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Online Master's Degree in Information Technology Management

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Leverage Your Passion for IT into a Management Career

Prepare for a wide variety of leadership roles within fast-paced, technology-rich environments with an online Master’s in information technology management. Your professional responsibilities could include the following:

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Utilize technical skills in programming and technology troubleshooting.

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Recommend software and hardware systems for organizations.

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Efficiently implement IT operations to meet organizational objectives.

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Work independently and with others to meet technology goals.


What will I learn with a Master’s of Science in Information Technology Management?

The online Master’s program for Information Technology Management prepares students for a leadership role in today's dynamic technology sector, and giving you the skills necessary to execute strategic planning and efficient implementation of IT operations across today's global organizations.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to excel in advanced IT management roles, and will possess an increased understanding and awareness of the effective use of technical advancements and project management at the enterprise level.

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Core Degree Courses (24 Credits)

  • RES500* Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis
    This course explores four major components of research for graduate program: business research and descriptive statistics, fundamentals of accounting analysis, fundamentals of financial analysis, and decision making through statistical and logical methods. The course includes quantitative methods to support research methodologies. The course is not intended to provide an in-depth study of these components but provides basic knowledge to support intensive learning that will occur in the core courses of their programs. Course not eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) credit.
  • ISM501 IT Management
    This course prepares students to analyze organizational issues in information technology (IT) and proposed the necessary solutions to address business needs. Students gain a detailed understanding of how to manage, oversee, plan and maintain IT systems and resources. Students also learn how to effectively manage IT professionals as either employees or outside consultants. Topics include: IT management principles, IT risk management, project management, systems maintenance and leadership.
  • ISM511 Managing Virtualized and Cloud Systems
    This course prepares students to manage and develop technology solutions utilizing both virtualized and cloudbased systems. Students gain an understanding of various virtualization technologies and how they should be implemented. Additionally students evaluate a variety of cloudbased solutions and providers to increase organizational efficiency, redundancy and business continuity. Topics include: comparison of cloud-providers and technologies, the implementation and maintenance of virtualized infrastructure and servers and how to design fault-tolerant systems with virtualization technology.
  • ISM521 Management Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Systems
    This course prepares students to design, evaluate and manage enterprise-level systems commonly used in mission critical applications. Students gain knowledge in a variety of common enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications such as payroll, budgeting, human resources, inventory and sales. Topics include systems selection, maintenance and planning. Additionally the ability to compare and contrast distinct service providers is also presented.
  • ISM525 Ethical Considerations in Managing Information Technology
    This course provides information about the ethical considerations and issues that IT professionals encounter in the workplace given their exposure to data, various forms of electronic communication, and other types of information. Students will evaluate and interpret information technology policies and regulations and discuss the implications for ethical decisions by IT professionals and IT leadership.
  • ISM545 Information Technology Auditing and Assurance
    This course provides students with a foundation and understanding of IT auditing services used in mid-sized to large organizations. Students will focus on security, integrity, and availability of information systems while integrating financial, performance, and operational auditing and assurance services.
  • ISM550 Information Systems and Security
    This course presents a broad overview of possible issues and dangers that can compromise information systems in the workplace. Students learn the roles, responsibilities, and essential tools needed by IT Managers to secure an organization's data and operations.
  • ISM561 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    This course cover a variety of concepts in the areas of business continuity and disaster recover. Students gain an understanding of business continuity strategies, business impact analysis, recovery point objectives (RTO and RPO), planning techniques and also how to recover from disasters. Topics include risk assessment, fault tolerance, risk acceptance, risk transfer, backup strategies, off-site storage and business resilience.
  • ISM581 Capstone — Information Technology Management
    The capstone course allows the students to review an organization’s needs and address all the challenges involved with implementing and or changing information technology in a complex organization. Students will analyze organizational objectives and propose a solution and a full implementation plan. The proposed solution must address strategies for overcoming the challenges of IT related projects such as assessing risks, reduction of funding, and keeping the support of executive management. Students will utilize skills gained throughout the program to demonstrate the ability to design an IT project from conception to post deployment.

* Master’s Plus - Some Master’s in Information Technology Management students may also be required to take RES500 as part of their program if they have an undergraduate GPA below 3.00. In this case, the degree is 39 credits.

Degree Specialization (12 Credits)

When you earn your online master's degree through CSU Global, you will customize it with a graduate specialization in a subject that matches your professional goals or personal interests. 

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Regional accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) means your degree comes from a top quality, trusted university.

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CSU Global was ranked #3 on Best Value Schools’ Best Information Technology Degree Programs list.

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“My courses at CSU Global have been challenging and fun. Professors encourage critical reasoning and writing and appreciate all points of view. The discussion boards are a great way to share opinions, knowledge and experience and be able to initiate dialog and learning. The course materials are stimulating and the portfolio projects provide the opportunity to use my research and writing skills.”



Why You Should Earn Your Online Master’s Degree

Earning your online master’s degree through CSU Global provides you with more than just the diploma you need to get noticed. With an emphasis on real world concepts and career-relevant skills, you get training and experience along with your credit hours. Additionally, CSU Global strives to make your education as affordable as possible. With our Tuition Guarantee, your tuition rate won’t increase over time! Instead, you’ll enjoy the same low rate for the duration of your enrollment at CSU Global.

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Learn Valuable Skills with a MS in IT Management Online

In preparation for a career in IT management, or as a senior leader in technology-driven industries, this program can help you accomplish the following learning outcomes:

  • Align organizational and IT objectives to accomplish common strategic business goals.
  • Demonstrate effective and efficient technological solutions for issues in a complex enterprise.
  • Recommend and execute technology-based solutions that are aligned with the strategic and operational objectives of the organization.
  • Evaluate the potential ethical and legal ramifications of information technology in a given environment.
  • Communicate IT plans and recommendations to decision-making groups and other stakeholders.

Career Outlook

CompTIA Exam Discount Opportunities

CSU Global has partnered with CompTIA to give students discounted exam rates when registering for any professional CompTIA exam. Contact us for details.

100% of Alumni Working in Their Field

Master’s of Information Technology Management alumni from CSU Global report extremely high rates of working in the IT field after completing the program.

$99,659 Estimated Starting Salary

According to the BLS, the average annual salary for computer/information systems managers, application development directors, and data processing managers is nearly $100k.

IT Support Specialist, IT Quality Assurance Analyst, Systems Administrator

Top three job titles as reported by Master’s of Information Technology Management alumni from CSU Global.

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