Management of Cyber and Information Technology (MCIT)

The general mission of the Management of Cyber and Information Technology program is to produce systems thinkers with both management expertise and technical competence.  Students will understand the demands of technical jobs and will be able to facilitate, from a managerial standpoint, an effective and efficient working environment for employees.

Learning Goals

The broad-based student learning goals for the Management of Cyber and Information Technology program are as follows:

  • Employability:  to produce business professionals who will have an understanding of the difference between theory and practice and how to extract from theory and extend its application to real-world situations.
  • Communications:  to produce business professionals who will be able to effectively communicate their ideas in both written and oral form (technical and non-technical) understanding that communication is a cooperative process in both the one-on-one and team environment.
  • Preparation of the Mind:  to produce business professionals who will have a broad intellectual grounding in business and/or technology.  Graduates will be able to analyze situations and successfully determine cause and effect and know how to use contemporary research tools as well as more traditional methods to locate and analyze information and develop knowledge.
  • Professionalism: to produce business professionals who will have an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities.  Graduateswill have an understanding of the possible social, economic, cultural and environmental impact of their business and/or technical solutions in a global and social context and will recognize that lifelong learning is essential to the ongoing process of professional and personal development.

Intended Student Learning Outcomes

  • Graduates will be able to explain the major concepts in the functional areas of the degree program
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of cyber security
  • Graduates will be able to explain and evaluate possible economic, social, legal, ethical, and environmental impacts of their business solutions in a global environment
  • Graduates will be able to describe the global business environment
  • Graduates will be able to employ decision-support tools to business decision-making
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate a mastery of traditional and technological techniques of communicating ideas effectively and persuasively
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate in-depth knowledge as it relates to the core business courses in an integrated manner within a global environment
  • Graduates will be able to collaborate with a team of colleagues on diverse projects