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Information Technology (IT) Management
Online Bachelor's Degree Program

Program

Carve a rewarding career path in IT management.

A degree in technology management can help tech-savvy business-minded individuals discover a new career path offering a wide variety of IT related job opportunities across almost every type of industry and workplace.

IT Manager Ranked #3 Best Technology Jobs of 2021 by U.S. News & World Report

Leverage your existing industry skills or diploma/associate degree into a technology management program built to help you get the education needed to excel in a technology management role.

We are here to help you take your first step as a lifelong partner in learning.

With Herzing University your new career IS possible.

Classes Start October 4th

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Curriculum

IT management program classes & curriculum details

In addition to building a strong foundation in business management and finance, students will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills in computer networking, systems administration or software development, based upon their interests. Students wishing to gain exposure to both hardware and software skills rather than focusing on one or the other may do so through the wide variety of elective courses available in the program.

Graduates have the business credentials and technical capabilities needed to manage systems and direct network technology in today’s corporate setting.

ProgramMonthsiCredits
Bachelor of Science in Technology Management36122
i. Average number of months for students to complete program
Program availability varies by location
 

You may be able to finish the program in less than 3 years by transferring prior credit from technical coursework, either from Herzing or another college or university.

Required Management Core Courses

All courses, 36.00 semester credit hours, are required.

or  3.00 semester credit hours

or  3.00 semester credit hours

or  Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 or  3.00 semester credit hours

Required Technical Courses

Students must complete at least 24.00 semester credit hours of technical courses. Selection or transfer of courses will be in consultation and with the approval of the student's academic advisor. Any resulting deficiency in the total of 24.00 semester credit hours required may be made up with additional technology or business courses.

Open Elective Courses

A minimum of 21.00 semester credit hours of open electives is required. A minimum of 6.00 semester credit hours must be 300- to 400-level. Note: Completion of BU 345 - Project Management or IT 346 - Information Technology Project Management eliminates either course as an additional elective (see Required Management Core Courses). Completion of BU 482 - Strategic Management will eliminate an additional elective.

Required Capstone or Internship

3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor's degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline. 12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications 9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities (must include 3 semester credit hours of cultural diversity) 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics 3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science 6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

Tuition & Cost

36 months | 122 credits

$441 per credit

after scholarship*

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Tuition & Cost

With Herzing University, an affordable, career-focused education in IT management is within your reach. We are always striving to make college more affordable for everyone.

Opportunities for financial aid include:

Requirements

How can I start my career in IT management?

The steps to become an IT manager include earning your education, finding your first job in the field and getting the experience you need to continue earning increased responsibility in upper-level business & technology management roles.

Skills for the job

IT departments rely on managers with a knack for project management, excellent interpersonal skills, business acumen, and the chops to dig into the technical details and come out the other side with working solutions.

Education

Many entry-level jobs in IT management will require a bachelor’s degree. For upper-level IT management positions you may be required to hold a Master of Science (MS) or MBA in Technology Management.

Enrollment

Considering going back to school to begin your career in IT management? Herzing University’s enrollment requirements include a high school diploma, GED or equivalent, and interviewing with a Herzing admissions advisor.

Careers

What can I do with an IT management degree?

IT management provides a versatile career path featuring many different options for graduates to put their bachelor’s degree to work and thrive in their new career.

Common jobs you can get in technology management may include:

  • IT Project Manager
  • Information Systems Manager
  • Information Technology Director
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Computing Services Director
Herzing Technology Management

Qualifying for jobs with titles like these will most often require a bachelor’s degree, appropriate experience in IT management, and sometimes a master’s degree or MBA.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

There are many different types of jobs you can get in information technology. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) features the following occupations in computer and information technology:

  • Computer and Information Research Scientists
  • Computer Network Architects
  • Computer Programmers
  • Computer Support Specialists or IT Support Specialists
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • Information Security Analysts
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  • Software Developers
  • Web Developers

The BLS reports employment of all computer and information technology occupations is expected to increase 11% from 2019-2029. Now is a good time to get your foot in the door and begin working towards a career in a growing field.*

Herzing University provides many educational options to pursue the IT career path of your choosing.

The Herzing University Technology Management bachelor’s degree program typically takes 3 years to complete.

However, many students with technical degrees may be able to transfer prior credit from a diploma or associate degree program and earn their degree in less than 3 years.

According to 2020 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), computer and information systems managers (also called IT managersi) earn an average salary of $161,730 per year ($77.76 per hour).* Keep in mind this is not an entry-level estimate for graduates just starting out in the industry – it is an average across all levels of experience, education and states in the US.

i. May also be referred to as “Information Systems Manager.” The job title can vary subtly depending on the job description of each unique position. Discover the average IT management salary by state.

Information Technology (IT) is a broad and evolving career field encompassing a wide variety of tasks and core competencies. Because of this there are many types of IT degrees to choose from in addition to IT management, including:

Bachelor’s degree holders may consider additional graduate and post-graduate education in IT, including master’s degrees or post-master’s certificates.

Herzing University’s post-baccalaureate programs emphasize the business side of technology, including MBA options in data analytics and technology management, and a post-master’s certificate in IT management.

Yes!

Going back to school to earn a bachelor’s degree in technology management positions you to become eligible for jobs with solid average pay and an optimistic projection for growth from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (11% increase expected for computer and information systems managers from 2020-2030*). You will have an opportunity to pursue many different types of job opportunities.

Your path to a career in IT management begins by getting educated. Herzing University exists to help you build your skills and earn the education you need to pursue the career of your dreams. Apply today!

Tech-savvy business professionals can find real success in a technology management role.

Skills of an excellent IT manager include:

  • Are logical – like to solve problems in math or science
  • Are comfortable working with your hands as well as your mind
  • Have an aptitude for working with the latest technology
  • Can communicate and explain technology to non-tech professionals
  • Enjoy directing projects and motivating people
  • Think strategically, analyzing business goals and providing IT solutions
  • Are a leader, able to get the most out of your teams

No matter your preference, Herzing University offers technology degree programs for people seeking a career in IT or computer science.

IT managers combine project management, operational management, computer systems, networking, and people skills to successfully design, implement and maintain IT solutions for a business.

Managerial jobs in information technology feature one or both of two general roles:

  • Operational role. Ensure smooth operation of day-to-day projects.
  • Strategic role. Advance big-picture IT objectives for the business.

All IT management positions demand candidates who stay current with the latest solutions and best practices for running IT operations that are secure, efficient and innovative.

Depending on which IT courses you choose to take, you may gain foundational knowledge that may help you prepare for one or more of the following certifications*:

  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • Oracle Certified Associate
  • Certified Entry-level Python Programmer
  • CompTIA Linux+

* Successful completion of related coursework may help you prepare for professional certifications, but most students will find they need to spend additional time studying beyond their coursework to successfully prepare for certification exams.

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This program of study is designed to provide students with foundation skills and knowledge in various technical areas. In addition, this program is further designed to teach the student the necessary business skills and academic knowledge for entry-level management positions in a technical environment.

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Accreditation & Disclosure

Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org), an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook 2020. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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