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Information Technology Management B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 54 to 55
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The information technology management program prepares students for technical and management positions in business and industry. Graduates have the knowledge, experience, and skills to succeed in technology related careers as well as the business and management competencies for mid-management positions such as information technology specialists, application developers, network administrators, Webmasters, technology project and information systems managers. Program outcomes Graduates will: Demonstrate abilities in the use of information systems hardware, operating systems, programming languages, and application software Use computer technology in preparing programs, presentations, and written reports Demonstrate the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and oral communications through technical reports, solutions to information technology problems, and feasibility studies Demonstrate human relations and career/life adaptability skills in problem solving, decision making, and responding to change Demonstrate an environmental perspective in the development of solutions for business and information technology problem solving Demonstrate global and ethical perspectives in information technology management Demonstrate an understanding of the role of finance, marketing, and management as job responsibilities of the information technology professional
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Information Technology Management Requirements
A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution. Required courses - 54 credits
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr)
FIN 3100 - Managerial Finance (3.0 cr)
GBUS 3107 - Legal Environment in Business (3.0 cr)
ITM 3020 - Introduction to Management Information Systems (3.0 cr)
ITM 3110 - Microcomputer Operating Systems (3.0 cr)
ITM 3130 - Messaging Systems (3.0 cr)
ITM 3900 - Internship (1.0-3.0 cr)
ITM 4020 - Analysis and Design of Information Systems (3.0 cr)
ITM 4900 - Senior Project in Information Technology Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 4200 - Project Management (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
NT 3120 - Networking Standards and Protocols (3.0 cr)
NT 3215 - Information Assurance and Systems Security (3.0 cr)
SE 2050 - Introduction to Programming I (3.0 cr)
SE 2100 - Microcomputer Systems Architecture (3.0 cr)
SE 3050 - Database Management Systems (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
A minimum of 40 liberal education credits required. Students must complete the 10 goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum with the following specific liberal education courses required:
BIOL 1009 - General Biology [BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
ECON 2102 - Macroeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
HUM 3310 - Culture and Technology [HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
PHIL 1001 - Introduction to Philosophy [HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE] (3.0 cr)
PSY 1001 - General Psychology [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (4.0 cr)
or PHYS 1101 - Introductory College Physics I [PHYS SCI] (4.0 cr)
Technology Requirements
Required courses - 3 credits
CA 1040 - Web Site Development (3.0 cr)
Electives
Students must take enough electives credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement. Approximately 21 to 22 credits will be needed.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Information Technology Management (Online)
The information technology management program prepares students for technical and management positions in business and industry. Graduates have the knowledge, experience, and skills to succeed in technology related careers as well as the business and management competencies for mid-management positions such as information technology specialists, application developers, network administrators, Webmasters, technology project and information systems managers. The ITM (Online) program has the same curriculum as the on-campus ITM program with the exception of a one-credit orientation to online learning.
ITM (Online) Program Requirement
Required course - 1 credit
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
 
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ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of accounting cycle, cash, accounts receivable, inventories, plant assets, payroll. prereq: Math 1031
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Modern accounting concepts. Cash flow statement. Analysis of financial statements. Management accounting topics, including cost-volume-profit analysis, and costing methods. prereq: 2101
FIN 3100 - Managerial Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principle financial considerations/ratio analysis of business. Cost of capital, asset management, capital structure planning, financial statement analysis, working capital management, short-term financing, budgeting. Integrates theory/applications. prereq: [ACCT 2102 or 3010], [ECON 2101, MATH 1031] or instructor consent
GBUS 3107 - Legal Environment in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Fundamental concepts of business law, with emphasis on legal system, contracts, bailments, agency, business organizations, fundamentals of commercial law.
ITM 3020 - Introduction to Management Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theoretical background/hands-on experience with "software as service" applications. Traditional individual/company hosted software.
