Information Technology Management

The Information Technology Management major is designed to prepare students for positions in system development, system analysis, database administration, networking, and as ITM specialists in user departments such as finance, human resource management, marketing, and operations management. The major is also designed to prepare students to assume increasing levels of managerial responsibility as their career progresses.  This course of study includes the components of computer-based information systems: hardware, software, telecommunications, databases, people (the people who develop, manage, run, program, maintain, and use the systems), and procedures (strategies, policies, methods, and rules involved in all aspects of information systems). This program teaches these principles and their application in a holistic and integrated fashion using a combination of traditional classroom instruction, case studies, projects, and hands-on methods.

Prerequisites for all courses must be met. Students not enrolled in the College of Business BBA program cannot elect more than 30 credit hours in courses offered by the College of Business. BBA students must complete 12 credits outside their major to earn a minor.

Dearborn Discovery Core Requirement

The minimum passing grade for a Dearborn Discovery Core (DDC) course is 2.0. The minimum GPA for the program is 2.0. In addition, the DDC permits any approved course to satisfy up to three credit hours within three different categories. Please see the General Education Program: The Dearborn Discovery Core section for additional information.

Foundational Studies

Written and Oral Communication (GEWO) – 6 Credits

Upper Level Writing Intensive (GEWI) – 3 Credits

Quantitative Thinking and Problem Solving (GEQT) – 3 Credits

Critical and Creative Thinking (GECC) – 3 Credits

Areas of Inquiry

Natural Science (GENS) – 7 Credits

  • Lecture/Lab Science Course
  • Additional Science Course

Social and Behavioral Analysis (GESB) – 9 Credits

Humanities and the Arts (GEHA) – 6 Credits

Intersections (GEIN) – 6 Credits


Capstone (GECE) – 3 Credits

Business Administration Core Requirements

BA 300Career Planning & Develop1
BA 320Proj Mgmt & Leadership Skills3
BA 330Managerial Communication3
BA 400Corporate Responsibility3
BE 401Managerial Economics3
BPS 451Strategic Management3
DS 302Advanced Business Statistics3
FIN 401Corporate Finance3
Select one of the following:3-4
ITM 310
Accounting Information Systems
and Accounting Info Sys Lab 1
LE 253Business Law3
MKT 352Mktg Principles and Policies3
OB 354Behavior in Organization3
OM 300Intro to Operations Management3
Total Credit Hours37-38

Major Requirements

ITM 3013
ITM 3213
ITM 3313
ITM 3513
ITM 4313
Select two courses from the following:6
ITM 302
ITM 303
ITM 371
ITM 382
ITM 383
Total Credit Hours21

Information Technology Management Minor

ITM 3103
ITM 3213
ITM 3513
Select two courses from the following:6
ITM 301
ITM 302
ITM 331
ITM 371
ITM 382
ITM 383
ITM 431
Total Credit Hours15

ITM 347     Information Visualization     3 Credit Hours

Full Title: Information Visualization: Business Insights via Storytelling Information visualization has been used greatly in various disciplines including media, business, and engineering. It is valuable in helping people analyze and understand information to lead to better solutions and decisions. This course will introduce students to the field of information visualization via a hands-on approach. Readings and lectures will provide an overview of the field. Students will learn visualization design and evaluation principles and learn how to acquire, parse, and analyze large datasets. Students will also learn tools and techniques for visualizing multivariate, temporal, text-based, geospatial, hierarchical, and network/graph-based data. (F,W,S)

Prerequisite(s): ITM 310 and ITM 301

ITM 387     Digital Security     3 Credit Hours

Full Title: Digital Security: Threat Prevention and Management The ability to secure information within a modern enterprise-large or small-is a growing challenge. Threats to information security are global, persistent, and increasingly sophisticated. This course provides the practices and methods currently used by information security professionals to manage and secure an information environment. Topics includes security strategy and policies, security operation center (SOC), network security, physical security, malware countermeasures, operational systems security, risk analysis and incident response practices. (F,W,S)

Prerequisite(s): ITM 383


Frequency of Offering

The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally