Program Details

The Master of Science in Information Technology degree with a specialization in IT Project Management is designed for students looking to advance their project management skills within the information technology industry.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Understand and master the technical vocabulary, current industry best practices and general knowledge necessary for success as an IT project manager
  • Develop solutions and procedures for the variety of challenges and tasks included in any current IT project
  • Work as a team to collaborate on strategies, plans and solutions for IT projects
  • Communicate their ideas using the proper professional conduct and verbiage
  • Develop the mindset of an IT project manager, growing leadership and communication skills as well as technical know-how

Requirements

Program Core

ITCO 610 Principles of Information Systems

6

ITCO 620 Object-Oriented Applications

6

ITCO 630 Database System Design and Implementation

6

ITCO 650 Enterprise Networks

6

Total Credit Hours: 24

Specialization

IT Project Management

ITPM 611 Principles of IT Project Management

6

ITPM 613 Leadership, Management, and Communication of Technical Projects

6

ITPM 615 IT Project Quality Management

6

ITPM 619 Risk Management and Project Cost Control

6

At AIU, more of the courses you take, on average, are devoted to your field of interest than at other similar schools. Your classes may include:

Principles of IT Project Management

The course provides an overview of the roles, responsibilities, and management methods of the technology project manager. The course assumes no prior knowledge in management techniques and is intended to teach students how to develop approaches and styles of management for software projects.

Leadership, Management, and Communication of Technical Projects

This is an interactive course designed to provide a solid foundation in key leadership competencies and to afford students the opportunity for a truly transformational leadership experience. Several team building, motivation, and human resources development techniques are also covered.

IT Project Quality Management

This course combines project management with quality management by guiding you from Initiation to Closure with the use of cost control. You will develop and review typical management deliverables that illustrate the ability of the Project Manager to control the success of projects. In addition, you will use computer applications as a tool for project management.

Risk Management and Project Cost Control

This course covers factors that contribute to project failures and risk management. Risk identification techniques such as quantitative and qualitative approaches are covered. Expected Monetary Value (EMV), Earned Value Management (EVM), Pareto Analysis, and contingency plans are also covered.

Database System Design and Implementation

In this course students will focus on the design and implementation of a relational database management system, including concepts such as data extraction and data manipulation.

Receive College Credit for Your Past Training and Experience

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You can transfer in up to 75% of your qualifying credits, allowing you to save up to 75% on tuition and earn your bachelor’s degree in as little as 9 months.

Receive college credit for previous work or military experience that relates to your degree program.

Nearly half of all AIU students earned transfer credit based for previous work, military or educational experience.

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:

34%

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