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Master of Science IT Management

  • Overview

    Technology is a fundamental part of everyday life that we all depend on. Nearly every organization in almost every industry needs qualified IT managers. IT managers are the linchpins that solve problems, fix emergencies, forecast future tech needs, and keep organizations running smoothly.

    WGU fits.

    Your schedule, your budget, your needs.

    Jason explains how.
    Jason Franklin WGU alumni double IT grad
  • Costs

    $3,540

    Tuition per 6-month term

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    + $295

    Resource and Program Fees, per term

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    = $3,835

    TOTAL PER TERM

    +$65

    One-time application fee

    Apply FREE this week

    $295 per-term fees include Resource Fee of $145 (covers all e-books and learning resources, saving you hundreds per term) and Program Fee of $150 (covers additional costs specific to this program).

    Earn the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certificationwithin this program—at no cost.
    By charging per 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.

  • Courses

    Curriculum that ensures you’ve mastered the things employers want you to know.

    The competencies you gain through this program will span crucial topical areas in technical communication, risk management, cyberlaw, power & influence, leadership, networking, disaster recovery, technological globalization, and more. Expand the category to see individual courses.

     

    • Financial Management for IT Professionals
    • Project Management
    • Technical Communications
    • Technological Globalization
    • Managing Technology Operations and Innovation
    • IT Sourcing and Development in a Global Economy
    • Information Technology Management
    • Power, Influence and Leadership
    • Current and Emerging Technology

    The Master of Science, IT Management Capstone course challenges students to demonstrate mastery of all the MSITM program outcomes. The capstone challenges students to integrate skills and knowledge from all program domains into one project.

  • Careers
    12%

    Employment of IT managers is projected to grow 12% from 2016-2016, double the national average.

    —U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Earn your master’s degree in Information Technology Management online.

Technology is a fundamental part of everyday life that we all depend on. Nearly every organization in almost every industry needs qualified IT managers. IT managers are the linchpins that solve problems, fix emergencies, forecast future tech needs, and keep organizations running smoothly.

WGU’s online M.S. Information Technology Management degree program is designed with input from industry experts and leading tech employers.

In addition to earning your master's degree, as you complete the coursework for this program you will 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 accreditation you need, plus industry respect and recognition.

Accredited

Best in class.

Recognized for innovation.


Career-focused curriculum. On-call faculty support. 24/7 learning.

Within this program you'll earn the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification—essentially, it is one of your course assessments. Below are the major subjects and a course listing for this degree program.

Courses at-a-glance:

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IT Management
Financial Management for IT Professionals

Financial Management for IT Professionals develops learners��� skills in financial management, budgeting, and procurement. This course teaches how to leverage financial know-how to improve workplace decision-making. This course also provides learners with the knowledge and skills necessary to spend money on the right projects and equipment, while aligning operating budgets with strategic initiatives. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Project Management

Project Management is for students seeking the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) credential. The course is a thorough exploration of the inputs, tools, techniques, and outputs across the five process groups and 10 knowledge areas identified in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide. The essential concepts and practical scenarios included enable students to build the competencies required to successfully complete the CAPM certification exam. There is no prerequisite for this course.

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Information Technology Management
Information Technology Management

Information Technology Management introduces the key topics and skills needed to lead next-generation technology organizations. This course explores how common applications and innovation drive value and business needs. Ethical and regulatory compliance issues are discussed, including current practices for risk management, disaster recovery, and cybersecurity. Students will also analyze the key leadership skills and traits necessary to lead responsive, competitive, and innovative organizations. This course has no prerequisites.

Technical Communication

This course covers basic elements of technical communication, including professional written communication proficiency; the ability to strategize approaches for different audiences; and technical style, grammar, and syntax proficiency.

