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Welcome to IT-SCM

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Major in Information Technology or Supply Chain Management: The Time is Right

Network management and security skills remain in high demand from a variety of organizations. Additionally, with the beginning of retirements among the boomer generation, experts are predicting a critical shortage of IT workers.

Businesses today are seeking people with: an understanding of key business drivers, business processes and project management with both communication and team skills—along with the specific skill sets you will learn in our majors. Differentiate yourself and become more marketable by combining core business skills with program options.

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Exciting Career Options in our fields

Information Technology

The Treasure Valley is particularly interesting to outside organizations who are seeking to expand operations or fund new start-ups. This means that we need to have technical talent to supply organizations such as Microsoft, as well as the many healthy high tech entities around the valley.

Our technology graduates enter the work force at some of the highest starting salaries in the college, and join the ranks of:

  • systems developers,
  • database administrators, and
  • network administrators,

Or newly defined roles such as:

  • security specialists,
  • business analysts,
  • business architects, and
  • enterprise modelers

These new roles work with other business units to identify requirements and help translate them into tangible project deliverables, or improve the security and efficiency of existing networks.

Supply Chain Management

Opportunities in operations and supply chain management continue to be strong. New graduates enter the rapidly growing areas of:

  • procurement
  • project management, and
  • production and inventory planning for local and regional organizations.

Not just an area for manufacturing, operations tools and techniques are needed anywhere processes and materials flow through an organization. Employers include hospitals, wholesale or retail distributors, government entities and manufacturing of many varieties.

About Our Faculty and Curriculum

The IT-SCM faculty stays current in their fields through research, contact with peers and regular interaction with the business community. They utilize examples from real life by including gust speakers in class and use cases that enhance the learning process as well as incorporate service-oriented projects where appropriate. Community outreach is emphasized through student projects, internships and professional instructors.

Many classes are taught in our state-of-the-art Micron Networking and Telecomm teaching classroom. Our students study leading edge technology through hands-on labs, simulations and a variety of interactive learning methods. Our curriculum is updated regularly to stay in line with the needs of our hiring companies.

Our Programs

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Heidi Carey, Supply Chain Management Signature Student 2016 with Dr. Tom Gattiker

Check out details on Majors and Minors page for more information. Each of these majors will lead to a challenging and stimulating career and allow ample room for specialization into areas you find most interesting. We also welcome returning students who find they need a knowledge update, or seek a second degree in one of our fields.

For further information, please contact us by email at itscm@boisestate.edu, call (208) 426-1181, or visit the Micron Business and Economics Building, Room 3248. Let us know how we can help you succeed in your academic endeavors!