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General Course of Study

General Course of Study at Illinois Tech

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) offers a graduate degree program in a general course of study in Information Technology and Management.

Undergraduate students may pursue a general course of study by not electing to pursue a specialization.

Undergraduates with a degree in a non-computing discipline will benefit from this broad overview of the field to become a fully knowledgeable information technology professional.

What Will I Learn?

Classes will allow students to have broad exposure to topics in Web design and application development; data management; information technology management; networking and communications; system administration; software development; and computer and information security.

The masters degree program is designed to help students and experienced information technology professionals become better versed at technology and business principles so they become better managers and leaders.

Coursework will enhance your technology skills and prepare you for leadership and management by giving you a better understanding of digital systems and how they impact the business processes and the people who rely on them.

Career Outlook

A degree in Information Technology and Management provides you with knowledge and skills that qualifies you for a variety of careers in the Information Technology field.

  • Information Systems Manager
  • Manager Computer Operations
  • Operations Analyst
  • Systems Coordinator
  • Information Technology Consultant

This is a list of actual Information Technology positions that you may obtain as a result of completing your degree. This list is not comprehensive, and is not a guarantee of employment, but is meant to introduce you to the variety of possible career choices available to ITM degree graduates.

Students from this program are highly recruited by private and public sectors.

Popular Courses in General Course of Study

Ideal for undecided students; start general and determine a specialization later. Students will take a variety of courses in the following areas to help develop a comprehensive knowledge of Information Technology and Management.

  • Web Design and Application Development
  • Data Management System Administration
  • Networking and Communications
  • Software Development


Courses are offered by IIT’s School of Applied Technology and IIT Chicago-Kent College of
Law and are taught by experts in the field with significant academic knowledge and years of
experience in the General Course of Study realm in both industry and government



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