Business Information Technology

About The Department

information technology aboutWelcome to the Department of Decision Sciences and Management in the College of Business at Tennessee Tech University. We offer the major of Business Management with concentrations in four areas: ​General Management​, ​Business and Information Technology​,​​ Business Analytics and Intelligence​, ​Human Resource Management, and ​Production/Operations​. 

Our Business Information and Technology Program will help you firmly grasp these vital concepts, apply them to real work place situations, and become a valuable asset to any company or organization. Unleash your potential by joining the College of Business today!

Degree Information

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management has a specialized curriculum designed to effectively prepare students to succeed in the field of Information Technology. Check out what classes you would be taking in our Course Catalog.


Career Opportunities in Information Technology

Our events are designed to help you forge connections with other business information technology professionals, learn more about the latest ideas in information technology and take the next steps to grow your supply chain organization or enhance your career.

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Engagement Opportunities

The Department of Decision Sciences & Management seeks to build on students' academic endeavors through co-curricular activities. These include student organizations, leadership opportunities, networking opportunities, and internships. Explore the various options available to you as a College of Business student below.

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Eagle Works ›

Eagle Works is an annual competition held by the Tennessee Tech Center for Rural Innovation in which TTU students can create, develop, and present entrepreneurial ideas for a chance to win. Students of any college, department, or discipline are invited to dream big and enter the shark-tank style competition to potentially receive funding for their team’s proposal. If you are looking for an entrepreneurial growth opportunity, be sure to enroll in the next Eagle Works competition.

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Association of Information Technology Professional (AITP) ›

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is a university club that (insert purpose of the club and what the club activities consist of). AITP is perfect for students who are interested in a career in business computing and information systems. Business Management, Option BIT (Business and Information Technology) students comprise the majority of the membership, but all business students are encouraged to join.



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Computer Forensics and Investigations ›

Computer Forensics and Investigations (DS4125) introduces students to the exciting world of digital forensics. Computer Forensics is relevant to all areas of business, criminal justice, human resource management, computer science, and many other fields as well. Through the course, students learn about the tools, techniques, and environment associated with the field. Students develop skills and expertise working in a state-of-the-art forensic lab solving case problems using actual forensic methodologies. These cases often include the use of steganography, cryptography, password cracking, recovery of hidden data or deleted data, and analysis of digital artifacts. The class is designed to appeal to both technical and non-technical students who have a basic understanding of computer software (DS2810 or equivalent). If you are interested in enrolling or have further questions, please contact Dr. Doc Wells.  


Study Abroad ›

The College of Business at TTU is proud to offer study abroad programs to its students. We aim to personally customize your trip to best fit your academic and financial needs, location and cultural interests, and desired abroad experiences. Specific to the COB, we have two main study abroad opportunities: 

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Lauren Montgomery at Elliot Davis

Internships ›

Internships play a massive role in departments across the entire College of Business. Featured to the left is PJ Barnes, who recently interned with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center. Below is the testimonial he provided about his internship experience.

“I gained so many personal and business skills over the last year. I have been able to look at the ins and outs of businesses, which has helped me start my own business. I have also developed some more tangible skills like marketing, SEO, website design, photography, and videography. My communication skills have also vastly improved over the last year. Without this internship, I wouldn’t know what a professional, or even business casual workplace would be like. It changed the way I am preparing for after I graduate."

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Student Organizations

The Department of Decisions Sciences & Management offers a variety of co-curricular leadership and learning opportunities to qualifying students through student organizations and honors societies. Each organization has a faculty advisor, if not multiple. Therefore, our students can network and collaborate with faculty in and out of the classroom. Please check out their spotlight lights below for more information about them and the contact information for getting involved.

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Beta Alpha Psi

Beta Alpha Psi from 2021-2022
Beta Alpha Psi is the Honor Society for Financial Information Professionals. Membership requires a minimum GPA of 3.0, an initial national life-time membership fee, and very modest annual chapter dues. The Zeta Phi Chapter at Tennessee Tech has been named a National Superior Chapter for many years, and is very active in the profession and the local community. Annual activities include Meet-the-Firms Night, 5K Glow Run, and the Spring Bean Counters' Scramble.

Beta Gamma Sigma

Ally Stock PhotoBeta Gamma Sigma (BGS) is the international business honor society for AACSB-accredited schools. BGS student members continue to serve in leadership roles in corporate, entrepreneurial, government, non-profit, and academic sectors. Membership is by selection and invitation, and those eligible include students who rank in the upper 7% of the junior class, the upper 10% of the senior class, and the upper 20% of the graduate class.


Maggie Battilla and Alyssa Bevacqua at Welcome Back Bash
Established in 2018, the SCPT is a student chapter of the National Center for Public Trust, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The organization is focused on helping you develop a solid foundation for ethical decision making in a professional work environment. Membership is open to any Tech student.

Business Information Technology Faculty & Staff

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Curtis Armstrong
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Edwin Baidoo
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Tracy Black
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Grant Clary
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Whitney Cunningham
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Jim Jenkins
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Ryan Matthews
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Debbie Pennebaker
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Jeremy Schoen
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Larry Smith
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Thomas Timmerman
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Allison Toth
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Kyle Turner
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Doc Wells
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Susan Wells
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Jaime Williams
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Mick Williams
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Seth Williams

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