BS in Information Management and Technology
Information Management and Technology at the iSchool
With a BS in Information Management and Technology (IM&T), iSchool students focus on the human side of information technology. You’ll learn to see the big picture, and your coursework will explore all corners of the information field. You will focus on the needs of information users, learn the value of information and technology, and develop an adaptable and highly portable set of skills for the modern workplace.
This program is a full-time, on campus degree. Our curriculum is flexible, and offers an incredible range of classes, concentrations, and opportunities to minor. Our school is one of the smaller ones on the Syracuse University campus, so it feels like a second home. When you pair the iSchool’s tight-knit community with Orange pride, you get an incredible alumni network that wants to connect with you. Information technology is everywhere, but here at the iSchool, you can make it yours.
What you will learn
The curriculum for the IM&T program allows you to tailor your education to suit your interests and career path. The iSchool is an interdisciplinary school. We combine elements from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields and balance it with liberal arts to give our students a deep understanding of how interactions between people and information technology can shape the world around us.
The BS in IM&T is 120 credits. We emphasize how information systems impact and are used by people, which is why technical aspects of the program are balanced with management, communications, and liberal arts courses. This program teaches you how to:
- Locate and acquire information resources
- Select, manage, and use information technology
- Help organizations use information resources to work more efficiently and more effectively
The 120 credits are distributed as follows:
- 39-40 credits for the IM&T Major
- 24-25 credits in the IM&T Primary Core
- 15 credits of IM&T Electives (including one of 6 concentrations)
- 21-23 credits in Skills Electives
- 36-38 credits in Arts and Sciences Divisional Requirements
- 21-24 credits in General Electives
- International Experience requirement
Any Syracuse University student can pursue a minor at the iSchool. We offer two minors that are compatible with all degrees, and will add marketable skills to your resume.
The IM&T minor complements any degree, and gives you an understanding of information resources and technology – a much-needed skill in any field.
If you aspire to start your own company or work with entrepreneurial people, the IDS minor is for you. Learn how to turn an idea into a viable venture.
Within your IM&T program, you can choose from six different concentrations to further specialize your skills and give you skills for your future career.
Database management: Organize information in such a way that it can be accessible whenever and wherever it is needed.
Digital retail strategies: Enhance your knowledge of electronic commerce and layout strategy for all sorts of retail corporations, and increase your knowledge of the technologies and processes involved in electronic commerce.
Information security management: Investigate hardware and software vulnerabilities, understand computer viruses and hackers, and learn the financial and managerial implications of protecting information.
Network and systems management: Study the development of telecommunications, wireless, and other network technologies and their effect on users.
Project management: Develop the managerial and technical skills to oversee a variety of information systems and to create information policies for organizations.
Web design and management: Create and maintain web resources and sites, taking into consideration the users and organization's needs.
We believe that all iSchool students should get out of the classroom, and we’re committed to giving students the opportunity to see how information technology works on a global scale. That’s why part of our Information Management and Technology curriculum has a global experience requirement.
Want to explore U.S. cities, too? The iSchool offers trips that will give you insights to the technology world in New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, and more.
Our Faculty, Students, and Alumni
When it comes to careers and alumni, the Syracuse University iSchool has an incredible professional network. We work with our alumni and employers to bring the best connections to campus - or to bring the students to professional contacts through experiential learning trips and internship opportunities.
Graduates of the IM&T program get jobs all over the United States, from New York City to San Francisco and everywhere in between. Our 2015 graduates earned an average starting salary of over $62,000, which is one of the highest starting salaries of all Syracuse University graduates.
Dual Major Programs
Some students who want to study at the iSchool have passions other than technology. That’s why the iSchool partnered with other schools on campus to create two dual major degrees. You can combine your Information Management & Technology degree with a major from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications or the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.
Fast Track to a Master’s Degree
With Fast Track, IM&T majors have the chance to complete a master’s degree with one additional year of study. Even better? IM&T majors already have a foundation in the information field, so we waive introductory graduate classes, making graduate school even faster and more cost-effective than for other Syracuse University majors.
How to Apply
The deadline to apply for Early Decision is November 15.
The deadline to apply for Regular Decision is January 1.
If you’re ready to apply to the iSchool’s BS in Information Management and Technology program, you can start your application over at the Syracuse University Admissions website using the Common Application.