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MS in Management - Information Technology

Purdue University Global's Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Information Technology program combines a core curriculum designed to develop fundamental management skills with courses focusing on technical knowledge of business information systems. Learn more about the online program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Information Technology

School Offering Program:

Purdue University Global

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Students who want to apply to Purdue University Global's MS in Management and Leadership program with a concentration in Information Technology should have an interest in advancing their managerial skills and developing an understanding of computer networks and information management in a business environment.

Applicants must provide evidence of bachelor's degree completion with an accredited school, or have completed 30 semester or 45 quarter credit hours in undergraduate coursework across Common Professional Components (CPC) aligned with Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Program Description:

Purdue's MS in Management and Leadership offers students the opportunity develop their own management style as they learn about management theory and the impact of management. The program also provides students the opportunity to work on a capstone project, where they can apply their learning to a real world situation. For the information technology concentration, students will need to take four courses that dive into business information systems, examples of which include courses on basic IT principles, managing IT, legal issues surrounding IT, and data analysis.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

56 credit hours.

Financial Aid:

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 the Master of Science in Management and Leadership with a concentration in Information Technology:

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 Requirements (40 credits)

  • Business Communications (4 credits)
  • Strategic Human Resource Management (4 credits)
  • Management Theories and Practices I (4 credits)
  • Management Theories and Practices II (4 credits)
  • Leadership Theory and Practice I (4 credits)
  • Leadership Theory and Practice II (4 credits)
  • Organizational Excellence and Change (4 credits)
  • Action Research and Consulting Skills (4 credits)
  • Strategic Financial Analysis (4 credits)
  • Applied Research Project (4 credits)

Concentration Courses (16 credits)

  • Principles of Information Technology (4 credits)
  • Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment (4 credits)
  • One of the following (4 credits):
    • System Analysis and Design
    • Information Systems Project Management
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Database Design and Data Modeling
    • Foundations in Data Analytics
    • Computer Networks
    • Management of Information Security
    • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
  • One of the following (4 credits):
    • Information Systems Project Management
    • Decision Support Systems
    • Knowledge-Based Management Systems
    • Database Design and Data Modeling
    • SQL Query Design
    • Foundations in Data Analytics
    • Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Computer Networks
    • Advanced Network Management
    • Management of Information Security
    • Computer and Network Security
    • Legal and Ethical Issues in IT

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who graduate from the MS in Management and Leadership program with a concentration in Information Technology may be interested in pursuing further education at the doctorate level.

Examples of doctorate level degrees in the fields of either business, management, or IT include:

  • PhD in Information Systems and Technology
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) with a concentration in Information Systems
  • PhD. in Accounting/Management Information Systems
  • Doctor of Computer Science with concentration in Big Data Analysis

Career Paths:

Purdue University Global's MS in Management and Leadership is designed to give students an understanding of management theory. The Information Technology concentration offers students a chance to explore various subjects in business IT, including business IT management, database design, and network security.

Students who graduate from the MS in Management and Leadership program with a concentration in IT may be interested in careers such as:

  • Information technology management consultant
  • Information technology business analyst
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Computer network architect

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