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IT Concentration

Information technology is a critical and strategic resource that businesses today can’t exist, let alone thrive, without. Used to collect and analyze unprecedented amounts of data at incredible speed, IT is often a main component in the most exciting product and process innovations. As the economy shifts more and more to cloud computing, the storage and collection of big data, and information security, McIntire IT students are tremendously in demand by businesses across industries.

Coursework

IT concentration coursework focuses on project management, consulting, financial systems, innovation, database management, business analytics, big data, and e-commerce.

Typical coursework includes classes such as:

  • Product and Project Management
  • Database Management Systems and Business Intelligence
  • Information Technology in Finance
  • Digital Innovation
  • Digital Safari 
  • Business Analytics (also offered with R or Python)
  • Intro to Cybersecurity
  • Global Commerce Immersion: IT Project Practicum in Argentina
  • Global Commerce Immersion: Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the "Start-Up Nation": Israel
  • Global Digital Divide

Course offerings are subject to change each semester.

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Why Choose IT? 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 546,200 new jobs. 

Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security.

Careers in IT

If you enjoy solving business problems and thinking creatively, consider an IT concentration. You’ll focus on solving business problems utilizing the four fundamental components of people, process, data, and technology.

Career Paths

Here’s an example of an IT career path: 

Analysts/Consultants: First- and second-year employees who perform detailed work and administrative tasks. Analysts/consultants interact with the client's staff and managers even at this level.

Project Managers: Have two to five years of experience and are responsible for executing the project plan on time, supervising staff, dividing workload, and communicating the staff's work and findings to the client and the firm's partners.

Partners/CIOs: Usually have at least 12 years of experience and are responsible for overall business performance and for maintaining relationships with external/internal clients.

Connect With Us

McIntire’s Office of Undergraduate Admission collaborates with prospective B.S. in Commerce students, helping in a variety of ways.

We encourage prospective students to contact us early in the admissions process to take advantage of all of our advising opportunities, including academic advising, information sessions, and other events, or to connect with a student ambassador. 

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