Information Technology

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Mission Statement: In accordance with the mission statement of Missouri Baptist University and the School of Business, 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 to meet the demands of organizational strategy and the implementation of information technology systems. Selected courses are designed to prepare students in obtaining entry level Information Technology certifications in addition to their degree. The curriculum provides a Business Administration minor so students learn how to address today’s business problems using technological solutions 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.

Students should also be equipped to enter graduate school and complete an advanced degree in a related field.


  • 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)

School of Business 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 363 Financial Management 3
BUSN 463 Strategic Management 3
BUSN 281 Career and Professional Development 1
ECON 123 Microeconomics2 3
BUSN 353 Communication Strategies in Business 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 Cyber Security 3
ITBU 333 System Analysis and Design 3
ITBU 353 Data and Information Management 3
ITBU 363 Business Analytics 3
ITBU 473 Project Management 3
Total Hours 24

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

Cyber Security 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

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 67

  • 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 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

Karen Kannenberg, D.Mgt.

Acting Dean, School of Business
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Brenda Bradford, MBA

Dean of University Diversity/ Inclusion Initiative,
Associate Professor of Business Administration

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Guy Danhoff, MBA, ABD

Assistant Professor of Health and Sports Sciences
Part-Time School of Business

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Tim Delicath, PhD

Associate Professor of Educational Research; Director for Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
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Steve Gustafson, CPA, MAcc, MST

Special Lecturer in Accounting
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Brian Jackson, MBA

Instructor of Business Administration
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Stephanie Kontrim-Baumann, MBA

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Administration
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Amber Pyatt, DNP, RN

Founding Dean of Nursing, Associate Professor of Nursing
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Megan Wilson, MBA

Director, Farmington and Hillsboro Regional Learning Centers
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