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Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) Degree with a Concentration in IT Management

Online Master's in IT Management

Our Master of Science in Information Technology degree with a concentration in IT Management is designed to provide students with knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to leadership of IT projects, programs, and departments. As you work towards your degree in information technology in our master’s in IT Management program, you’ll study using our problem-based, hands-on approach, which can help you prepare for the realities of a career path in IT management.

   
Next Start Date:
February 22, 2023
Total Credits:
48
Offered:
Online, Houston
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Online Master's in IT Management Program Details

Why Get a Master’s in IT Management?

As organizations become more and more connected, skilled IT managers who can organize and lead computer-related functions are in-demand.1

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics...

  1. 16%
    employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow by 16% from 2021 - 2031—faster than average for all occupations.1

  2. 48,500
    it is projected that there will be over 48K new employment opportunities for computer and information systems managers over the decade.1

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm (visited December 29, 2022). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.

Online IT Management Master's Program Outline

IT Management is a critical part of any organization—public or private. Skilled IT professionals play a crucial role in helping these organizations to operate smoothly by solving problems, keeping information safe, and being knowledgeable about what’s next in IT solutions.

Our Master’s in information technology with a concentration in IT Management is designed for those interested in pursuing leadership roles in the fields of information technology programs, projects, and organizational units. This one-year online master’s degree program can help you work to develop industry-relevant knowledge and skills you may be looking for as you prepare to pursue a career path in IT management.

In this online master’s degree program, you can study the skills needed to create IT project charters, project plans, communication plans, resource management plans, program plans, IT operation management plans, and technology acquisition plans. Our IT management program also gives you the opportunity to conduct cost analysis, evaluate quality metrics, evaluate leadership responsibilities, evaluate risk management, and create IT governance policies and procedures.

Online IT Management master's degree courses can help you learn how to:

  • Create a project charter to include project objectives.
  • Evaluate project plan components for opportunities for improvement.
  • Conduct a cost analysis consisting of a project budget and risk calculation.
  • Evaluate project management quality metrics to include procurement processes.
  • Create a project communication plan.
  • Create a project resource management plan.
  • Evaluate how program management supports organizational goals and strategies.
  • Create governance documents to support a program throughout the program life cycle.
  • Evaluate a program’s components for completeness and efficiency.
  • Create a program-specific stakeholder strategic plan.
  • Evaluate leadership responsibilities with program management.
  • Evaluate structures of modern IT organizations and IT departments.
  • Evaluate risk management concepts, issues, and best practices with regards to IT operations.
  • Create a technology acquisition plan that includes evaluation, implementation, and maintenance.
  • Create an IT operational management plan for a large-scale organization.
  • Create policies and procedures used for the governance and management of IT operations.

What can you do with an information technology degree?

There are a wide array of potential career paths for those with a master’s in information technology. Some common titles for IT professionals with an IT management degree are IT Manager, and Director of Information Technology.2 Over 48,500 new jobs for computer and information systems managers are projected from 2021 - 2031 in this growing field.1

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1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers, at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm (visited December 29, 2022). This data represents national figures and is not based on school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
2AIU cannot guarantee employment, salary, or career advancement. The list of career paths related to this program is based on a subset from the Bureau of Labor Statistics CIP to SOC Crosswalk. Some career paths listed above may require further education or job experience.

Estimated Tuition and Grad Date for a Master’s in IT Management Degree

While many prospective students may wonder how long it takes to get a master’s degree and how much an information technology degree costs, there is no simple answer. Total tuition for a master’s in IT Management program may vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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Courses

Degree Requirements

Courses

Program Core
Credits
ITCO 502 System Analysis and Design 4.5
ITCO 512 Advanced Technical Communication 4.5
ITCO 522 Software Development Management 4.5
ITCO 532 Global Technology Management 4.5
ITCO 542 Enterprise Architecture 4.5
ITCO 552 Innovations and Emerging Media 4.5
ITCO 592 Capstone 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 31.5
IT Management
Credits
ITMGT 500 IT Project Management 4.5
ITMGT 510 IT Program Management 4.5
ITMGT 520 IT Operations Management 4.5
Total Credit Hours: 13.5

Total Credit Hours : 45

Online IT Management Master's Degree Classes Overview

Through our master’s in IT management program, you will have an opportunity to learn how to design, analyze, test, and implement systems. Our industry-focused curriculum allows you to explore software development management, global technology management, enterprise architecture, and technological innovations. As you study towards your IT management degree, you will have the opportunity to learn and apply advanced technical communications. Additionally, courses will focus on technical topics as well as legal and ethical issues.

And you can take 100% of your IT management degree courses online. Studying at AIU gives you the chance to study online with experienced professionals with no additional book or tech fees. You’ll even have access to software tools used in the industry. With access to, 24/7 tutoring, dedicated advising and proactive faculty support, you can complete your IT management degree in as little as 12 months.

For an Online IT Management Master's Degree, your classes may include:

IT Project Management

This course examines the principles, knowledge, and practices needed to successfully manage IT projects. Topics include agile methodologies, IT management best practices, processes, and organizational structure. Students will have the ability to analyze IT project management concepts such as agility, budgeting, milestone tracking, project scope, and team roles.

IT Program Management

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for successful IT program management. Students will have the ability to analyze IT program requirements, organization, and develop a strategic plan for IT program management. Topics can include security, industry standards, compliance, organizational structure, and internal and external stakeholders.

IT Operations Management

This course explores concepts, issues, and best practices for managing IT operations in modern organizations. Topics include organizational structure, policies, procedures, and risk management. Additional topics may include technology acquisition, evaluation, implementation, and maintenance. Students will have the opportunity to develop operational management plans for a large-scale organization.

System Analysis and Design

This course focuses on advanced concepts in systems analysis, modeling, system design, testing, and implementation. Models covered in this course can include dynamic, static, and structural. Students have the opportunity to learn and use Computer-Aided Software Engineering (CASE) tools.

Global Technology Management

This course focuses on the global nature of technology and the management of technology in the international business environment. Key concepts can include risk management, legal issues, ethical issues, cooperation, and competition.

Innovations and Emerging Media

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn about current information technology innovations and emerging media. Contemporary topics may include artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchains, cryptocurrencies, IoT, autonomous vehicles, and digital media. Specific focus is placed on the resultant ethical, social, legal, and cultural issues such as net neutrality, broadband regulation, privacy, and intellectual property rights.

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