The Program in Depth

AIU® offers an industry-current MIT program with a specialization in IT Project Management for students interested in learning the skills needed to manage information systems and information technology projects in organizations. The important areas covered include project management, strategic information systems management, enterprise network infrastructure and information systems building blocks. Students will understand the broad range of projects that an IT professional can expect to undertake and gain experience in the best practices and industry expectations common to IT work in the real world.

Focus on Your Specific Area of Interest

By studying advanced topics in IT Project Management to complete the specialization requirements, you have an opportunity to acquire industry-current knowledge and skills specific to the area of managing information systems and information technology projects in organizations.

You Can Learn How to:

  • Use project management methodologies to plan and manage information technology projects.
  • Apply management principles to plan and manage information technology infrastructure and software portfolio.
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative risk management techniques to identify and manage the project constraints that include cost, time, risks, and quality.
  • Conduct requirements and needs analysis for software, hardware, and infrastructure projects.
  • Employ formal techniques and methodologies to plan, procure, and manage project human and material resources for the project.
  • Understand and master the technical vocabulary, current industry best practices and general knowledge necessary for success as an IT project manager
  • Analyze existing IT projects from real-world situations to gain experience in solving contemporary industry problems
  • 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

Some Courses You'll Take

At AIU, more of your program courses will be focused on this specialization than at other similar schools. For a Master of Information Technology with a specialization in Information Assurance and Security, your classes can 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 ...

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  • 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...

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  • 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 devel...

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