MS, Information Technology

The MSIT is a 10 course, 30 credit degree program. To receive the MSIT, students must complete 10 courses: Required MSIT Courses, Required MSIT Electives, and the Required MSIT Capstone. Four (4) pre-requisite courses must be satisfied or waived through prior relevant coursework, based on a review of transcripts.*

The College of Management was recently ranked No. 47 for Information Management by QS TopMBA, highlighting the quality of our MSIT program and related specializations in the MBA.

Advancements in IT have revolutionized nearly every facet of human existence. Individuals and organizations communicate, connect, collaborate, and compete through increasingly sophisticated computer networks, systems, and devices. In a rapidly globalizing economy, the knowledge of how to effectively deploy IT assets to manage customer relationships, data collection and analysis, supply chains, work flows, or security concerns can make the difference between success and failure for individual managers and entire corporations. Coursework and student resources help students develop the communication, presentation, and analytical skills, as well as the technical, quantitative, and decision-making abilities required of contemporary managers.

The coursework for the MSIT is grouped around three key clusters:

  • Technical Foundation of Information Technology
  • Applications of Information Technology
  • Information Technology Management and Strategy

The program can be completed full-time or part-time, with classes that meet primarily in the evenings, late afternoons, weekends, and online. Scheduling is highly flexible, with most classes meeting once per week.

* A minimum of 30 credits (10 courses) total are required to meet university degree completion criteria. Waiving multiple courses may require completion of additional elective courses to meet the 30 credit minimum requirement. 


Requirements

MS, Information Technology (MSIT) 10 Course; 30 Credits

The MSIT is a 10 course, 30 credit degree program. To receive the MSIT, students must complete 10 courses: Required MSIT Courses, Required MSIT Electives, and the Required MSIT Capstone. Four (4) pre-requisite courses must be satisfied or waived through prior relevant coursework, based on a review of transcripts.*

Required MSIT Courses (5 Courses; 15 Credits):
* MSIS 614 Business Data Communication and Computer Networks
* MSIS 615 Object Oriented Information Systems 
* MSIS 618 Database Management Systems
  MSIS 619 Systems Analysis and Design 
  MSIS 670 Enterprise Business Intelligence

 

Required MSIT Electives (4 Courses; 12 Credits):
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Course scheduling is subject to change by semester
Career Paths/Elective Courses: To pursue a specific career path, students will select four elective courses from that area.
Business Analytics (choose 4)   Health Care IT (choose 4)
MSIS 656 Information Storage MGMT   MSIS 632 Intro to Health Informatics
MSIS 671 Entrep. Data Warehousing   MSIS 633 Health Info Exchange:Mgmt & Tech
MSIS 672 Entrp. Data Mining   MSIS 634 Health Info Privacy and Security
MSIS 620 Customer Relations Mgmt   MSIS 635 Health Informatics Analytics
MSIS 635 Health Informatics Analytics   MSIS 636 Healthcare Operations Mgmt
        MSIS 672 Entrep. Data Mining
             
Cyber Security (choose 4)   IT Management (choose 4)
MSIS 612 Info Tech Controls and Auditing   MSIS 612 Info Tech Controls and Auditing
MSIS 613 Info Security, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance   MSIS 613 Info Security, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance
MSIS 623 Network and Mobile Forensics   MSIS 617 Supply Chain Mgmt
MSIS 624 Malware Analysis   MSIS 620 Customer Relations Mgmt & Tech
MSIS 627 Business Computer Forensics and Incident Response   MSIS 631 Operation Risk Mgmt
MSIS 634 Health Information Privacy and Security   MSIS 671 Enterprise Data Warehousing

 

Required MSIT Capstone (1 Course; 3 Credits):
MSIS 630 Project and Change Management


View the GMAT/GRE Waiver Policy for admission criteria. 

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*MSIT Pre-/Co-requisite courses
MBAMS 630 Statistical Analysis for Managers
MBAMS 635 Operations Management 
MBAMS 640 Computer Information Processing
MBAMGT 650 Organizational Analysis and Skills for Managers

*Eligible Course Waivers: View the MSIT Course Waiver Policy
Students that complete equivalent coursework may be eligible to waive some of these courses.
A minimum of 30 credits (10 courses) total are required to meet university degree completion criteria. Waiving multiple courses may require completion of additional elective courses to meet the 30 credit minimum requirement. 

Learning Objectives

As part of its program to maintain accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the College of Management faculty has formally adopted learning objectives for each of its degree programs and periodically conducts assessments to ensure student learning for each learning objective and to identify opportunities for curriculum improvement.

The learning objectives for the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Program are for students to:

  1. Develop a critical understanding of the technical foundation of information systems to support day-to-day business operation.
  2. Deploy information technology assets effectively to support business processes and generates competitive advantages.
  3. Apply critical thinking and analytic competence to complex information systems problems.
  4. Equip students with communication, leadership and team-based skills necessary for successful careers in business environments.