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C A N A D I A N I N S T I T U TE OF TECHNOLOGY




     BACHELOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
        AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
                                                    EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM


Program Conceptual and Philosophical
Framework
The four-year baccalaureate in Business Administration and                They need to realize that quality, teamwork, and technology apply
Information Technology is an integrated, multidisciplinary degree         across the board.” (Fry et al., Business: An Integrative Approach,
program. The program’s core strengths are two-fold: first, its            p. xix). To this end, the Baccalaureate in Business Administration
combination of business, liberal arts and social science courses          and Information Technology introduces students to the subject of
based on the Baccalaureate in Business Administration, and second,        information technology in First Year (CMS 102: Computer Science
its emphasis on computer sciences courses. Conventional business          Fundamentals), and systematically increases the sophistication and
administration programs at the undergraduate level emphasize a            range of required and elective information technology courses which
high level of specialization in business specific courses. As a result,   students take in conjunction with required and elective business,
graduates of these programs lack sufficient exposure to a wide            liberal arts and social science courses over the succeeding three
array of non-business courses that inform students of the broader         years of their degree program.
societal and intellectual context in which business and organizations
operate. Moreover, most business curricula which include an               Forty-seven courses have been proposed for the Baccalaureate
information technology component focus somewhat narrowly on               in Business Administration and Information Technology. Many
“business information systems.” The Baccalaureate in Business             additional and equally important courses could have been included
Administration and Information Technology, by contrast, provides          in this curriculum from an array of academic disciplines, thereby
a comprehensive overview of the discipline of computer science,           providing students with even broader academic choices and
equipping graduates to understand not only “business information          enhancing the integrated and interdisciplinary focus of the program.
systems,” but the theories and applications associated with such          It is assumed that the present proposal represents a starting point,
essential subjects as programming, operating systems, databases,          and that further enhancements to the curriculum will follow in time.
networks, software engineering and project management. In short,          A central theme appearing in many of the proposed courses, from
graduates of the Baccalaureate in Business Administration and             a variety of academic disciplines, is the increasingly international
Information Technology will be equipped to take full advantage            aspect of much business activity, and the need for managers
of the unprecedented information technology opportunities and             to respond effectively to the manifold impacts of globalization.
challenges which the computing revolution presents to businesses          Graduates of the Baccalaureate in Business Administration and
and organizations, whether as managers of information technology          Information Technology will be well versed in the challenges and
departments or as managers responsible for integrating information        opportunities posed by managing operations cross-culturally.
technology into the organization’s overall operations.
                                                                          As the course outlines indicate, for most of the non-information
As with the Baccalaureate in Business Administration, the                 technology courses learning or most courses learning assessment
integrated emphasis of the Business Administration and                    includes a combination of examinations, small (3 - 4 person) group
Information Technology curriculum is evident in the first two             presentations to the rest of the class, individual essay writing or
business administration courses completed in First Year (BUS 100:         case preparation, and class participation. Throughout the entire
Introduction to International Business Management, and BUS 102:           curriculum, therefore, regardless of the specific subject being
Management Communications) and is carried through to the final            studied, students encounter a consistent set of learning activities
semester of Fourth Year when in addition to completing two core           and assessment tools that together highlight and continually
business courses (BUS 400: Operations Management, and BUS                 reemphasize the core objectives of the Baccalaureate in Business
410: Strategic Management), students also can select electives            Administration and Information Technology. In addition, the courses
from multidisciplinary groupings of courses from such disciplines as      in information technology place a heavier emphasis on independent
Economics, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Psychology, and        study, but monitor student progress via the weekly submission of
Sociology. The rationale for this approach is to respond imaginatively    computer lab-based assignments
to the growing expressions of concern by business leaders that
graduates of conventional business programs lack essential problem-       For purposes of clarification it helps to conceptualize these forty-
solving, critical-thinking, research, and communication (both oral and    seven courses as constituting six sets or tiers of courses, all equally
written) skills best learned from the liberal arts and social sciences.   important to the overall integrity and philosophy of the baccalaureate.
With businesses relying increasingly on cross-functional teams and
self-directed teams, students of business need to understand how
the whole business works and how the various parts fit together.
As the authors of one introductory business textbook explained it,
students “need to understand how the business environment, such
as financial markets, global competition, the legal and regulatory
