Program Details

Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Offered By: Colangelo College of Business
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ProgramLength:
Total Program Credits: 34
Online: 8 weeks [More Info]
Transfer Credits:
Up to 12 credits or 1/3 of the program
Program Tuition Rate:
Online: $489 per credit. [More Info]

Overview

Take the Next Step in Your IT Career

Grand Canyon University's Master of Science in Information Technology Management program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in information technology. The IT management program consists of a unique blend of management courses that will provide you with the business knowledge required to manage information technology functions across a wide range of industries.

If you have experience or a background in information technology and want to take the next step in your career, this IT management program is for you. The information technology degree covers a broad range of topics in the functional areas of business, such as accounting, finance, organizational behavior and strategic management, as well as technology topics, including information security and risk management, innovation in information technology and data management, business process analysis, and IT project management. You will have the opportunity to synthesize and practice what you have learned throughout the program by undertaking an applied IT project. Your project will focus on IT and systems management solutions to meet contemporary business needs with emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills applicable in contemporary, IT-driven business organizations.

Degree Outcomes

Play a Managerial Role in Improving IT for Businesses

You will develop the skills to fulfill an IT management position, as well as gain the following core competencies upon completing the information technology degree program:

  • Strategic Management and Leadership: Evaluate, formulate and propose strategy to sustain, develop or improve IT systems within organizations; possess the skills to lead technology teams and other IT professionals to improve organizational outcomes
  • Information Literacy and Decision Making: Perform industry-specific research, as well as analyze and synthesize data to make business decisions driving growth, sustainability and operational improvement
  • Ethics in Information Technology: Recognize social, moral and ethical responsibility to stakeholders, the community and the greater social good; apply industry standards for IT governance to promote ethical behavior and compliance within organizations
  • Quantitative Analysis and Reasoning: Interpret and apply relevant financial and data analytics information in order to make and recommend decisions related to IT resource distribution in alignment with an organization’s strategy and financial objectives

What You Will Learn

Develop Skills to Lead IT Teams and Departments

This Master of Science in IT management degree features two finance courses (Financial Fundamentals for Managers and Financial Decision Making) offered to introduce basic accounting and finance principles to IT departments and managers. You will also learn about the fundamentals of business process analysis and its role in driving efficient and innovative organizations in the program's Business Process Analysis course.

Other course topics include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Business
  • Innovation in Information Technology and Data Management
  • IT Management and Leadership
  • IT Project Management
  • Information Security and Risk Management

Career Outcomes

Pursue Leadership within Information Technology

Graduates of the Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree program will have the preparation to pursue a career as an information technology or information systems manager or project manager. Other potential career opportunities include data processing manager. You may also choose a career path toward becoming chief information office or chief technology officer.

Course List

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Major:
34 credits
Total Degree Requirements:
34 credits

Program Core Courses

Course Description

This course is designed to prepare students for the graduate learning experience at Grand Canyon University. Students have opportunities to develop and strengthen the skills necessary to succeed as graduate students in the College of Business. Emphasis is placed on utilizing the tools for graduate success.

Course Description

This course introduces key issues in managing information technology and data within contemporary organizations. Students examine the role of leveraging IT and data analytics to drive innovation and add value to organizations through addressing business and market needs. Challenges regarding technology adoption and best practices for utilizing data for organizational decision making are also addressed.

Course Description

This course introduces basic accounting and finance principles relevant for managers. Students become familiar with basic financial statements, cash flow concepts, cost behavior, budgeting, and analytical tools.

Course Description

This course introduces leadership and team management skills relevant to leading information technology teams and departments. Students examine various structures of IT organizations and consider strategies and tactics for leading virtual and co-located technology teams, encouraging high employee performance, and managing conflict within dynamic business environments. Ethical issues in leadership and management are also considered.

Course Description

This course introduces financial management principles relevant to information technology departments. Emphasis is on budgeting for the development and execution of IT projects and ongoing IT processes. Students consider the concept of capitalization and the role of transparency, return on investment, and aligning IT efforts with an organization’s strategic financial objectives within the IT budgeting process. Prerequisites: BUS-600 and MIS-602. Prerequisites: BUS-600 and MIS-602.

Course Description

This course introduces the fundamentals of business process analysis and its role in driving efficient and innovative organizations. Students examine business process mapping, workflow, change initiatives, process improvements with particular emphasis on effective change initiatives, and adoption of IT solutions that solve specific business needs. Prerequisite: MIS-602.

Course Description

This course introduces project management techniques essential to the success of IT-driven organizations, including management of virtual teams and outsourcing. Students apply best practices for managing complex, collaborative IT projects with the goal of increasing quality and efficiency and adding value to organizations. Prerequisites: LDR-604, MIS-640, and MIS-652.

Course Description

This course examines core issues related to information security within the framework of effective IT governance. Students evaluate security mechanisms, operational issues, and policies and plans related to cybersecurity within organizations. There is also emphasis on threat analysis, assessing system vulnerabilities, forensics, and recovery. Prerequisite: MIS-602.

Course Description

This course presents principles for strategic management of information technology systems within organizations with emphasis on assessing the impact of emerging technologies; enterprise system solutions; and recommending, deploying, and evaluating solutions. Students have the opportunity to synthesize and practice what they have learned in the program by undertaking an applied project within the IT industry. Projects focus on IT and systems management solutions to contemporary business needs. Emphasis is on critical thinking and problem-solving skills applicable in contemporary, IT-driven business organizations. Prerequisites: MGT-665 and MIS-657.

Faculty Bios

Program Locations

Online

Online

Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Evening

Evening

Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.

* The Department of Education defines how an institution must calculate a program's On-Time Completion rate for federal disclosure purposes. The On-Time Completion rate is based on a program’s published required number of months to complete all degree requirements as provided in the institution’s catalog. Completion statistics are updated every January and are based on the cohort of students who graduated between 7/1 – 6/30 of the preceding year. The On-Time Completion rate is determined by the number of students in the cohort who completed the program within the published program length divided by the number of students in the cohort who graduated.

Online and Evening program disclosures

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