Master of Science in Information Technology and Management

The MS in Information Technology and Management program is a flexible, 36-hour STEM degree (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) designed to prepare students to be successful servant leaders in a market-driven by data and insights. “Disrupt the disruptors” is the motto of our program and we prepare students for the next wave, trend, or tectonic shift. We equip students with future-proof skills to take advantage of new opportunities created by disruptive technologies and thrive in an uncertain future. The focus of our program is on experiential learning through industry collaboration wherein students solve real-world business problems using technology. The result is a graduate with the ability to transition into both disruptive and traditional organizations.

ADMISSION

All applicants for the DBU MS in Information Technology and Management program must meet the following criteria:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU's mission.

In addition, the Master's Degree Admission Committee will review the following criteria as it strives to take a holistic view of the applicant in order to determine the likelihood of success in the MS in Information Technology and Management program.

  • A likelihood for academic success as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 or higher. (The Master's Degree Admission Committee may take into consideration the student's performance in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework as it reviews undergraduate performance.)

  • Successful completion of the Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) or Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®).

    • GRE: 302 (Verbal: 148, Quant: 154, AWA: 3.5)

    • GMAT: 600

  • Three or more years of work experience in Information Technology or Management is desired (but not required). 

PROGRAM REQUISITES

  • MSITM 51.525 - Programming Fundamentals

  • MSITM 51.526 - Introduction to Quantum Computing (for Quantum Computer concentration only)

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Science in Information Technology and Management consists of 24 hours of core courses and a 12-hour concentration.

Credit hours

Information Technology and Management Required Core Curriculum

24

MISM 6320 - Systems Analysis and Project Management

MSITM 6342 - Database Management for Business Analysis

MSITM 6350 - Cloud Computing

Choose one from the following:

MSITM 6340 - Object Oriented Programming (JAVA) (Requisite MSITM 51.525 Programming Fundamentals or equivalent)

MSITM 6341 - Python (Requisite MSITM 51.525 Programming Fundamentals or equivalent)

MSITM 6343 - Programming Approaches to Data Management (Requisite MSITM 51.525 Programming Fundamentals or equivalent)

Choose one from the following

MANA 6310 - Leadership in Management

MANA 6330 - Leadership Development

Choose 3 graduate-level courses (9 hours) from Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, General Management, Human Resources, or Marketing:

Accounting

Choose any three ACCT courses (9 hours).

Entrepreneurship

Choose any three ENTR courses (9 hours).

Finance

Choose any three FINA courses (9 hours).

General Management

Choose any three of the following courses (9 hours)

ACCT 5311 - Survey of Accounting

ACCT 6321 - Managerial Accounting (Requisite ACCT 5311 Survey of Accounting)

ENTR 6301 - New Business Creation

FINA 6301 - Corporate Finance (Requisite FINA 51.521 Foundations of Finance)

MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers (Requisite MANA 3305 or MANA 6303 Research & Statistics)

MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics

MANA 6314 - Organizational Change and Development (Requisite MANA 51.521 Management Theory)

MRKT 6341 - Advanced Marketing Strategies

MSITM 6320 - Humanics: Agile Project Management

MSITM 6330 - Digital Ethics

MSITM 6307 - Humanics: Design Thinking

Human Resources

Choose any three of the following courses (9 hours).

MANA 6301 - Employment Law (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6305 - Talent Acquisition and Development (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6340 - Workforce Analytics (Requisite: MANA 51.521)

MANA 6343 - Total Rewards (Requisite: MANA 51.521 or undergraduate equivalent)

MANA 6350 - Creative Decisions

Marketing

Choose any three MRKT courses (9 hours).

