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

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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.

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.

Program highlights:

  • Program length: 3 years
  • 100% online classes
  • Transfer eligible college credit
  • Small class sizes with access to accomplished faculty
  • Unique blend of technical & business training with a wide variety of elective course options for you to choose from
  • Earn dual credit towards an MBA in Technology Management
Classes start February 3.
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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.

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

ProgramCreditsMonths
Bachelor of Science in Technology Management12236
*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.

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 or IS 481 - IT Strategic Management eliminates either course as 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.

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.

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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
IT Management Bachelor Degree Program Online Careers

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.

FAQs

Answer:

According to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), computer and information systems managers (also called IT managers*) earn an average salary of $152,860 per year ($73.49 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.

*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.

Answer:

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.

Answer:

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.

Answer:

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.

Answer:

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

A career in IT management could be right for you if you:

  • 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.

Answer:

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 unique degree focuses 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.

Answer:

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
  • 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 12% from 2018-2028. 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.

Answer:

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 2018-2028). 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!

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