Effective July 2019, the Department of Management and Information Technology (MIT) will divide into two departments – Information Technology and Cybersecurity (ITC) and Management (MGT). This structural realignment reflects the need to balance the number of faculty and majors across college departments and will positively impact our students, staff, and faculty, as well as firms recruiting business students.
Dr. Josh Davis, currently the department head of MIT, will remain as the department head for Information Technology and Cybersecurity. Dr. Jason DeBode, will serve as interim department head of Management effective July 1, 2019. A national search for a Management department head will be conducted during the fall 2019 semester.
There are no curricular changes associated with this change. All majors and courses are still available. There have been no changes to graduation requirements.
Management related courses will retain their current MGT prefix. Information Technology and Cybersecurity related courses will initially retain their CIS prefix for summer 2019, but eventually change to align with the new department name.
Location of Department and Faculty Offices:
The Information Technology and Cybersecurity department office will be located in Glass Hall, suite 359. The Management department office will be located in Glass Hall, suite 414. Signage for the departmental offices will change later this year. All Information Technology and Management faculty offices will remain the same.
There are no changes to student organizations affiliated with the Information Technology and Cybersecurity or Management departments.
Two new departmental websites will be available for the fall 2019 semester. Interested parties may use the search function or alphabetical listing on the MSU homepage to locate the new pages. Links to the new departmental home pages will be sent to all current COB students when the sites are live. Until that time, information for both departments may be accessed on the MIT website, mit.missouristate.edu
Next Steps for students:
No action is required on the part of Information Technology and Cybersecurity or Management students.