Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Systems

The use of information technology is widespread in society and increasingly important in the workplace. 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 ITS degree program provides a foundation in business and information technology. Students pursuing this degree have strong analytical skills, embrace learning new things and enjoy solving problems. ITS students are taught the necessary skills to solve business challenges using information technology while also creating new opportunities with technology.

Careers in Information Technology and Systems

Graduates seek careers as business analysts, data analysts, project leaders, network administrators, system analysts, application/software developers, and technical consultants in many industries including corporations and government agencies. 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.

Information Technology and Systems at UT Dallas

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 Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and Systems requires 36 hours of technical classes and provides students with both practical and theoretical training in information technology.

The objective of the program is to prepare professionals who understand business processes and the information required to support them, have the IT expertise to automate, improve, and re-engineer business processes; and develop an ability to keep up with the changing technology and information needs of business. Elective courses allow students to specialize in a particular area of information systems such as Enterprise Resource Planning or Business Intelligence and Analytics. Key features of the program include:

Key features of the program include:

  • Providing students with a broad technical foundation in order to understand all aspects of technology.
  • Multiple student-led organizations that help students develop leadership skills and interact directly with industry professionals.
  • A capstone course allows students to apply information systems to solve real-world business problems.
  • High job placement rates due to the increasing demand for qualified IT professionals.

Living Learning Community

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].

Management Honors Program

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:

  • Smaller class sizes
  • Professional development events
  • Community service events
  • Scholarships
  • Travel opportunities
  • Honors notation on diploma

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Fast-Track Options in the Jindal School

All undergraduate degrees in the Naveen Jindal School of Management offer a fast-track option. These programs allow undergraduate students to earn up to 12 credit hours that can be applied toward a 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 University of Texas at Dallas

Naveen Jindal School of Management

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:

  • Conduct knowledge-enhancing management research.
  • Deliver high-quality management education to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students and practicing executives.
  • Develop, innovate and continuously improve programs advancing management education and practice.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science: Accounting, business administration, finance, global business, healthcare management, human resource management, information technology and systems, marketing, supply chain management

Master of Science: Accounting, business administration, business analytics, energy management, finance, financial engineering and risk management, healthcare leadership and 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 leadership and management for physicians, product lifecycle and supply chain management and project management), global leadership MBA

Executive Masters: Healthcare leadership and management, management science (with concentrations in project management and organizational behavior and coaching), supply chain management, systems engineering and management*

Doctor of Philosophy: International management studies, management science

*Joint program between Jindal School of Management and Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science


  • U.S. News & World Report ranks the school’s Full-Time MBA program No. 16 (tied) among public university programs and No. 38 (tied) overall.
  • BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report rank the Naveen Jindal School of Management’s undergraduate program among the nation’s top 100 programs.

Contact Information

Recruitment Team
Naveen Jindal School of Management SM40
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-5889
E-mail: [email protected]

Office of Admission and Enrollment
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Phone: 972-883-2270 or 1-800-889-2443
E-mail: [email protected]