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Specialize in Data Driven Innovation for IT Managers

This specialization develops valuable skills in data retrieval, mining, analysis, and reporting that are becoming increasingly useful across all sectors. Data majors become skilled problem-solvers and innovators, adapting to the changing needs of a modern enterprise.

Data analytics is the process of extracting meaning from raw data using anything from a laptop to specialized computer systems. These systems transform, organize, and model the data to draw conclusions and identify patterns, leading to increases in knowledge and market share that have significant implications for an organization’s profitability. The need for graduates with these skills crosses all types of business including agriculture, construction, finance, retail, government, manufacturing and not-for-profits.

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Want to get a head start on your degree?

While we no longer require the General Education classes to be completed before being admitted to our program, it can help fast-track your progress if you take them at the community college level or through the Transfer Equivalency Guide prior to beginning your coursework at CWU. Our advisors recommend trying to take English 101 at your transfer or community college.

To learn more about transfer course equivalencies for Washington state community colleges, use the transfer equivalency guide.

Bachelor's of Applied Science in ITAM Specializing in Data Driven Innovation

The BAS-ITAM degree is great for students who have a non-transferable or technical degree and are transferring to CWU.

Program Availability

2020-2021 Catalog Requirements:

An applied/technical associate degree makes you eligible for the BAS ITAM major, but it does not transfer to satisfy CWU's general education requirements. Additional general education courses may need to be completed in addition to the major courses at CWU.

BAS-ITAM Core Requirements
ADMG 201

Introduction to Business

ADMG 285

Sustainable Decision Making

ADMG 302

Financial Analysis

ADMG 371

Administrative Management

ADMG 372

Leadership and Supervision

ADMG 374

Project Management

ADMG 385

Business Communication & Report Writing

RMT 340 Influencing Customer Decisions 4
RMT 366

Customer Relationship Management

RMT 379

IT Management Career Planning

IT 490

Cooperative Education (Internship)

Total Core Credits: 47-49
Plus the Following Data Driven Specialization Classes
IT 202

Change Ready: Technology for Civic and Community Leaders

IT 260

Integrated Information Technology Application Projects

IT 359

Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

IT 363

Data Mining for IT Managers

IT 365

Data Driven Innovation

IT 425

Reporting Data and Analytics

IT 468

Projects in Database

IT 469

Enterprise Database Systems: SQL

IT 483

Applied Predictive Analytics for IT Managers

Totaly Specialization Credits: 36

Additional Program Requirements

This major requires significant study in the upper-division level. This includes the completion of the CWU General Education requirements. One class in each Knowledge Area and at least three courses in a single Pathway is required. An equivalent class from a community college may be accepted.

CWU General Education Framework:

First Year Experience


Academic Writing l: Critical Reading & Responding


Quantitative Reasoning


Knowledge Areas:

Academic Writing ll: Reasoning & Research


Community, Culture, & Citizenship


Creative Expression


Global Dynamics

Humanities 4-5

Individual & Society


Physical & Natural World


Science & Technology


Culminating Experience (possibly included in your major)


Total General Education Credits:


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