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Information Technology and Management BS

(HEGIS: 07.00 COMPUTER SCI UNCLASSIFD, CIP: 11.1099 Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and Management, Other)

Why study Information Technology and Management BS at UB?

Why is the School of Management a great place to invest your time, money and energy?

Information technology continues to be an important and growing part of business strategy, and individuals with a combination of business and technical knowledge will play a central role in launching and managing contemporary business systems. This combination of business knowledge and of science in Information Technology and Management (BS in IT&M) is an innovative curriculum that develops proficiency in both of these essential areas. The strong management component of the curriculum is a key differentiator of the BS in IT&M degree. The IT&M degree draws on the Association for Computing Machinery’s description of the BS in Information Technology and extends that definition to include a strong managerial component. As a graduate of the BS in IT&M degree, you will be able to analyze technical business problems and identify the information technology requirements appropriate for the business arena and end users. You will also be able to communicate effectively with a range of audiences, and function effectively on teams to accomplish business goals making you highly marketable.

Learning Outcomes

The University at Buffalo School of Management Undergraduate Programs are committed to making a difference in the lives of our students, guided by a culture of responsibility and mutual respect. Learning outcomes for the program are determined and continuously updated through discussion with the faculty group responsible for delivery of the courses in the program, as well as external stakeholders of the program. In this program, students will develop proficiency in three key skill areas.

  • Awareness and use of cutting-edge technology
    • apply knowledge of management information systems to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems
    • use new and emerging concepts and applications in proposing and creating IT solutions
    • convert business requirements to technical requirements for which IT solutions can be created
  • Effective Project Management
    • facilitate team meetings and collaborate effectively in both face-to-face and virtual interactions
    • assess and offer feedback on one’s own effectiveness as well as team members’ effectiveness with respect to productivity and relationship building in both oral and written formats
  • Effective communication/li>
    • deliver clear, concise, and audience-centered individual and team presentations
    • write clear, concise, and audience-centered business documents
    • articulate IS concepts and solutions to a wide audience

The Learning Environment

Courses of the program are delivered by highly qualified faculty using instructional approaches that ensure the learning outcomes of each course. Throughout the program, students are exposed to a variety of learning approaches, such as lectures and technology-driven lab sessions. The courses in the major are typically limited to sections to 40-45 students. Course delivery and learning evaluation are uniform across all sections. Team-based projects are incorporated into most courses and are structured to simulate real-life business scenarios that require collaboration, communication, and creative problem solving in a team setting. Students have access to many resources including the School of Management Undergraduate Learning and Community Center which is exclusively for undergraduate School of Management majors.

About Our Facilities

The Jacobs Management Center and the adjacent Alfiero Center offer a complete home for management students, faculty and staff. Together, they are among only a few buildings at UB that commingle classrooms and offices, creating an interactive community of professionals, students and scholars. The School has a computer lab open over 100 hours a week with exclusive access for management students.

There are nine student breakout rooms each outfitted with a large monitor for displaying laptop content. There are numerous tables and work spaces throughout the three floors of the atrium for group work, studying, networking, and socializing with peers.

The Undergraduate Learning and Community Center includes three classrooms, a community area, tutoring facilities and a group study area — all dedicated exclusively to our undergraduates, with technology throughout to enhance their experience. The new center offers a bright, colorful space dedicated exclusively to them, to help undergrads feel at home in the School of Management.

About Our Faculty

The School of Management includes six departments with a total of 56 tenured/tenure track faculty members, 20 full-time clinical faculty members, 20 part-time adjuncts, and 22 graduate teaching assistants who support our courses. Our faculty includes some of the most experienced and knowledgeable teachers you will find on any business school campus. Their research is published frequently in leading academic journals and textbooks, and their expertise and advice is sought regularly by the business community and mainstream media.

In the classroom, this expertise enables them to illustrate the theoretical side of business concepts and bring them to life with practical industry examples. Our faculty's commitment to teaching, along with their contacts, availability and friendliness, makes them a powerful and highly approachable resource for our students.

Faculty List Directory

Please visit the School of Management faculty and staff directory for additional information about our faculty.

Career Outlook

The Career Resource Center (CRC) in the School of Management serves as the primary resource for students and alumni, helping them to effectively leverage CRC tools and services in career exploration and job search. The CRC is also a key link between the school and employers, offering programs that bring these groups together, such as job fairs, networking events, the Career Passport Program, internships, campus recruiting, professional speakers for student clubs, industry presenters in the required career planning/strategies classes, as well as career development workshops and seminars.

The mission of the CRC is to create an environment that enables and motivates students to be successful in reaching their career goals. Please contact the CRC in 308 Alfiero Center for further information.

Career Choices

  • Computer and Information Systems Managers
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Computer Programmers
  • Software Developers, Applications
  • Web Developers
  • Database Administrators
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Computer User Support Specialists

To learn more about where alumni of our program have been employed, visit our Career Resource Center Student page.

Academic Advising

The School of Management’s Undergraduate Academic Programs office provides guidance and support to students majoring in Accounting and Business Administration and Information Technology and Management (IT & M). The department has six full-time, master’s educated, professional academic advisors who work with a designated student caseload for Accounting and Business Administration majors and an assistant director for the IT & M major who provides all student admissions and advising services in this program. This model enables our advising staff to work with a student from backpack to briefcase throughout the academic career helping to create a sense of community and connection right from a student’s first day on campus. Our advising staff assists with course planning, helping students understand academic policies and procedures, and serves as a resource for students navigating their way through the university environment.

Academic Advising Contact Information

Undergraduate Academic Programs Office

204 Alfiero Center
Buffalo, NY 14260
Ph: 716-645-3206
Email: mgt-undergrad@buffalo.edu

Scholarships and Financial Support

The School of Management offers a variety of opportunities for supplemental financial support including scholarships for juniors and seniors, study abroad scholarships, travel to professional association conferences or national competitions through our annual WOW fund program, and opportunities through various undergraduate competitions such as our annual Undergraduate Poster Competition and various case competition opportunities.

Be sure to also see the Undergraduate Admissions website for additional scholarship opportunities.

Associated Programs

 
Published: Aug 16, 2019 13:20:50