Online Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management

Tulane University School of Professional Advancement Online

Program Description

Online Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management

Tulane University School of Professional Advancement Online

Overview

If you’re ready to leverage your IT skills to rise to a leadership role, you need the most advanced technical training you can acquire coupled with strategic business acumen. Tulane’s Online MPS in IT Management curriculum provides the knowledge and skills you need to gain a competitive edge in your career.

In wide-ranging technical and business-focused courses, you will learn how to integrate technology, human resources, and business processes to solve critical business needs.

Coursework concentration includes:

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Computer Security
  • Business of Information Technology
  • IT Governance and Policy
  • Managing the IT Department
  • Legal Issues in IT

You can also choose an elective focus from in-demand specialties:

  • Healthcare with Business Analytics
  • Cyber Security
  • Software Management

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. No GRE or GMAT required. Here’s what you will need:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in computing technologies area, or
  • Bachelor’s degree without computing major but with significant computing coursework and 3-5 years professional experience, or
  • Bachelor’s degree without computing courses, but a minimum of 5 years professional experience in the computing field
  • B average in undergraduate coursework (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A 250-500 word statement on your experience with computer technologies and how the program will help you achieve your professional objectives
  • Application fee of $50

Tuition

Costs and Financial Aid

Our fully online Master of Professional Studies in IT Management program consists of 10 courses and a capstone project, taken over four semesters.

  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Cost per Credit: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $30,000
  • Application Fee: $50
  • Deposit: $200, applied towards tuition

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to MPS IT students who qualify through loans and scholarships. You may also be eligible for military benefits if you are a Veteran or an Active Duty member of the Military.

Complete the FAFSA and work with one of our trained financial advisors to determine which type of aid may be available to you and which is best suited for your individual needs.

Among the types of awards for which you may qualify are:

  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans—Eligible students may borrow up to $20,500 per school year
  • Direct PLUS Loans—Eligible students who need to borrow more than the maximum unsubsidized loan amounts to meet their education costs may apply for a PLUS loan.

To qualify for federal student aid, you must meet certain eligibility requirements. Eligibility requirements include demonstrated financial need (for most programs); citizenship or eligible non-citizenship; enrollment or accepted enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program.

Learn more about the financial aid options and the process for Tulane School of Professional Advancement students here.

What You’ll Learn

The online MPS in IT Management program will teach you how to effectively integrate advanced technologies with real-world business objectives. Learn how to leverage computing technologies to solve critical needs of an organization.

Required Courses

  • Enterprise Architecture - Hardware
  • Enterprise Architecture - Software
  • Business of Information Technology
  • Cyber Security
  • Legal Issues in Information Technology
  • Information Technology Governance and Policy
  • Managing the Information Technology Department

Elective Courses*

  • Business Intelligence
  • Requirements Dev and Test
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Software Development Methods
  • Healthcare Informatics
  • Cyber Threats & Homeland Security

* Students will take 3 electives

Program Capstone: Managing the IT Department (CPST-7100)

Leadership Readiness in Real-World Context

The “Managing the IT Department” Capstone course has been engineered for a student to leverage the entire range of knowledge and skills acquired during their IT Management program journey, and apply them in the context of a modern organization.

Students will use a complex case study to address real-world based technology management problem sets from the perspective of a CIO. They will need to consider budget, existing infrastructure, IT strategic direction, organization risk tolerance, industry best practice and existing policy/procedure in their responses and solutions to business challenges. Additionally, students will need to consider implications of technology decisions and direction beyond the IT Department, and fully in tune with organizational business strategy and goals, real-world restrictions, compliance laws, required reporting, and legal/litigation risk.

This course is designed to ensure that not only are IT Management students masters of the wide range of IT Management disciplines, but that they are also able to comprehensively apply the full spectrum of their learning in a real-world context, and in response to real-world challenges that they will be facing as they apply their knowledge in the labor market.

Academic Progress Requirements

Students admitted to the MPS program must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better to be considered in good academic standing. Students whose grade point average falls below 3.00 will be placed on academic probation and limited to a maximum of six credit hours in the subsequent semester. Students will be removed from academic probation when they earn an overall grade point average of at least 3.00.

Students may apply one B- toward degree requirements; however, students who earn a second B- will be dismissed from the program. Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any coursework attempted will be dismissed from the program.

Outcomes

The Online Master of Professional Studies in IT Management will prepare students to effectively integrate technology throughout an organization to solve critical business needs. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Develop and implement effective technological solutions that align with overall business goals
  • Identify and leverage appropriate business principles
  • Effectively articulate technology issues to varied stakeholders
  • Manage various aspects of an IT organization
  • Demonstrate effective communication, interpersonal and team skills
  • Research current and emerging trends in business and technology

Graduates of the online MPS in IT Management at Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement will be able to pursue leadership roles in IT. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, median pay for computer and information systems managers is more than $135,000 per year with a job outlook of 12% growth - faster than average for all occupations.*

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 7, 2018
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