This graduate program is designed for those qualified individuals who wish to continue their academic credentials in the field of information technology management. The required coursework consists of 45 quarter credit hours mixing core courses from the MBA with advanced IT concepts and deployment strategy centered on project management.
The Master of Science in Information Technology Management program is designed to prepare students to leverage personnel, resources, and available technology to meet the demands of IT projects. The goal of the program is to provide organizations with leaders that possess project management skills to analyze, design, and deploy IT solutions.
Graduates completing the program will accomplish the following outcomes:
- Analyze business needs, risks, and requirements to design a comprehensive software solution to a set of business problems.
- Lead technology initiatives across an organization.
- Manage project teams to develop or deploy software solutions in a business setting.
- Research computing problems and apply the latest technology and published findings to provide better solutions.
- Apply theory, research, and practice to a selected project and plan a software solution.
Applicants interested in any Master of Science program offered within the School of Computer Science and Engineering are required to meet individually, either in person or via telephone, with an admissions representative and program faculty to discuss the program and all requirements.
Applicants must provide a completed South College application for admission and application to the program. Those selected for admission will provide the following:
- Evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in computer science, information technology, information systems, or a closely related field OR evidence of completion of a bachelor’s degree in any field with a completed certificate program or qualifying bootcamp evidencing significant experience in the discipline of computer science or information technology;
- Evidence of a cumulative 3.0 undergraduate grade point average for admittance OR evidence of a cumulative 2.50 undergraduate grade point average for conditional admittance.
Students accepted for conditional admittance are permitted to take no more than three courses in the Master of Science program. If a 3.0 graduate grade point average is achieved in the three courses, full admittance will be granted. Applicants not possessing a minimum 2.50 grade point average at the institution awarding the bachelor’s degree may include all undergraduate coursework from other institutions in the grade point average calculation. If the applicant has a minimum 2.50 grade point average for all undergraduate coursework, the applicant will be granted conditional admittance.