College Catalog Fall 2008 - Spring 2009
Information Technology Management - BBA

The Field

Today and in the future, all businesses need and will continue to need graduates who can work with and manage modern computer systems at a technical level. Employees who are proficient in both information technology and functional areas of business have a wide range of career options. The increased use of mobile computers and personal computers in the home, the expanding PC networks in the workplace, and the omnipresence of the Web are continuing to create many new career specializations. SUNY Delhi's array of Information Technology (IT) programs is designed to provide students with the necessary applied knowledge and skills to pursue specific interests and career and educational goals. Students gain experience and develop expertise in a variety of areas depending on their program choice. 

The Instructional Program

The purpose of the Bachelor's of Business Administration in Information Technology Management program is to prepare students for employment in information technology as managers, supervisors, and project team leaders. With today’s businesses depending on a strong alliance between information systems and the functional areas of the business, graduates with skills in both these areas are in great demand. The B.B.A. program is designed to train management professionals who are proficient in the use of computers and computational techniques, while also providing in-depth training in management theory, concept, and practice as they apply to the management of information technology. 

This program provides professional training for students who wish to combine information technology with other disciplines including operations, marketing, sales, financial management, and human resources. The combination of technology and a broad-based business background provides increasing opportunities for graduates in a wide range of industries. A full-semester internship is an elective possibility for this program. In addition, an option under the B.B.A. in Information Technology Management degree is the advisory track in Information Systems Auditing and Controls.

The bachelor's degree program described above does not replace the associate's degree program in computer information, but rather builds upon it. Students may enter as freshmen or apply for transfer into the program after earning an associate's degree, provided they meet the entry performance qualifications. It is not necessary to have been previously enrolled in a computer information program. Students can transfer successfully, especially into the B.B.A. program, with an associate's degree in a business-related field. As in any field, increased levels of education and experience improve one's chances for professional and managerial advancement.

Students are encouraged to participate in the Delhi Computer Club, which provides an extracurricular organization for students interested in the broad range of computer-related technologies. Activities include LAN-based computer gaming, website development, special computer projects, and opportunities to provide technical support to both the campus and the community. Students complement their academic experience by sharing their interests and engaging in a variety of technical pursuits.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1624

Credit Hour Breakdown

 

General Management Core

21

Information Technology Core

30

Liberal Arts and Sciences

37

Technical Electives1

12

Restricted Electives2

12

Unrestricted Electives

12

Total

124

General Management Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs

 ACCT 115

Financial Accounting

3

 ACCT 125

Managerial Accounting

3

 BUSI 200

Management I

3

 BUSI 210

Business Law 

 3 

 BUSI 310

Strategic Management 

 3 

 BUSI 343

Individual Behavior in Organization

3

 BUSI 370

Financial Management

3

 

Total

21

Information Technology Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 CITA 120

Computer Concepts and Operation Systems

3

 CITA 130

Introduction to Database Systems

3

 CITA 140

Introduction to Programming

3

 CITA 150

Introduction to Information Technology 

 3 

 CITA 200

Data Communications and Networking

3

 CITA 340

Database Concepts 

 3 

 CITA 405

Project Management

3

 CITA 460

Organizational and End-User Information Systems

3

 CITA 465

Enterprise Technologies

3

 CITA 475

Management of Information Technology 

3

 

Total

30

Liberal Arts and Sciences Core

Course No.

Course

Cr. Hrs.

 ECON ___

Macro/Microeconomics (GE 3)*

 3 

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition (GE 10)*

3

 MATH 115

Statistics (GE 1)*

4

 MATH ___

Mathematics Elective

3

 ____ ___

Science Elective (GE 2)*

3

 ____ ___

American History Elective (GE 4)*

3

 ____ ___

Western Civilization Elective (GE 5)*

3

 ____ ___

Other World Civilizations Elective
(GE 6)*

3

 ____ ___

Humanities Elective (GE 7)*

 3 

 ____ ___

Arts Elective (GE 8)*

 3 

 ____ ___

Foreign Language Elective (GE 9)*

3

 ENGL 310

Technical Writing 

3

 

Total

37

Electives

Technical Electives: Lower-Division1

6

Technical Electives: Upper-Division1

6

Restricted Electives: Lower-Division2

 6 

Restricted Electives: Upper-Division2

6

Unrestricted Electives: Lower-Division

   6   

Unrestricted Electives: Upper-Division

6

Total

36

 

Notes

1 Technical electives include courses with an ACCT, BUSI, or CITA prefix (by advisement).

2 Restricted electives must have a CITA prefix.

Additional Note:

*Liberal Arts and Sciences courses or subject areas marked with an asterisk represent State University and SUNY Delhi General Education (GE) requirements. For more information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog or consult with an academic advisor.

Admissions Requirements

Freshman applicants to the Information Technology programs must have had 4 units of high school English, 3 units of social science, 2 units of mathematics, 2 units of science, and a minimum 2.3 grade point average. An on-campus interview is recommended. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.3 grade point average and previous study in computers, applications, business, or information technology. Applicants must also possess demonstrable command of basic computer skills and literacy. (See "Admission to Baccalaureate Programs" in the "Enrollment Services" section of this catalog.)

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Information Technology Management B.B.A. program should be able to:

  1. Understand information technology (IT) from a technical, business, and managerial perspective.
  2. Appreciate the challenges and major concerns of information technology with an emphasis on the strategic relationship between IT and business.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in the use of computers and computational techniques as well as technological and problem-solving skills.
  4. Exhibit a thorough knowledge of management theory, concept, and practice, with particular application to information technology.
  5. Demonstrate specific knowledge of business areas including accounting, management, business law, organizational behavior, finance, and strategic management.
  6. Demonstrate specific knowledge of IT-related areas including computer concepts, application software, database systems, software development, networks and telecommunications, and enterprise technologies.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of information systems development, operations, organizational considerations, and project management techniques.
  8. Understand the major components of IT infrastructure, including networks and telecommunications, electronic commerce, the Internet, client-server technology, object-oriented technology, and new/emerging technologies.
  9. Be broadly familiar with IT issues including systems security, business continuity/disaster recovery, privacy, intellectual property, and related ethical concerns.
  10. Be able to communicate effectively both orally and in written formats.

 

 

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