CONCENTRATION

12

Choose one concentration from the following:

Business Intelligence and Analytics

MSITM 6301 - Business Data Warehousing (Requisite MSITM 6342 or 6343)

MSITM 6302 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining (Requisite MANA 6302, MSITM 6340 or 6341)

Choose two from the following:

BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship

MSITM 6303 - Data Visualization

MSITM 6304 - Capstone Project (Requisite MSITM 6301, 6302, 6303)

MSITM 6305 - IoT and Big Data (Requisite MSITM 6302, 6340 or 6341)

MSITM 6306 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Requisite MSITM 6301, 6302, 6340 or 6341)

FinTech

Choose four from the following:

BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship

MSITM 6306 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Requisite MSITM 6340 or 6341)

MSITM 6309 - FinTech: Latest Trends and Digital Strategies

MSITM 6310 - FinTech Capstone (S-L) (Requisite: FINA 6301, MSITM 6306, MISTM 6323)

MSITM 6323 - Blockchain

Information Security for Managers

Choose four from the following:

BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship

MSITM 6311 - Introduction to Information Security Management

MSITM 6312 - Information Security Privacy, Policy and Governance

MSITM 6313 - Information Security Privacy, Program Management, and Development

MSITM 6314 - Information Security Privacy, Risk Management

Information Technology Management

Courses from all concentrations. Choose four from the following:

BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship

MSITM 6301 - Business Data Warehousing (Requisite MSITM 6342 or 6343)

MSITM 6302 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining (Requisite MANA 6302, MSITM 6340 or 6341)

MSITM 6303 - Data Visualization

MSITM 6304 - Capstone Project (Requisite MSITM 6301, 6302, 6303)

MSITM 6305 - IoT and Big Data (Requisite MSITM 6302, 6340 or 6341)

MSITM 6306 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Requisite MSITM 6301, 6302, 6340 or 6341)

MSITM 6308 - DevOps

MSITM 6309 - FinTech: Latest Trends and Digital Strategies

MSITM 6310 - FinTech Capstone (Requisite: FINA 6301, MSITM 6306 and 6323)

MSITM 6311 - Introduction to Information Security Management

MSITM 6312 - Information Security Privacy, Policy and Governance

MSITM 6313 - Information Security Privacy, Program Management, and Development

MSITM 6314 - Information Security Privacy, Risk Management

MSITM 6320 - Agile Project Management

MSITM 6321 - IT Strategy

MSITM 6322 - Technology Consulting

MSITM 6323 - Blockchain (Requisite FINA 6301)

Professional Development

Required 3 hours for Internship (each course must be taken in a different semester)

MSITM 6125 - Business Technology Professional Internship I (S-L)

MSITM 6126 - Business Technology Professional Internship II (S-L)

MSITM 6127 - Business Technology Professional Internship III (S-L)

Choose any three from the following:

MSITM 6301 - Business Data Warehousing (Requisite: MSITM 6342 or MSITM 6343)

MSITM 6302 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining (Requisite: MANA 6302, MSITM 6340, or MSITM 6341)

MSITM 6303 - Data Visualization (Requisite: MSITM 6342)

MSITM 6305 - IoT and Big Data (Requisite: MSITM 6302, MSITM 6340, or MSITM 6341)

MSITM 6306 - Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Requisite: MSITM 6301, MSITM 6302, MSITM 6340, or MSITM 6341)

MSITM 6308 - DevOps

MSITM 6309 - FinTech: Latest Trends and Digital Strategies

MSITM 6311 - Introduction to Information Security Management

MSITM 6312 - Information Security Privacy, Policy and Governance

MSITM 6313 - Information Security Privacy, Program Management, and Development

MSITM 6314 - Information Security Privacy, Risk Management

MSITM 6320 - Agile Project Management

MSITM 6321 - IT Strategy

MSITM 6322 - Technology Consulting

MSITM 6323 - Blockchain (Requisite: FINA 6301)

Technology Strategy and Consulting

Choose four from the following:

BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship

MSITM 6321 - IT Strategy

MSITM 6322 - Technology Consulting

MSITM 6323 - Blockchain (Requisite FINA 6301)

MSITM 6308 - DevOps

Quantum Information Science

Choose four from the following:

BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship

MSITM 6351 - Quantum Information Processing

MSITM 6352 - Quantum Information Theory

MSITM 6353 - Quantum Computing Application

MSITM 6354 - Quantum Information Science Capstone

User Experience (UX)

Choose four from the following:

BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship

MSITM 6332 - User Experience Principles

MSITM 6333 - User Experience Analytics

MSITM 6334 - Customer Experience Intimacy

MSITM 6335 - Customer Experience Design and Strategy

Total Credit Hours Required

36

(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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