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MS in Information Technology - Project Management

The Purdue University Global Master of Science in Information Technology - Project Management program is designed to help students obtain an advanced understanding of IT project development and implementation methodologies. Find more details about this online graduate degree here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Project Management

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

A basic understanding of computer components and processes is helpful to those who wish to enter this program. Applicants to Purdue University Global should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Those enrolled in the Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Project Management at Purdue University Global could study managerial processes and various technological concepts in programming, database design, and systems analysis. The program's concentration courses are designed to guide students through the entire project management process, from planning to implementation. These courses review the project selection process, project plan development, resource allocation, scheduling practices, cost estimation, and project closing procedures. Students will also take courses in networks, the SQL programming language, and database and system design.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Purdue University Global's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Project Management:

A total of 40 credits in core coursework and 20 credits in the area of concentration must be completed to earn all required credits in this program. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Purdue University Global to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (40 credits)

  • Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Writing and Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
  • Database Design and Data Modeling
  • SQL Query Design
  • Computer Networks
  • Management of Information Security
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Master's-Level Information Technology Internship I & II
    • Master's Capstone in Information Technology

Project Management Concentration Courses (20 credits)

  • Strategic Project Selection and Initiation
  • Project Planning and the Project Plan
  • Project Execution With Monitoring and Control
  • Project Closing, Ethics, and Professional Responsibilities
  • IT elective

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the MS in Information Technology - Project Management program could possess the skills and knowledge needed to oversee project management in the IT departments of any type of industry. They could manage areas of budgeting, cost, team building, or project implementation.

Positions graduates could pursue include:

  • Senior IT project manager
  • Senior IT support manager
  • System implementation project manager

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