Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

Walsh College

Program Description

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

Walsh College

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL)

The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) Degree is offered as a supplemental degree in the MBA Program.

The MSITL designed to educate organizational leaders on how to assess, evaluate, determine and manage technology choices from a business perspective. The MSITL student has the opportunity to focus in one of three areas of technology leadership: Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Officer and the Project Management office.

The MSITL program consists of 13 courses for 39 semester credit hours. The MSITL degree requires a minimum of 27 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College.

Core Courses:

  • COM 510 Communication and Success Strategies (3 cr)*
  • QM 520 Business Analytics (3 cr)*
  • ACC 510 Financial and managerial Accounting (3 cr)
  • MKT 550 Marketing Fundamentals (3 cr)
  • IT 520 Information Technology (3 cr)
  • MGT 670 Strategy (3 cr)
  • MGT 680 Capstone Course (3 cr)
  • IT 504 Integrated Systems Thinking (3 cr)
  • IT 551 Fundamentals of Project and Portfolio Management (3 cr)
  • IT 505 Governance, Risk and compliance (3 cr)
  • IT 577 Management of Emerging Technologies (3 cr)

*Both graduate gateway courses (COM 510 and QM 520) must be completed with a “B” (3.000) or higher to continue on in the program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence. All other courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher.

Concentrations (must choose one concentration):

Chief Security Officer (CSO)

  • IT 565 Fundamentals of Cyber Security
  • IT 566 Security Program Management

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

  • IT 575 Network and Enterprise Architecture
  • IT 576 Data and Decision Making

Project Management Office (PMO)

  • IT 552 Scheduling and Communication
  • IT 553 Product and Portfolio Management


Students who have the following certifications are eligible for advanced standing course credit:

  • CGEIT Certification: IT 505
  • CISSP Certification: IT 565 and IT 566
  • CISM Certification: IT 505 and IT 566
  • CPA licensure: ACC 510
  • PMP Certification: IT 551 and IT 552
  • SSCP Certification: IT 565
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
39 hours
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Troy, Michigan
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