Systems administrator
  • Web applications developer

Students in this program must be admitted to Illinois Tech. Previous coursework or experience in technology is helpful but not required.

The Bachelor of Information Technology and Management degree is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Program Objectives and Outcomes

Bachelor of Information Technology & Management Program Educational Objectives

The Bachelor of Information Technology and Management degree produces graduates who are able to:

  • Problem solve and create innovative answers to provide technology solutions for the problems of business, industry, government, non-profit organizations, and individuals.
  • Perform requirements analysis, design and administration of computer and network-based systems conforming to policy and best practices, and monitor and support continuing development of relevant policy and best practices as appropriate.
  • Apply current technical and mathematical concepts and practices in the core information technologies and recognize the need to engage in continuing professional development.
Bachelor of Information Technology & Management Student Outcomes

Bachelor of Information Technology and Management graduates should be able to:

  1. Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions
  2. Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline
  3. Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts
  4. Recognize professional responsibility and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline
  6. Identify and analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation and administration of computing-based systems
  7. Assist in the creation of an effective project plan

Program Specializations

Data Management

IT Entrepreneurship and Management

Networking and Communications

Software Development

System Administration

Systems Security

Web Design and Application Development

Featured Faculty

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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
Jeremy Hajek
Industry Associate Professor, Information Technology and Management Graduate and Undergraduate Advisor
Maurice Dawson
Assistant Professor Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education
Adarsh Arora
Industry Professor Coleman Entrepreneur-in-Residence