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M.S. in IT Management: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

36 Total Credits Required

The online M.S. in Information Technology Management requires 36 credit hours of coursework. You’ll study both business and technology. Coursework includes concepts from business strategy, technology management, strategic communication, IT leadership, business intelligence, data analytics, and more.

The master’s in IT management online program can be completed in 4 semesters, although your transfer credits and general education coursework will vary the time it takes you to finish.

Required Courses

This course introduces strategic and operational planning for the application of information systems with heavy emphasis on the alignment of information strategy to business strategy. An introduction to the four schools of strategic thought and how they relate to strategic planning and decision-making is identified. A review of the application of strategic models for the purpose of deploying corporate strategy is explored.

Explore real-world information technology dilemmas and frameworks to identify ethical problems and reach ethical decisions. Use these skills, grounded in ethical theory, to make informed decisions within fast-paced and emerging business environments.This course draws upon current work, training or internship experience.

As part of a research project identify the critical role I.T. plays in organizational development. This course will explore how to employ action learning to improve the competitiveness of the organization. Defining IT challenges from an operational and strategic perspective the class will explore adaptive learning technique by offering proven educational theories and practices to foster the required changes in your staff. Research of existing organizational learning theories and the historical problems that occur with companies will be conducted to understand how to research these issues and provide solutions for technology enablement of the business. This course draws upon current work, training or internship experience.

Learn effective communication strategies and skills necessary for success in real-world business settings. Develop authentic communication skills, central to strategic innovation, to ethically advance corporate strategy.

Learn financial tools leaders use to create value as they make technology decisions for their organizations. Apply these tools to business cases from the technology industry to increase skills in making data informed decisions. This course draws upon current work, training or internship experience.

Develop skills to ethically lead and manage technology teams in evolving business environments. Explore how to select, motivate, and support teams to meet operational and strategic goals within a dynamic organizational culture.This course draws upon current work, training or internship experience.

Explore leadership essentials, proven effective within the technology sector and beyond, and learn to distinguish when to lead and when to manage. Use these skills, recognizing leaders are found at all organizational levels, to ethically lead change and innovation. This course draws upon current work, training or internship experience.

Understand and describe the business intelligence (BI) methodology and concepts as well as the various types of analytics. Explore, analyze and visualize the data necessary for managerial decision making. Explore emerging technologies and their impact on analytics, BI, and business decision support. This course draws upon current work, training, or internship experience.

Analyze how information systems are designed to interact with people and carry out ethical business strategy. Design plans to secure enterprise‚Äźwide data and applications in a growing mobile environment. Assess risk and manage quality in working to meet auditing and compliance standards. Topics include business continuity and disaster recovery, virtualization, and the effects of compliance on infrastructure development.This course draws upon current work, training or internship experience.

This course identifies how to deliver on new ideas and strategies by practicing traditional and agile methodologies and processes that help bring new products and services to the market. It builds on differing strategic approaches and project management techniques to manage innovation so that competitive strategy and new ideas can be realized. An understanding of the DevOps model that facilitates an effective organization and how it relates to delivering new products and how to leverage it will be explored. This course draws upon current work, training or internship experience.

Utilize contemporary case studies to compare software and infrastructure development methodologies such as the Systems Development Lifecycle to Agile Methods. Apply learned skills to key decision-making tasks such as in-house development, outsourcing, software testing, and cloud computing.This course draws upon current work, training or internship experience.

Integrate tools and techniques learned throughout the program. Demonstrate knowledge obtained by planning a project for implementation in industry. Ethically incorporate technical and business leadership skills through documented approaches to managing a technical product or process improvement while leading people through the changes brought by its implementation. This course draws upon current work, training or internship experience.

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