The Master of Science (M.S.) in Information & Technology Management program in the Gupta College of Business provides the ideal blend of technical and managerial knowledge to help students not only develop technical skills, but also bridge the gap into a higher-level management position. As an I&TM graduate student, you will learn how to analyze and improve business processes while using innovative technologies to bring projects to an optimal completion.
The program equips students with an in-depth knowledge of information technology systems and an insight into principled leadership.
After completing the two required project management courses, students will be prepared to take the Project Management Institute’s Certified Associated Project Manager or the Project Manager Professional certification exams.
The M.S. in information and technology management is a 30-hour program comprised of nine classes that cover a range of technical and managerial topics. For the typical working professional taking two classes per semester, the M.S. in information & technology management program can be completed in about 1-2 years.
In addition, the information & technology management program is part of the STEM-designated degree programs that qualify international graduates for an optional practical training (OPT) extension of 24 months, for a total of 36 months.
Students who complete this degree often pursue careers in areas such as database administration, software development, computer programming and information systems management.
As information technology continues to evolve and expand, IT professionals with both technical and managerial expertise are highly sought after. Information & technology managers are a crucial part of any organization because they strategically build and implement the information and communication structures on which businesses depend.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a strong employment growth of 12 percent and an estimated 43,800 new positions to be filled between 2016 and 2026. Demand for computer and information systems managers will continue to grow as firms increasingly expand their businesses to digital platforms.
Career options include professions such as: