Curriculum

The curriculum includes a total of 12 graduate courses (36 credits) total. Students will take eight core courses and four elective courses in their specialized track.

Students can obtain a general MSIT degree by selecting elective courses across tracks. Students with backgrounds that are not in Information Technology (IT) or business may need foundation courses which do not count towards the 36 credits required for the degree.

Information Technology Core Courses

You will complete the eight Information Technology core courses below (24 credits).

  • IT 508 Information Technology Management
  • IT 509 Data Management
  • IT 510 Software Planning and Development
  • IT 511 Data Communications and Networking
  • IT 512 Project Management
  • IT 513 Information Security
  • IT 514 Distributed Systems
  • IT 516 Data Structures and Algorithms

Choose Your Track

You will complete four elective courses (12 credits) from either of the following two tracks to specialize in Information Technology Management or Data Analytics. Alternatetively, students can obtain a general MSIT degree by selecting four elective courses across both tracks.

Track 1: Data Analytics

Students who complete this track will be prepared to create, develop and implement data models as well as work with big data sets using a real-world data cluster managed in-house to derive insights and make recommendations. An applied curriculum based on machine learning and statistical techniques, visualization tools and R language provides professionals with the necessary skills to launch their careers into the data analytics domain in any industry.

Students who complete this track will be prepared to leverage and manage data and develop data-driven solutions, either as in-house experts and managers or as independent consultants. This track provides a foundation for graduates to move on to positions such as Business/Systems Analyst, Data Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, and to upcoming positions opening in this growing field.

Data Analytics Courses 
  • IT 530 Principles of Data Analytics
  • IT 531 Data Mining
  • IT 532 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
  • IT 533 Big Data Technologies
  • IT 582 Special Topics
  • IT 590 Internship
  • IT 599 IT Project (track-related)

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Track 2: Information Technology Management

This program is customizable to meet the needs of professionals looking to become IT Managers, IT Project Managers, IT Consultants, IT Strategists, Chief Information Officers (CIO), or Chief Technology Officers (CTO) among others.

Students who complete this track will be prepared to create strategies that support business, innovate with IT, and manage projects, as well as develop and maintain IT architecture and infrastructure.

Information Technology Management Courses
  • IT 520 IT Strategy and Business Value
  • IT 521 Healthcare Information Technologies
  • IT 522 Enterprise Systems
  • IT 523 IT Architecture and Infrastructure
  • IT 524 Emergent Technologies and Issues
  • IT 582 Special Topics
  • IT 590 Internship
  • IT 599 IT Project (track-related)

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