B.S. Integrated Technology - Software Development/M.B.A.

The dual bachelor’s degree in IT and Master of Business Administration program advances an undergraduate/graduate integrated technology and management curriculum.  It combines the technical skills from the undergraduate integrated technology classes with the management and leadership skills of the graduate program.  Students in this dual BS/MBA program may earn both degrees in as few as 5 years.

The B.S. in IT - Software Development degree is designed to provide students with the skills needed to develop, create, and modify enterprise software or specialized utility programs.  The Software Development concentration teaches students to identify issues and problems, collect and analyze data, and summarize and present findings. 

The Software Development concentration specifically prepares students to develop a wide array of computer software including enterprise applications (apps), mobile apps, web apps, games, and software to integrate systems.  In smaller organizations, software professionals may be responsible for the design, development, testing, and training for a software project.  In larger organizations, they may be involved in only one or two of these areas.  Given the rapid changes in the industry regarding software languages, tools, and techniques, continuous professional development is critical in this field.  In pursuing the B.S. in IT - Software Development, students will be expected to solve business problems using critical thinking skills, become effective business and technology communicators, become proficient at developing and delivering software solutions, and develop a strong ethical awareness within the context of business. Students will also need to meet the program objectives of the MBA program.

General Education
BA 302Business Ethics3
CM 100Speech3
EH 105College Writing3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Historical Elective 3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Literature Elective 3
Math I Elective4
Perspectives Elective 3
Philosophical Elective 3
Psychological/Sociological Elective3
Sustainability Elective or Open Elective3
Integrated Technology Core
BA 101Introduction to Business3
BA 245Marketing Fundamentals3
or MC 220 Introduction to Marketing
CM 200Interpersonal Communication3
or CM 221 Professional Communications
IT 261Introduction to Computer Programming I3
IT 305Workflow Management 3
IT 351Information Technology Internship3
IT 431Theory and Practice in IT Security 3
IT 471Current Trends in IT 3
IT 481Project Management Techniques 3
IT 482Information Technology Project Development 3
AC/BA/MC Elective3
AC/BA/MC Electives (200+)6
IT Electives (300+)6
Open Electives9
Software Development Core
IT 262Introduction to Computer Programming II3
IT 321Systems Analysis & Design3
IT 325 Algorithms and Data Structures I3
IT 326Algorithms and Data Structures II3
IT 410Database Design3
MS 131Logic and Problem Solving3
Choose one of the following:4
Precalculus with Trigonometry
Calculus with Applications
Discrete Mathematics
IT Elective3
MBA Curriculum
BA 600Research Methods in Business and Education3
BA 601Managerial Economics3
BA 602Managerial Accounting3
BA 605Management Communications3
BA 620Financial Management3
or BA 621 Marketing Management
BA 625Global Strategic Management3
BA 643Strategic Change Management3
Graduate Business Electives9
Total Hours153-154
Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
CM 1003BA 1013
EH 1053IT 2623
HE 111***1MS 1323
IT 2613Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Math I Elective4Philosophical Elective 3
Psychological/Sociological Elective3 
 17 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 245 or MC 2203BA 3023
IT 3253CM 200 or 2213
MS 1313IT 3263
AC/BA/MC Elective3MS 180 (MS 181 or MS 251)4
Literature Elective 3Fine Arts Elective3
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
IT 3053IT 3513
IT 3213IT 4103
IT 4713Historical Elective 3
Lab Science Elective3-4Open Elective3
Sustainability Elective or Open Elective3Perspectives Elective 3
 15-16 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 6003BA 6023
BA 6013BA 6053
AC/BA/MC Elective (200+)3IT 4313
IT Elective3AC/BA/MC Elective (200+)3
Open Elective3Open Elective3
 15 15
Fifth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 6433BA 6253
BA 620 or 6213IT 4823
IT 4813Grad Business Elective3
Grad Business Elective3Grad Business Elective3
IT Elective (300+)3IT Elective (300+)3
 15 15
Total Hours: 153-154