Fellows applications are now open for coursework beginning in Fall 2023.
Deadline for all programs is midnight, Monday, February 13, 2023.

Information Technology and Business Transformation (iTBT) Fellows

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Innovations in Information Technologies can lead to new business models and can increase the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations. Every type of enterprise or service – from financial services to manufacturing to retailing to healthcare is being transformed through the capabilities of information technology.

Are you passionate about learning how information technologies can drive digital innovation and business transformation?

Do you want to:

  • Combine business skills, analytics, IT, and communications skills to be a future leader?
  • Understand how to apply information technology to create business value?
  • Develop a technical and domain-specific understanding of information technologies?
    • Data analytics and business intelligence
    • Cybersecurity and applications such as fraud detection
    • Healthcare information systems
    • Social media and marketing intelligence
    • Cloud computing

Professors Zeinab Karake and Louiqa Raschid are the faculty champions for iTBT Fellows.

Curriculum: One-Year Program

  • BMGT301 (Introduction to Information Systems) – Fall, if not taken before commencing iTBT
  • BMGT302F (dedicated fellows section of Essential Programming Skills for Business Analytics) – Fall
  • BMGT398I (Dedicated ONE CREDIT Fellows section of Individual Study in Business and Management: Information Technology Innovation and Business Transformation) – Fall
  • BMGT402F (dedicated fellows section of Database Management Systems) – Spring
  • BMGT398I (Dedicated ONE CREDIT Fellows section of Individual Study in Business and Management: Information Technology Innovation and Business Transformation) - Spring

Completion of BMGT301 by the start of the program is preferred, but may take BMGT301, BMGT302F and BMGT398I concurrently in the fall semester.

If you are planning to study abroad during the spring semester of the fellowship, you need to be pre-approved. Please contact Professor Karake at zkarake@umd.edu.

Co-Curricular Activities

  • Co-curricular activities with a dual focus on technology and organizational change.
  • iTBT Fellows are encouraged to represent the Smith School and to participate in the CoMIS case competition.

Examples of companies where iTBT fellows have interned or received full-time offers:

  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Accenture
  • PWC
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Google
  • Amazon

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all business majors.
  • Students who are in the process of applying to Smith as an internal transfer are eligible to apply. Acceptance is contingent on your admission to the Smith School.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.

Questions? Contact smithfellows@umd.edu.

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