Master of Science in Information Technology Management

A comprehensive graduate degree program designed to train business students for a career as a CIO, CTO, or IT manager.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Contemporary Information Technology (IT) managers are organizational leaders who bridge and integrate the worlds of business and IT. They engage business leaders in ongoing and innovative application of information technologies that enable business success, and have the skill sets to function in a complex discipline with many facets.

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MS/ITM) program was designed by faculty with experience in leading-edge technologies to develop professionals suited for the top positions in the IT management field. The degree meets the needs of the modern management-level technology professional responsible for the planning, budgeting, design, integration and deployment of strategic enterprise technologies and programs that contribute to the business organization's success.

The MS/ITM curriculum is grounded in the four foundational components of IT: 1) software, 2) infrastructure, 3) network/communications, and 4) data. The program addresses these foundations from both a contemporary and forward-looking perspective. Instructors with extensive field experience at some of the Bay Area’s top companies present courses that address strategic application of the foundation while integrating emerging technologies, e.g. unstructured data analytics, cloud services, virtualization, mobile platforms, and social media. Students with a special interest in IT Healthcare or Business Data Analytics may choose a concentration in either of those areas.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Graduates of the Master of Science in Information Technology Management program will be able to:
  • Explain the framework of the IT discipline, identifying both foundational and support organizations.
  • Contribute to management level discussions with the business regarding IT’s support of strategic goals and objectives.
  • Identify and address issues associated with the internal operation of IT and offer solutions.
  • Engage in planning and budgeting processes for all components of IT.
  • Use their knowledge of IT organizations to break down barriers existing between IT silos in their work environment.
  • Engage their business community in meaningful dialogue that results in a strong partnership.
  • Integrate new and emerging technologies into each of the foundational components of IT.
  • Apply knowledge gained in the program to the completion of a major capstone project.

TUITION

Ageno School of Business Courses: $2,700 per 3-unit course

Tuition varies for other courses. See Tuition & Fees for details.

LOCATIONS

This program is offered at the following locations: san_francisco online.