Message From The Chair

Welcome to the ITM Department!

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, technological advancements are reshaping the way businesses operate. From the rise of social and mobile technologies to the boundless possibilities presented by networking, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), our world is undergoing a profound transformation in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship. Modern organizations exist within a global ecosystem of customers, suppliers, competitors, and regulatory frameworks. Information has emerged as the lifeblood of these networks, underscoring the absolute importance of effectively managing information systems and technologies for a company's success. Information Technology (IT) opens doors to both entrepreneurial and strategic opportunities while posing challenges within this dynamic environment. Managers must be well-prepared to assess emerging technologies, make informed investments in IT innovations, implement and oversee applications, and harness IT-enabled business processes to navigate change.

At the ITM Department, our foremost mission is to empower our graduates to excel in this technology-driven world. We offer a diverse array of academic programs, including an undergraduate major in Management Information Systems, a Master of Science degree in Information Systems (MSIS), a concentration in our MBA program, and PhD programs in Business Administration and Communication & Information Sciences. Our curriculum is meticulously crafted to provide a comprehensive education, covering foundational subjects such as Management Information Systems (MIS), systems analysis and design, data systems, and programming techniques. Furthermore, we provide a competitive edge through courses in project management, business intelligence and data analytics, mobile application development, networking, and security. We firmly believe in bridging the divide between academia and industry, offering students opportunities for internships and workshops to gain invaluable real-world experience. Eminent sources, such as the US Department of Labor, US News and World Report, CIO, and many others, all project a robust demand for ITM-related jobs in the coming decade.

Our faculty are internationally recognized researchers and dedicated teachers who bring a great deal of skill, enthusiasm, and commitment to the classroom. We invite you to explore our educational programs and delve into faculty research through this website. If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.

We're thrilled to embark on this journey of discovery and learning with you as we navigate the ever-evolving realm of Information Technology Management.

Bo Sophia Xiao, PhD, Chair, Department of Information Technology Management