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Academic Programs-School of Business businessperson and a technologist, thanks to the integration of IT studies with business courses and skills such as game design, information security, and global IT management. IT is projected as the second largest area of occupational growth in the United States, and the message from industry is that there is a need for a combined capability of IT and general business skills. SNHU is well positioned to respond to this need. We provide a depth of both core and elective IT classes that provide graduates with a solid foundation for entering the new business landscape. Students can focus their elective courses to concentrate on areas such as digital graphics, IT security, and other high-demand areas. Businesses today are looking for employees with capabilities beyond traditional programming and IT expertise. People who can bridge the communication gap between IT and business are valuable but hard to find, and the U.S. demand for this new breed of IT professional is growing. The SNHU IT major prepares students for just these kinds of positions. The IT faculty at SNHU has extensive business experience and connections, has published fourteen books in the area, holds twenty-eight patents, and publishes in the professional literature. Students benefit by receiving leading edge knowledge and skills in both the classroom and through internship placements. Business will continue to expand the use of information technology and will continue to require IT-savvy people. The demand for IT capable individuals is projected to grow, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Notebook computers are required by all undergraduate day school IT majors for use in undergraduate IT courses.

FlexTech IT degree program: Individualized and Flexible In addition to the core requirements for the undergraduate program, the department encourages students to participate in shaping their course of study to fit their individual academic and professional interests in this constantly evolving field. A diverse set of classes has been developed, ranging from traditional programming to the newest techniques and tools for E-commerce. We provide a pool of electives and course arrangements for the greatest flexibility in customizing each student’s curriculum for his/her particular needs. We encourage interdisciplinary studies. Faculty advisors are available to guide and encourage students to actively participate in designing and customizing the program of study to meet their specialized individual needs by selecting a suite of classes to match their interests, and developing an individualized academic study plan. Additionally, beyond the “defined” programs, topical seminars are offered within the context of scheduled courses, and through ongoing seminar programs on campus that allow the introduction of emerging technology and other “new” topics.

Computer Information Technology Curriculum Bachelor of Science B.A./B.S. Core: Business Core:

48 credits 24 credits

Major Courses Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. IT IT IT IT

201 315 330 340


415 420




Computer Platform Technologies Object Oriented Analysis and Design Database Design and Management Network and Telecommunication Management Advanced Information Systems Design Advanced Information Systems Implementation Information Technology Strategy and Management Three IT electives (as recommended by advisor) Total Major Credits: 30

Allied Course MAT 230

Discrete Mathematics Total Allied Credits: 3

Free electives

Credits: 15 Total Credits: 120

Finance/Economics (Online/On Location) Department Chair: Dr. Gary Tripp The finance/economics program has a dual mission: to examine the behavior of the economy and its relationship to business and government and to study the funding and investment needs of corporations, individuals and institutions. The primary goal of the program is to establish a solid foundation in the applied and theoretical areas of international and domestic finance, business and economics. Economics/finance majors develop the analytical and quantitative skills needed for corporate and individual financial management and economic modeling and forecasting. Students who choose to major in the economics/finance program will be prepared for careers in industry, financial organizations and government. Many go on to graduate school to continue their studies in economics, finance, other business-related disciplines or law.

Finance/Economics Curriculum Bachelor of Science B.A./B.S. Core: Business Core:

48 credits 24 credits

Major Courses Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated. ECO ECO ECO FIN

301 306 402 330

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SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  
SNHU Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010  

Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog