Business Information Technology

Bachelor of Business Arts - BBA

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  • Programing, business application, system development
  • Intership and post graduate placement opportunities

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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.

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.

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Ahmed Gomaa, M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Information Systems and Corporate Finance

Uldarico Rex Dumdum Jr., M.E., M.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Information Systems and Organizational Leadership
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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.

Some of our alumni:

  • Antonia Fedakova, Senior Investment Accountant at PFPC Securities, Inc.
  • Nardimar Santos, Controller at Glenmaura National Golf Club
  • Jack Reager, Owner of a website design company called Blackout Design
  • Stacie Palmer, Senior Financial Analyst at Fisher Scientific, Inc.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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Requirements for Majors

All students seeking a business degree are required to complete the following courses:

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
BUS 123 Management and Career Options
BUS 131 Accounting I
BUS 132 Accounting II
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management 3
BUS 252 Business Law I/Legal Environment of Business
BUS 301 Management Information Systems
BUS 312 Operation Management/Quantitative Analysis
BUS 321 Financial Management
BUS 341 Organizational Behavior
BUS 422 Personnel/Human Resource Management
BUS 481 Business Policies and Strategic Planning
ECON 100 Basic Economics
ECON 101 Principles of Economics I
ECON 102 Principles of Economics II
MATH 216 Statistics for Behavioral and Social Science
PHIL 427 Business Ethics
PHIL 315 Ethics 3*

Total: 45/48 credit hours: 36 Business credit hours—9/12 liberal arts* credit hours.

The student majoring in one of the aforementioned business areas may also elect to pursue a double major or emphasis in another business area. In doing so, the student is required to take at least an additional 15 credits outside his/her major area. The student should consult with his/her advisor for more information.

All students in the program will take: ECON 100: Basic Economics, or ECON 101: Principles of Economics I and ECON 102: Principles of Economics II, which fulfills the Social Science requirement within the Liberal Arts core. MATH 216 fulfills one of the liberal arts requirements in Category III. Aviation Management majors are encouraged to take ENVS 212 as their Science requirement in Category
III. All Business students are encouraged to take BUS 380, Ethical Leadership and Corporate Responsibility, as a business elective.

The recommended curriculum in each major area is available in curriculum guide format for the four year period and can be obtained in the Business and Global Innovation Office.

All Business and Global Innovation students are strongly urged to take advantage of the excellent opportunities in work experience provided by the corporations that have agreed to participate in the internship program. This unique on-the-job training gives students a chance to utilize skills developed in the formal classroom. Students can register for the internship during their junior or senior years; however, their QPA in their major must be at least 2.75 unless approved by the Executive Director. Accounting and Finance students may have to do their internships during the spring semester of their senior year. However, the internship requirement may be waived by the Executive Director if there is evidence that it may create a student hardship.

Students transferring from other colleges/universities, upon acceptance, will be required to complete a minimum of 30 credit hours in Business and Global Innovation at the Marywood campus.

Business Information Technology (BIT)

The major in Business Information Technology prepares students for the evaluation, programming, design, and development of information systems within national and multi-national organizations. The technical foundation and details of voice and data communication systems are covered.

The student with a major in this area is required to complete 63 semester hours in Business and Global Innovation. Courses beyond the general requirements that must be taken as part of the major for this degree are as follows:

BUS 207 JAVA Programming
BUS 303 Database Management Systems
BUS 304 Systems Analysis and Design
BUS 305 Computer Networks and Data Communication
BUS 307 Web Application Development
BUS 407 C++ Programming 3

Plus three of the following:

BUS 203 COBOL Programming
BUS 206 RPG Programming
BUS 306 Electronic Commerce: A Managerial Approach
BUS 400 Operating Systems
BUS 401 Visual Basic
BUS 402 Advanced Web Applications Development
BUS 403 Computer Security and Control
BUS 405 Advanced Applications Development: COBOL
BUS 408 Accounting-Financial Information Systems
BUS 410 Advanced Topics
BUS 415 E-Business Application Development
BUS 420 Information Systems Development Project
BUS 451 Business Internship

Total: 27 credit hours