Master of Information Technology

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The Master of Information Technology (MS, MIT) program objective is to provide students with the engineering principles of information technology and the business context in which information technology decisions are made so that they can implement better information technology solutions that reflect the demands of today's evolving business environment. The Master of Information Technology (MS, MIT) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Master of Information Technology (MS, MIT) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

For South African citizens interested in our offers: Please note that our partner university AIU and it's programs are fully accredited by ASIC the UK Government body for accreditation of foreign Universities, however AIU is not yet recognised by SAQA within South Africa.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example.

Core Courses and Topics in Information Technology:

  • Database Management
  • Telecommunications Management
  • E-Business Technology and Management
  • Object-Oriented Programming in Java
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • E-commerce Technologies
  • Global eBusiness Strategies
  • Leadership: Innovation and Organizational Change
  • Information Security Management
  • Healthcare Information Systems
  • Financial Accounting
  • Advanced Database Management
  • Information Technology for Decision Support
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Managing in a Virtual Environment
  • Power and Influence
  • Managing Software Development

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
  • Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)

Research Project in Information Technology:

  • Masters Thesis Project
  • MBM300 Thesis Proposal
  • MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)

Publication: Each Master of Information Technology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Last updated June 2019

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