Technological Globalization

Technological Globalization explores information and communication technologies used to meet business needs in global markets. IT executives must analyze their organization���s technological needs, develop internationally-capable strategic plans, and mitigate the operational challenges of each of the countries in which the organization does business. This course provides students with the practical knowledge and understanding of how to plan, evaluate, and successfully integrate effective and efficient technical communication solutions in the global business market. This course has no prerequisites.

Managing Technology Operations and Innovation

Managing Technology Operations and Innovation explores the importance of innovation in the processes of operations management and business competition. From the formulation of tactical operations plans to strategic objectives, IT executives need to create partnerships to drive innovation within an organization. This course provides students with the practical knowledge and understanding of operations management concepts, business models, methods, tools, applications, and best practices used by successful organizations to improve their operations. This course has no prerequisites.

IT Sourcing and Development in a Global Economy

IT Sourcing and Development in a Global Economy examines the practice of sourcing and developing global IT projects from a management perspective. In today���s organizations, leaders look for efficient and effective ways to deliver goods and services. This course will allow students to explore the strategic, operational, tactical, and security-related impacts on the organization of sourcing and supporting a global IT project. Students will cultivate a deep understanding of the documents, skills, and stakeholders needed for any given project and develop the ability to leverage these elements to achieve success. This course will also explore the ethical, cultural, and regulatory considerations surrounding sourcing and managing IT projects in a global space. There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Power, Influence and Leadership
Power, Influence and Leadership

Power, Influence, and Leadership focuses on the development of the critical leadership and soft skills necessary for success in information technology leadership and management. The course focuses specifically on skills such as cultivating effective leadership communication, building personal influence, enhancing emotional intelligence (soft skills), generating ideas and encouraging idea generation in others, resolving conflicts, and positioning oneself as an influential change agent within different organizational cultures. There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Capstone
MS, Information Technology Management Capstone

MSITM Capstone course challenges students to demonstrate mastery of all the MSITM program outcomes. The capstone challenges students to integrate skills and knowledge from all program domains into one project.

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Current and Emerging Technology
Current and Emerging Technology

Current and Emerging Technologies explores organizational leadership trends, practices, processes, and technology in contemporary technology-intensive organizations. IT executives need to stay informed of technological trends to determine their relevance and implementation within an organization. This course requires students to read and evaluate academic literature pertaining to emerging IT topics. This course has no prerequisites.

How you'll learn:

Every course focuses on a set of clearly defined competencies that you must prove you’ve learned—through tests, papers, projects, or other assessments. Demonstrating mastery is how you pass a course, so learning what it takes to be outstanding in your career is at the heart of WGU’s M.S. Information Technology Management curriculum.

That means what you learn is often directly applicable the next day at work—and it means what you’re doing at work frequently informs the work you’re doing in your courses. It’s all about real-world applicability so every moment spent studying is time well spent.

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).

On-call faculty support:

An entire team of faculty members has one goal in mind: your success. Your Program Mentor is your individually assigned faculty member, providing program guidance and instruction from the day you start to the day you graduate. In addition, Course Instructors provide subject-matter instruction and support, typically one-on-one, exactly when you need it.

Dig into this program in more detail.

If the M.S. Information Technology Management program is what you are looking for, you'll benefit from the program guide. Dive into the curriculum details to ensure this program fits your learning objectives.

Program Guide

Earn your M.S. in IT Management for about half what you'd pay at any other university.

$3,540

Tuition per 6-month term

+

+ $295

Resource and Program Fees, per term

+

+ $3,835

TOTAL PER TERM

+$65

One-time application fee

Apply FREE this week

$295 per-term fees include Resource Fee of $145 (covers all e-books and learning resources, saving you hundreds per term) and Program Fee of $150 (covers additional costs specific to this program).

A master's degree is always worth it.

If you've honed your IT skills but are looking for more career options, this master's in IT Management will prepare you to lead with confidence and competence.

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“The moment I started my MBA at WGU, I got promoted as a director of IT. Now, with my new skills and credentials, I'm hoping for a C-level position.” Manjit Sooch
MBA IT Management
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