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Applied Business Information Technology

Offered: On campus, online, AU-ABC

Is applied business information technology (ABIT) right for you?
The ABIT major is for students holding an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with a desire to enhance their knowledge and skills to a supervisory or management level in their current profession.

With an ABIT degree, you will be prepared to work in a variety of IT settings as system analysts, IT managers, information security analysts, web designers, webmasters, network specialists, database designers, project managers, IT trainers, and more. Graduates are multi-taskers who are highly organized, detail-oriented, analytical, and have excellent interpersonal and management skills.

Learn with Minot State
The applied business information technology program at Minot State focuses on the design, development, and implementation of technology in today’s business environment. You will engage in learning opportunities focused on developing technical competence, global perspectives, communication skills, and professional and human relationship skills. Coursework emphasizes situational analysis, critical thinking, creativity, and application as such skills are applied in a reflective decision-making process.

Major requirements include the areas of project management, collaboration, e-commerce, data and information management, enterprise architecture, strategy and acquisition, and information assurance. You can choose from two career tracks: systems analyst or IT manager.


On campus 4-year plan

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Be inspired . . . earn our applied business information technology degree

Our internship program gives you the chance to apply classroom knowledge to real-world settings. Many internships are initiated by employers, but you may seek out and develop your own internship opportunity. Internships may be full time, part-time, or project oriented. All internships provide you with great hands-on learning opportunities and often lead to offers of employment.
Get involved
Enhance your skills and boost your knowledge by being involved in one or more of Minot State’s seven student-run business clubs and organizations. Many of Minot State’s clubs participate in state, regional, and national competitions, or attend business-related events, traveling to major U.S. cities such as Los Angeles, Omaha, and Washington, D.C.
Learn with us
The College of Business is committed to active learning and preparing students for careers in business. Our facilities include the new Slaaten Learning Center which features:
  • Financial trading lab
  • Corporate-style boardroom with video-conference equipment
  • Student study lounge
  • Boardroom for student organizations and groups
Employment outlook
A degree in ABIT can be used in all industries, including agriculture, banking, energy, and healthcare, while offering opportunities for quick career advancement.

This program is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). Minot State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.