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The Department of Business Information Technology (BIT) offers an undergraduate major designed to provide our students with expertise in the development and use of computer systems and quantitative modeling techniques for solving business problems and making managerial decisions.  Our students learn the necessary information technology (IT) and computing skills, plus quantitative and modeling techniques, to develop and implement sophisticated business-related computer systems.  The degree program especially focuses on the practical application of computing to business problem-solving. Students majoring in Business Information Technology may choose one of two options reflecting their specific career objectives and interests, Decision Support Systems and Operations and Supply Chain Management.

Career opportunities in Business Information Technology are excellent.  Students graduating with a degree in BIT annually are among the top majors in the university in terms of number of job interviews and average starting salaries.  

The Department of Business Information Technology also participates in other advanced and graduate degree programs in the Pamplin College of Business including the Ph.D.

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Growing Opportunities

By 2020, more than 828,000 total jobs will be added to the U.S. economy in occupations frequently pursued by Business Information Technology majors:

  • computer systems analyst
  • database administrator
  • information system security specialist
  • network administrator
  • software developer
  • logistician / supply chain manager
  • management consultant
  • computer and information systems manager

  • This represents a 25% increase over the current employment numbers.

    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics