The Business Information Technology program combines a number of IT disciplines, computer fundamentals, business management, modeling and applications, and is therefore a multidisciplinary program that aims to supplement these fields of knowledge with crucial practical experience. To understand this specialization, it is necessary to know more about its basic components. Information technology and computer basics include the creation, development and installation of information and communication systems, including hardware, applications and software, as well as digital information processing and analysis, including data management, storage and retrieval. The fields of business management, modeling and applications require the acquisition of knowledge and skills to apply the appropriate tools and methods to deal with complex business processes and to take the necessary and effective measures to solve them. Students also acquire the ability to evaluate return on investment from a specialized point of view, as well as learning and developing decision-making skills, leadership and strategic thinking, which are considered to be among the most important factors in management.
The specialization of Business Information Technology is distinguished by its proposed curriculum which focuses on the development of business procedures and finding solutions to problems faced by business enterprises. Through the application of acquired knowledge, business procedures and methods of strategic management are created and developed by concentrating on methodologies that center on the alignment of IT infrastructure and enterprise systems with applied business processes so that IT is used as a general framework for linking and integrating enterprise systems to collect and analyze data and information to give results that help in making decisions that are consistent with the strategic objectives of the enterprise.
Departmental graduation requirements:
In addition to University and School requirements, the student must successfully complete 81 credit hours, distributed as follows: 66 credit hours of compulsory specialization requirements, and 15 credit hours of elective specialization requirements.
Possible fields of work for graduates:
This specialization is newly-founded, thus there are currently no graduates holding this degree, and the Jordanian labor market is awaiting their arrival. Graduates of the specialization can work in jobs involving the planning and application of digital technology to meet institutional goals, jobs requiring the implementation and follow-up of the latest information systems technology, jobs requiring the design, execution and management of IT projects in different institutions, jobs that use the applications of this specialization in communications and data transmission, and jobs involving the strategic planning for business information systems. Other possible avenues of employment are as: business information systems manager, executive director of business information technology, business software delivery specialist, in addition to the more traditional business management jobs that require technical expertise.