Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies Message

Welcome to the Department of Computer Information and Decision Management, housed in the College of Business at West Texas A&M University. We have created a dynamic, interactive learning environment that extends beyond the classroom experience, with the goal of preparing students for successful professional careers in a rapidly changing, digital economy.

While we are committed toward building academic excellence, we are also concerned about our students' success and their professional growth. When you enroll in the CIDM Department programs, you will be joining a department that is committed to student learning and student success. We provide our students with a learning experience that is relevant and practical in an ever-changing business environment.

Our programs provide a strong foundation in business fundamentals and strategies, and managerial issues related to information technologies. Special interest is given to emerging technologies and their role as facilitators of strategic advantage in the  marketplace. We offer degree programs at the undergraduate (BBA), and graduate (MBA) levels. We offer students comprehensive education in the various dimensions of information and decision management including database management, systems analysis and modeling, data communications and networking, web-based applications development, data warehousing, security, and visualization.

Our faculty consists of experienced specialists who attained significant academic credentials in their fields. Yet, they bring practical and relevant experiences to enrich our students' classrooms learning-experience. In addition, a variety of financial assistance is available, including grants, scholarships, graduate assistant positions, and part-time employment.

Strong partnerships with multiple technology companies including Dell, HP, Microsoft, IBM, Sage-Inc. Spirent, Borland International, and Oracle mean that our students have access to state-of-the-art software and hardware in our courses and computer labs. In addition, our internship programs offer students the opportunity to apply classroom learning in practical situations, making them well prepared for rewarding leadership positions and to succeed in these complex and competitive business environments.

We have been relentless in our effort to enhance the quality of our academic offerings. We have been successful in our efforts to raise scholarship funds and internship opportunities to attract and retain high caliber students. As you become acquainted with us through cyber-space, we would extend an invitation to visit us on campus. Thanks for your interest in our programs and we are confident that WTAMU's CIDM programs are the right choice for preparation for a business technology career. We look forward to meeting you soon.


Dr. Amjad A. Abdullat

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

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