Summary of requirements for the Accelerated BBA/BS and MSITM Program:
1. Cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 (including coursework transferred from other colleges or universities).
2. Information Technology GPA of at least 3.0 in the following courses. Ideally, you should complete these courses by the end of your junior year so that you can be admitted to the program during your senior year.
- ISM 3011 - Management Information Systems
- ISM 3230 - Introduction to Computer Systems and Software Development
- ISM 4133 - Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
- ISM 4212 - Database Management Systems
- ISM 4220 - Business Data Communications
3. Write a statement of purpose (essay). In a succinct and clear statement (maximum 2100 characters) describe the following:
- Why do you want to enter the program and obtain the MSITM degree?
- Which particular areas of interest in IT do you want to develop for your career?
- What career-related goals do you want to achieve after you graduate?
4. Upon admittance into the Accelerated program, enroll in Advanced Business Analytics (ISM 6405) during your Senior year. ISM 6405 is a required course in the MSITM program, and it can also be used to fulfill the required B.B.A. or B.S. 120 degree credits. This course will substitute ISM 4403 (Advanced Business Analytics).
5. Maintain a 3.0 GPA once you are enrolled in the Accelerated program.
What if I don’t meet all of the requirements for the Accelerated program?
First, speak with a Graduate Advisor in the College of Business email@example.com or the ITOM Program Director, AskITOM@fau.edu. You can always apply to graduate school by taking the GMAT/GRE and going through the traditional MSITM program admission process.
How to Apply
Step 1. Visit the College of Business Advising Offices for more guidance.
First, make an appointment with Gili Rabone in the College of Business Undergraduate Advising Office firstname.lastname@example.org, 561-297-4521. She is the designated advisor for the Accelerated BBA/BS and MSITM Program and understands the details of this program combined with the general BBA/BS program requirements. She will review your current undergraduate coursework and help you plan which courses to take in future terms so that you can meet the application requirements for the Accelerated program.
After meeting with Ms. Rabone, make an appointment with Michelle Williams in the College of Business Graduate Advising Office email@example.com, 561-297-1314. She is the designated graduate advisor for Accelerated program students, and will help you understand the application steps and required forms to apply to the program.
Step 2. Complete the courses below by the end of your Junior year.
You must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 and an Information Technology GPA of at least 3.0.
|Prerequisites for Admission to Combined Program (Junior Year)|
|Management Information Systems (fall)||ISM 3011|
|Introduction to Computer Systems and Software Development (fall)||ISM 3230|
|Business Data Communications (fall)||ISM 4220|
|Advanced Systems Analysis and Design (spring)||ISM 4133|
|Database Management Systems (spring)||ISM 4212|
Step 3. Apply to the program in the second semester of your junior year.
Senior students who would like to apply will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Seniors who submitted an application for degree (i.e. your form to graduate) are not eligible to apply for the program and should consider applying to the traditional MSITM program instead.
Print and complete the application form available through the Graduate College. You will also need to write and print your Statement of Purpose (see Program Requirements above). After printing these documents, take them to the College of Business Graduate Advising Office.
Step 4. Complete an interview.
You may be asked to complete an interview with a member of the Information Technology and Operations Management Graduate Committee where you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program. You will be contacted if an interview is necessary. Interview committee members will use the interview to judge your commitment and ability to complete the rigorous requirements of the program and your interest in the information technology profession. You should treat the interview with the same importance as a job interview. This includes being prepared, bringing a resume, and dressing professionally.