Information Technology Management Degree


Online, In-Class
or Blended?
Online, In-Class or Blended?

Offered Online?
Classes meet entirely online.

Offered In-Class?
Classes meet face-to-face at our St. Paul campus or other off-campus location.

Offered Blended?
Course work is completed through a combination of in-class and online class meetings.

Bachelor of Arts in Information and Technology Management

Course Length: 7 Weeks
Total Credit Hours: 40
Cost Per Credit Hour: $420

Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Information and Technology Management

best online programs The online information technology degree connects the technical and business aspects of a company’s daily operations. Information technology (IT) professionals learn to approach a task and seek technical solutions from a strategic business perspective. Students gain broader insights into business fundamentals to help streamline operations, improve efficiency and grow profit margins.

Online Information Technology Degree Primes New Tech Workforce

Today’s global economy is forcing both large and small businesses to move forward in this digital age. As companies move ahead in this fast-paced and changing business environment, they are becoming increasingly dependent on technology for smarter ways of doing business. Companies across industries seek IT managers who understand the importance and value of technology in a business’s operating strategy.

Concordia University, St. Paul’s online information technology degree delivers a value-driven education that students can apply in today’s changing business environment. Benefit from our fast-paced and flexible approach to a college education.

Choose between 100 percent online courses or a blended format that combines face-to-face and online learning methods.
Complete your bachelor’s degree in approximately 18 months through this accelerated program.
Join a collaborative cohort that works as a team throughout your degree program for a supportive and resourceful learning environment.

Earn your online information technology degree and discover a wide range of career opportunities after graduation, including:

Project manager
Systems architect
Systems analyst
Infrastructure architect
Business analyst
Project team member
Systems integrator
Program manager
Product manager
Operations manager
IT strategist
Security architect
And more!

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ITM-312

Harnessing Personal Innovation


Utilize reflective tools and course feedback to examine individual strengths and opportunities for growth as a writer and communicator. Harness this self-awareness to develop a personalized strategic plan that clarifies each student


ITM-351

Bridging the Techology-Bus Gap


Compare technical to non-technical staff in studying ways to build collaborative effectiveness for the business. Investigate sources of power from the local to global setting to better understand how power can be lost or gained within an organization. Empower each employee with defined outcomes and the right organizational fit. Utilize collaborative software tools to practice communicating virtually across diverse settings and maximize teamwork to deliver on business strategy.


ITM-325

Bus Mgmt for Information Tech


Conduct an in-depth examination of the characteristics of a business and the circumstances that affect their success. Explore varying activities and styles of managers within organizations to develop an effective personal style for managing technology as a business-savvy professional. Study ways to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of application development and operations management teams. Topics include managing change, compliance, finances, marketing, business intelligence, and frameworks for technology service delivery such as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and the Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT).


ITM-421

Bus Strategy & Tech Innovation


Examine strategies that businesses use to be competitive in the marketplace. Determine how tactical strategies for technology support the business strategy. Practice working in teams to develop techniques for innovation management of technologies.


ITM-342

Project & Lifecycle Mgmt


Channel effective project management skills to innovate and deliver on business strategy. Utilize a project management simulation to study planning, scheduling, and tracking techniques for effective project management.  Apply learning to a draft of the following deliverables for the student


ITM-410

Bus Driven Info Systems & Sec


Analyze how information systems are designed to interact with people and carry out business strategy.  Analysis will include a study of enterprise-wide applications, coupled with a discussion of the infrastructure necessary to support these applications. Implications for security and privacy are key threads discussed throughout the module. Topics include business continuity and disaster recovery, virtualization, and the effects of compliance on infrastructure development (e.g. HIPPA, SOX, GLBA).


ITM-420

Applied Syst Analysis & Design


Study all phases of the project lifecycle with an emphasis on creating a first draft for the Planning and Analysis phases of the student


ITM-425

Data Mgmt for Intelligent Bus


Use business strategy and data-based applications as a foundation for making intelligent business decisions. Utilize a database tool to create a prototype for output that meets real-life business outcomes.  Practice working individually and in teams to learn the normalization process, minimizing the potential for losing customers through redundant, inaccurate data. Study the Structured Query Language (SQL), data warehouse team-building, de-normalization, and data-mining for faster access to operational and strategic information leading to a potential competitive advantage.


ITM-435

Business Ethics for Inf Tech


The conduct of technical and business professionals is considered from a moral and ethical perspective. Students develop their capability and depth as a reflective practitioner by using a rich framework for processing ethical decisions. A rare opportunity is provided to prepare a personal moral and ethical statement as a foundation for future decision-making.


ITM-440

Applied Research Project


This seminar helps students complete a synthesis project integrating business and technology knowledge gained through the Innovation and Technology Management (ITM) program coursework. The project addresses actual worksite needs, both human and technical. A problem or need is selected and a proposal to solve the problem or meet the need is prepared. A thorough analysis is conducted including cost-benefit, requirements gathering, options analysis, and measured success to address a business need.


Requirements

1. Apply Online

2. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended
* If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
* If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as any college level courses you have taken.

3. Submit a typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below.  Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program, and your contact information and submitted via mail, email or fax. Each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).

What has led you to pursue your undergraduate degree?
What are your long term personal and professional goals?

Technology Requirements
Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University's technology requirements. Contact Concordia's Help Desk at helpdesk@csp.edu or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

Concordia University Technology Requirements (PDF)

 

Start Dates

Fall 2014 Term

Start Date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Tuesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

Start Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Delivery: Blended
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 7-8 chat/6-10 class p.m. CST 

Spring 2015 Term

Start Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Wednesday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

Summer 2015 Term

Start Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015
Delivery: Online
Class Day: Thursday
Class Time: 7-8 p.m. CST

 

*128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor's degree