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Information Technology and Management BS - Program Requirements

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

School of Management

Office of Undergraduate Programs
204 Alfiero Center
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Paul E. Tesluk

BobbyJo LaDelfa
Associate Dean

David Murray
Faculty Director, Undergraduate Program

Deidre Marriner
Director of Undergraduate Programs and Student Services

Completing the Information Technology and Management BS Program

Academic Requirements

  • Students must successfully complete the eight prerequisite courses to be permitted to take the required courses for the major and meet the stated minimum admission requirements (minimum B grades in MGS 101, MGS 102, and MGG 150, 3.000 prerequisite GPA, 3.000 UB GPA, 3.000 overall GPA, and 60 earned credit hours). MGS 101, MGS 102 and MGG 150 can not be repeated if a B is not earned in the first attempt. All remaining prerequisites a course is repeated, the School of Management will only look at the grade earned the second time, even if the grade is lower than the grade earned the first time. Students may not enroll in any major-related course (including prerequisites) for a third attempt.
  • After beginning the required courses for the major, students must maintain a minimum UB and Major GPA of 2.000 and successfully complete all degree requirements for degree conferral.

Academic Advice

It is important for students to meet with their academic advisors on a regular basis as well as take advantage of professional development opportunities offered through the School of Management Undergraduate and Graduate Programs Office, the Undergraduate Learning and Community Center, the Career Resource Center, and student clubs and organizations. The program must be started in a fall semester, so careful course sequencing is required.

Transfer Credit Policy

Courses from other institutions that have been previously evaluated in comparison to UB courses are listed on UB's course articulation TAURUS website. For courses not listed, students can submit a new request to TAURUS. Courses at the upper division (300 and 400 level) must be taken from other four-year AACSB Accredited Institutions. 

Residency Requirement

Information Technology and Management majors must complete a minimum of 24 credits of required courses (300 and 400 level) School of Management courses at UB. Please remember to consult with your academic advisor about any plans to take courses outside of UB.

Prerequisite Courses

ECO 182 Introduction to Microeconomics
MGA 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting
MGG 150 Business and Society
MGQ 201 Introduction to Statistics for Analytics
MGS 101 Information Technology and Management 1 (minimum grade of B required)
MGS 102 Information Technology and Management 2 (minimum grade of B required)
MTH 131 Mathematical Analysis for Management*
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology

*Transfer students who have successfully completed a Calculus I course (MTH 121, MTH 141, or MTH 153 equivalent) prior to entering UB will be waived from MTH 131. UB students who began their studies in a major outside of the School of Management who completed MTH 121, MTH 141, or MTH 153 as part of their prior academic program will also be waived from MTH 131. Entering freshmen who have earned AP credit for MTH 141 will also be waived from MTH 131. All intended or approved School of Management majors are required to complete MTH 131.

Required Courses

CSE 115 Introduction to Computer Science I or MGS 314 Applied Business Programming
MGB 301 Organizational Behavior and Administration
MGF 301 Corporation Finance
MGG 215 Career Connections I
MGG 303 Communication Literacy for Business
MGG 315 Career Connections II
MGM 301 Principles of Marketing
MGO 302 Production and Operations Management
MGQ 301 Statistical Decisions in Management
MGS 402 Telecommunications Technology
MGS 404 Database Management Systems
MGS 405 Systems Analysis and Design
MGS 406 Big Data Technologies
MGS 407 Cybersecurity
MGS 425 IT Project Management

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Information Technology and Management BS degree
Credits Required for Major71
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum 36
Additional Credits Required for Electives 13
Total Credits Required for Degree  120

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Aug 10, 2022 11:42:57