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Applied Management: Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation (B.S.)

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Why Study Applied Management at NIU?

Our rapidly evolving information society fuels a tremendous need for experts in instructional technology, training and evaluation (ITTE) in business, government and educational sectors. Careers that harness technology to maximize human performance and productivity are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States

You can join this field with our Bachelor of Science in Applied Management with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, Training and Evaluation (BSAM-ITTE). This online bachelor's degree completion program is designed for community college graduates with Associate of Applied Science degrees in disciplines directly related to the program's emphasis, including computer software development, graphic design, management or web development.

Careers with an Applied Management Degree

Your BSAM-ITTE degree prepares you for a diverse and competitive job market.

  • Computer Software Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Website Design and Development
  • Library and Information Studies
  • Digital Media
  • Business Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Administrative Office Management
  • Marketing Management

Applied Management Faculty

We provide an inclusive, engaging and supportive environment that inspires excellence. Our faculty prepare students to succeed and lead in their careers and communities through programs grounded in engaged learning experiences. Our innovative and effective instruction addresses the changing educational and professional needs of our students. Educational Technology faculty research includes technology integration in teacher education, blended learning, distance education, technology-assisted language learning, school librarianship and mobile technologies in the classroom and workplace.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

NIU is the state's largest public university producer of Educational Technology graduates, and our BSAM-ITTE is designed with adult learners in mind. You can choose your format: online with some synchronous online meetings, or in a blended format that combines online sessions with face-to-face classes at NIU's Naperville campus.

The degree requires 46 specific upper-division credit hours in addition to general education requirements; you can complete the upper-division courses in as little as two-and-a-half years depending on how many courses you take each semester.

You'll enjoy award-winning online instruction and hands-on experience with a variety of instructional technologies and real-world case studies as you bridge directly from your associate degree to a B.S.

  • Our online M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology program ranks No. 4 in the country for 2017, according to U.S. News and World Report! This marks our fifth consecutive spot among the nation's Top 5.
  • Our faculty-designed online graduate courses received Blackboard Exemplary Course Program distinction for the last three years.