The demand for IT professionals who understand business has never been greater. As a student in the WPI’s STEM-designated MS in Information Technology program, you’ll be immersed into information technology and comprehensive management principles necessary for understanding the application of IT to business. You will learn how to create business opportunities by leveraging existing and emerging information technology with business intelligence. The program will prepare you to take on a leadership role at the forefront of technological and business innovations.

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Curriculum

The MS in Information Technology 36-credit program curriculum draws from WPI’s strengths in technology, engineering, and science. Classes explore a wide range of cutting-edge topics, including the organizational and technological challenges of enterprise systems, security management, systems development life cycle, and information systems innovation.

  • Plan of Study

    MSIT students must complete the following five required course. MIS 500 must be completed in the student’s first semester:

    •    MIS 500 Innovating with Information Systems
    •    MIS 571 Database Applications Development
    •    MIS 573 Systems Design and Development
    •    MIS 578 Telecommunications Management
    •    OBC 505 Teaming and Organizing for Innovation

    MSIT students then must complete electives, distributed as follows:

  • Management, choose one from the following list:
    • FIN 500 Financial Information and Management
    • OBC 506 The Heart of Leadership: Power, Reflection, and Interpersonal Skills
  • IT, choose four from the following list:
    • 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 FBS and a maximum of three credits of internship.

Financial Information

Tuition is based on the current curriculum for the MS program which is 36 credits. The current price of tuition is $1,566 per credit making the total cost for the program $56,376 in tuition only. For more detailed information on tuition – including fees – please visit the complete breakdown of costs on the Financial Aid page.

Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Eleanor T. Loiacono

Eleanor Loiacono

Professor
Foisie Business School

Eleanor T. Loiacono is a Professor of Management Information Systems at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She encourages her students to challenge themselves beyond the comfort of the classroom and was awarded the Moruzzi Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education for the development of an externally sponsored design competition requiring students to develop a comprehensive network plan based on a "real" Request for Proposal (RFP). Students find the competition a challenging and valuable exercise in preparing for the future.

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Bengisu Tulu

Bengisu Tulu

Associate Professor
Foisie Business School

I enjoy teaching because it allows me to interact with students who have the potential to make the world a better place using technology. I continually innovate in my courses to ensure students enjoy the learning experience, learn the key concepts and skills related to information systems through real world examples, have an opportunity to learn from each other, learn to present themselves as professionals, and most importantly learn to use or develop technology to make a difference.

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Diane M. Strong

Diane M Strong

Professor & Interim Dept Head
Foisie Business School

WPI provides an environment that values both teaching and research, which is ideal for me. I enjoy teaching at WPI because students are interested in learning and willing to work hard. My teaching focuses on how business, healthcare, and nonprofit organizations can best use computing technologies, such as database systems, electronic health records systems, and mobile apps. Students in my classes learn to design computing applications that meet the needs of organizations.

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Nima Kordzadeh

Nima Kordzadeh

Assistant Professor
Foisie Business School

Dr. Kordzadeh joined the faculty of the Foisie Business School at WPI in July 2017. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Information Technology from the University of Texas at San Antonio. His research interests include health informatics, social media, information privacy, and business intelligence and analytics.

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