ITAM—Data-Driven Innovation for IT Managers Specialization

About the Data-Driven Innovation for IT Managers Specialization

With two degree options, the Bachelor of Science (BS) and the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS), our Data-driven Innovation for IT Managers specialization, is revolutionizing the way IT professionals are prepared for success in the digital age. We're here to empower you to become a true innovator, capable of harnessing data to drive groundbreaking advancements in business and technology.

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Why Study Data-Driven Innovation at CWU?

CWU offers an authentic educational experience that sets you up for success in the ever-evolving IT industry.

Situated in the heart of Washington State, you will have access to thriving technology hubs like Seattle and the greater Pacific Northwest region. This location offers unique networking opportunities, access to tech events, and connections with industry professionals. You'll have a chance to engage with tech communities, attend conferences, and explore internship or job prospects with top-tier companies in the area.

Where is this program offered?

How much does this program cost?

Explore information on Cost, Aid, and Value to make an informed decision about investing in your education at CWU.

Where can I find more information?

Please visit the CWU Academic Catalog (BS) or CWU Academic Catalog (BAS) for current information about admission requirements, course descriptions, learner outcomes, and credit information.

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)

This program accepts any applied/technical degree and complements the skills learned in the associate degree to help you become a leader in your knowledge area.

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be accepted into this program:

  • A completed applied or technical degree
  • At least 40 credits in an applied area
  • Be accepted and matriculated at CWU

Bachelor of Science (BS)

If you are new to ITAM, apply for the BS.

We encourage you to apply for your ITAM major early, even as soon as your freshman year. Once enrolled in our program you will begin working with a knowledgeable ITAM advisor to design your academic course of study at CWU and make sure you are fulfilling all of the requirements for successful degree completion.

Careers and Opportunities

If you're driven to become a trailblazing IT manager, a tech-savvy entrepreneur, or a game-changing industry leader, our ITAM program with a specialization in Data-driven Innovation for IT Managers is your gateway to success.

  • IT Project Manager: As an IT project manager, you'll oversee the planning, execution, and completion of technology projects within organizations. Nationwide, project managers have an average income of $101,610.
  • Data Analyst: With a focus on data-driven innovation, an ITAM degree can lead to a career as a data analyst. You'll collect, analyze, and interpret complex data sets to extract valuable insights and support decision-making processes. Data analysts are in high demand across industries.
  • Systems Analyst: As a systems analyst, you'll evaluate an organization's current technology systems, identify areas for improvement, and propose innovative solutions. In Washington state, Computer System analysts have an average income of $ 127,330, ranking fourth nationally.
  • IT Consultant: With expertise in ITAM, you can become an IT consultant, advising businesses on technology strategies, system implementations, and process improvements. You'll assess their IT infrastructure, recommend solutions, and provide guidance to optimize their operations.


Performance-Based Education

If you require a high level of flexibility in your schedule or want to accelerate your degree progress, FlexIT is ITAM's learning path solution designed just for you. With FlexIT, you have the freedom to learn at your own pace, capitalizing on your previous experience to quickly navigate through familiar subjects and dive into new material. Whether you need to balance your education with work, family, or other responsibilities, FlexIT offers a practical solution for you.

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The ITAM department has over 50 faculty and staff located in Washington state and beyond, so we can support you online, in person, and on your own time.

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