The mission of the information technology and management program is to educate and inform students to prepare them to assume technical and managerial leadership in the information technology field and to advance knowledge through research and scholarship.

The 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, nonprofit organizations, and individuals
  • Identify and analyze user needs; identify and define computing requirements appropriate to the problem solution; and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer- and network-based systems
  • Apply current technical and mathematical concepts and practices in the core information technologies and recognize the need to engage in continuing professional development

To meet these goals, graduates must demonstrate knowledge and proficiency in these areas:

  • Information technology basics including hardware and operating systems
  • Application development and programming
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Databases and data management
  • Networking and communications
  • Websystems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Professionalism