Business Information Technology

General

Program Description

Information technology plays a key role in today's global, competitive business environment from increasing efficiency to fueling innovation. A degree in Business Information Technology provides students with a diverse set of technological skills to be a part of the solution.

What Will You Learn?

Information technology plays a key role in today’s global, competitive business environment, from increasing efficiency to fueling innovation. The B.S. in Business Information Technology offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide students with a diverse set of technical skills that can be used to improve business efficiency and achieve business goals. UT’s small class sizes and personalized attention facilitate an interactive and intimate learning environment. In addition to in-class activities, a variety of speaker events and other activities are provided to expand students’ knowledge and industry connections.

Students study Web and mobile technologies and their application for businesses, create and manage databases based on business requirements and utilize several technological solutions that support business strategies and objectives. In addition, students complete the Sykes College of Business’ core courses, including those in management, marketing, economics, accounting, finance, and business analytics.

The program features an experiential learning approach, where students use contemporary software through the University’s membership in several academic alliances such as SAP, the world leader in enterprise systems, and Microsoft Corporation, and participate in real-world projects analyzing the technology needs for businesses to improve performance.

Topics of Study

  • Information technology business concepts
  • Web and mobile technology applications for business
  • Business database technology
  • Technology solutions for businesses
  • Cloud and enterprise solutions to support business practices

Internationally Recognized Program

The Sykes College of Business is accredited at the undergraduate and graduate levels by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), an honor held by only six percent of business schools worldwide. It is rated a top-85 graduate business school in the U.S. by Bloomberg Businessweek, and since 2007 has been named among the best business schools in the world by The Princeton Review.

Networking and Leadership

BIT majors are encouraged to participate in the activities of local IT professional groups such as the Tampa Bay Technology Leadership Association (TBTLA). Students are invited to attend meetings and give presentations. One part of TBTLA’s mission is mentorship, with UT students as the primary focus. This provides students with a contemporary view of the field from the perspective of local IT executives and a regular series of networking opportunities.

Leadership experience can be enhanced through participation in campus organizations such as the UT Technology Club, which hosts speakers from leading technology employers like Cisco and Tech Data.

In addition, some students are invited to join Alpha Iota Mu, a national information systems honor society, and/or Beta Gamma Sigma, a national business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools. Membership in BGS is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive.

Career Prospects and Support

UT graduates with a degree in business information technology possess the essential technological skills all organizations require to streamline their processes and compete effectively in the global business marketplace. Employment opportunities exist in a diverse range of companies and industries, including positions such as:

  • Business technology manager
  • Business and systems analyst
  • Business information solutions manager
  • Database administrator
  • E-commerce specialist

All UT students and alumni have free, lifetime access to a variety of tools and networks to advance their careers. The Office of Career Services offers individual coaching, résumé critiques, mock interviews, networking events and workshops designed to help students boost their competitive advantage.

Admissions

Local Freshman Admissions

  • Official high school or secondary school transcript or GED results
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed guidance counselor recommendation form or recommendation letter from a teacher (not required if you graduated from high school more than two years ago)
  • Essay
  • Official college/university transcripts for any credits completed

Undergraduate International Admissions

With students enrolled from over 100 countries, U.T. proudly considers students from around the globe for freshman or transfer admission. Proof of English proficiency is required. (This is waived for international students from the Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.)

Students should apply through U.T.'s online application. In order to review a student’s application, the University must receive the following:

  • Official transcripts for all secondary school or college coursework, with grades translated into English ("Official" means that you must request your school to send your transcript directly to the UT Office of Admissions. If that is impossible, send a copy that has been certified by your school as a "true copy" of the original after it is copied. An official at your school should sign the document as "true copy of the original.")
  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • Essay, written in English (not required if you already graduated from high school and have completed some college credits)
  • Completed guidance counselor recommendation form (first-year students only)
  • Proof of English proficiency (please submit one of the following):
    • TOEFL: the minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based)
    • IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5
    • Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by ELS Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample
  • Proof of available funds to cover expenses for the first year of study
  • Essay (first-year students only)
  • Copy of biographical page of your passport (if available)
  • International Student Clearance Form (if currently studying in the U.S.)

International students who meet admission requirements but need additional English language training prior to entering as a full-time degree student may enroll in one of the several E.S.L. programs.

International students also must furnish proof of available funds to cover their first year of study and each subsequent year. Exceptional new entering students with excellent academic achievement receive partial scholarships ($4,000-$7,000 per academic year) which covers only a small portion of the total costs. Students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week.

Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the financial statement, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from U.T.’s admissions office. Applicants must take the I-20 form, a copy of their acceptance letter and financial statement to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. After an interview, the embassy or consulate will decide if an F-1 student visa can be issued. To enter the United States, students need this visa in their passport and the I-20 form. Students may not enter the country on a tourist visa with the intention to study in the U.S.

The staff in the Office of International Programs assists students with pre-arrival information, orientation, and advice on academic, social, cultural and employment matters.

Note: For special circumstances, additional documentation may be required in all categories.

Admission deadlines

The deadlines for Bachelors are as follows:

  • November 15 - Early Action I deadline; decision by December 15.
  • January 15 - Early Action II deadline; decision by February 15.
  • March 1 - Regular Decision deadline; decision by April 1.
  • March 2 - Applications completed after March 1 are evaluated on a rolling basis.

Average cost for full-time undergraduate students

Tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester): $13,603
Student Government Fee (required): $96
Student Service Fee (required): $480
Student Health Fee (required): $425
Room (double room): $2,853
Board (average 15-meal/week plan): $2,552

Total:

$19,584
Last updated July 2019

About the School

The University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business is a leading private institution focused on the development of tomorrow’s global leaders. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our AACSB acc... Read More

Accreditations

AACSB Accredited