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. 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 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. 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.
All Jindal School undergraduate students must complete an internship and 100 hours of community service in order to graduate. 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. The school’s Undergraduate Programs office directs and coordinates the community service requirement.
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’s 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.
- Providing students with a broad technical foundation.
- Multiple student-led organizations that help students develop leadership skills and interact directly with industry professionals.
- A capstone course that allows students 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 Living Learning Community is a special opportunity for incoming freshmen interested in pursuing a business degree. Living Learning Community 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 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 benefits include:
- Smaller class sizes.
- Community service events.
- Travel opportunities.
- Professional development events.
- Honor notation on diploma.
Fast-Track Options in the Jindal School
All undergraduate degrees in the Jindal School offer a fast-track option. These programs allow students to earn up to 12 credit hours that can be applied toward a master’s degree. Students with qualifying grades begin the fast-track option in their senior year of their undergraduate program. Fast-track programs require careful course selection and dedication, but can open up opportunities for students who complete the program.
About the 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.
- 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 programs among the nation’s top 100 programs.
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 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
Master of Business Administration: Master of business administration
Executive Master of Science: Healthcare leadership and management, management science (with concentrations in project management, and leadership and organizational development program), supply chain management, systems engineering and management*
*Joint program between the Naveen Jindal School of Management and Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science