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Better Systems. Better Solutions.
In a world dependent on technology, computer
systems professionals play a key role in
meeting strategic goals. The information
systems management concentration deals with
managing information as a strategic corporate
asset and resource. Students learn the
technical knowledge and tools needed to
integrate people, hardware, software and data
for optimal planning, decision making and
problem solving. The curriculum is designed to
empower leaders with an understanding of
how information systems can be used to
achieve a corporation's mission and vision.
MBA students who choose this concentration
position themselves at the cutting edge of
technology. They gain the tools to manage
information systems operation, including
revolutionary training in SAP software.
The SAP Advantage.
company SAP is the global market leader in
ERP (enterprise resource planning) systems.
About 90 percent of Fortune 500 and
international companies employ SAP's main
information systems infrastructure platform to
operate their businesses through a unified
system. The Sykes College of Business joined
the SAP University Alliance in 2008, integrating
SAP into the business curriculum. Several
professors at UT incorporate SAP training into
their courses as a tool for simulating real
business scenarios. Students and faculty also
have access to the SAP community, enabling
interaction with industry professionals and
professors at universities worldwide.
UT is the only place in Florida — and one of a
handful of universities in the nation — offering
the SAP TERP10 Academy, a 10-day course that
helps prepare students for the challenging SAP
certification exam. Students who have
completed eight credit hours of classes
embedded with SAP are eligible for the TERP10
Academy. By understanding enterprise systems
like SAP and their impact on business
operations, students are better able to apply
these principles to other current software
applications and are positioned to adapt to the
inevitable changes to come in technology.
The Department of
Information and Technology Management is
guided by an advisory board comprised of
experts in the field of information systems.
Members, including employees from companies
such as IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers,
assist faculty in developing programs designed
to equip graduates with the critical skill sets
required by employers.
information systems degree program was
recently accredited by the Computing
Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation
Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
for its outstanding curriculum. The University of
Tampa is one of only 33 universities nationwide
to have earned this prestigious accreditation.