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Business Information Technology
A major in Business Information Technology (BIT) prepares students for the evaluation, programming, design, and development of information systems within the context of a business organization. Along with a rigorous business curriculum, the BIT degree offers a technical foundation in voice and data communication systems that prepare students to effectively leverage information technology to create tangible improvements in business.
Why Study Business Information Technology?
The demand for people with Information Technology skills remains at an all-time high. Furthermore, computing-related jobs are no longer isolated components of an organization's structure: IT underpins every function of business – market research, product design, business operations, supply chain management, finance, and strategic planning.
IT jobs require people with strong technical skills that can work and contribute as part of a team able to help organizations achieve their goals. IT jobs are vital to every facet of business and can be fun.
Marywood offers strong liberal arts and business core and a comprehensive set of required Business Information Technology courses. The program offers the student the flexibility to choose subject matter courses in programing or business application and system development.
Students will gain real-world experience – in the classroom. Under the direction of Marywood's outstanding faculty, student teams address practical IT issues. Teams will work with local companies and organizations to create solutions for software and data management problems. Developing applications in the classroom prepares students for positions as Information Technology professionals in an increasingly challenging global business and information environment.
Students learn from Marywood's award winning faculty. Their credentials and experience are superb, they include, Fulbright scholars, authors and industry executives.
System I experience anyone? Marywood BIT graduates are prepared to become leaders in IT. The balance between business and technology competencies developed through the rigorous curriculum at Marywood has proven to be an excellent springboard to launch our graduates into successful careers as business analysts, project managers, Web developers, application programmers, IT trainers and Technical Support Managers at small, medium and large organizations.
Internships & Job Placement
Numerous opportunities for internships and placement after graduation exist in our local area, around the country and the world. The Business Department's placement rates are high; students report great job experience and testify their Marywood preparation contributed to their success.