Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Management

New for Fall 2019

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 competitive. You should first apply to UB and indicate an interest in business administration. The School of Management will invite new freshman to apply to the BS in Information and Technology Management major. All applicants will be reviewed by the admissions committee, and the top 50 will be offered admission. 

In the first two years, you will complete the 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 ITM First-Year Prerequisites
The prerequisites are MGS 101, MGS 102 and MGG 150 (no repeating permitted). You must also successfully complete PSY 101, MTH 131 and ECO 182 in the freshmen year.

3.0

Cumulative GPA and Prerequisite GPA
MGA 201 and MGQ 201 completed successfully by the end of the fall of sophomore year.

3.0

Minimum Overall First-Year UB GPA
Your GPA for all courses taken at UB.
3.0
Class Standing (Units)
Sophomore standing achieved by completing a minimum of 30 units.
 
Sophomore standing
Major Change Requests
Internal and external transfers will be considered based on space available.
 
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)
ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
(prerequisite to major)
ENG 105 Writing and Rhetoric 
(UB Curriculum: CL 1)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (prerequisite to major)
  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) Global Pathway 2 (UB Curriculum)
MGG 303 Communication Literacy for Business (UB Curriculum: CL2) Thematic Pathway 2
(UB Curriculum)
Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 1 
(UB Curriculum)
Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 2 with Lab (UB Curriculum)
Global Pathway 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 314 Applied Business Programming

MGO 302 Production and Operations
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions
in Management

MGB 301 Organizational Behavior

MGF 301 Corporation Finance Diversity Learning (UB Curriculum)

MGM 301 Principles of Marketing

MGG 398 Career Connections II
Theme Pathway 3 (UB Curriculum) Global Pathway 3 (UB Curriculum)
  Liberal arts elective (3 units)

Senior Year

First semester Second semester

MGS 402 Telecommunications Technology (fall only)

MGS 405 Systems Analysis and Design (spring only)
MGS 404 Database Management Systems (fall only) MGS 406 Big Data Technologies (spring only)
MGS 407 Cybersecurity

MGS 425 IT Project Management (spring only)

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.