M.S. in Information Technology (MSIT)

The demand for knowledgeable IT professionals who understand business has never been greater. The MSIT program guarantees a solid foundation in information technology, with a wide range of cutting-edge concentrations, and the management principles critical to success in a technology- driven environment.

MSIT students must complete the following 5 required courses. Full-time MSIT students must complete MIS500 in their first semester. Part-time MSIT students must complete MIS500 in their first year: 

  • MIS 500 Innovating with Information Systems
  • MIS 571 Database Applications Development
  • MIS 573 Systems Design and Development
  • MIS 578 Telecommunications Management
  • OBC 500 Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Innovative Organizations

MSIT students then must complete electives, distributed as follows:

  • Management courses, choose 1 of the following:
    • FIN 500 Financial Information and Management
    • OBC 501 Interpersonal and Leadership Skills
  • IT courses, choose 4 of the following:
    • MIS 576 Project Management
    • MIS 581 Information Technology Policy and Strategy
    • MIS 582 Information Security Management
    • MIS 583 User Experience Applications
    • MIS 584 Business Intelligence
  • Two free electives, which may include courses outside of management and a maximum of 3 credits of internship.

The MSIT program qualifies as a STEM OPT degree (science, technology, engineering, or math), which allows international students in a technical field to apply for a 17-month extension to their OPT (optional practical training) period. This extension means that students could be eligible for up to two and a half years of work in the United States.

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