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IT Management Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - 100% Online

IT Management Online Degree Program Overview

An IT department is comprised of people who use tactics to execute a strategic plan. The person who creates that plan and monitors the results is the IT Manager. It’s a profession that requires two separate skills sets, one rooted in technology and the other in management.

Aside from protecting computer systems from hackers, IT managers are also responsible for aligning and allocating technology assets based on organizational goals. For that reason, ECPI University is well-suited to offer a program in IT Management. Since our inception, our curriculum has been rooted in technology. In fact, we were among the first schools to offer classes in computer programming. We’ve also leveraged our expertise to become a leader in online learning.

Our Colleges of Business and Technology have collaborated with our online learning experts to provide a curriculum that blends these two disciplines. Here’s what you can expect:

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

At ECPI University Online, you can also complete your studies much faster. Through our year-round, accelerated program, you can earn your Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in IT Management 100% online in as little as 2.5 years.

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 Online 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 an Online 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
Curriculum

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 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH140Statistics 3
PHY120Physics 3
PHY120LPhysics LAB 1
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY220Positive Psychology 3

Self-Integration

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

19

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
Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates should be able to:

  • Conduct business research and analyses.
  • Analyze business, economic, and financial reports.
  • Apply effective critical thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills to business challenges.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create effective plans that maximize business results.
  • Demonstrate effective professional business communication.
  • Apply ethical behavior, professional standards, and social responsibility in the practice of business.

The IT Management concentration includes:

  • Advanced courses in information technology communication, networking, and cloud computing
  • The project-based coursework prepares graduates to optimize:
    • Technology for operations and
    • Manage information technology projects

Upon completion of the program, graduates are able to:

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