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Decision Support Systems (DSS)

The job market for graduates of the Decision Support Systems (DSS) option is excellent. Over 100 companies and government organizations annually interview BIT seniors. DSS graduates typically obtain jobs in the information technology field. Job titles include consultant, technical consultant, systems analyst, systems developer, network administrator, management analyst, programmer analyst, project analyst, database developer, software developer, programming consultant, information manager, applications developer, and information management consultant, among many others. The largest single type of employer of DSS option graduates is typically consulting firms such as Accenture, KPMG, CGT, Deloitte & Touche, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Booz-Allen Hamilton, among many others.  However, numerous other types of companies and organizations hire DSS graduates to work in various IT-related jobs.  

Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSM)

The job opportunities for OSM option graduates are also excellent.  There is a general shortage of qualified graduates in the operations management area, thus our OSM option graduates are in high-demand. OSM option graduates are sometimes hired directly into management positions but most frequently they are hired into management or staff training positions. Following training OSM majors are typically placed into supervisory or department head positions wherein they manage and oversee specific company operations. Alternatively they may be placed into staff positions where they are involved with company-wide operational decisions.

Cybersecurity Management and Analytics (BIT-Cyber)

The cybersecurity management and analytics (BIT-Cyber) option emphasizes business processes and data analytics as applied to cybersecurity management. BIT-Cyber students will gain proficiency in cyber policy, risk management, incident business response, using data to understand attacks on business assets, and overall management of the cybersecurity function within a business. Graduates of the program will be prepared for jobs as analysts, auditors, managers and planners within the cybersecurity function.

Recent Employers of BIT Graduates

  • Accenture
  • Apex Systems
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America
  • Bearing Point
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Cap Gemini
  • Capital One
  • CGI
  • Deloitte & Touche
  • Ferguson Enterprises
  • Freddie Mac
  • GE Genworth Financial
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Legg Mason
  • Lockhead Martin
  • NBC
  • Nortel
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Philip Morris
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • SAIC
  • Target
  • US General Accounting Office
  • Unisys
  • Virginia Power