Master of Science in Information Technology and Management

Degree Requirements

The University’s general degree requirements are discussed here.

The M.S. degree in ITM requires a minimum of 36 credit hours, consisting of basic business courses, IT foundation courses, IT elective courses, and free electives.  The business core courses are designed to provide incoming students with the context to better appreciate and understand the complex issues that occur at the interface between IT and business.  The IT foundation courses cover the essentials of IT knowledge that any student must possess.  The IT elective courses provide in-depth knowledge of the technology and technology management issues.  In addition, students may choose approved electives that maximize their individual educational and professional goals. The program also offers opportunities for students to concentrate in specific tracks such as ‘Enterprise Systems’, ‘Healthcare Systems’, and ‘Information Security’ depending on their interests and goals. The students can contact the advising office for the recommended courses for these tracks.

Students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average in both core courses and in aggregate courses to qualify for the M.S. degree.

Basic Business Core Courses (minimum of 9 credit hours from the following)

AIM 6305 Accounting for Managers
FIN 6301 Financial Management
MECO 6303 Business Economics
MKT 6301 Marketing Management
OPRE 6301 Quantitative Introduction to Risk and Uncertainty in Business
OPRE 6302 Operations Management
OB 6301 Organizational Behavior  

IT Foundation Courses (12 credit hours)

MIS 6316 Data Communications
MIS 6323 Object Oriented Systems
MIS 6326 Database Management Systems
MIS 6308 Systems Analysis and Project Management

IT Electives Choose 9 hours from the list of courses that have an MIS prefix.

MIS 6302 Information Technology Strategy and Management  
MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing with SAP

MIS 6314 Systems Re-Engineering
MIS 6317 Healthcare Informatics

MIS 6318 Electronic Commerce

MIS 6319 Enterprise Resource Planning
MIS 6322 Developing Business Applications with Visual Basic

MIS 6324 Business Intelligence Software and Techniques
MIS 6325 Advanced Telecommunications

MIS 6327 Analysis and Design of Telecommunication Networks
MIS 6329
Contemporary Issues in Telecommunications

MIS 6330 Information Technology Security
MIS 6332 Advanced ERP: Sales and Distribution

MIS 6334 Advanced Business Intelligence 

MIS 6352 Web Systems Design and Development

MIS 6355 Information Technology for E-Business

MIS 6360 Software Project Management

MIS 6369 Supply Chain Software

MIS 6378 (AIM 6378) Enterprise Systems and CRM

MIS 6379 SAP ABAP Programming

Free Electives (6 credit hours)

Any course from the set of IT electives may be used as a free elective.  Also any course from the set of business core courses, or any other graduate level business course may be used as a free elective.

The following are some of the other IT-related courses offered by the school.

AIM 6336 Information Technology Audit and Risk Management

AIM 6338 Accounting Systems Integration and Configuration

AIM 6339 Financial Reporting using XBRL and XML

AIM 6340 Information Technology Project Management

AIM 6343 Accounting Information Systems

AIM 6378 Enterprise Systems and CRM

AIM 6384 Analytical Reviews using Audit Software

AIM 6385 Managerial Accounting in Enterprise Systems

IMS 6314 Global E-business Marketing

MECO 6311 Economics of Information Goods

MKT 6322 Internet Business Models

MKT 6323 Database Marketing

OPRE 6332 Spreadsheet Modeling

OPRE 6386 Applied Programming Languages