Information Technology

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The mission of the Information Technology discipline is to equip students to enter the competitive field of IT and to develop a life-long career in this field. Students should also be equipped to enter graduate school and complete an advanced degree in a related field.

In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the academic program, the Information Technology discipline provides a multi focus curriculum that can lead to life-long careers in Information Technology. Students are prepared by receiving a core of technical knowledge and specialization in a specific technical area. Selected courses are designed so students may obtain entry level Information Technology certifications in addition to their degree. In addition, the curriculum provides a Business Administration minor so students are equipped to provide organizations with technology solutions that are related to their mission. Ultimately, the goal is for students to be ethically and technically well rounded, a technology specialist, and a liaison between business and technology.

  • Lead applications developer
  • Applications architect
  • Messaging administrator
  • Data modeler
  • Network manager
  • IT auditor
  • Web developer
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Help desk
  • Staff consultant

MAJOR: (includes Business Administration minor)

Business Division Core Requirements
ACCT 213 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 223 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
MATH 243 Probability and Statistics1 3
BUSN 303 Business Ethics 3
BUSN 463 Strategic Management 3
BUSN 481 Interviewing Techniques 1
ECON 113 Macroeconomics2 3
ECON 123 Microeconomics2 3
ENGL 433 Business Writing 3
MGMT 303 Management Concepts and Practices 3
MRKT 313 Introduction to Marketing 3
Total Hours 31

1Bachelor of Science Degree Requirement credit hours
2General Education Requirement credit hours

Technical Core Courses
BCIS 303 Information Technology Theory and Practice 3
ITBU 203 Introduction to Application Development 3
ITBU 213 IT Infrastructure 3
ITBU 313 Introduction to IT Security and Risk Management 3
ITBU 323 Enterprise Architecture 3
ITBU 333 System Analysis and Design 3
ITBU 353 Data and Information Management 3
ITBU 363 Business Intelligence 3
ITBU 473 Project Management 3
Total Hours 27

Concentration: Candidates should choose one area in which to specialize for a total of 12 hours.

General Concentration
Upper Division ITBU Elective Courses 9
Upper Division Business Division Elective Courses 3

Information Security and Assurance Concentration
ITBU 383 Application Security 3
ITBU 433 Organizational Security 3
ITBU 443 Risk Management: Threats and Counter Measures 3
ITBU 453 Audit and Control 3

Network Management Concentration
ITBU 343 Network Security 3
ITBU 373 Operating Systems 3
ITBU 463 Server based Networking 3
ITBU 483 Switching and Advanced Routing 3

Application Developer Concentration
ITBU 303 Intermediate Application Development 3
ITBU 403 Human-Centered Interaction/Web Design 3
ITBU 413 Advanced Application Development 3
ITBU 423 Database Application Development 3
Total Hours 12

Total Hours to Complete Major Requirements 70

  • Students should pay careful attention to courses which are only offered once a year, or every other year (see course descriptions), so that graduation may occur in a timely manner.
  • Students are encouraged to declare a second major before completing 60 hours.

MINOR: Information Technology (for all majors)

BCIS 303 Information Technology Theory and Practice 3
ITBU 203 Introduction to Application Development 3
ITBU 213 IT Infrastructure 3
ITBU 323 Enterprise Architecture 3
ITBU 333 System Analysis and Design 3
ITBU 353 Data and Information Management 3
ITBU 473 Project Management 3
Total Hours to Complete Minor Requirements 21