July 12-13, 2001

 

NOTICE OF INTENT: Authorization to Create the Undergraduate Non-teaching Minor in Management of Information Technology; Montana State University-Bozeman

 

THAT:                                    The Board of Regents of Higher Education authorizes Montana State University-Bozeman to award the Minor in Management of Information Technology.

 

EXPLANATION: The Minor in Management of Information Technology is provided to meet the needs of the dynamic marketplace for College of Business graduates. Increasingly, potential employers are seeking employees who are skilled in the acquisition and implementation of changing computer and information technologies. This minor will give students in accounting, finance, management and marketing the additional expertise needed to differentiate themselves in the job placement process.

 

The minor program objectives include:

 

        To provide perspectives, concepts, and tools to evaluate opportunities and challenges presented by changing information technology.

 

        To develop managerial skills to facilitate organizational change that accompanies adoption and implementation of new information technologies.

 

        To examine the linkages between information technology, business strategy, and creating competitive advantage.