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Online Bachelor of Science in General Business with a concentration in Information Technology Management

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Application Deadline: May 13, 2024

Summer 1 2024 classes start on May 27, 2024

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The online Bachelor of Science in General Business with a concentration in Information Technology Management, offered through LSU Online and the E. J. Ourso College of Business, is designed for professionals who want to adapt to the ever-changing advances in business technology. Through this program, students will learn foundational business skills as well as gain an in-depth understanding of what information systems are and the role of information systems in organizations. Graduates of this program will be well-equipped for rewarding careers in management and will become capable users of information systems and technologies with the skills needed to effectively generate actionable insights from analyzing big data.

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Cost Online Business Information Technology

The final cost of this program is determined after all transfer credits are evaluated. Transfer credits may apply for up to 75% of degree requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSU degree.

Total credit hours per program: 120 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $399

Total cost with fees and maximum amount of credits allowed to transfer into the program: $11,970

Total cost with fees: $47,880

LSU Online also offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn More

*For further information about the approval for transfer credits and other requirements, please visit this site.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online Business Information Technology

General Education: 39 Total Credit Hours
Course Credit Hours
ENGL 1001 English Composition 3
ENGL 2000 English Composition 3
MATH 1021 College Algebra 3
MATH 1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications 3
General Education course - Arts 3
General Education course - Humanities 9
General Education course - Natural Sciences  9
ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 2010 Principles of Macroeconomics
Business Core: 42 Total Credit Hours
Course Credit Hours
ISDS 1102: Introduction to Management Information Systems for Business Majors  3
ACCT 2001: Introductory Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 2101: Introductory Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 2035: Money, Banking and Macroeconomic Activity 3
ISDS 2000: Business Statistics and Analytics I 3
ISDS 2001: Business Statistics and Analytics II 3
ISDS 3115: Introduction to Operations Management  3
ECON 2000 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 3716: Principles of Finance
MGT 3200: Principles of Management
MKT 3401: Principles of Marketing
MGT 3830: Strategic Management
BLAW 3201: Business Law 
GBUS 3061: Business Communication & Professional Development
CMST 2061: Communication for Business and the Professions
Business Electives with One Concentration: 30 Total Credit Hours

Students must take seven junior and senior-level business courses (totaling 21 credits hours) with courses from at least four different academic disciplines within the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Students enrolled in the IT Management concentration must take the below electives:

Course Credit Hours
ISDS 3001: Introduction to Business 3
ISDS 3002: Introduction to Programming in Business 3
ISDS 3003: Introduction to Business Data Querying 3
Open Electives: 9 Credits
Total: 120 Credits

Admission Requirements Online Business Information Technology

First Time Freshman

  • 3.0 Core GPA on the 19 units of college-preparatory high school courses as outlined in the LSU Core
  • LSU is a test-optional institution which means applicants will have the choice to select if they wish to have their ACT or SAT scores considered for admission. Click here to learn more!

Transfer Student General Admission Requirements

  • 30* or more transferable (academic, non-remedial) credit hours from a regionally-accredited college or university
  • 2.5 academic GPA on all transferable college work attempted
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level English course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken
  • A grade of “C” or better in a college-level Math course that fulfilled a general education requirement at the institution where it was taken

*Students who will not have 30 transferable credit hours by the time they plan to enroll at LSU can still be considered for admission if they meet all remaining transfer requirements.

To see about transfer credits please check out the TIGER TRANSFER TABLES.

Re-Entry Student Admission Requirements

Students interested in applying for re-entry to LSU must have a 2.0 GPA on all LSU coursework and must meet the requirements for their prospective senior college. Students who have attempted 30 or more hours at another institution must also have a 2.5 cumulative GPA on all college work attempted. For your senior college specific requirements please check out the Re-Entry Student Requirements per College.

If you feel like you do not meet any of the above qualifications please reach out to your Enrollment Coach team member as there are different evaluation pathways for non-traditional students to take.

Undergraduate students who are reviewed and admitted by meeting LSU A&M general admissions requirements but do not meet the admittance requirements to a senior college have two admissions options:

Option 1

Students can start with The University College Center for Freshman Year (UCFY). This academic unit is designed for new freshmen and some transfer and re-entry students. Their mission is to prepare incoming students for success at LSU and to help define their academic and career goals. Students typically exit the UCFY at the conclusion of the freshman year and enter one of the degree-granting senior colleges at LSU.

Option 2

Students can start with The Center for Advising and Counseling (UCAC). This administrative unit serves as the academic home for students who have attempted 30-plus hours of college credit and who do not yet meet the admission requirements for one of the University’s degree-granting senior colleges.

For a list of specific senior college requirements please visit the LSU A&M Undergraduate Admission page.

Career Opportunities Online Business Information Technology

Online business information technology degree graduates have gone on to exciting job roles such as: 

  • IT manager
  • business analysts
  • business director
  • data scientist

Accreditation Online Business Information Technology

The online BS in General Business with a concentration in Information Technology Management program is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

What Will I Learn? Online Business Information Technology

Students enrolled in our online information technology management program will gain foundational business skills and an in-depth understanding of information systems.

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Role of information technology in business including the development and use of information systems, hardware and software, the strategic impact of IT for businesses and the nature of the IT career
  • Financial accounting with emphasis on knowledge required for completion of the accounting cycle, including income measurement and financial statement preparation
  • Principles and methods of accounting primarily concerned with data gathering and presentation for purposes of internal management evaluation and decision-making
  • Role of commercial banks, other financial institutions and the central bank in affecting the performance of the economy
  • Advanced statistical methods; ANOVA and multiple linear regression; predictive analytics; decision analysis.
  • Developing an understanding of what information systems are and an awareness of the role of information systems in organizations including the development of and use of information systems, and their operational and strategic impact
  • Provide an understanding of Information System Solutions and an awareness of the development process, and the application of technologies used to solve business problems

Why Choose This Program? Online Business Information Technology

Why choose LSU’s online Bachelor of Science in General Business with a concentration in Information Technology Management?

LSU’s online information technology management degree focuses on teaching students how to technology and systems to manage information. Our program combines career-relevant coursework with flexibility to provide a learning format that works for modern students. Graduates can find information management careers in several industries, including business, finance, telecommunication, government, and education.

Comparison Online Business Information Technology

The LSU family of institutions offers several Online Undergraduate Business degree choices. Find your path among focus areas like analytics & digital marketing. Learn more here: Online Undergraduate Business

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