system, and the industry in which the firm operates, affect business
decisions and actions.
The first tier consists of nine courses best understood as               The sixth tier consists of seven specialized Economics courses
foundational business administration courses. Their content              which build upon the foundational knowledge attained in the fourth
combined provides students with a broad overview of the principal        tier courses. These courses are:
academic disciplines that constitute a business education. These
courses are:                                                             • ECN 300 (Third World Economic Development)
                                                                         • ECN 301 (Monetary Theory)
• BUS 100 (Introduction to International Business Management)            • ECN 302 (Public Finance)
• BUS 200 (Financial Accounting)                                         • ECN 303 (Comparative International Business)
• BUS 201 (Business Analysis and Management Accounting)                  • ECN 304 (International Trade)
• BUS 300 (Finance)                                                      • ECN 305 (International Finance)
• BUS 310 (Marketing)                                                    • ECN 306 (Comparative Economic Systems)
• BUS 320 (Management Accounting I)
• BUS 321 (Management Accounting II)                                     The seventh tier of eight courses (two required; six optional)
• BUS 400 (Operations Management)                                        is comprised of non-Economics courses from a broad array of
• BUS 410 (Strategic Management)                                         disciplines which together highlight the program’s integrated and
                                                                         interdisciplinary focus. These courses are:
The second tier consists of eleven courses (four required; seven
elective) that comprise the information technology focus of the          • BUS 102 (Management Communications)
baccalaureate. Students may complete as few as eight information         • BUS 212 (Business Law)
technology courses to satisfy the baccalaureate requirements,            • BUS 213 (E-Commerce)
but it is anticipated that students will use several of their elective   • BUS 214 (Entrepreneurship)
choices to complete as many of the three remaining information           • BUS 215 (Human Resources Management)
technology courses as possible within this forty-course program.         • HST 100 (Business History)
These courses are:                                                       • PHL 200 (Business Ethics)
                                                                         • POL 200 (Political Economy of International Affairs)
• CMS 102 (Computer Science Fundamentals)
• CMS 204 (Fundamentals of Computer Organization)                        Altogether students are required to take a minimum of 29 of the
• CMS 205 (Data Structures and Algorithms)                               47 courses identified as belonging specifically to the Baccalaureate
• CMS 206 (Software Tools and SYSTEM PLANNING)                           in Business Administration and Information Technology. Provision
• CMS 207 (Applied Logic for Computer Science)                           has also been made for students to complete eight elective courses
• CMS 208 (Introduction to Software Engineering)                         within the 40-course degree program in order to fulfill the General
• CMS 300 (Operating Systems)                                            Education (UGE) requirement, while also satisfying the requirements
• CMS 301 (Object-Oriented Design and Analysis)                          for a “specialization” module if desired.
• CMS 302 (Databases)
• CMS 303 (Computer Networks)                                            Since the eight-course information technology requirement
• CMS 304 (Software Project Management)                                  constitutes a defacto specialization built into the baccalaureate,
                                                                         opportunities to incorporate a second specialization are limited
The third tier consists of four courses that provide students with       unless students are permitted to complete courses in addition to
the necessary quantitative skills to complete successfully courses       the 40-course requirement or allowed to substitute specialization
in the other tiers. These courses are:                                   courses for UGE courses. With that proviso, the baccalaureate
                                                                         in Business Administration and Information Technology permits
• MTH 100 (Calculus I)                                                   students to complete one of two additional “specializations.”
• MTH 101 (Linear Algebra)
• STA 200 (Elementary Statistics I)                                      The first specialization is “International Business.” Many of the
• STA 201 (Elementary Statistics II)                                     courses proposed for this program have a global or international
                                                                         focus, reflecting the growing influence which globalization in all its
The fourth tier consists of two introductory and two intermediate        many facets is having upon business decision making. This module
Economics courses. Since the relationship, both theoretical and          could be comprised of any six of the following eight optional courses:
applied, between the academic disciplines of economics and
business administration is very close, students in this program          • BUS 311 (Global Marketing Management)
will acquire a solid background in both microeconomics and               • BUS 411 (Global STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT)
macroeconomics. These courses are:                                       • ECN 303 (Comparative International Business)
                                                                         • ECN 304 (International Trade)
• FBA 100 (Introduction to Economics)                                    • ECN 305 (International Finance)
• ECN 101 (Introduction to Macroeconomics)                               • ECN 306 (Comparative Economic Systems)
• ECN 200 (Intermediate Microeconomic Theory)                            • HST 100 (Business History)
• ECN 201 (Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory)                            • POL 200 (Political Economy of International Affairs)

