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Information Technology Minor

The minor in information technology is available to students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. The Broad College of Business is the primary administrative unit in collaboration with the College of Engineering and the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. For more information, visit the IT Minor website.

The minor is designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary understanding of the role and basic mechanics of information technology in the contemporary workplace. Information technology specialists learn how to design and model information systems and business processes, plan and manage information systems projects, and program and test the resulting systems. Students develop core competencies in their primary area of study and broaden their horizons as they interact with others from different disciplinary backgrounds on real-world systems projects. Students completing the minor will be well prepared for employment in technology-oriented environments and will also understand how to be thought leaders as information technology applications continue to evolve in organizations and society.


To be considered for admission, a student must have been formally accepted into a degree program at Michigan State University. Applicants must have completed (a) CSE 201 or 231 and (b) MTH 124 or 132. Students should have a 3.0 cumulative GPA for full admission consideration.


1. Required courses

All of the following courses (16 credits)
  • CSE 201: Fundamentals of Information Technology: 3 credits
  • CSE 231: Introduction to Programming I: 4 credits
  • ITM 311: Systems Analysis and Design: 3 credits
  • ITM 444: Information Technology Project Management: 3 credits
  • MI 201: Introduction to Media and Information Technology: 3 credits

2. Additional courses

Complete three credits in a course from the following selection

  • ACC 321: Accounting Information Systems: 3 credits
  • CSE 232: Introduction to Programming II: 4 credits
  • ITM 209: Business Analytics and Information Systems: 3 credits*
  • ITM 481: Introduction to Business Analytics: 3 credits
  • MI 331: Introduction to Interactive Media Development: 3 credits
  • MI 349: Web Design and Development: 3 credits
  • MI 361: Information and Communication Technology Management: 3 credits

*ITM 309 taken prior to Fall 2016 fulfills this requirement

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