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IT Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

IT Management Overview

IT professionals are the “go-to” people when computers and networks require troubleshooting and maintenance and, therefore, IT Managers play a central role in the daily operations of most any workplace. Technology, when properly configured, installed, and maintained, allows businesses and organization to operate at peak efficiency.

ECPI University’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in IT Management blends coursework in business administration and information technology management to give you the education you can use to enter the IT Management field you could earn a in as little as 2.5 years.

ECPI’s IT Management program is designed to prepare graduates with:

  • Advanced courses in information technology communication, programming, databases, and networking
  • Classes in information technology management, entrepreneurship, and accounting with an emphasis on international business
  • Project-based coursework to simulate real-world scenarios
  • Coursework in optimization for operations and global marketing
  • Senior projects designed to develop entrepreneurial skills by creating business technology requirements and marketing plans
  • Workplace experience with externships
Program Description

ECPI University builds all of its programs around one guiding principle: LEARN BY DOING. And to be certain that the curriculum is aligned with industry requirements, ECPI faculty meets with leading professionals on a regular basis to make sure classes address the needs of the workplace.

ECPI University’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in IT Management is designed to produce graduates who are able to strategically manage and utilize technology while implementing changes essential to today's global business environment. Coursework emphasizes:

  • Information technology skills in web design, programming, database, and networking
  • Effective use of information literacy in the management field
  • Implementation of ethical standards as required by business management professionals
  • Application of management theory and practice in decision making, business strategy, and technical solutions relating to management
  • An understanding of global and technological business processes and management leadership
  • Critical thinking and analysis of business factors including operations management, technology, and globalization
  • Environmental knowledge and experience necessary to strategically plan
  • Change management - fundamental to today's business world
Possible Career Track

Upon completion, graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in IT Management could possibly pursue a career in such diverse areas as:

  • Transportation and Logistics
  • E-commerce
  • Banking
  • Information Systems
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Services
  • Government

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

37 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting II 3
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS222Ethics in Business 3
BUS298Externship-BUS III 3
BUS314Marketing Management 3
BUS321Business Organizational Management 3
BUS331Management Information Systems 3
BUS350Financial Management 3
BUS480Strategic Planning & Implementation 3
BUS480LStrategic Planning & Implementation LAB 1
ECO201Macroeconomics 3
ECO202Microeconomics 3

Hospitality Management concentration only: FSM 298 Food Service Management Externship I replaces BUS 298 in Core curriculum.

Arts and Sciences

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH140Statistics 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220Positive Psychology 3


6 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COR090Career Orientation Seminar 0
FOR110Essentials for Success 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3

Concentration Requirements

IT Management

31 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS242Technology Optimization 3
BUS328Business Process Improvement 3
BUS345e-Commerce & Technology 3
BUS472Applied Project Management 3
BUS472LApplied Project Management LAB 1
CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems 3
CIS121Logic and Design 3
CIS142Introduction to Cloud Solutions 3
CIS150Introduction to Networking 3
CIS212Principles of Cybersecurity 3
CIS223Introduction to Database 3

Various Electives


IT Management Electives

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC206Personal Income Tax I 3
ACC309Managerial Accounting for Managers 3
BUS102Fundamentals of Customer Service 3
BUS211Introduction to Human Resources Management 3
BUS225Legal Environment of Business 3
BUS226Managerial Processes & Communications 3
BUS227Operations Management 3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management 3
BUS316Foundations of Decision Making 3
BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB 1
BUS436International Business 3
BUS440Global Marketing 3
BUS496Externship-BUS Sr. I-a 1
BUS497Externship-BUS Sr. I-b 1
BUS498Externship-BUS Sr. I-c 1
BUS499Externship-BUS Sr. III 3
CIS202Introduction to Routing and Switching 3
CIS204Intermediate Routing and Switching 3
CIS206Linux Administration 3
CIS213Javascript 3
CIS215Object-Oriented Programming with C++ 3
CIS225Network Protocols and Services 3
CIS245Windows Client and Server 3
CIS245LWindows Client and Server LAB 1
CIS250Structured Query Language 3
CIS274CIS Project I 4
CIS280CIS Project II 3
CIS305Advanced Linux Administration 3
CIS403Ethical Hacking 3
CIS230Advanced Cybersecurity 3
CIS425Advanced Network Defense and Countermeasures 3
CIS425LAdvanced Network Defense & Countermeasures LAB 1
Possible Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Describe business principles and competencies as applied to local and global environments.
  • Evaluate qualitative and quantitative accounting and financial problems, using appropriate tools and technology.
  • Create effective plans that maximize business results.
  • Apply ethical behavior, professional standards, and social responsibility in the practice of business.
  • Demonstrate effective professional business communication.

The IT Management concentration includes advanced courses in information technology communication, networking, and cloud computing. The project-based coursework prepares graduates to optimize both technology for operations and manage information technology projects.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Apply knowledge of information technology and its impact on business to optimize management of IT projects and professionals.
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