Applications are closed for all programs with coursework beginning in fall 2022.
Depending upon program space availability, some programs may re-open for transfer student applicants.
However, acceptance would be on a provisional basis pending admittance to Smith.

Information Technology and Business Transformation Fellows

Information Technologies have not only increased the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations and communications, they are also a critical driver of innovation in generating new business models. Every type of enterprise today – from financial services to manufacturing to retailing to healthcare is being transformed through the capabilities of information technology.

Are you passionate about leveraging the latest technologies for driving digital innovation and business transformation?

Do you want to:

  • Learn combined business, analytics, IT, and communications skills to be a future leader in this field?
  • Understand how to apply information technology to create business value
  • Develop a deep understanding of topics such as:
    • Data analytics and business intelligence
    • Cybersecurity and fraud detection
    • Healthcare information systems
    • Ubiquitous and mobile computing
    • Social media and marketing intelligence
    • Cloud computing and software-as-a-service

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 entrance to iTBT
  • BMGT302F (dedicated fellows section of Essential Programming Skills for Business Analytics) — Fall
  • BMGT402F (dedicated fellows section of Database Management Systems) — Spring

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

Co-Curricular Activities

iTBT Fellows are offered several co-curricular activities throughout the semester with a dual focus on technology and organizational change. They are also encouraged to participate in the International CoMIS case competition. They are required to participate in at least two co-curricular events each semester, including:

  • IS Careers Night
  • TechFest
  • CIO Forum Networking Event
  • Speaker Series on Information Systems Technology & Innovation

Career Connection

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

  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • Accenture
  • Grant Thornton LLP

Eligibility Requirements

  • Open to all business majors.
  • You may apply if you are in the process of applying to Smith as an internal transfer; however, your admission is contingent upon your admission to the Smith School, College Park.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Completion of BMGT301 by the start of the program (preferred, but may take BMGT301 and BMGT302F concurrently in the fall semester).

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