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Information Technology Management Concentration

The Information Technology Management (ITM) curriculum prepares graduates to bridge the gap between the problems of business and the capabilities of information technology. ITM is also known as MIS (Management Information Systems), BIS (Business Information Systems), and sometimes simply as IS (Information Systems).

Scheller ITM graduates work primarily in three areas:
   * Consulting / Systems Analysis and Design
   * Business Analytics
   * Information Use, Security, and Privacy

The broad business degree from Scheller combined with knowledge in these specialized areas equips Scheller ITM grads to understand business problems, design solutions, and work with developers to create them. Scheller ITM graduates work in every industry, in every area of business, in organizations large and small, for-profit and nonprofit, all over the world.

ITM Concentration 

ITM students are strongly recommended to take CS 1301 to fulfill the Institute's computing requirement instead of CS 1315. CS 1301 provides a firm foundation in algorithmic thinking and may satisfy a prerequisite requirement for other CS courses in the concentration.

After completing MGT 2210 "Information Systems & Digital Transformation" (prev. MGT 2200), students complete six information technology management courses--at least three from Group A and the remainder from Group A or Group B. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all courses for a concentration.

Group A

Note: Pre-requisites are listed in parentheses. Pre-requisites will not be waived.

Should total 3 courses from Group A

Group B

Note: Pre-requisites are listed in parentheses. Pre-requisites will not be waived.

Select required number of courses to bring total ITM to 6.

 

Use of VIP Course Credits in the ITM Concentration

VIP (Vertically Integrated Project) courses provide the time and context to learn and practice professional skills, to make substantial contributions, and experience different roles on large multidisciplinary design/discovery teams. The long-term nature of VIP creates an environment of mentorship, with faculty and graduate students mentoring teams, experienced students mentoring new members, and students moving into leadership roles as others graduate. VIP attracts students from many disciplines and enables the completion of large-scale design/discovery projects.

The ITM area will allow exactly 3 hours of concentration Group B credit for long-term participation in selected VIP projects in which the role played by the ITM student reinforces the educational goals of the ITM concentration.

Students who earn 6 hours of VIP course credit with a grade of “C” or better in projects approved for the ITM Concentration may use 3 of those hours to fulfill 1 Group B elective in the ITM concentration. Hours earned below 3 or greater than 3 may not be applied to the Group B requirement. However, they may count as non-business electives toward the BSBA degree or as free electives. Note: Students involved in VIP projects for 2 or more years will normally apply 3 or more VIP course credits to the non-business elective or free elective requirement for the BSBA.

Only pre-approved projects will be allowed for ITM Group B credit. No project will be considered retroactively. The steps to using VIP course credit toward fulfilling the ITM concentration requirements are:

  • First, if a student is interested in a specific project, they should verify that the team is seeking business students as members. Currently, over 20 teams are seeking business students. Team information is at: http://www.vip.gatech.edu/teams.
  • Second, if the student identifies a team they are interested in joining, they should contact the ITM faculty member who is managing the area’s participation in the program for that team’s project’s eligibility. Otherwise, the project will be ineligible for consideration for ITM credit. Faculty member contact information is at: https://www.scheller.gatech.edu/degree-programs/undergraduate/courses-curriculum/curriculum-itm.html.
  • Third, once approval for a particular project and role is given by ITM, the student must apply and be accepted to the team that is working on the project of interest. The form for doing this is at: https://secure.ece.gatech.edu/vip/apply/undergrad.php
  • Fourth, if accepted to a project, register for the appropriate VIP course. VIP course numbers indicate the year (2.4) and the credit (01.02). Each VIP project is indicated by a section identifier of a VIP course for the appropriate level and credit. There are 5 VIP courses that ITM students may enroll in for Group B Credit (approved sections only):

 

  • VIP 2601: VIP Project Team (1 hour credit)
  • VIP 3601: VIP Project Team (1 hour credit)
  • VIP 3602: VIP Project Team (2 hours credit)
  • VIP 4601: VIP Project Team (1 hour credit)
  • VIP 4602: VIP Project Team (2 hours credit)

 

Note: If the student is not interested in ITM Group B credit, they can join any VIP project that invites them, regardless of the role they would play, and count all the hours as non-business or free electives.

Questions about the ITM concentration? Contact Dr. Michael Smith or the Scheller Undergraduate Program Office at 404-894-2605.

 

 View Undergraduate Catalog in Management