Penn State Harrisburg will offer the Enterprise Technology Integration major (ETI) starting in fall 2023, designed to help prepare professionals to solve organizational problems through enterprise technology solutions.
Enterprise technology integration explores how information technology resources and data are used within and across organizations. Integrating information technology solutions in an enterprise is essential for businesses in conducting day-to-day activities as well as moving organizations forward as new business models emerge. Enterprises that can easily unify applications, services, systems and databases through information technology integration experience a competitive advantage.
The ETI at Penn State Harrisburg is a Bachelor of Science degree program that educates students in the fundamental concepts and state-of-the-art skills in three essential areas:
- information technology (IT)
- business concepts
- "soft skills" such as working in teams
The ETI program is directed primarily at students seeking careers in application systems integration, cloud engineering, business technology analysis, or IT consulting. The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected a 15% growth in computer and information technology occupations over a 10-year period ending in 2031. ETI graduates will be prepared with the technical and soft skills required to help organizations solve problems through highly integrated enterprise solutions.
The program’s interdisciplinary curriculum combines foundational coursework in areas such as information technology and business, with specialized courses in cloud computing, advanced database technologies, supply chain management, and enterprise analytics. In addition, students will select from a 12-credit sequence of courses in a focus area — such as application development; cybersecurity; health informatics; or ROTC, Intelligence and Cyberwarfare — to gain deeper knowledge about enterprise-wide systems integration in a particular domain.