The fifth tier courses are four business administration courses,         The second specialization is “International Economics,” with
at least two of which all students in the program are required to        students selecting as their electives any six Economics courses
complete, and build upon knowledge acquired in the first tier            listed below not already taken to satisfy a degree requirement.
courses. These courses are:
                                                                         • ECN 300 (Third World Economic Development)
• BUS 301 (Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis)                     • ECN 301 (Monetary Theory)
• BUS 311 (Global Marketing Management)                                  • ECN 302 (Public Finance)
• BUS 401 (Supply Chain Management)                                      • ECN 303 (Comparative International Business)
• BUS 411 (Global STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT)                                  • ECN 304 (International Trade)
                                                                         • ECN 305 (International Finance)
                                                                         • ECN 306 (Comparative Economic Systems)
  COURSES DISTRIBUTION PER YEAR BAIT




                                                 FIRST YEAR (30 CREDITS)

Term     Course #   Course Title                                Prerequisite     Credits     ECTS     Lecture
                                                                                            Credits    (hrs)
         FAS 101    Communication Skills                                             3         6        3
         FBA 100    Introduction to Economics                                        3         6         3
Fall
         MTH 100    Calculus I                                                       3         6         3
         FES 101    Computer Applications                                            3         6         3
         FAS 100    Creative Thinking                                                3         6         3
                    TOTAL                                                           15        30        15

Term     Course #   Course Title                                Prerequisite     Credits     ECTS     Lecture
                                                                                            Credits    (hrs)
         BUS 100    Introduction to International Business                           3         6        3
                    Management
         ECN 101    Intro to Macroeconomics                                          3         6        3
Spring   MTH 101    Linear Algebra                                                   3         6        3
         CMS 102    One of two:                                                      3         6        3
         or         Computer Science Fundamentals
         FAS 104
                    Globalization   and         Technological
                    Development
         FES 104    Research Methods                                                 3         6         3
                    TOTAL                                                           15        30        15




                                                SECOND YEAR (30 CREDITS)

Term     Course #   Course Title                                Prerequisite     Credits     ECTS     Lecture
                                                                                            Credits    (hrs)
Fall     BUS 200    Financial Accounting                        BUS 100            3          6         3
         ECN 200    Intermediate Microeconomic Theory           FBA 100            3          6         3
         STA 200    Elementary Statistics (I)                   MTH 100 or 101     3          6         3
         CMS 102    Fundamentals of Computer Organization       CMS 102            3          6         3
         BUS 102    Management Communications                                      3          6          3
                    TOTAL                                                          15         30        15