ITM 3110 - Microcomputer Operating Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to operating system concepts. Windows, Unix, Linux OS are discussed. Topics addressed include the purpose and uses of an operating system, resource management (e.g., memory, processes, I/O, and files), control language, shells, script. prereq: SE 2100
ITM 3130 - Messaging Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Unified messaging types such as electronic mail, fax, voice. Server software such as Microsoft Exchange, IBM Notes, Novell Groupwise. Internet standards for messaging. prereq: 3110
ITM 3900 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised experience in an information or networking entity within a business firm or agency. Reports/consultations with faculty advisers and employers. prereq: Jr or instructor consent
ITM 4020 - Analysis and Design of Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Systems development life cycle. Needs assessment, hierarchical diagramming, entity-relationships, data-flow diagramming. Project-focused review. prereq: 3110, SE 2050, SE 3050
ITM 4900 - Senior Project in Information Technology Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Students complete an extensive IT design/development project under guidance of faculty member and present the project to ITM faculty and senior peers. prereq: Sr
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility. prereq: Psy 1001 or instructor consent
MGMT 4200 - Project Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Foundations of project management. Working with teams, schedules, risks, and resources to produce a desired outcome. Skills and tools of project management with case studies and using appropriate software facilitate learning. prereq: 3200
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies. prereq: [Econ 2101 or 2102], [Psy 1001 or instructor consent]
NT 3120 - Networking Standards and Protocols
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Design, implementation, and management of an enterprise network. Servers, routers, bridges, gateways, transmission media, communications protocols, network security, performance tuning. prereq: ITM 3110
NT 3215 - Information Assurance and Systems Security
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Hacking culture. Impact of computer crime and Internet fraud. How a network/systems administrator can design/implement countermeasures to defend/protect systems assets. prereq: 3120
SE 2050 - Introduction to Programming I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Structured/object oriented programming with current industry accepted languages. Data, selection, and iteration structures. Input/output operations, class definitions, interfaces, exception handling, inheritance, composition, polymorphism. prereq: MATH 1031 or 2 yrs high school algebra or ACT score of 20
SE 2100 - Microcomputer Systems Architecture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Computer organization/machine architecture. Overview of computer system organization. Digital logic level, register level, operating system program interface. May use assembly language of an available machine for programming assignments.
SE 3050 - Database Management Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Database design management/implementation. Data modeling, normalization, relational algebra, SQL, Procedural SQL, physical database design, distributed databases. Use of common DBMSs and modeling tools. prereq: 2050
BIOL 1009 - General Biology (BIOL SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Major concepts of modern biology. Molecular structure of living things. Energy recruitment/utilization. Flow of genetic information through organisms/populations. Principles of inheritance, ecology, and evolution. Lab. prereq: High school science courses
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic economic principles of pricing, resource allocation, consumption. Supply/demand, cost of production, consumer behavior. Competition/influences of market structure. prereq: Math 0991 or 2 yrs high school algebra or equiv
ECON 2102 - Macroeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Big picture of economy. Determinants of national income, national income accounting, unemployment, inflation, economic growth. Classical, Keynesian, recent theoretical approaches to modifying economic activity. Monetary/fiscal policies. International economic relations.
HUM 3310 - Culture and Technology (HUMANITIES, GLOB PERSP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis of historical and cultural factors shaping technology. Synthesis of integrated relationships among technology, the arts, societal practices, and values.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
PHIL 1001 - Introduction to Philosophy (HUMANITIES, ETH/CIV RE)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Critical introduction to three fundamental questions of philosophy: What can I know? What can I believe? What ought I to do? Emphasis on developing ability to think, speak, and write critically.
PSY 1001 - General Psychology (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of psychology as scientific study of human/animal behavior. Emphasizes goals of psychology: to describe, understand, predict, and control behavior. Biological, cognitive, affective, and social perspectives.
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
PHYS 1012 - Introductory Physics (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Motion, forces, torque, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity, magnetism. Emphasizes applications. prereq: Math 1031
PHYS 1101 - Introductory College Physics I (PHYS SCI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
First of two-semester sequence. Algebra-based introduction to physics and physics problem solving. Motion, forces, torque, momentum, energy, thermal energy/heat. Topics presented in applied context. prereq: Math 1031
CA 1040 - Web Site Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Web site design. current HTML, scripting, graphics, Web services, user interface design.
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to UMC policies, e-mail, virtual private network, online library resources, writing scholarly reports, APA referencing, netiquette, networking in online environment, group work in online environment.