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Information Technology Management

What is Information Technology Management?

ITM is the field dedicated to 青青草apping business data needs, addressing complex problems, and enabling innovation using technology. The fast-paced IT field is growing as organizations of all sizes adopt a global perspective and increasingly conduct business electronically with customers, suppliers, and partners, anywhere in the world. Students interested in IT need twenty-first-century skills, including strong communication skills, understanding of business functions and specialization in one or more technical areas. ITM majors complete a set of common core classes that provide a back青青草app in the functional areas of management, marketing, finance, accountancy and economics.

IT is a designated STEM program. International students who graduate from this program are eligible for extended 36 month OPT.

What Can You Do with an ITM Degree?

ITM graduates step into roles such as business analyst to identify the information needs of organizational users, application developers who integrate these needs using appropriate and current technology. Other graduates become database administrators to capture and manage the huge amounts of data an organization generates or collects, or move into network management聽roles to manage the networks and systems which store or move the data, or become聽security specialists聽to protect organizational systems and data.

In this rapidly-changing field, the key to success is the ability to keep pace with the changing technologies that will evolve throughout your career, and understand how IT can be used to 青青草app organizational goals and drive innovation. Continuing 青青草app and building a professional network of associates are keys to success.聽The ITM program prepares students to be successful by providing the critical thinking and problem solving skills to learn new technology as it arises, and with the confidence and knowledge to network with others in their field.

Jump Start Your Career by Choosing an Emphasis

Based on your interests and skills you can target your information technology management learning. Choosing an emphasis area can jumpstart your career and increase the likelihood of job satisfaction and success. Not sure what path is right for you? Contact ITSCM@boisestate.edu for guidance.

Analytics

Driven by data? Mine and model data in the analytics emphasis for careers in business intelligence, database administration and consulting.

Course sequence:

  • ITM330 – Predictive Analytics
  • ITM340 – Big Data and Web Analytics
  • ITM415 – Advanced Database

Development

Inspired to create? Build apps and tackle the cloud in the development emphasis for careers in software, system design and technology administration.

Course sequence:

  • ITM325 – Web Application Development
  • ITM370 – Mobile App Development
  • ITM460 – Cloud Computing

Managerial

An eye for the big picture? The managerial track allows you to mix-and-match courses to gain a broad range of knowledge.

Example course sequence*:

  • ITM330 – Predictive Analytics
  • ITM415 – Advanced Database
  • ITM460 – Cloud Computing

*This is our recommended sequence only. You can select any 3 electives in the managerial track.聽

Information Technology Management Jobs

ITM majors fill various positions in business or government. Examples include:

  • Business Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • System/Process Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Network Manager or Administrator
  • Information Security Specialist

Salaries and Job Growth

The median income for a IS manager with five years of experience is $159,010 in May of 2021 as reported by the . They predict a 16% growth for the profession from 2021-31. US News & World Report ranks the for 2022 with median incomes from $103,590 for a Information Security Analyst up to $151,150 for an IT Manager.

According to the Hanover Research JobsEQ Employer Hiring Trends 鈥 H2 2021
“Computer and Information Systems Managers have the second highest projected job demand.”

Degree Checklists

View the requirements for a minor or bachelor of business administration degree in Information Technology Management:
ITM BBA
ITM Minor

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