B.S. Degree in Information Technology Management

Today, more than 50 percent of all economic activity in the United States is information-related. The demand for computer networking and system administration professionals (Information Technology Management or IT)  is growing at an unparalleled rate. If you’re interested in a career that provides many opportunities – both financial and professional – Information Technology Management is the major for you.

As society moves deeper into the Information Age, business is recognizing that individuals with good interpersonal skills, the ability to solve technical problems, enthusiasm and good judgment are the key to success. They need high-quality, well-trained employees. That’s where you come in.

UW-Stout's unique "hands on, minds on" approach to education means you learn through experimentation and practice, as well as theory. You’ll set yourself apart in the job marketplace with a solid knowledge of:

  • Business
  • Management
  • Written and oral communication
  • Data
  • Voice
  • Media applications
  • Technology
  • Science

The technical curriculum in the telecommunication area focuses on contemporary methods of analysis, design and telecommunication systems solutions. Technical courses are delivered in areas including:

  • Telephony
  • Networking
  • Telecommunication policy and regulation
  • Administration
  • Video
  • Imaging
  • Multimedia

By completing this program you’ll earn highly respected certifications in Cisco CCNA and CCDA. You’ll also have the choice to be certified in one or more of the following: Cisco CCNP and Cisco CCDP.

Additionally, you’ll participate in an on-campus practicum and have the opportunity to pursue an off-campus field experience, internship or co-op. You’ll have the competitive advantage by gaining work experience before you even graduate.

Preparing for your career at UW-Stout

Preparation for college begins in high school. We recommend that you complete courses in:

  • Computer science
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Bookkeeping
  • Science
  • Advanced math
  • Speech
  • Advanced writing.

Involvement in extracurricular activities is also valuable. Any related work experience is a plus.

Starting Out

During your first semesters, you'll enroll in foundation courses that will help you refine your career direction. You'll choose aspects of the telecommunication field that interest you most. At the same time, you'll complete your general education requirements. Help with course and career choices is also available through the Advisement and Career Centers, the Counseling Center, and Career Services.

As You Progress

Organizations look for employees who have both breadth and depth of knowledge. That’s why we encourage you to specialize in two or more career areas. Additionally, the program prepares you to apply special skills in areas involving integration and convergence of telecommunication technologies.

Your strong general education foundation is enhanced by business courses in marketing, management, finance, personnel, calculus and accounting. You then select upper-level courses that apply to your personal career goals.

Comprehensive courses in areas such as international studies, information systems and quality management let you apply knowledge from previous courses to a broader view of business. This requirement takes advantage of UW-Stout's technical areas to supplement business courses.

An on-campus practicum, and an off-campus work experience are included in the program so you’re able to apply course work to solve real-world design, implementation and management problems found in the field.

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