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ITAM BS, Data-driven Innovation for IT Managers Specialization


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The bachelor of science in data-driven Innovation for IT managers specialization combines applied management skills, such as project management and communication, with data analytics to prepare students to work with organizational leaders in their efforts to extract meaning from data. Graduates will be trained in the foundational data skills needed to solve problems or support new initiatives through the use of analysis and visualization tools.

ITAM-BS Program and Core Requirements


ITAM-BS Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management (ITAM) provides a degree path for students with seven high demand specializations needed by the modern workforce.

  1. Administrative Management Specialization
  2. Cybersecurity Specialization
  3. Data Driven Innovation for IT Managers Specialization
  4. Network Administration and Management Specialization
  5. Project Management Specialization
  6. Retail Management and Technology Specialization
  7. Web and Database Administration and Management Specialization

The ITAM curriculum, designed by subject matter experts with guidance from industry professionals, addresses the current demand for tech-savvy individuals who are also able to effectively lead and motivate teams, manage projects, and integrate technological solutions. Students completing this major will take a core set of courses and select one of the seven specialization areas. The ITAM-BS is comprised of two complementing areas creating synergy.

  1. All ITAM-BS specializations are complemented by a core foundation of relevant and current human-centered skills in management, leadership, project management, sustainable decision making, business communications, financial management, ethics, personal selling, and CRM as well as hard skills in data analytics, database management, web development, computer networking, and computer applications.
  2. The specializations feature advanced study in high demand areas of IT management.

ITAM-BS Program Admission Requirements

Students are encouraged to apply for their ITAM major early in their university studies, even as soon as their first quarter. Once enrolled in the ITAM program students will begin working with a knowledgeable ITAM advisor to design their academic course of study at CWU and make sure they are fulfilling all of the requirements for successful degree completion. Application forms are available in the Ellensburg campus department or on the ITAM website. www.cwu.edu/it-management.

ITAM-BS Graduation Requirements

The following requirements apply to students seeking the ITAM-BS 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 hardware and software resources are assessed a course fee of $25 or $50, depending on the required technology.

List of Specializations for the ITAM-BS

Students seeking the ITAM-BS take a common set of core courses of relevant and current human-centered skills in management, leadership, project management, sustainable decision making, business communications, financial management, ethics, personal selling, and CRM as well as hard skills in data analytics, database management, web development, computer networking, and computer applications. Additionally, students complete a specialization within the ITAM-BS degree:

  1. Administrative Management Specialization
  2. Cybersecurity Specialization
  3. Data Driven Innovation for IT Managers Specialization
  4. Network Administration and Management Specialization
  5. Project Management Specialization
  6. Retail Management and Technology Specialization
  7. Web and Database Administration and Management Specialization

Data-driven Innovation for IT Managers Specialization


Total Specialization Credits: 24


Total Credits: 99-103


College and Department Information


Information Technology and Administrative Management Department  
College of Education and Professional Studies  

Program Codes
Major plan codes: ITAM, ITAMP
Online option codes: ITAMBSO, ITAMBSOP
Specialization plan code: DADRIN
Online option code: DADRINO

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