Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology: Business Minor Option

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

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UMass Lowell's Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology: 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 thinking about pursuing their MBA upon completion of their bachelor's degree.

This part-time degree program is available entirely online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses, providing a high degree of flexibility and convenience for busy adult students and working professionals.

As a non-profit public institution, UMass Lowell is dedicated to providing an education that's affordable and world class, and it's all backed by the academic integrity of a top-ranked research University.

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UMass Lowell offers courses during three semesters each year: Fall (Sept-Dec), Spring (Jan-May) and Summer (May-Aug). We recommend that students not take more than 1 or 2 courses during their first semester so that they can gauge the amount coursework required. Subsequent course loads may be determined by the students' own personal time constraints.

Program Outline

40 Courses / 120 Credits Minimum

General Education Requirements

12 Courses / 36-38 Credits

UMass Lowell's General Education courses are designed to provide students with a foundation that prepares them for continued work within their major and minor fields, as well as endowing them with intellectual habits that will enable them to become lifelong learners. For a list of approved General Education courses, visit

  1. ENGL.1010 College Writing I (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  2. ENGL.1020 College Writing II (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  3. ----.---- General Education - Arts & Humanities (AH) (3cr)
  4. ----.---- General Education - Arts & Humanities (AH) (3cr)
  5. ----.---- General Education - Arts & Humanities (AH) (3cr)
  6. ECON.2010 Economics I (Microeconomics) (SS) (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  7. ----.---- General Education - Social Sciences (SS) (3cr)
  8. ----.---- General Education - Social Sciences (SS) (3cr)
  9. MATH.2830 Introduction to Statistics (Math) (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  10. INFO.4600 Computer Ethics - Recommended to Fulfill UML's Ethics Requirement (3cr)
  11. ----.---- General Education - Science with Experimental Learning (SCL) (3cr) or (3cr+1cr)
  12. ----.---- General Education - Science with Experimental Learning (SCL) (3cr) or (3cr+1cr)
  13. ----.---- STEM Perspective*

*INFO.1600 may be used to fulfill this STEM requirement.


4 Courses / 12 Credits

  1. ECON.2020 Economics II (Macroeconomics) (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  2. MATH.1200 Precalculus Mathematics I (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  3. MATH.3210 Discrete Structures I (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!


14-15 Courses / 45 Credits

Information Technology Core Requirements (2 courses / 6 credits):

    • INFO.2020 Microsoft Office (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
    • Students who can document proficiency with Microsoft Office may substitute an upper-level Information Technology Elective in place of INFO.2020.

** Note: Students cannot get credit for both INFO.2670 and the INFO.2110/INFO.2120 sequence; INFO.2120 can be counted as an Information Technology Elective if INFO.2110 is also taken.

Information Technology Electives (Choose 10 courses / 30 credits):

Choose ten Information Technology Electives from any computer courses with a prefix of INFO.xxxx, COMP.xxxx or MSIT.xxxx. The following is a partial list of approved INFO.xxxx courses that may be used towards this requirement. Call our advisors at 1-800-480-3190 for assistance with choosing alternative electives.

  1. INFO.2200 Visual BasicĀ® (3cr)
  2. INFO.2250 Survey of Programming Languages (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  3. INFO.2310 Graphics for Multimedia and the World Wide Web (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  4. INFO.2320 Desktop Video Production (3cr)
  5. INFO.2380 Website Development (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  6. INFO.2470 Web Authoring (3cr)
  7. INFO.2480 Website Database Implementation (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  8. INFO.2500 E-Commerce (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  9. INFO.2680 C++ Programming (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  10. INFO.2710 C# Programming (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  11. INFO.2910 Introduction to HTML (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  12. INFO.2970 Introduction to Java Programming (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  13. INFO.3010 JAVA Programming/Windows (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  14. INFO.3020 JavaScript (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  15. INFO.3030 Advanced Java Programming (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  16. INFO.3050 Survey of Perl/Python/PHP (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  17. INFO.3060 Introduction to XML (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  18. INFO.3080 Agile Software Development with Java (3cr)
  19. INFO.3110 Introduction to the Linux/Unix Operating System (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  20. INFO.3120 Shell Scripting (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  21. INFO.3210 Linux/Unix System Administration (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  22. INFO.3600 Intro. to Data Structures with C (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  23. INFO.3850 Introduction to Information Security (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  24. INFO.4570 Network Security (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  25. INFO.4600 Computer Ethics (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  26. INFO.4610 LAN/WAN Technologies (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  27. INFO.4620 TCP/IP and Network Architecture (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  28. INFO.4640 Network Management (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  29. INFO.4740 Relational Database Concepts (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!

Information Technology Capstone Course(s) (1-2 courses / 6 credits):


6 Courses / 18 Credits

  1. ACCT.2010 Accounting/Financial (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  2. MKTG.2010 Marketing Principles (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  3. FINA.3010 Financial Management (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  4. MIST.2010 Business Information Systems (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  5. MGMT.3010 Organizational Behavior (3cr) - Available Fall 2016!
  6. --.--- One additional Manning School of Business 3000/4000 Level Elective with a course subj prefix of ACCT, MKTG, FINA, MIST, or MGMT (3cr)


3 Courses/9 Credits

  1. --.--- Elective (3cr)
  2. --.--- Elective (3cr)
  3. --.--- Elective (3cr)

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