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IT professionals who have an understanding of business and the emerging emphasis on business analytics are in-demand now more than ever. Our online master’s in information technology explores the application of IT to business by delving into information technology, business analytics, and comprehensive management principles. Learn how to leverage existing and new-to-market IT and analytics tools to create business opportunities and how to use this information in business applications. An online master’s degree in information technology will mold you into an IT professional who has the expertise to acquire a leadership role at the forefront of business and technological innovations. WPI's online master's in information technology is currently offered 100% online for part-time and full-time students. 

 

The Business School, established at a premier technology-focused university, has world-class expertise and educational resources in technology and business, and thus is suitably poised to offer valuable graduate-level programs that prepare students to apply entrepreneurial thinking and transform into leadership roles.  

This degree is available on campus.
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Learning Outcomes for Master’s in Information Technology Online

  • Gain an understanding of how to leverage existing and emerging information technology and analytics tools in business applications 

  • Understanding of policy, technology, and security of the organization 

  • Expand your Leadership skills to lead the technology and business innovations 

Admissions Qualifications for Master’s in Information Technology  Online

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with prior programming, statistics, and finance/accounting preparation, with a GPA of > 3.0 

  • GMAT/GRE’s are not required for this program    

For specific application requirements, visit  our admissions for online programs  page.  

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, please view our list of undergraduate programs.  

 

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Curriculum

  • Program Requirements

    WPI’s master’s in information technology online requires the completion of 33 credit hours, including core and specialty courses, as well as a capstone project. 

    We aim to develop highly-skilled IT professionals, which is why we offer four stackable specializations for students to choose from: 

    • Information Systems Design focuses on computer-based data management and design, covering data security and integrity, while also giving students a competitive understanding of how to create systems that optimize the user experience. 

    • Data Analytics prepares students to solve business problems and drive sales using machine learning, artificial intelligence, and market research. 

    • Digital Transformation equips students with the project management techniques needed to utilize existing and emerging information technology innovatively to create business opportunities. 

    • IT User Experience gives students an in-depth understanding of consumer behavior and how companies can benefit from research techniques like eye-tracking and emotion detection. 

    This program also includes two capstone courses that every student must complete to earn their degree. These allow students to integrate the technical skills, business theories, and STEM-based knowledge they’ve learned into a hands-on team project. 

  • Courses

    REQUIRED CORE COURSES 

    MIS 581. Information Technology Policy and Strategy  
    MIS 584. Business Intelligence  
    MIS 502. Data Management for Analytics 

    SPECIALIZATIONS 

    MSIT students must complete two of the following three-course specialties: 

    Specialty in Information Systems Design 

    MIS 571. Database Applications Development  
    MIS 582. Information Security Management 
    MIS 585. User Experience Design  

    Specialty in Data Analytics 

    MIS 587. Business Applications in Machine Learning  

    MKT 568. Data Mining Business Applications  

    Select one of the following: 

    MKT 565. Digital Marketing  

    MKT 562. Marketing Research  

    Specialty in Digital Transformation 

    MIS 500. Innovating with Information Systems  

    Select one of the following: 

    OIE 501. Designing Operations for Competitive Advantage  

    OIE 544. Supply Chain Analysis and Design  

    OIE 558. Designing and managing Lean Six Sigma Processes  

    Select one of the following: 

    MIS 576. Project Management  
    OBC 533. Negotiations 
    OBC 537. Leading Change  

    Specialty in IT User Experience 

    MKT 561. Consumer Behavior  
    MIS 583. User Experience Applications  
    MIS 586. User Experience Research Methods  

    CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE  

    Students must complete a two-course capstone project experience, as follows:  

    OBC 505. Teaming and Organizing for Innovation  

    BUS 596. Master of Science Capstone Project  

Course Schedule for MS Information Technology Online

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The online MSIT program draws on the strong combination of WPI’s best characteristics: theory and practice. We offer a hands-on, highly technical IT program that prepares students to effectively manage, interpret & use data to improve business decisions.
Diane M. Strong
Professor and Department Head of Management Information Systems