Master of Science in Information Technology Management

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Program Description

Overview

The College of Information Technology offers the Master of Science in Information Technology Management program that produces graduates who have a thorough understanding of information systems and technologies along with relevant management, communication, and decision-making skills. Students learn how to integrate information systems technology expertise and management skills to effectively implement organizational solutions. This combination of advanced technical knowledge and management skills with the organizational strategy put graduates of this program in a position to succeed as IT leaders and technical experts.

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Program Objectives

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of information systems and technologies.
  • Integrate information systems technology expertise and management skills to effectively implement organizational solutions.
  • Lead IT projects and take a major role in building tomorrow’s economy.
  • Improve their skills and expand their knowledge for life-long learning and professional growth.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate advanced understandings of the complex body of knowledge that involve the different IT management approaches.
  • Evaluate in-depth enterprise architectures for developing and delivering products and services to the marketplace.
  • Develop ethically project work or research that contributes significantly to the current business needs and compliant with cutting-edge technology.
  • Develop enterprise-wide IT management skills and expand the knowledge for lifelong learning and professional development.
  • Critically analyze, synthesize, and make use of management information to solve complex IT management problems
  • Demonstrate advanced oral and written communication skills in a teamwork environment.

Degree Requirements

Required Credit Hours: minimum of 30 hours

College of Information Technology

Required Courses (9 hours) Credit Hours
ITCO601 Current Emerging Trends in Information Technology 3
ITCO602 Management and Leadership in Information Technology 3
ITCO603 System Analysis, Modeling & Design 3

Information Technology Management

Required Courses (12 hours) Credit Hours
ISBP631 Information Systems Management 3
ISBP632 Applied Data Mining 3
ISBP634 Enterprise Computing 3
ISBP635 Knowledge Management 3
Elective Courses - 3CH for Thesis option and 6CH for Non-Thesis option (6 hours) Credit Hours
ISBP633 Managing the IT Venture 3
ISBP636 IT Legislation 3
ISBP637 E-Governance 3
ITPG698 Special Topics in Information Technology 3

Project or Thesis

Required Course (6 hours) Credit Hours
ITPG690 Practicum Project 1 6
1: Required 6 CH for Thesis & 3 CH for Non--Thesis

Admission Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited university recognized by the UAE Ministry of higher education and scientific research;
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent in all undergraduate work.
  • A score of at least 6.0 on the IELTS Academic exam or equivalent.
  • This test score must be less than two years old at the time of application, with the following exceptions:

Conditional Acceptance

An applicant with a Bachelor degree recognized by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research may be granted conditional admission into the Master’s program in one and only one of the following cases:

An applicant with an IELTS score of 5.5, or its equivalent. Such a Student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. Must achieve a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, or its equivalent, by the end of the student’s first semester of study;
  2. May take a maximum of six (6) credits hours in the first semester, not including intensive English courses;
  3. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

An applicant with an undergraduate cumulative GPA less than 3.0 but equal or higher than 2.5, or its equivalent. Such a student must meet the following requirements during the period of conditional admission or be subject to a dismissal:

  1. May take a maximum of nine (9) credits hours in the first semester of study;
  2. Must achieve an overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in the first 9 credit hours of credit-bearing courses studied in the Master’s program.

Merit Fellowship Award

To receive the Merit Award, students are expected to have high academic credentials and maintain their academic success at the UAEU. The Merit Fellowship Award offers a financial assistance in form of partial tuition waiver to qualified students. Students in STEM and strategic areas of the country (renewable energy, transportation, health, water resources, technology, space) will have priority.

Student Eligibility:

  • Have Excellent Academic Standing (GPA ≥ 3.6/4.0).
  • Maintain a GPA ≥3.6/4.0 during study at UAEU.
  • Have no other financial sponsorship or award.

Benefits:

  • 50% discount on tuition fees.

Duration:

  • Valid until graduation as long as the student is abiding with the Student Eligibility conditions.

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Last updated May 2020

About the School

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions ... Read More

The United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling approximately 13,900 students, with more than 900 faculty and 65,000 alumni holding key positions in government, industry, commerce, and all business areas throughout the region. Read less
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