Information Technology Major, BS (CM)
The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) Program offered through UMass Boston's College of Management is designed to offer pathways to high demand careers in IT. Our small classes ensure personalized attention from BSIT faculty while our ties to the Greater Boston business and technical communities add an extra dimension of learning to our program of Business Information Technology education. The BSIT program is both rigorous and hands on. Its format includes a core of Information Technology knowledge, which consists of 9 courses, an area of specialization or track within the program, which consists of four courses, three professional electives in an application or domain area preferably within a business curriculum and two wrap-up which consist of the Project Management course and Information Technology Capstone. In addition, there are also the general education requirements that are required to receive the Bachelor of Science degree.
The required Information Technology courses generally fall within one of the four following skills:
- Relational Database Management Systems
- Web Technologies and Development
As part of its program to maintain accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the College of Management faculty has formally adopted learning objectives for each of its seven degree programs. Assessments are periodically conducted to ensure student learning objective are met and to identify opportunities for curriculum improvement. The learning objectives for the Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Program (BSIT) Program are the following:
- Build and maintain information systems.
- Design information systems to better support business processes and strategies.
- Develop problem solving skills and analytical skills.
- Master communication skills.