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 245Marketing Fundamentals3
or MC 220 Introduction to Marketing
BA 302Business Ethics3
CM 100Speech3
CM 200Interpersonal Communication3
or CM 221 Professional Communications
EH 123Rhetoric and Composition I3
EH 124Rhetoric and Composition II3
EH 200Approaches to Literature3
HE 111The Husson Experience ***1
IT 351Information Technology Internship3
IT 482Information Technology Project Development 3
MS 132Probability and Statistics3
Choose One of the Following4
Contemporary College Algebra
Precalculus with Trigonometry
Calculus with Applications
PY 111General Psychology3
Fine Arts Elective3
Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
Global Perspectives Elective3
Lab Science Elective3-4
Open Elective12
Integrated Technology Core
BA 101Introduction to Business3
IT 261Introduction to Computer Programming I3
IT 305Workflow Management 3
IT 431Theory and Practice in IT Security 3
IT 471Current Trends in IT 3
IT 481Project Management Techniques 3
AC or BA or MC Elective (200+)9
AC or BA or MC Elective3
IT Elective (300+)6
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
Advanced Math course in addition to Gen Ed3-4
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 625Global Strategic Management3
BA 643Strategic Change Management3
Choose One of the Following3
Financial Management
Marketing Management
Grad Business Elective 9
Total Hours152-154
Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
CM 1003BA 1013
EH 1233EH 1243
HE 111***1IT 2623
IT 2613MS 1323
MS 141 (or MS 180 or MS 181)4Foreign Culture and Conversation Elective3
PY 1113 
 17 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
BA 245 or MC 2203BA 3023
EH 2003CM 200 or 2213
IT 3253IT 3263
MS 1313MS 180 (MS 181 or MS 251)3-4
AC or BA or MC Elective3Fine Arts Elective3
 15 15-16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
IT 3213IT 3513
IT 3053IT 4103
IT 4713AC/BA/MC Elective (200+)3
Lab Science Elective3-4Global Elective3
Open Elective3Open Elective3
 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: 152-154