Master of Science in Information Technology Management

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) degree is a blend of technology and management courses that prepares IT professionals to advance into leadership roles. This program explores leadership, project management, financial analysis, current and emerging technologies, cyber law, and strategic planning all from a Christian perspective.

The masters in information technology management degree provides you with the skills you will need to lead in technology focused organizations and provides a broad overview of how technology is utilized by organizations and individuals within the organization.

This 30-hour master’s degree in information technology management is offered in a hybrid model. You will develop management and leadership skills through a rigorous program with high academic standards that validates the Christian values to which Belhaven is committed.

In the hybrid with Curricular Practical Training (CPT) program, classes are offered in manageable, 14 week terms consisting of one hybrid class with a mandatory weekend face-to-face residency and one online class. Classes are a combination of 14 week and 7 week formats. Project Team activities within each course enhance the learning process and the development of problem-solving skills, while forming the essential quality of teamwork.

The CPT program temporarily allows international students with an F-1 visa to gain practical experience directly related to their major through employment, paid or unpaid internships, or cooperative (co-op) education.

  • Taught in a hybrid model consisting of face-to-face and online classes
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates

There are many career opportunities available for those with a degree in information technology management.  Some of those include:

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Technology Manager
  • Systems Administrator
  • Security Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Management Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Team Leader

Admission Information

Applicants for the Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree program must meet the following:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited college or university(or equivalent from an international institution)  with a 2.8 cumulative GPA or have earned 9 hours of graduate credit with a B in each course.
  • If a student has completed 9 hours of graduate level work, only the graduate transcript is required. Nine hours of transfer credit will transfer into a Belhaven master’s degree.
  • Applicants who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but show the potential for success in the Master of Science in Information Technology Management program, may be admitted on a conditional basis. The student should submit 2 letters of recommendation for review by the program committee. Students admitted on a conditional basis to the Master of Science in Information Technology Management program must earn a 3.00 grade point average in the first six semester hours of graduate work to continue in the Master of Science in Information Technology Management
  • International applicants from non-English speaking countries must also submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of 71 iBT, the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of 6, or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) of 70. Scores must be no more than two years old and must be verifiable. See international student application for additional documents required for issuing the I-20.
  • See "How Do I Apply" page for materials to submit with admission application.

Master of Science in Information Technology Management Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
ITM 600 Ethics and Decision Making 3
ITM 604 Leading Productive Teams 3
ITM 608 Coaching, Mentoring, and Resolving Conflicts 3
ITM 612 Project Management 3
ITM 616 Financial Analysis 3
ITM 620 Strategic Planning 3
ITM 624 Current and Emerging Technology 3
ITM 628 Disaster Recovery Planning 3
ITM 632 Cyber Law, Regulations, and Compliance 3
ITM 650 Externship 0
ITM 670 Leadership Capstone 3
Total 30

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The hybrid Master of Science in Information Technology degree with CPT is designed for students who would like an MSITM degree but are interested in Business Intelligence and Analytics. This concentration combines business and information strategy that focuses on business modeling, data mining, and benchmarking. An MSITM student with a Business Intelligence and Analytics concentration is prepared for jobs in areas like management consulting, operations analyst, marketing manager or financial analyst.

Courses will include:

  • Data mining
  • Data management and business intelligence
  • Marketing analytics

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The hybrid Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree with CPT is designed for students who would like an MSITM degree but are interested in the field of Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is an area of study that looks at technologies, processes and practices that protects networks, computers and data from attack or unauthorized access. An MSITM student with a Cybersecurity concentration is prepared for jobs in the areas of information security, security systems administrator, security consultant or analyst.

Courses will include:

  • Computer Forensics
  • Risk Analysis
  • Data Mining

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Students who wish to add a Project Management concentration take three additional classes, which are designed to help students prepare for the Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification examinations.

A concentration in Project Management prepares students for the potential growth in management in a variety of fields. Project managers are an important part of any organization. They help set goals, identify measures of success and encourage teams to accomplish tasks that advance their organization.
Course # Course Name Credits
MBA 683 Project Management Essentials 3
MPA 684 Project Cost and Scheduling 3
MPA 685 PMP Prep Course 3
Total Electives 9

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The hybrid Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree with CPT is designed for students who would like an MSITM degree but are interested in the field of Supply Chain Management. Supply Chain Management is an area of study that investigates the domestic and international economies of organizations that optimizes the flow of information, finances and materials. An MSITM student with a Supply Chain Management concentration is prepared for jobs in areas like project management, logistics manager, transportation director or procurement analysist.

Courses will include:

  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Management and Logistics
  • Supply Chain Technology and Applications

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We look forward to receiving your application! Please follow the steps on the How Do I Apply page to see how easy it is to submit your application to Belhaven University.