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Computer Science

Information Technology Management

As a computer science major with a concentration in information technology management, you’ll explore the use and control of technology in business and management settings.

By focusing on both theory and application, you’ll prepare to excel in information technology services, system administration and project management.

The Concentration

In the information technology management program, you will:

  • Build your knowledge of computer science, information technology and science fundamentals.
  • Delve deeper into network security, database best practices, system administration and computer architecture.
  • Learn how to plan, coordinate and facilitate the computer-related activities of organizations in a variety of industries.
  • Gain a strong understanding of business practices and organizational behavior to enhance your management acumen and leadership skills.
  • Complete an internship with Merrimack’s IT department to acquire “help desk” experience by fixing computers, administrating systems and troubleshooting walk-ins and call-ins.

Hands-On Learning

You’ll have the opportunity to take part in internships and co-ops. It’s your chance to get real-world experience at industry leaders like Raytheon, Fidelity Investments, Phillips Medical and the MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Career Options

Upon successful completion of the information technology management program, you’ll be well-equipped to pursue advanced studies or an IT career in a variety of industries from business to marketing. Positions may include:

  • Application analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Information systems manager
  • IT consultant
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems administrator

What You’ll Take 

All computer science majors take a combination of required and elective courses to satisfy the 62-credit requirement.

Required Courses for Computer Science Majors

CSC 1520

General Computer Science

CSC 1610

Problem Solving with C++

CSC 2710

Analysis of Algorithms I

CSC 2820

Data Structures

CSC 3320

Operating Systems

MTH 1217

Calculus I

MTH 1314

Discrete Mathematics

Required Courses for Concentration

CSC 2620   

Object Oriented Programming

CSC 3875       

System Administration and Privacy  

CSC 4720 

Computer Architecture 

CSC 4910 

Computer Science Capstone

CSC 5935 

Data Networking 

BUS 1100 

Introduction to Business 

MGT 3310 

Organizational Behavior 

Elective Courses

Select two courses from the following list.

CSC 3810

Database Principles 

CSC 5055

Network Security I  

BUS 2203 

Accounting for Business  

BUS 2210      

Management Information Systems 

More Info

Mary Noonan

Associate Professor and Chair,
Computer Science

978-837-5145
noonanm@merrimack.edu