The Department of Business Information Technology (BIT) offers an undergraduate major designed to provide our students with expertise in the development and use of computer systems and quantitative modeling techniques for solving business problems and making managerial decisions. 

Our students learn the necessary information technology (IT) and computing skills, plus quantitative and modeling techniques, to develop and implement sophisticated business-related computer systems.  The degree program especially focuses on the practical application of computing to business problem-solving.

The Department of Business Information Technology participates in the following graduate degree programs: MS in Business Analytics,  MBA, Professional MBA, and Executive MBA, Virginia Tech’s Online Master of Information Technology, and the Ph.D

The Decision Support Systems (DSS) option educates our students in the design, implementation and use of computerized systems that support business managers in the decision-making process. A decision support system is a computer system that typically encompasses mathematical models as well as informational databases and a user interface in order to provide recommended decisions to manager-users. More Info.

The Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSM) option is designed to teach our students how to manage operations in business and government. An operation is the process by which a company or organization converts raw materials, labor and capital into a final product or service. More Info.

Career opportunities in Business Information Technology are excellent.  Students graduating with a degree in BIT annually are among the top majors in the university in terms of number of job interviews and average starting salaries. More info.

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