Master of Science in Information Technology Management
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Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM)
A degree that puts managerial and technical skills at the forefront, the Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) at Oakland University’s School of Business Administration prepares students for a career managing information and technology in today’s digital world. Through a program based on experiential learning, students in the SBA’s MSITM program learn the practical skills they need to advance in their careers.
Graduates of the MSITM program will be prepared to climb the career ladder in pursuit of such positions as business analyst, enterprise data architect, business intelligence analyst, information assurance network security engineer, security and network management engineering, IT project manager, privacy officer, IT strategy consultant or IT sourcing manager. The program enhances students’ knowledge of how firms use information technology to address business problems by offering three concentration areas:
The program is structured around three modules:
- Data Management and Business Analytics
- IS Networking and Security
- IS Strategy and Management
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of computer and information systems managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2006 through 2016, which is faster than average for all occupations. The Bureau notes that people with management skills and an understanding of business practices, combined with specialized technical knowledge and strong communication skills, will find excellent opportunities as companies increasingly look to technology to drive revenue.
- Foundation Courses – Provides analysis, design and implementation skills
- Elective Courses – Develops in-depth knowledge in a specific area of interest
- Capstone Project – Synthesizes students’ knowledge and applies it to address issues in one or more areas of concentration
MSITM courses at the SBA are scheduled to respect the time constraints of busy professionals. Classes normally meet weekday evenings, Monday to Thursday, from 6:30 to 9:20 pm. Some Saturday sessions may also be offered. A typical student might attend class twice per week.
This program is offered by the management information systems (MIS) group within the DIS department of Decision and Information Sciences. The faculty have teaching and research interests in many of the areas around which the program is configured, such as e-commerce, strategy, decision support, and a process view of IS development.