The use of information technology is widespread in society and increasingly important in the workplace. Within an organization, information systems support management processes at all levels — operational, tactical and strategic management. Information systems are vital to problem identification, analysis and decision making. While many organizations provide some training in information systems and technology, graduates who have an in-depth understanding of the opportunities that technology can provide to their organizations hold a distinct advantage. The BS ITS degree program provides a foundation in business and information technology. The curriculum gives students the information technology skills to improve business processes across a range of industries. Students pursuing this degree have strong analytical skills, embrace learning new things and enjoy solving problems. ITS professionals exist in a wide variety of domains including business, health care, government and non-profit organizations.
Graduates seek careers as business analysts, data analysts, system analysts, application developers and IT consultants. The job outlook is healthy. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that five of the 12 fastest-growing occupations relate to information systems. The bureau predicts the discipline will grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
Jindal School students must complete an internship as a requirement for their major. The Jindal School’s fully staffed Career Management Center (CMC), working in tandem with the University’s Career Center, helps students prepare for and seek internships, as well as post-graduation employment. Both centers are staffed with licensed counselors who provide students with strategies for mastering job interviews, writing professional cover letters and resumes and connecting with campus recruiters, among other services.
A 120-hour curriculum leads to a degree in information technology and systems. All undergraduate degrees require a core of 42 hours. In the core courses, students learn theories and analytical techniques that can be applied to the functional areas of business, such as finance and marketing. The ITS curriculum includes the study of efficient design, delivery and use of information systems in an organizational context. Elective courses allow students to specialize in a particular area of information systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning or Business Intelligence and Analytics. A capstone course in the program allows students to apply information systems to solve real-world business problems.
The ITS program at UT Dallas provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a variety of jobs in today’s complex and evolving business environment.
Key features of the program include:
The Naveen Jindal School of Management Living Learning Community is a special opportunity for incoming freshmen interested in pursuing a business degree. These select students live together in on-campus housing, attend classes together and participate as a group in social activities. For information, contact Associate Dean Marilyn Kaplan at [email protected].
The Charles and Nancy Davidson Management Honors Program (DMHP) gives select undergraduate students the opportunity to enhance their experience in the Naveen Jindal School of Management. DMHP students receive opportunities to improve their leadership skills, and work closely with UT Dallas professors.
DMHP program benefits include:
For more information please visit jindal.utdallas.edu/dmhp.
All undergraduate degrees in the Naveen Jindal School of Management offer a fast-track option. These programs allow students to save up to 12 credit hours in completing an undergraduate and master’s degree. Students with qualifying grades embark on the fast-track option in their senior year of their undergrad program. Pursuing a fast-track BS/MS or BS/MBA requires careful course selection and academic dedication but opens up additional career opportunities for those students who complete the program.
The largest of the eight schools at UT Dallas, the Naveen Jindal School of Management offers a full complement of programs at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels. The Jindal School’s mission is to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing, technology-driven, global society by partnering with the business community to:
Bachelor of Science: Accounting, business administration, finance, global business, healthcare management, information technology and systems, marketing, supply chain management
Master of Science: Accounting, business analytics, energy management, finance, healthcare management, information technology and management, innovation and entrepreneurship, international management studies, management science, marketing, supply chain management, systems engineering and management
Executive MBA: Executive MBA (with concentrations in Healthcare Management for Physicians, Product Lifecycle and Supply Chain Management and Project Management), Global Leadership MBA
Executive Masters: Healthcare Management for Physicians, Management Science (with concentrations in Project Management and Organizational Behavior and Coaching), Supply Chain Management, Systems Engineering and Management (Joint program between Jindal School of Management and Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science)
Doctor of Philosophy: International management studies, management science