Term     Course #   Course Title                                Prerequisite      Credits    ECTS     Lecture
                                                                                            Credits    (hrs)
Spring   BUS 201    Business Analysis and Management            BUS 100              3         6        3
                    Accounting
         ECN 201                                                ECN 101              3         6        3
                    Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
         STA 201    Elementary Statistics (II)                  MTH 100 or 101       3         6         3
         CMS 206    Software Tools and SYSTEM PLANNING          CMS 102              3         6         3
         CMS 205    Data Structures and Algorithms              CMS 102              3         6         3
                    TOTAL                                                           15        30        15
                                                    THIRD YEAR (30 CREDITS)
Term     Course #      Course Title                                 Prerequisite (s)       Credits    ECTS      Lecture
                                                                                                     Credits     (hrs)
         BUS 300       Finance                                      BUS 200, 201             3         6           3
         BUS 310       Marketing                                    BUS 200, 201             3         6           3
         BUS 320       Management Accounting (I)                    BUS 200, 201             3         6          3
         One of:       Applied Logic for Computer Science           CMS 102                  3         6          3
Fall     CMS 207       Introduction to Software Engineering         CMS 205, 206
         CMS 208
         BUS 214       Entrepreneurship                                                      3         6          3
                       TOTAL                                                                 15        30         15

Term     Course #      Course Title                                 Prerequisite           Credits    ECTS      Lecture
                                                                                                     Credits     (hrs)
         One of:       Portfolio Theory and Investment Analysis     BUS 300                  3         6          3
         BUS 301       Global Marketing Management
                                                                    BUS 310
         BUS 311
         BUS 321       Management Accounting (II)                   BUS 320                  3         6          3

Spring   One of:                                                    CMS 204, 206             3         6          3
         CMS 300       Operating Systems                            CMS 207, 208
         CMS 301       Object-Oriented Design and Analysis          CMS 205, 208
         CMS 304       Software Project Management                  CMS 204, 205, 206
         CMS 302       Databases                                    CMS 208
         CMS 303       Computer Networks
         CMS 100       Computing Applications for Business                                   6         12
         BUS 215       Human Resources Management
                       TOTAL                                                                 15        30         15



                                                    FOURTH YEAR (30 CREDITS)
Term     Course #      Course Title                                 Prerequisite (s)       Credits     ECTS      Lecture
                                                                                                      Credits     (hrs)




         BUS 400       Operations Management                        BUS 200, 201              3            6           3
         BUS 410       Strategic Management                         BUS 200, 201              3            6           3
         One of:                                                                              3            6           3
         CMS 300       Operating Systems                            CMS 204, 206
         CMS 301       Object-Oriented Design and Analysis          CMS 207, 208
         CMS 304       Software Project Management                  CMS 205, 208
         CMS 302       Databases                                    CMS 204, 205, 206
Fall
         CMS 303       Computer Networks                            CMS 208
                       Arts/Humanities/Social Science               enrolled in 2nd Year      3            6           3
                       Elective: one of                             or above
                       HST 200 (Business History)
                       PHL 200 (Business Ethics)
         POL 200       Political Economy of International Affairs                              3         6             3
                       Internship                                                              3         6
                       TOTAL                                                                  15        30         12

Term     Course #      Course Title                                 Prerequisite           Credits    ECTS      Lecture
                                                                                                     Credits     (hrs)
Spring   One of :      Supply Chain Management                      enrolled in 3rd Year      3         6          3
         BUS 401       Global STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT                  or above
         BUS 411
         BUS      or   One of:                                      enrolled in 2nd Year      3         6          3
         ECN XXX       BUS 212 (Business Law),BUS 213               or above for BUS
                       (E-Commerce)                                 electives
                       BUS 214 (Entrepreneurship), ECN 300
                       (Third World Development)                    FBA 100, 101 for
                       ECN 301(Monetary Theory),                    ECN electives
                       ECN 302 (Public Finance)
                       ECN 303 (Comparative International
                       Business)
                       ECN 304 (International Trade)
                       ECN 305 (International Finance)
                       ECN 306 (Comparative Economic
                       Systems)
                       Internship                                                             3         6          3
                       Thesis                                                                 6        12          3
                       TOTAL                                                                 15        30         12

                       TOTAL For the Degree                                                 120        240




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