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M.S. in Management of Information Technology

The Master of Science in Management of Information Technology is an interdisciplinary graduate degree designed to meet the growing demand for managers with both business and information technology skills. Managers in high technology firms and in firms and organizations that own and utilize information technology (IT) facilities often find it necessary to assess corporate IT needs; formalize these needs into requirements and specifications; design integrated IT solutions; assess the cost/benefit of such solutions; determine the impact on operations of such solutions; evaluate alternative technologies; manage the development, implementation and deployment of IT solutions; manage large technology projects; and manage technical employees.

The purpose of the Master of Science in Management of Information Technology degree program is to prepare women and men who will be responsible for managing information technology projects and teams in organizations. This preparation will be accomplished through a comprehensive set of studies that provide knowledge and skills related to 1) the business issues associated with the management of complex, large technology projects and the people who work within those projects and 2) the discipline of information technology and the issues that must be confronted in order to consider, design, develop, manage, implement and deploy successful information technology solutions within organizations.

The Master of Science in Management of Information Technology is a 36-credit program. A full-time graduate student should be able to complete the requirements for the degree in two years. However, the program is designed to accommodate the needs of professionals attending on a part-time basis who wish to complete their degrees by taking classes in the evening. This program is intended for:

  • Persons holding a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field,
  • Persons holding a bachelor’s degree in business, and/or
  • Persons holding a bachelor’s degree in any field who are already employed in an information technology area and are seeking additional academic background as part of a career and professional growth program.

Persons without this background can successfully enter and complete the program but may have to complete a series of foundation courses in order to attain the appropriate background for study.

For admission information, see Graduate Admission and Program Specific Application Requirements.

Foundation Courses 

The Master of Science in Management of Information Technology requires the completion of five foundation courses designed to provide the appropriate prerequisite background for the major. Students with undergraduate coursework in either computer science or business administration may apply for exemptions from the appropriate foundation courses.

  • IT 510 Computing Hardware and Software Systems (3 credits)
  • IT 512 Elements of Computer Programming (3 credits)
  • MATH 500 Statistics (3 credits)
  • ECON 551 Foundations of Economics (3 credits)
  • MGMT 551 Management Theory (3 credits)
  • MGMT 552 Quantitative Methods for Managers (3 credits)

Required Courses 

In order to achieve the mission of the Management of Information Technology program, students are expected to have a significant breadth and depth of knowledge in both the management and information technology disciplines. The following complement of courses provides the breadth and depth of knowledge in these fields. Due to the challenge of addressing the breadth of issues in a cross-discipline degree program sufficiently, only required courses have been designed into this program.

Economics Courses 

  • ECON 560 Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Management Courses 

  • MGMT 560 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
  • MGMT 561 Financial Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 564 Production and Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 566 Management Information Systems (3 credits)
  • MGMT 585 Human Resource Management (3 credits)

Interdisciplinary Courses 

  • ITMG 527 Management Issues in Information Systems (3 credits)
  • ITMG 533 Managing Technical Project Teams (3 credits)

Information Technology Courses 

  • IT 514 Contemporary Issues in Information Technology (3 credits)
  • IT 518 Systems Engineering and Integration (3 credits)
  • CSIT 530 Applied Database Concepts (3 credits)
  • IT 548 Telecommunications and Networking (3 credits)