National University




Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management

Lead Faculty: Dr. Bhaskar Raj Sinha

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management (BSITM) program is designed to meet the increasing demand for technology expertise in consulting, marketing and sales support, customer services and support, information and library science, and general management. This program is designed to provide students with understanding of basic information technology management concepts and practical technology skills. Graduates are prepared for positions in the areas of (1) Information Desktop Management and Administration, (2) Database Management Systems (DBMS) Development, Administration and Support, (3) Network Management and Support.

Two transition programs are available to students in the BSITM degree who meet certain requirements as specified below:

BSITM/ Master of Science in Engineering Management with Specialization in Technology Management (MSENM-TM) Transition Program

Students must complete graduate-level coursework taken as part of the BSITM degree with a grade of B or better. This coursework, which counts as electives, will not transfer as graduate-level credit to National University or any other institution as it is part of an undergraduate degree program. Grades earned in graduate level courses will be calculated as part of the student s undergraduate grade point average. Students must be within completing their last six courses in their undergraduate program and have a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00 to be eligible. Students must apply for and begin the MSEM or MSENM-TM program within six months after completing their final BSITM course. Students must complete their MSEM or MSENM-TM program within four years with no break exceeding 12 months.

BSITM/MSENM-TM Transition Program

Allows currently enrolled BSITM students to register for two MSENM-TM courses as electives for their BSITM degree. Students can select any two of the following courses: TMG620, TMG625, TMG635, or TMG640. The number of courses required to earn an MSENM-TM degree for Transition Program students is reduced from 12 to 10 courses, depending on courses taken and grades earned.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an ability to set up and integrate local and remote server and workstation computers with proper user authentication to preserve user privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to plan an integrated system that involves computer applications to satisfy specific business processes.
  3. Demonstrate, manage and administer a LAN and wireless networking environment.
  4. Design, develop, administer, and support a robust relational database management system.
  5. Apply concepts of best practices in information technology management and security to enterprise processes.
  6. Describe the ethical challenges that confront an IT professional
  7. Demonstrate written and oral communication skills in collaborative environments by participating on teams that address solutions for IT management challenges.

Requirements

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management, students must complete at least 180 quarter units, 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level and 45 of which must be taken in residence, including the capstone project classes (ITM 490 A/B). In the absence of transfer credit, students may need to take additional general electives to satisfy the total units for the degree. Students should refer to the section on undergraduate admission procedures for specific information on admission and evaluation.

Prerequisites for the Major (4 courses; 18 quarter units)
Students should be computer literate and have a basic understanding of computer usage.
Requirements for the Major (14 courses; 63 quarter units)
Core Requisite(s):
Upper-Division Electives (2 courses; 9 quarter units)
Students can choose any approved upper-division degree related electives from the School of Business and Management or the School of Engineering, Technology, and Media. Students who are eligible and enroll in a transition program should take transition program classes as their electives.