Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology: Business Minor Option

IT Professionals in Discussion

Available entirely online or as a mix of online and on campus courses!

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Employment of computer support specialists and systems administrators is expected to increase by 18 percent from 2006 to 2016."

Business Woman The need for professionals with a strong information technology background is expected to continue its growth as business, government, schools, and other organizations seek new applications for computers and networks within the workplace.

In response to that need, the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers part-time adult learners the opportunity to earn this bachelor's degree entirely online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses.


 
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The Business Minor is designed for Information Technology students who are interested in gaining fundamental knowledge of management concepts and business practices. In addition to providing students with exposure to business and management principles, this program also presents an ideal opportunity for IT students who may be interested in pursuing an MBA upon completion of their bachelor's degree.


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Program Outline - Total Credits: 120

UMass Lowell offers online and on-campus courses during three semesters per year: Fall (Sept-Dec), Spring (Jan-May) and Summer (May-Aug). On campus students also have the option of taking accelerated on-campus courses during Winter Intersession and the concentrated Summer I and II sessions. The following program outline, which lists 2 courses each semester, is only a suggested course load. Based on student experiences, we do not recommend registering for more than 3 courses per semester. First-year students should not take more than 1 or 2 courses their first semester. Subsequent course loads may be determined by the students’ own personal time constraints.

Total Credits: 120
Bachelor's Degree Awarded (see graduation info )

General Education Courses

Each semester, we publish a list of General Education courses that are being offered and indicate whether they are being offered online or on campus. For additional information on the University's General Education Requirements, please visit http://www.uml.edu/gened or contact the Faculty and Student Support Center at 1 (800) 480-3190 for assistance in selecting your "Gen Ed" courses.

Information Technology Electives

The following is a only a partial list of courses that may be used towards this requirement. You may choose your Information Technology Electives from any computer courses with a prefix of 90.--- or 91.---.



Required Business Minor Courses


60.201 Accounting/Financial
Presents a comprehensive, detailed exposure to basic accounting theory. Beginning with the accounting equation, students are introduced to the accounting cycle, preparation of the statement of financial position and the income statement, accounting for assets, liabilities, and stockholders' equity of the firm, and cash flow and financial statement analysis.

62.201 Marketing Principles
The role of marketing in the economy. The elements of the marketing mix -- product, price, distribution, and promotion -- are discussed in the context of social and political constraints on marketing activity. Prerequisites: 49.201, 48.101, 47.101.

61.301 Business Finance
Principles of financial management, including working and fixed capital, sources of funds, financial statements, financial planning and capital structure. Prerequisites: 60.201, 49.201, 49.202, COM filter courses, BSBA students and College of Management Dean permission.

63.301 Management Information Systems
Structure and foundations of information systems for management from both a user's and designer's perspective. Prerequisites: BSBA students or Business Minor/BSIT/ASIT students with 54+ credits, and College of Management Dean permission .

66.301 Organizational Behavior
Examination of individuals, groups, and organizations from a behavioral and structural perspective. Topics include employee motivation and satisfaction, communication, power and politics, the dynamics of groups and teams, conflict management, and organizational design and change. Prerequisites: COM filter courses and College of Management Dean permission .

6_.__College of Management 300/400 Elective
(junior standing and any prerequisites particular to the course)

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