Master of Arts in Information Technology Management

The MA in information technology management (I.T.M.) program is designed to educate and develop managers who can effectively manage the planning, design, selection, implementation, use, and administration of emerging and converging information and communications technologies. The program curriculum provides students with the technical knowledge and management knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate people, information and communication technologies, and business processes in support of organizational strategic goals.

The MA in information technology management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in the field of information technology management.
  • Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in the field of information technology management when analyzing complex factual situations.
  • Students will be able to effectively integrate (or synthesize) important facts, concepts, principles and theories in the field of information technology management when developing solutions to multifaceted information technology management problems in complex factual situations.

Program Curriculum

The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) must include the following courses:

  • ITM 5000 Information Technology Management: Overview (Requisite Course) (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers (3 hours)
  • ITM 5100 Information and Communications Systems and Networks (3 hours)
  • ITM 5200 Project Management of Information Technology (3 hours)
  • ITM 5300 Procurement and Contract Management for Information Technology (3 hours)
  • ITM 5400 Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation (3 hours)
  • ITM 5600 Information and Communications Security (3 hours)
  • ITM 6000 Final Project in Information Technology Management (3 hours)

In addition, the student chooses 9 hours of electives, to include ITM 5900 Issues in Information Technology Management or other graduate elective courses offered in the program curricula of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology majors.

Dual Degree Option: MBA/MA in Information Technology Management

48 Credit Hours

The MBA/MA information technology management dual degree option requires the completion of 48 credit hours consisting of the nine required courses (27 credit hours) in the master of business administration (MBA) and the additional required courses (21 credit hours) in the master of arts in information technology management, as listed in the respective sections of the catalog.

Upon completion of the 48 credit hours, two separate diplomas are issued at the same time. The two degrees cannot be awarded separately or sequentially under this arrangement.

  • BUSN 5760 Applied Business Statistics (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6070 Management Accounting (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6110 Operations and Project Management (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6120 Managerial Economics (3 hours)
  • BUSN 6200 Strategy and Competition (3 hours)
  • FINC 5000 Finance (3 hours)
  • FINC 5880 Advanced Corporate Finance (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • MRKT 5000 Marketing (3 hours)
  • ITM 5000 Information Technology Management: Overview (Required Course) (3 hours)
  • ITM 5100 Information and Communications System and Networks (3 hours)
  • ITM 5200 Project Management of Information Technology (3 hours)
  • ITM 5300 Procurement and Contract Management for Information Technology (3 hours)
  • ITM 5400 Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation (3 hours)
  • ITM 5600 Information and Communications Security (3 hours)
  • ITM 6000 Final Project in Information Technology Management (3 hours)

Course Requirements

Graduate Entry Requirements

  • Signed Application Form
  • Proof of English Proficiency:
    • TOEFL: PBT 550 | iBT 80
    • IELTS: 6.5 | Password: 6.5
    • Pearson: 53
  • Undergraduate Transcripts
  • Essay: 300-500 word essay on a topic of your choice
  • OR Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • Certificate of Finance showing $Tuition plus $16,000
  • Copy of Passport ID Page
  • Official University/College Transcripts (for Transfer Students)
  • Some programs have additional entry requirements. Please contact your advisor for more information.

Admission

Applicants to the information technology management (MA) must have completed a business or business-related undergraduate degree meeting the following criteria:

  • University/college is regionally accredited
  • The business school must have a business-related accreditation (e.g. AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE, etc.)

Applicants who do not meet these qualifications must do one of the following:

  • Successfully complete BUSN 5000.
    • Note: BUSN 5000 will count as an elective in the program. This option is only available for students who are required to take BUSN 5000.
  • Complete all of the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) with a grade of C- or better (17 credit hours total, not including individual course prerequisites:
    • MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices
    • ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
    • BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics
    • ECON 2000 Survey of Economics
    • MNGT 3500 Marketing
    • BUSN 3500 Business and Global Issues
    • BUSN 4500 Ethical Issues in Business

Advancement to Candidacy

Students are admitted to their graduate program upon completion of all admission requirements. Students are advanced to candidacy status after successfully completing 12 credit hours of graduate credit, with grades of B- or better. In the MBA program and other specialized programs, courses required as prerequisites to the program do not count toward the 12 credit hours required for advancement.

Program taught in:
  • English

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