Program Details

Program Outline

This targeted degree program is designed to give students a comprehensive core of knowledge that couples business management competencies with an understanding of information technology building blocks, such as hardware/software, networking, databases, and security.

Learn how to apply teambuilding and leadership skills, manage projects, analyze budgets and understand business functions, while gaining the opportunity to learn how to manage IT environments.

We can help you learn how to:

  • Apply team building and leadership skills for improving decision making
  • Use quantitative tools to analyze contemporary business functions and practices
  • Explore the concepts and principles of finance, economics and accounting to make effective decisions in the global business environment
  • Demonstrate current operations and marketing management practices and principles
  • Examine the implications of technology and the Internet on today’s business
  • Recognize and manage potential ethical and legal conflicts in today’s business environment
  • Understand the fundamentals of core computer technologies including computer hardware, databases, network infrastructure, digital investigations and security
  • Apply IT project management, technology management and teambuilding skills to advance IT initiatives and outcomes

General Education

BUSN 125Applied Business Mathematics


COMP 101Introduction to Computers


COMP 102Introduction to Computers Lab


ECON 220Microeconomics


ECON 224Macroeconomics


ENGL 106English Composition I


ENGL 107English Composition II


HUMA 205Art Appreciation


HUMA 215Topics in Cultural Studies


PRES 111Presentation Essentials



SCIE 206Biology


SCIE 207Biology Lab


SCIE 210Environmental Science


SCIE 211Environmental Science Lab


General Education Electives (1)


Total Credit Hours:58.5

General Electives

A combination of 8 electives dependent on Program

Total Credit Hours:36

Students enrolled in the Fashion Marketing Specialization Option are required to take: FASH 212, Historical and Contextual Studies, in place of HUMA 205 Art Appreciation; and FASH 209, Fashion Cycle, in place of one General Elective.

Lower Division Core

ACCT 205Principles of Accounting I


BUSN 105Introduction to Business


BUSN 150Legal and Ethical Environment of Business


MKTG 205Principles of Marketing


Total Credit Hours:18

Upper Division Core

ACCT 310Managerial Accounting


BUSN 311Quantitative Methods and Analysis


FINA 310Financial Management


MGMT 310Management and Leadership of Organizations


MGMT 315Survey of Human Resource Management


MGMT 305Management Information Systems


Total Credit Hours:27


Technology Management

ITCO 101Discovering Information Technology


ITCO 103Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware


ITCO 211Introduction to Operating Systems


ITCO 231Introduction to Databases


ITCO 251Network Infrastructure Basics


ITCO 361Information Technology Security


ITDI 372Introduction to Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations


MGMT 412Project Management


MGMT 499Program Capstone


Classes Overview

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Discovering Information Technology

This course introduces the student to the basics of computers. It addresses categories of computer knowledge, such as the Internet, hardware, software, applications, careers, and the future of computing.

Introduction to Computer and Network Hardware

This course provides the student with the knowledge about microcomputers and basic network hardware. Topics may include desktop and portable systems, printers, input devices, and fundamental networking components and concepts.

Information Technology Security

This survey course covers information security concepts and mechanisms. Information security concepts reviewed may include data protection techniques, software security, information assurance process, enterprise network security, and attack types/countermeasures.

Network Infrastructure Basics

This course provides students with a conceptual overview of network infrastructure. Topics may include network configurations, network operations, segmentation through subnetting and wireless developments.

Project Management

This course explores principles of project management to gain fundamental knowledge to enhance management outcomes including human resources management, communications management, scope management, quality management, scheduling/time management, cost and resource management, risk management, contract/procurement management, and project integration.

Technology Management

This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications, and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages.

Introduction to Operating Systems

In this introduction to operating systems, students are exposed to contemporary desktop and mobile operating systems. Topics may include operating system support, functions, network requirements, virtualization, and basic maintenance.

Introduction to Databases

In this course, students will review the fundamental concepts of database systems, leading to the rationale for today's dominance of the relational database model. In addition, the course will focus on designing and implementing a database, entering data, normalizing tables, and performing queries.

Introduction to Cyber Crime and Digital Investigations

This course provides students with an introduction to the concepts and systems involved in digital investigations and cybercrime. The course discusses recognized incident response policies and procedures for collecting, preserving, analyzing, and reporting digital evidence, cyber crime history, and current and future threats.

Management and Leadership of Organizations

This course examines the elements of management and leadership as they apply to modern organizations. Special emphasis is placed on organizational change, role of managers, and cultural differences found in today's management environment.

Management Information Systems

This course focuses on management of information systems. Topics include resources, information systems in an organization, social implications and use and evaluation of common microcomputer software packages.

Program Capstone

The emphasis in this course is on applying and synthesizing concepts and techniques from all previous business/concentrations courses. The class sessions are designed to familiarize students with the many dimensions of business, with special emphasis on the area of specialization.

Course content subject to change.

Ways to Save

From grants to military service to transfer credit, see the variety of ways you can save time and money on your degree at AIU.

  • Scholarships & Grants - AIU offers a number of institutional scholarships and grants that can help eligible students offset the program cost and help reduce out of pocket costs
  • Military Discounts– AIU Online offers a 45% tuition discount to active military undergraduate students and a 20% tuition discount to active military graduate students, including members of the Reserves and National Guard
  • Transfer Credit – AIU’s transfer-friendly policy lets you transfer in up to 75% of the qualifying credits you need toward your degree
  • Prior Learning Credit – You can receive credits for past college courses, military service, or work experience

For more information, download AIU guides below:

  • Financial Aid Guide: Our guide to financial aid can answer your initial questions and help you prepare to apply for financial aid
  • Scholarships and Grants Guide: Learn about the scholarships and grants offered by AIU along with details about eligibility
  • Transfer Credits Guide: This guide explores how to transfer your credits from other schools—and earn college credit for your past work and military experience


AIU’s business administration degree programs with all their specializations are programmatically accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).Learn More

The ACBSP accreditation means that AIU’s business administration programs meet the rigorous standards of this leading accreditation association. It helps ensure that what we teach is industry-current and industry-relevant in today’s business environment and can make your education meaningful in the marketplace.

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Classes Start November 21, 2016