Online Master of Professional Studies in Information Technology Management
The online MPS in IT Management program will teach you how to effectively integrate advanced technologies with real-world business objectives. Learn how to leverage computing technologies to solve critical needs of an organization.
* Students will take 3 electives
The goal of this course is to prepare Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology officers, and other senior managers to develop and implement progressive approaches for state-of-the-art IT infrastructures. IT systems exist both as physical devices/infrastructure and as virtualize structures; both require strategic planning around costs, security needs, functions and goals.
This course addresses Enterprise Software Architecture (ESA) and will identify multiple Systems of Interest (SOI). Two SOI fundamental types of behavior are studied; hierarchical and peer level interactions of software. Students will understand and be able to adopt ESA to support successful implementation, minimized risks, simplified operations, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
The managing of information has become critical to the success of a business or enterprise and the governance of the Information technology (IT) resources have become an integral part of most organizations. Additionally, strategic and secure IT governance is fundamental to support, operate, sustain, innovate and grow a business. IT Governance focuses on delivering value to the business by the proper management of the IT’s resource. It is an integrated approach consisting of the leadership, organizational structures and processes that ensure effective alignment of IT with the organization’s strategies and objectives. This course presents an interdisciplinary approach to IT Governance. In the course students will learn about specific objectives of IT Governance, along with standards, frameworks, tools and techniques used in the planning, deploying, managing, monitoring, measuring and sustaining a successful IT governance strategy. The course leverages current and emerging industry best practices, standards, guidelines and governance case studies.
The goal of this course is to provide IT Management candidates with experience in handling processes that are necessary to successfully manage the business aspects of Information Technology. It covers business concepts and processes that art particularly germane to the management and use of Information Technology. These processes include Accounting and Finance, Human Capital and Payroll, Budget, Contract Management, Procurement, Requests for Proposals and Proposal responses, Statements of Work, and Service Level Agreements.
The “Managing the IT Department” Capstone course has been engineered for a student to leverage the entire range of knowledge and skills acquired during their IT Management program journey, and apply them in the context of a modern organization.
Students will use complex case study to address real-world based technology management problem sets from the perspective of a CIO. They will need to consider budget, existing infrastructure, IT strategic direction, organization risk tolerance, industry best practice and existing policy/procedure in their responses and solutions to business challenges. Additionally, students will need to consider implications of technology decisions and direction beyond the IT Department, and fully in tune with organizational business strategy and goals, real-world restrictions, compliance laws, required reporting, and legal/litigation risk.
This course is designed to ensure that not only are IT Management students masters of the wide range of IT Management disciplines, but that they are also able to comprehensively apply the full spectrum of their learning in a real-world context, and in response to real-world challenges that they will be facing as they apply their knowledge in the labor market.
Students admitted to the MPS program must maintain an overall grade point average of 3.00 or better to be considered in good academic standing. Students whose grade point average falls below 3.00 will be placed on academic probation and limited to a maximum of six credit hours in the subsequent semester. Students will be removed from academic probation when they earn an overall grade point average of at least 3.00.
Students may apply one B- toward degree requirements; however, students who earn a second B- will be dismissed from the program. Students who receive a grade of C+ or lower in any coursework attempted will be dismissed from the program.