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

Earn two bachelor’s degrees in Information Technology and Management and Industrial Technology in Management in four years to apply information technology in manufacturing or the supply chain. 

Prepare for a career in information technology within the manufacturing and/or supply chain sectors with a Bachelor of Information Technology and Management/Bachelor of Industrial Technology and Management dual degree from Chicago’s only tech-focused university.  

Acquire a broad range of technical knowledge and specific capabilities required to select, integrate, install, customize, maintain, and manage the computing infrastructure for an industrial organization.  Gain critical thinking, managerial, communication, and leadership skills to excel in management positions. Understand practical approaches for achieving efficient operations using enterprise-level data management systems, industry best practices, and technology deployment.

Attain the following career skills from the BITM-BINTM dual degree program:

  • Creating and effectively communicating innovative  technology solutions for the problems of business and industry
  • Analyzing, designing, administering, and supporting secure computer and network-based systems that conform to policy and best practices
  • Applying current industry, technical, and mathematical concepts and practices in core information technologies 
  • Fundamental knowledge of computer hardware, software, and operating systems
  • Understanding principles and practices for secure computing and application development/programming
  • Applied practice in networking, databases and information management, web systems, and technologies
  • Applied practice in system integration, architecture, administration, and maintenance
  • Understanding how to integrate and employ various technologies, systems, and industry best practices to achieve efficient operations
  • Understanding how to identify, evaluate, and address a wide range of operational, situational, and managerial challenges
  • Ability to function on multidisciplinary teams, manage and lead projects, and communicate effectively and professionally at all levels

Program Overview

Experienced faculty use a hands-on, reality-based approach to education with theoretical content and practical application. Apply what is learned in class to solve real-life problems with laboratory-based instruction. Acquire a broadened understanding of industrial operations and the managerial skills needed to move into higher-level positions.

Career Opportunities

  • Inventory control/analyst
  • Production planner/scheduler
  • Process/continuous improvement manager
  • Supply chain analyst
  • Logistics planner
  • Data analyst
  • Information systems and technology manager
  • Business systems analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Product manager
  • Embedded software engineer
  • SCADA (Supervisory control and data acquisition) developer

This is an integrated dual-degree program leading to Bachelor in Information Technology and Management and Bachelor in Industrial Technology and Management degrees that maintains the integrity and content of each individual degree program.

 

Admission to Illinois Tech is required. Previous coursework or experience in technology is helpful but not required.

Program Specializations

Information Technology and Management

Data Management

IT Entrepreneurship and Management

Networking and Communications

Software Development

System Administration

Systems Security

Web Design and Application Development

 

Industrial Technology and Management

Manufacturing Technology

Supply Chain Management