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Whether you are an IT professional who wants to advance into corporate management or a business professional who wants to move into IT, we offer a unique and rare MSITM program that can help you achieve your goals.

If you are an undergraduate majoring in one of our three CIS programs, talk to your faculty advisor about our 4+1 program. You could earn your undergraduate degree and MSITM in just five years. You'll save a year of time and tuition.

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Ambrose Advantages

  • Only Graduate IT Management Degree in the Midwest
  • Cross-Functional Training
  • Top Faculty & Individual Attention

We created a program for working professionals, and our expert faculty give you the support needed for a successful graduate school experience. MSITM students gain a diverse toolkit in management and high-level IT skills.

St Ambrose University is a recognized College of Distinction for its adherence to successful outcomes, great teaching, creating a vibrant community, and educating engaged students.

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What will I learn

Our program provides an overview of management topics, such as finance, budgeting, and business operations, and teaches you how underlying information technologies can be used to support an effective enterprise. IT-specific courses dive into analysis, design, implementation and management solutions, as well as human resources.

Many times our students tackle projects for their employers or choose projects applicable to their jobs as part of the coursework. In the past, such projects have included developing policies and password controls for onsite laptops, analyzing security entry into SAU classrooms, and improving the online presence of an art museum.

We created this 36-credit hour program for working professionals. You can attend evening classes part-time, or if you can devote the time, enroll as a full-time student and complete the program in as little as three semesters and a summer.

What makes the program different at St. Ambrose?

Our faculty are known for providing a top education and individual attention. At SAU, our student-to-faculty ratio is 12 to 1, which means you get close faculty advising and mentoring, which can deepen your learning.

Small classes allow you to get to know your fellow classmates, and they often collaborate outside of class. They share real-world situations, identify solutions, and immediately apply those to their jobs. You get constant, relevant learning.

All of our programs are strengthened by our CIS Alumni Advisory Council. These 15 alumni are well-established, successful, working IT professionals and industry leaders from across the U.S., and they are invested in the university and care about our students. They give us input and feedback on our curriculum and advise us on industry trends, allowing us to give you a strong and comprehensive education.

Our program is open to all students, regardless of your undergraduate major. We do require that you have some background in networking, database, and programming. Some students who enter the program from a non-computer background may be required to complete up to four undergraduate courses before graduating with an MSITM. Talk to your advisor for more information.

If you are an undergraduate majoring in one of our three CIS programs, talk to your faculty advisor about our 4+1 program. You could earn your undergraduate degree and MSITM in just five years. You'll save a year of time and tuition.

The St. Ambrose Career Center supports you throughout the job seeking process. The center provides résumé review, practice interviews, and guidance in decisions relating to your career. You are encouraged to use the Center's wealth of career search resources.

What have alumni from this program done?

  • Beth Tinsman '12 MSITM is the owner of Twin State Technical Services, a company she founded in 1992. She enrolled in the MSITM program to stay current on technology and best practices, which she says helps her keep her customers' businesses running smoothly.
  • David Pearson '10 MSITM is a Global Law Services Group Operations Manager for a Fortune 100 company. He also teaches a few computer science classes for St. Ambrose.
Program taught in:
  • English
Last updated July 12, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Jan 2020
Aug 2020
3 semesters
942 USD
Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year per credit hour
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