Graduate Minor in Information Technology (IT) & Control

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Program Overview

Students with expertise in this minor area, which is about how to manage companies more effectively with information technology, are increasingly being valued in corporations and the marketplace. The graduate minor in IT and Control is designed to allow business students to acquire necessary knowledge and skills through courses in Enterprise Information Technology, Information& Data Management, Decision Support, Electronic Commerce, and IT Governance.

 

Prerequisites For Minor

Students must be admitted to one of the MS programs in the College of Business or a graduate program in a related discipline approved by Department of Business Administration. Students from all graduate programs in Business (e.g., MS in Finance, MS in Accountancy, MS in Technology Management, etc.) are eligible to minor in this area.

 

Program Focus

The minor in Information Technology and Control will focus on developing leaders in various business fields who understand (1) how to leverage information technology to create value for customers, external partners, and shareholders by designing better information systems to improve value-adding activities, business processes effectiveness, and governance/controls; (2) how managers can assess the strategic, financial, and economic benefits of investing in advanced information systems and innovative technologies, and (3) how to leverage enterprise information technology assets to enhance all business functions and be effective in delivering value and services. The minor will provide not only a strong foundation in Information Systems/Information Technology area but could be tailored to fit the specific career needs of our students.

Admission Process

For inquiries regarding admission to the the Information Technology & Control minor, please email the Department of Business Administration at ba@business.illinois.edu.

Requirements

The minor consists of selecting a set of three courses from the list of courses below:

  1. BADM 554 – Enterprise Database Management
  2. BADM 555 – Information System Development & Management
  3. BADM 556 – Electronic Commerce
  4. BADM 557 – Decision Support and Knowledge Management
  5. BADM 559 – IT Governance