College of Business + Information Technology Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Business and Information Technology (CoBIT).

With a 20-year history at Lawrence Tech, I am grateful to serve as Interim Dean of the college. It is an exciting time to lead as we strive to equip learners with the skills needed to take full advantage of Industry 4.0—the intersection of technology and people.

Located in the heart of a world-class STEM and design-focused campus, CoBIT helps students harness Industry 4.0 technology, management, and innovation for the benefit of society while focusing on collaborative methods to ensure student success. We equip students with business acumen in addition to the foundational knowledge they receive within their disciplines. Our business courses allow the engineers, architects, researchers, and thinkers of the future to understand and gain the marketing, branding, entrepreneurship, leadership, technology, and management skills needed to be successful. CoBIT's focus on Industry 4.0 technologies prepares students for the digital age by incorporating and connecting processes, partners, and products across various fields and majors.

The college’s diverse programs prepare students for the world of business through accounting, finance, marketing, business data analytics, cybersecurity, information technology, business administration, and AI. The CoBIT curriculum enables students to gain the management and entrepreneurial skills needed for business success in the 21st century.

Our location gives students access to a rich, interdisciplinary environment that encourages innovation and collaboration and prepares students for a more cohesive and multi-faceted business landscape. The college collaborates with other LTU colleges through interdisciplinary research, cross-department programs, and stackable certificates that allow students to explore their choices. We are committed to mentoring and developing our students into the best versions of themselves and into individuals that make a positive impact on communities, address social inequalities, and improve lives.

CoBIT provides a unique experience that will challenge and encourage you to be curious and thoughtful leaders by providing you with all the resources and possibilities to initiate change and impact society.

You can learn more about CoBIT by visiting campus to begin your path as a lifelong learner and leader.

Best regards,
Matthew Cole, PhD