Dual Major in Information Management
and Technology and School of Management
Approximately 10 percent of students in the School of Information Studies choose to take a dual degree with the Whitman School of Management, which received top ranking in 2009 for its entrepreneurship program. Students who select this option often seek a working knowledge of business with the technical training in information systems to set them apart from standard business school graduates. Job opportunities are plentiful and get more exciting as the advances in technology prepare businesses for competition in the global marketplace.
To complement their information management and technology studies, students in this dual program can select from the following management majors:
Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises
Supply Chain Management
Dual Major in Information Management and Technology
and Newhouse School of Public Communications
Online news sites, e-newsletters, video downloads, and blogs are competing with traditional sources of information such as newspapers and magazines, other printed materials, television, and radio. New communications professionals understand the need to be savvy in emerging technologies, and many aspiring professionals enroll in the dual-degree program in Information Management and Technology and one of the majors offered through the S.I.Newhouse School of Public Communications, a nationally recognized educator of journalists, advertising agents, and other communications professionals.
Students interested in deepening their understanding of communications and information technology can select one of the following Newhouse majors, in addition to completing the information management and technology degree at the of Information Studies
- Broadcast Journalism
- Graphic Arts
- Public Relations
- Television, Radio, and Film
Students dually enrolled in the School of Information Studies and a Newhouse School program must fulfill the degree requirements of both schools. Upon graduating, they receive a bachelor's degree (one diploma) conferred jointly by the two schools. The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications is the home college.
Students may apply directly to the dual programs as incoming first-year students or may add the dual as a current student, after completion of the dual-degree admission requirements.