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Information Systems & Technology (B.S.B.A.)

The Information Systems and Technology program offers a unique combination of business knowledge and technical skills that prepares undergraduate students for success in the highly competitive and increasingly technical business world of the twenty-first century. The major emphasizes the development of business analysis and system implementation skills, which can provide a basis for job entry, career development and flexibility amid the rapid changes in information technology. 

Information Systems & Technology (B.S.B.A.)


Description


What is Information Systems & Technology at ODU like?

The Information Systems and Technology program offers a unique combination of business knowledge and technical skills that prepares undergraduate students for success in the highly competitive and increasingly technical business world of the twenty-first century. The major emphasizes the development of business analysis and system implementation skills, which can provide a basis for job entry, career development and flexibility amid the rapid changes in information technology. 

Program Highlights


What makes Information Systems & Technology at ODU unique?

  • We are committed to providing a balanced education between the highly integrated fields of general business and information systems and technology.

  • Our curriculum will prepare you to understand both automation technology and the complex world within which it is utilized.

  • Our faculty's research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Information Technology Project Managers

$91,080

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, initiate, and manage information technology (IT) projects. Lead and guide the work of technical staff. Serve as liaison between business and technical aspects of projects. Plan project stages and assess business implications for each stage. Monitor progress to assure deadlines, standards, and cost targets are met.

Network and Computer Systems Administrators

$86,340

MEDIAN SALARY


Install, configure, and support an organization's local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. Monitor network to ensure network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability. May monitor and test Web site performance to ensure Web sites operate correctly and without interruption. May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software. May supervise computer user support specialists and computer network support specialists. May administer network security measures.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Information Systems & Technology at ODU?

IT 363:
Systems Analysis and Design


This course provides an introduction to the analysis and design of computer-based information systems. Emphasis is placed upon the development of requirements that serve the business needs of the organization as well as the logical and physical design of business information systems. This course covers both the structured and the object-oriented approach of system analysis and design process. Topics covered include introduction to the software development methodologies, requirement gathering, modeling, and logical/physical design techniques. Students are also exposed to emerging topics that promise major improvements in software development area. Factors relevant to the creation of business information systems through development and implementation will be examined in detail. Prerequisites: IT 201 with a C or better, IT 205, and a declared major in the university or permission of the Dean

IT 464:
Project Management in Information Systems


This course focuses on project management techniques and methodologies that can be adopted to Information Technology software and systems projects. Prerequisites: IT 317 with a C or better, IT 363, and a declared major in the university or waiver approved through the Strome College of Business Undergraduate Advising.

IT 450:
Database Concepts


Introduction to database concepts. Historical development, data models, database analysis, design and implementation, query languages, data security, and introduction to business transaction systems. Prerequisites: IT 201 with a C or better or IT 360T for non-IT major students and a declared major in the university or waiver approved through the Strome College of Business Undergraduate Advising; permission of the instructor is required for non-IT major students.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Information Systems & Technology at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program in Information Systems & Technology should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

Contact


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SENIOR LECTURER


Name:

Roya Ardalan


Location:

2081 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5959


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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