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Business Information Technology

The Business Information Technology (BIT) major is designed to provide students with expertise in the development and use of computer systems and quantitative modeling techniques for solving business problems and making managerial decisions. Students learn the necessary information technology and computing skills to develop and implement sophisticated business-related computer systems. The degree program focuses on the practical application of computing to business problem-solving.

Major Options

Operations Supply Chain Management (BIT-OSM)

The OSM option is designed to teach students how to manage operations in business and government. Students in this program take specialized courses that focus on logistics, quality management, scheduling, forecasting, project management, and other supply chain management functions. OSM graduates are often hired into management, staff training, and supervisory positions where they manage and oversee company operations.

Decision Support Systems (BIT-DSS)

The DSS program educates students in the design, implementation, and use of computerized systems that support business managers in the decisionā€making process. Students in this program take a variety of information technology courses that enhance their ability to develop computer decision support systems. Some course topics are database management, visual interface design, artificial intelligence, and computer languages, such as C++, Visual Basic, and JAVA.

Cybersecurity Management and Analytics (BIT-Cyber)

The cybersecurity management and analytics (BIT-Cyber) option emphasizes business processes and data analytics as applied to cybersecurity management. BIT-Cyber students will gain proficiency in cyber policy, risk management, incident business response, using data to understand attacks on business assets, and overall management of the cybersecurity function within a business. Graduates of the program will be prepared for jobs as analysts, auditors, managers and planners within the cybersecurity function.

Career Options

  • Consulting for multiple industries
  • IT-related jobs
  • Management
  • Staff training
  • Supervisory positions managing company operations
  • Technical analyst/consultant
  • Product manager
  • Process manager