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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ITAM BS, Retail Management and Technology Specialization


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BS-ITAM Program and Core Requirements


BS-ITAM Program Overview
The department offers coursework for the bachelor of science in information technology and administrative management. The BS-ITAM is comprised of two components:

  • ITAM core courses that focus on the core knowledge areas of ITAM: networking, web, information management, and human-centered skills
  • Specialization courses that allow for advanced study in one of the core knowledge areas or retail management and technology

The program is designed to prepare students for information technology, administrative management, or retail management careers. Students completing this major will take the core courses (61 credits) and select one of the four areas of specialization: network administration and management, web and database administration and management, administrative management, and retail management and technology.

BS-ITAM Program Admission Requirements
Students must apply and be accepted into the major prior to beginning 300- or 400-level ITAM coursework.  Application forms are available in the department office or on the department website.

BS-ITAM Graduation Requirements
The following requirements apply to students seeking the BS-ITAM degree: Students must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 in the ITAM coursework to be eligible for the degree. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in each course.

Course Fees
Most ITAM courses that use computer resources are assessed a course fee of $25.

List of Specializations for the BS-ITAM
Students seeking the BS-ITAM take a common set of core courses. Additionally, students must complete a specialization within the BS-ITAM degree: administrative management, network administration and management, web and database administration and management, or retail management and technology.

BS-ITAM Total Core Credits: 75-78


Retail Management and Technology Specialization


Retail management and technology specialization students become qualified business professionals prepared to pursue careers in retail environments that infuse information technology in areas such as e-commerce, management, selling, purchasing, operations, and merchandising. These qualifications are complemented by business communications and human-centered skills. Graduates of the retail management and technology specialization secure careers in store operations, store management, IT and e-commerce, sales, distribution and logistics, merchandise buying, and planning and entrepreneurship.

Retail Management and Technology Specialization Courses


Total Specialization Credits: 23


Total Credits: 98-101


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