Applied Business & Information Technology

The Applied Business & Information Technology (ABIT) program, leading to a baccalaureate degree, offers options to students seeking preparation in small to mid-sized business management, information technology, and related or integrated career opportunities.  The mission of the program is to prepare graduates to be productive professionals who can make responsible business decisions and use information technology wisely in a changing world.  The curriculum emphasizes business and stresses the effective use of information technology.  The program also includes a strong interdisciplinary liberal arts program with courses in the humanities, social sciences, English, communication, and mathematics.

Although this degree can be earned in four years taking 15-17 credits per semester, students taking a lighter load will take longer to complete the requirements.  Students interested in the ABIT program are encouraged to contact the ABIT counselor, program coordinator, or faculty member about program requirements.  Only courses numbered 100 or above, and taken with a letter grade, may be applied to the ABIT degree; and for upper division courses only those with grade C or better may be applied.

Contact Program Coordinator, Dr. Debasis Bhattacharya, at 984-3619 or by email at for more information.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop effective business plans and strategies using essential business functions such as marketing, management, accounting, and statistics.
  2. Design prototypes using current business technology for e-commerce, web programming, databases, systems analysis, and project management.
  3. Create minimum viable products or services for a feasible business venture through entrepreneurship and technology skills.
  4. Demonstrate business ethics, value, and integrity through teamwork and leadership.

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