The Bachelor of Information Technology Management (BITM) program will immerse you in the theories and diverse technical competencies that spell success in the field of information technology. The courses provide fundamental knowledge and application in both the information systems function and system development – but the program also cultivates general business skills, as it builds your awareness of IT from a business perspective.
The curriculum is designed to produce accomplished graduates with the competencies, knowledge, skills, and attitudes so eagerly sought in the globalized IT workplace. It can drive career growth or form the basis for future graduate studies. The program, course objectives and competencies have been benchmarked against key guidelines, enabling students to develop and demonstrate competencies in the five main IT areas: Business Systems Development, Programming and Operating Systems, Databases, Networks and Telecommunications, and the Internet.
The School of Information Technology offers elective courses which support the University’s undergraduate professional degree programs. Required elective coursework seeks to broaden students’ outlooks and establish a strong foundation for lifelong learning. As part of the undergraduate programs at Meritus, students are required to complete coursework in Communication Arts, Arts and Humanities, Mathematics, Science, and Social Science. Program requirements are designed to assist students in developing communications and problem solving skills needed for professional growth, and to strengthen students’ appreciation of the larger social, political, scientific and aesthetic culture.
Required General Studies Courses: Business Literature, Critical Thinking Strategies, Cultural Diversity, Effective Communications for Business Professionals, English Literature Since 1800, Environmental Issues, Global Civilizations from 1400 to 1700, Global Civilizations to 1400, Human Motivation, Intermediate Algebra, Introduction to Environmental Science, Introduction to Sociology, Literature in Society, Organizational Ethics, Organizational Psychology, Political and Social Ideologies, Pre-Calculus, Survey of the Visual and Performing Arts.
Graduates of the BITM program will be ideally equipped to become business leaders in the Information Technology sector and will be able to demonstrate competency in the following areas:
- Utilization of the system development life cycle methodology to define system requirements and project scope.
- Implementation of Web-based solutions for e-commerce projects.
- Development of rational and creative solutions for an organization’s business information technology needs.
- Differentiation between operating systems and their benefits in various environments.
- Contribution to the design and implementation of telecommunications and network systems.