Master of Science in Information Technology and Management

General

Program Description

The Master of Science in Information Technology and Management is a 36-hour STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) program designed to prepare managers to be successful servant leaders in the modern data-driven marketplace. This program helps students stay relevant in this age of disruption while giving them strong foundations in technology and business. The program helps students develop effective problem solving, planning, management, and technical abilities integrated with a leadership approach that focuses on the application of technology to create business value.

M.S. in Information Technology and Management graduates become Business/Data/BI/Systems Analysts, Technology Strategists, Technology Consultants, Information Security Managers, Information Technology Managers, Information/Privacy Risk Consultants, FinTech Specialists, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, Program Managers, and so many more!

Program Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Information Technology and Management consists of 24 hours of core courses and a 12-hour concentration.

Concentrations
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • IT Management
  • IT Security for Managers
  • Technology Strategy and Consulting

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M.S. in Information Technology and Management Degree Plan

Required Core Curriculum 24 Credit Hours

Technology Core - 12 hours

  • MISM 6320 Systems Analysis and Project Management
  • MISM 6330 Business Data Management
  • MSITM 6350 Cloud Computing

Choose one from the following:

  • MSITM 6340 Object Oriented Programming (JAVA)
  • MSITM 6341 Python*

*Required for students taking the Business Intelligence and Analytics Concentration

Management Core - 9 hours

Choose three courses from the following:

  • ACCT 6321 Managerial Accounting
  • FINA 6301 Corporate Finance
  • MANA 6302 Quantitative Analysis for Managers
  • MANA 6314 Organizational Change and Development
  • MRKT 6341 Advanced Marketing Strategies
  • MSITM 6330 Digital Ethics

Leadership Core - 3 hours

Choose one course from the following:

  • MAL 6301 Christian Worldview of Leadership
  • MAL 6303 Leadership in Conflict and Adversity
  • MAL 6304 Leadership Communication
  • MANA 6310 Leadership in Management
  • MANA 6330 Leadership Development
Concentration 12 Credit Hours

Select one concentration from the following:

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • IT Management
  • IT Security for Managers
  • Technology Strategy and Consulting

Total Credit Hours Required 36 Credit Hours

Note: Refer to course descriptions for course prerequisites.

(S-L) = Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

More than an Education

“Disrupt the disrupters” is the motto of our program and we prepare students for the next wave, trend, or tectonic shift. We equip students with future-proof skills to take advantage of new opportunities created by disruptive technologies and thrive in an uncertain future.

This Master’s program will pair a broad-based foundation in organizational management with technical skills to lead highly skilled technology teams. Students will explore how the interaction between management, technology, and leadership provide strong solutions.

Marked by Service

The focus of our program is on experiential learning through industry collaboration wherein students solve real-world business problems using technology. The result is a graduate with the ability to transition into both disruptive and traditional organizations.

Admission Requirements for the M.S. in Information Technology and Management

  • Successful completion of the Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) or Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®).
    • GRE: 302 (Verbal: 148, Quant: 154, AWA: 3.5)
    • GMAT: 600
  • Three or more years of work experience in Information Technology or Management desired (not required).

The admission requirements listed above are specific to this degree program and are supplemental to the Graduate School’s requirements for Full Admission. Admission to one graduate program does not guarantee admission to another. Applicants who show potential for graduate study, but do not meet the criteria for Full Admission, may be admitted for up to 12 hours under provisional status. Students admitted under Provisional Admission will be granted Full Admission upon successful completion of 12 credit hours and fulfillment of the conditions of their admission as determined by the Master’s Degrees Admission Committee.

Last updated November 2019

About the School

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