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IT and Innovation Concentration

Accelerate your career with IT.

In today’s world, IT is often the main component in product and process innovations. Students who have IT-related skills can develop and deliver solutions for multiple industries, including finance, marketing, management, and accounting. These skills are in tremendous demand by employers across various industries.


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

Required Core Classes

  • Product and Project Management (provides knowledge of product management in combination with project management skills, both of which are necessary for the management of the digital product innovation process end-to-end)
  • Database Management Systems and Business Intelligence (provides an introduction to the management of database systems and how business intelligence can be used for competitive advantage)


  • Information Technology in Finance
  • Digital Safari
  • BA with Python or BA with Low-Code Technologies
  • Cybersecurity as Business Risk
  • GCI: Topics in IT (courses subject to change)
  • Ethical Application of AI
  • Data Exploration and Visualization with R

Course offerings are subject to change each semester.


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 the IT&I concentration.

You'll learn:

  • Cybersecurity business analytics
  • Global issues
  • Digital innovation
  • Finance markets
  • Designing and developing digital products and services
  • Understanding and managing data

You'll focus on solving business problems around:

  • Cloud computing
  • Distributed workforces
  • Agile teams
  • Big data
  • Data science


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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