Program Details

Bridge (Master of Science in Information Technology Management)

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business
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Total Program Credits: 16
Online: 7 weeks [More Info]
Transfer Credits:
Up to 90 credits, only 84 can be lower division
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Prepare for a Future in IT Management

Grand Canyon University's Bridge (Master of Science in Information Technology Management) degree program is designed for students without a technology-related degree who aspire to gain the leadership skills and business management knowledge in information technology. Offered within the Colangelo College of Business, this IT management degree program will provide you with a strong information technology foundation necessary to move forward toward earning your master’s degree. You will develop the training and participate in hands-on activities to gain the skills and understanding that you can apply during the MS in IT Management program.

What You Will Learn

Throughout this required four-course bridge program, you will take the following courses:

  • CST 110 - Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology Lecture & Lab
  • ITT 115 - Platforms and Network Technologies Lecture & Lab
  • BIT 310 - Information Systems Design and Development
  • SYM 400 - Introduction to Database Structures

The curriculum introduces you to basic aspects of programming, networks and databases. Emphasis is placed on fundamental knowledge in these areas, along with hands-on activities.

Your Next Degree

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree program prepares you for leadership positions in information technology. This degree in information technology blends technology and management courses developed to instill the tech and business knowledge necessary to lead and manage information technology operations across varying industries. You will acquire these core competencies:

  • Strategic Management and Leadership
  • Information Literacy and Decision Making
  • Ethics in Information Technology
  • Quantitative Analysis and Reasoning

Graduates of the Bridge (Master of Science in Information Technology) degree are equipped with the skills and knowledge to pursue potential career opportunities as an information technology or information systems manager or project manager or data processing manager. You may also embark on a career path toward becoming a chief information officer or chief technology officer.

Course List

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Major:
16 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
16 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course provides a foundation for programming and problem solving using computer programming, as well as an introduction to the academic discipline of IT. Topics include variables, expressions, functions, control structures, and pervasive IT themes: IT history, organizational issues, and relationship of IT to other computing disciplines. The course prepares students for advanced concepts and techniques in programming and information technology, including object-oriented design, data structures, computer systems, and networks. The laboratory reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture. Hands-on activities focus on writing code that implements concepts discussed in lecture and on gaining initial exposure to common operating systems, enterprise architectures, and tools commonly used by IT professionals. Prerequisite: MAT-154.

Course Description

This course exposes students to the fundamentals of networks and networking in IT. It then builds deeper understanding of how networks work, including the topics of LANs, WANs, service providers, packets, hubs, routers, switches, and Internet protocols. The laboratory reinforces and expands learning of principles introduced in the lecture. Hands-on activities focus on setting up and configuring local and enterprise networks, experimenting with various topologies, and scalability planning with routers and switches. Prerequisite: CST-111 or CST-105.

Course Description

This course introduces key aspects of information systems development within the context of business information systems. Students focus on systems development with an emphasis on the system development life cycle, including requirements analysis and traceability, feasibility, and cost-benefit analysis. Systems development, deployment, and post-implementation processes are also addressed.

Course Description

This course examines the design, development, implementation, and maintenance of relational database structures. Emphasis is on appropriate application and implementation. Prerequisite: BIT-200 or CST-110 or CST-111.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

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* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.