The BSIT program of study enables students to:
- Acquire the knowledge and skills required to excel as an information technology professional.
- Become familiar with current technologies, tools, and methodologies that lead to the development of better information systems.
- Understand the different components of the information technology field, including hardware, software, communication, networking, research, and people.
- Learn how to methodically and practically approach a variety of technological and managerial issues to ultimately improve business strategies and competitive advantage.
- Analyze and evaluate organizational systems and processes to recommend software solutions that meet an organization's needs and goals.
The BSIT (Bachelor of Science in Information Technology) program offered through UMass Boston's College of Management is designed to offer pathways to these highly-demanded careers in IT for both high school graduates and students of Massachusetts community colleges’ IT-related degree programs. 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 offers an “applications-path” format for students which includes a core of technical knowledge (nine courses), an area of specialization or track within IT (four courses), three professional electives in an application or domain area (preferable outside of IT but within business), and two wrap-up courses (project management and IT capstone), in addition to general education requirements.