MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (MSIT)
CIP Code: 11.0103
This program qualifies for the STEM designation.
The goal of the Master of Science in Information Technology is to produce graduates that are prepared to meet the technology and operations needs of modern businesses. As such, the program provides students with a solid background in both business and information technology in order to prepare them to work within business enterprises. On completion of the program, graduates will be able to analyze critically technology-related problems and recommend cost effective solutions to those problems.
Managers, whether their responsibility is technology or human resources, must be able to express themselves clearly and compellingly if they are to serve as leaders in business. Thus, the program has a strong emphasis on the development and demonstration of the ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral formats. Students are provided with opportunities in each course to develop and hone these skills.
On completion of the program, the graduate will be able to identify technological risks or problems within an organization, specify the causes of the risks or problems, develop an appropriate solution, and implement the change required. Further, graduates will be able to clearly and effectively articulate their approach and findings to both a technical and lay audience in both written and oral forms.
Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:
· Compile, analyze, and assess the applicability of best practices in addressing technology issues within a business enterprise
· Integrate principles and techniques of problem solving, critical thinking, and business ethics in the development of technical strategies
· Demonstrate mastery of theory, concepts and skills in addressing specialized aspects of technology management
It is expected that full-time students will take two courses per term throughout their programs. Due to the fact that most students opt to take one vacation term each year during their program, the normal program length is 24 months, and the maximum time students are given to complete the programs is 36 months.