Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Management

Organizations are driven by and depend on data—and they need leaders who can protect that information and strategically analyze it to achieve business goals.

As companies demand innovators who understand big data, cloud computing and cybersecurity, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates opportunities in tech-related roles will grow by more than 500,000 jobs by 2026.

Merge business and technology

Our innovative curriculum is one of the few nationally—and the only undergraduate program in the State University of New York (SUNY) system—that focuses on both technical and business skills. You will receive practical programming experience while developing critical soft skills through the curriculum’s strong management component and learn how to leverage technology to deliver results.

Gain the tools to:

  • Propose and create IT solutions with new applications.
  • Manage databases and employ data modeling techniques to analyze information, make decisions and add value.
  • Identify, evaluate and use emerging technologies to realize business opportunities.
  • Communicate and present clearly and concisely to a wide audience.
  • Be an effective project manager, collaborative team member and strong leader.

Career Success

Knowing how to use technology to solve problems and drive organizations forward will be critical for success in any sector — from sales and operations to health care, finance and beyond.

With a bachelor’s degree in information technology and management, you will be qualified for a range of in-demand positions at the intersection of business and IT:

  • Computer and information systems manager
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Information security analyst
  • Computer programmer
  • Web, application or software developer
  • Database administrator
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Computer network architect or support specialist

Admission

Admission to the program is limited and highly selective with a fall only start.  You should first apply to UB and indicate an interest in information technology and management. All interested applicants will be reviewed by the School of Management and recommended for admission to the major.

In the first two years, you will complete UB Curriculum requirements (general education courses) and the lower-division prerequisite courses for the major. All School of Management students are reviewed for academic progress at the end of each semester. Academic performance in freshman and sophomore courses is the main criterion to continue to the upper-division major requirements. 

This degree program is highly competitive, so to remain in the major and continue to junior-year courses, you must meet the following requirements by the end of the fall of your sophomore year:

Acceptance and Continuation Criteria

Criteria

Minimum Standard

Cumulative GPA in Prerequisite Courses for Major (PGPA)
The prerequisite courses for the major are: MGS 101, MGS 102, MGG 150, PSY 101, MTH 131, ECO 182, MGA 201 and MGQ 201.

3.0

Minimum grades in MGS 101, MGS 102 and MGG 150 (each course, no repeating permitted) B
Cumulative UB GPA
All courses completed at UB.

3. 0

Class Standing (Units)

Sophomore standing achieved by completing a minimum of 30 units.

Junior standing achieved by completing a minimum of 60 units.

Sophomore/Junior standing
Major Change Requests
Internal and external transfers will be considered based on space availability.
Admits fall only 

Curriculum Plan

Freshman Year

First offering is fall 2019

First semester Second semester
MGG 199 UB Seminar
(UB Curriculum)
MGS 102 Information Technology and Management 2 (prerequisite to major)
MGS 101 Information Technology and Management (prerequisite to major) MGG 150 Business and Society 
(prerequisite to major)
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Business (prerequisite to major) PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology(prerequisite to major)
ENG 105 Writing and Rhetoric 
(UB Curriculum: CL 1)
Global Thematic List 1
(UB Curriculum)
  Thematic Pathway List 1
(UB Curriculum)

If you are not ready for calculus, you should take precalculus before attempting MTH 131.

Sophomore Year

First semester Second semester
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting (prerequisite to major)

CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science

MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics (prerequisite to major) ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
(prerequisite to major)
MGS 314 Applied Business Programming Thematic Pathway 2
(UB Curriculum)
MGG 303 Communication Literacy for Business (UB Curriculum: CL2) Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 2 with Lab (UB Curriculum)
Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 1 
(UB Curriculum)
MGG 298 Career Connections I

Junior Year

After you successfully complete the freshman and sophomore year curriculum at the minimum admission standards and gain formal admission to the major, the following requirements remain:

First semester Second semester
MGS 402 Telecommunications Technology (fall only) MGS 406 Big Data Technologies (spring only)
MGS 404 Database Management Systems (fall only) MGS 407 Cybersecurity (spring only)
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions
in Management
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior MGG 398 Career Connections II
Theme Pathway 3 (UB Curriculum) Diversity Learning (UB Curriculum)
  Global Pathway 2 (UB Curriculum)

Senior Year

First semester Second semester

MGS 405 Systems Analysis and Design

MGS 425 IT Project Management (spring only)
MGO 302 Production and Operations MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
Global Pathway 3 (UB Curriculum)

Liberal arts elective (3 units)

Liberal arts elective (3 units)

Liberal arts elective (3 units)

UB Capstone (UB Curriculum)  

To graduate, you must have an overall 2.0 GPA for your upper-level MG* courses.