Undergraduate Course Catalog 2010-2011

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT (ACCELERATED)/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 72

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management degree is designed to engage students in an integrated and innovative curriculum grounded in practical competencies needed in the dynamic field of IT.  This program offers a combination of technical and managerial expertise that will prepare students to work in a variety of business environments with a sharp understanding of the industry's strategic objectives and management practices.

Unique elements of the program include:

- Students will work on and manage a project as it moves through the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

- Students will manage their project building on skills learned in each course.

- The end deliverable is a complete project e-portfolio (students will store their documentation on a secure Website) which fully documents all elements of the SDLC.

- Students can use their project after graduation to demonstrate their competencies and skills to potential employers.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should be at least 24 years of age; have earned a minimum of 12 semester (18 quarters) hours of transferable credit at a regionally accredited post-secondary institution; have earned a minimum of a 2.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative transfer GPA, based on all transferable courses to be considered for admission; and have at least 3 years of full-time work experience. Credits earned through PLA cannot be used for satisfying the transfer credit hour requirement for admission into an accelerated degree program. Business course grades of "C" or higher will be accepted for transfer into the major.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR BS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT

Successful completion of a minimum of 128 semester credit hours.

Completion of final 32 semester graded credit hours at Lewis University including four upper division foundation courses and/or major courses (12 semester credit hours.)

Achievement of an overall grade point average of at least 2.00 (C) for all courses taken at Lewis University and a 2.20 average for the foundation and major area courses.



I. General Education (45) (Two Mission-related courses must be taken at Lewis)

II. Core Courses (39)
LA-120 Accounting for Managers (3)
LA-121 Principles of Accountancy II (3)
LB-200 Principles of Management and Leadership (3)
LB-250 Business Law I (3)
LB-300 Business Communication in the Digital Age (3)
LB-380 Supervisory Management (3)
LE-200 Fundamentals of Macroeconomics (3)
(will satisfy General Education Social Science)
LE-201 Basic Microeconomics (3)
LF-200 Finance for Managers (3)
LG-200 Introduction to Information Systems (3)
LG-230 Finite Mathematics (3)
(will satisfy General Education Mathematics)
LG-349 Statistics for the Decision Maker (3)
LM-200 Principles of Marketing (3)

III. Major Courses (33)
LM-376 The Strategies of E-Business and E-Marketing (3)
LW-220 Business Programming (3)
LW-305 Management Information Systems (3)
LW-310 Principles of Project Management (3)
LW-315 Systems Methodology and Design (3)
LW-330 Database Management Systems (3)
LW-365 Outsourcing (3)
LW-415 Web Design Applications (3)
LW-430 Data Networks (3)
LW-450 Enterprise Security (3)
LW-480 Systems Implementation (3)