The demand for IT professionals who understand business and the emerging focus on business analytics has never been greater. As a student in WPI’s master's in information technology program, you’ll be immersed in the information technology, business analytics, 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 and analytics tools and learning how to use that information in business applications. The information technology MS program will transform you into an IT professional who can take on a leadership role at the forefront of technological and business innovations. WPI's master's in information technology is currently offered both on-campus and online for full-time and part-time students.
The WPI Business School, grounded in a technology-focused university, has world-class expertise and educational resources in these areas, and thus is suitably poised to offer a graduate-level education to prepare students for their career choices and leadership.
A Premier STEM Business Degree, More Affordable Tuition
There is a pressing need for engineers, scientists, and coders with business acumen and management skills. WPI is committed to making STEM education more attainable, and The Business School is doing its part by reducing its tuition for graduate programs. Today, a premier degree from WPI’s business school is more affordable than ever—meaning you can see a high return on investment from your degree even sooner.
Curriculum for the IT Master's Degree
33-credit information technology MS curriculum draws from WPI’s strengths in technology, engineering, and science. Courses 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.
MSIT students must complete a three-course core as follows:
MIS 581 Policy and Strategy for IT and Analytics
MIS 584 Business Intelligence
MIS 502 Data Management for Analytics
MSIT students must complete two three-course specialties, selected from the following specialties:
Specialty in Information Systems Design
MIS 571 Database Applications Design and 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 1 of the following:
MKT 565 Digital Marketing
MKT 562 Marketing Research
Specialty in Digital Transformation
MIS 500 Innovation with Information Systems
Select one of the following:
OIE 501 Operations Management (recommended for students with no operations background)
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
MIS 583 User Experience Applications
MIS 586 User Experience Methods
MKT 561 Consumer Behaviour and Analytics
Additional specialties are likely to be developed in the future
IT master’s degree students must complete a two-course capstone project experience as follows:
OBC 505 Teaming and Organizing for Innovation
MIS 573 System Design and Development
Additional recommendations for on campus, international informational technology MS students:
On campus, international students are encouraged to complete up to three additional credits of internship to ensure their readiness for employment in the U.S.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least one prior college-level programming course with a grade of B or better, and a GPA > 3.0.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with at least one prior college-level statistics course with a grade of B or better, and a GPA > 3.0.
For International Students - English Language Proficiency Requirement
The Business Masters programs require a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 90, TOEFL Essentials score of 8.5, IELTS score of 7 (minimum sub-score of 6.5), or Duolingo score of 115.
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Advance Your IT Career with a Master’s Degree in Information Technology
Are you ready to begin your master’s degree in information technology and become an IT professional? WPI’s information technology MS program prepares students for cutting edge, in-demand jobs as software engineers, IT consultants, developers, and more.
Recent graduates of WPI’s IT master’s degree program have gone on to IT careers at companies including:
- Dell EMC
- Fallon Health
- The MathWorks
- Vanguard Renewables