Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology - Business/Systems Analyst Option is the choice for students interested in a career in technology that works closely with the business management to craft the best technological solutions for the business. This program has a strong business component while providing practical, hands-on technology instruction on database programming and design, computer networks and object-oriented application programming. Business and systems analysts specialize in understanding business problems and the solutions provided in computer related technologies. Analyst are key employees and typically get salaries at the high end of the Professional IT scale.
What is Information Technology?
Information technology covers an ever growing variety of job descriptions which range from technicians to administrators to technology managers. Categories of job descriptions typically used to describe IT positions include:
- Systems/Business/Programmer Analyst
- Database design and administration
- Information systems specialist
- Local area network and network communications
- Systems analyst
- Customer support
The IT field is rapidly expanding to cover most of those jobs descriptions that involve the use of computers to capture, manage and communicate key organizational data. This option of the IT program focuses more attention to business and information systems management.
Nature of Work
Information Systems (IS) comprehend how data is captured, stored, turned into information and then passed along to workers who need it. As an analyst you will most likely be employed in medium to large companies and you will be highly regarded as important contributors to the path IS takes within the organization. You will look at business practices and the problems that go along with them. You will then analyze and design solutions to solve those problems. To do well in this field you will need a high degree of critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate with a variety of managers and engineers. Salaries in this field typically range from $44K to $78K depending on experience.
Why Oregon Tech?
Oregon Tech is Oregon's only state run Polytechnic university. We are one of the 7 state schools under the Oregon University System and we are accredited NWCCU which is recognized nation wide. Our graduates enjoy the highest career placement in the state and our hands-on curriculum produces practical skills highly desired by employers in the state. The Portland center offers a continuing education format that is set up to make it easy for working adults to get the classes they need. Most of our classes are 1 night a week and most are also offered online if that helps with your scheduling. We have two campuses: East side near Clackamas town center and West side in AmberGlen Business Park, in Beaverton, to serve you.
What to do Next?
Contact Oregon Tech Wilsonville to attend an Admissions Information Session. You can sign up for a session by calling 503-821-1250. This session will allow you to get more detailed information about Oregon Tech in Portland. If you have already applied and been admitted, please call for an advising session to map out the most direct path to reach your educational goals and objectives.
You can also check out the Admissions web page to explore the requirements to be admitted to Oregon Tech.