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Master of Science

Online Master's in Information Technology Management

3rd Party Certification Included in this Degree

OVERVIEW

Lead Digital Transformation With a Master's Degree in IT Management


 

Leaders drive innovation! Every organization in every industry needs qualified IT leaders. Today’s employers are looking for skilled information technology professionals to lead at every level of the organization. They are seeking individuals who possess project management and problem-solving abilities to drive change and keep the organization running smoothly. The Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree program at WGU is a versatile degree that prepares emerging leaders seeking advancement into IT management and IT executive-level leadership positions in ever-changing, fast-growing global industries and organizations. Whether you have a background in technology or not, this program will teach you how to address business needs with IT solutions. This IT management program also aids people leaders in growing their influence. It provides practical and relevant coursework in leadership, technology operations and integration, sourcing, risk, planning, influence, finance, solutions development, and project management with a global perspective on emerging technologies, practices and methodologies.

For individuals with or without a background in technology, this program will teach you how to address business needs with IT solutions. WGU’s online M.S. Information Technology Management degree program is designed with input from CIOs, CTOs, industry experts, and leading tech employers. And this degree program applies to all organizations and all industries. The principles you will learn have a broad application in and out of the IT industry.

Compare this degree: Also considering the MBA in IT Management degree program? This article can help you understand the differences

72% of students finish within 

20 Months

WGU lets you move more quickly through material you already know and advance as soon as you're ready. The result: You may finish faster.
 

 

Tuition per six-month term is

$3,940

Tuition charged per term—rather than per credit—helps you control the ultimate cost of your degree. Finish faster, pay less! Plus, you can earn valuable industry certifications for no extra cost.

Graduates who recommend WGU

97%

The vast majority of alumni say WGU delivered on its promises. In fact, over 50% of students found WGU thanks to a friend's recommendation.
 

 

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COURSES & COMPETENCIES

Courses in the IT Management Master's Degree

This IT management program is composed of the following courses. You will typically complete them one at a time as you make your way through your program, working with your Program Mentor each term to build your personalized Degree Plan. You’ll work through each course as quickly as you can study and learn the material. As soon as you’re ready, you’ll pass the assessment, complete the course, and move on. This means you can finish as many courses as you're able in a term at no additional cost.

The M.S. IT Management degree program is an all-online program that you will complete through independent study with the support of WGU faculty. You will be expected to complete at least 8 competency units (WGU's equivalent of the credit hour) each 6-month term. (Each course is typically 3 or 4 units).

The WGU M.S. IT Management degree program was designed by and is regularly updated with input from the experts on our Information Technology Program Council. This ensures that you learn best practices to address the challenges of today’s IT leaders.

IT Management
Information Technology Management
Current and Emerging Technology
Power, Influence and Leadership
Capstone

10 Courses

Program consists of 10 courses

At WGU, we design our curriculum to be timely, relevant, and practical—all to ensure your degree is proof you really know your stuff.

Capstone Project

Special requirements for this program

At the end of your program, you will complete a capstone project that represents the culmination of all your hard work—a project that allows you to take what you’ve learned and apply it to a real-world situation, proposing a solution to an actual issue you face in your place of business. WGU M.S. IT Management students have completed capstone projects on topics including digital transformation, cloud migration, and cloud digital leadership. 

“WGU is an excellent choice for obtaining your Master's degree! The tuition includes all books and test fees. It is an "all-you-can-eat" model. With this model, you can finish quickly if you make the time, or take the entire 2 years.  The course instructors are excellent.  They actually care and give you valuable feedback on your assignments. The curriculum is very applicable to real-life, not just theory. I completed my MS in IT Management in 12 months. This is a great university and not just a diploma mill.”

—Elliott Franklin
M.S. Information Technology Management

Why WGU?

Earning Potential

After graduation, WGU  graduates report earning $12,300 more per year. Are you ready to make more money?

On Your Schedule

No class times, no assignment deadlines. You are in charge of your learning and schedule. You can move through your courses as quickly as you master the material, meaning you can graduate faster.
 

Entirely Online

The IT management master's degree at WGU is 100% online, which means it works wherever you are. You can do your coursework at night after working at your full-time job, on weekends, while you're traveling the world or on vacation—it's entirely up to you.

Accredited, Respected,
Recognized

One important measure of a degree’s value is the reputation of the university where it was earned. When employers, industry leaders, and academic experts hold your alma mater in high esteem, you reap the benefits of that respect. WGU is a pioneer in reinventing higher education for the 21st century, and our quality has been recognized. 

 

IT CERTIFICATION

3rd Party IT Management Certification Included


 

Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)

In addition to earning your master's degree, you will have the opportunity to earn the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification—exam costs covered by your low, flat tuition and fees! Earning this cert on your way to your master's gives your résumé an immediate boost as soon as you've earned it, even before you complete your degree.

The Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification is for newer, entry-level IT students who have less project management experience. This is a globally recognized certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and covers all the basic knowledge and terminology associated with effective project management. Employers appreciate seeing CAPM on your résumé and it can be the ideal certification to set you apart from other prospective employees. 

COST & TIME

An Affordable Master's in IT Management

By charging per six-month term rather than per credit—and empowering students to accelerate through material they know well or learn quickly—WGU helps students control the ultimate cost of their degrees. The faster you complete your program, the less you pay for your degree.

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A College Degree Within Reach

There is help available to make paying for school possible for you:

The average student loan debt of WGU graduates in 2019 (among those who borrowed) was less than half* the national average.

Most WGU students qualify for financial aid, and WGU is approved for federal financial aid and U.S. veterans benefits. 

Many scholarship opportunities are available. Find out what you might be eligible for.
 

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Competency-Based Education Puts Working Professionals in the Driver’s Seat of Their IT Management Master's Degree

As a competency-based university, WGU allows you to speed up your progress—no waiting for other class members, no waiting for a new semester to start. 

Already familiar with a subject? Review the material, take the assessment, and move on. Taking a course in a subject that’s new for you? Maximize all available resources and ensure you’re comfortable with the material when you take the assessment.

"([I] was able to finish my master's in two semesters. The teachers were always helpful, evaluations were handled timely, and I was able to work at my own pace. The best part is that I feel that I really learned what I need to be able to advance professionally....”

—Cynthia Vega
M.S. IT Management

CAREER OUTLOOK

Set Goals And Get Results—IT Leadership Careers Start With a Master’s Degree in IT Management

Companies in every industry need skilled, management-savvy IT experts to keep things running smoothly. IT managers understand the critical role technology plays in an organization’s success, and are adept at managing IT needs to support essential functions. WGU’s Master of Science in Information Technology Management is designed to help you become a valuable leader on the IT management team.

Information is the engine that runs almost all industries. Whether it's finance or medicine, advertising or education, success centers on technology. The result is an ever-increasing need for IT managers who can combine proven tech skills with management acumen to navigate emergencies, and plan and execute strategies that will keep all systems functioning. Students who earn a master’s degree in IT management will be prepared to maximize leadership opportunities in their career. 

Return on Your Investment

10%

Employment of computer and information systems managers is projected to grow 10% from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations.

—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

IT Managers are the Cornerstones of their Organizations

Our M.S. IT Management alumni are working in jobs such as:

Job Titles

  • CIO/CTO
  • IT Manager
  • IT Director
  • Information Systems Manager
  • IT Project Manager

Diverse Industries

  • Business
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Government
  • Healthcare

Major Employers

  • Cisco Systems
  • Dell
  • U.S. Air Force
  • Florida Community Health Centers
  • Legal Aid of West Virginia

WGU Grads Hold Positions With Top Employers

ADMISSIONS

Admissions Requirements Unique to the IT Management Master's Program

To be considered for this program, you must:

  • Submit a transcript verifying receipt of your bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited institution.

NOTE: You do not need to take the GRE or GMAT to be admitted to this program. Learn why we don't require these tests.

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Get Your Questions Answered

Talk to an WGU Enrollment Counselor.

Common Questions About Enrolling in a College of IT Degree Program

You should speak with an Enrollment Counselor. WGU can often provide advice or resources to help a prospective student fulfill enrollment prerequisites.

When you enroll in a WGU degree program, our goal is to see you through to graduation. Admission requirements are designed to increase your likelihood of success. Years of data and experience with the nontraditional students WGU serves have shown us how various types of academic and professional experience can be highly important in helping a student persist to graduation. Industry certifications are one of many ways a student can meet eligibility.

WGU has an obligation to our graduates—and their current and future employers—to ensure WGU alumni have mastered the most up-to-date, current competencies and skills needed in the workplace. Recency of certifications helps us ensure that students have demonstrated competency in skills as they are needed in today's working world.

As a full-time student, you will be required to maintain a minimum pace of 12 competency units (CUs) per term for undergraduate programs or 8 CUs per term for graduate programs. However, there is no maximum speed—once you complete a course, you move immediately to the next, and you complete a course not by waiting for the syllabus, the professor, or the rest of the class. You progress by learning the material and proving it—so you can move through your coursework at the speed of your own learning and experience.

Instructors are highly educated, experienced experts in the subject matter of a course. Unlike in a traditional university where going to class means listening to an instructor lecture while you take notes and try to learn in a group setting, WGU's Instructors provide one-on-one instruction and support when you need it—tailoring the instruction to your precise needs when you need it. Instructors also provide additional resources, lead topical discussions in online communities, and find countless other ways to bring a specific course to life for students.

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