Master of Information Technology Management


Whether you are an IT professional who wants to advance into corporate management or a business professional who wants to move into IT, we offer a unique and rare MSITM program that can help you achieve your goals.

Our graduates work at Deere & Company, HON Industries, and the Rock Island Arsenal. 


Ambrose Advantages

  • Only Graduate IT Management Degree in the Midwest
  • Cross-Functional Training
  • Top Faculty & Individual Attention

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We created a program for working professionals, and our expert faculty give you the support needed for a successful graduate school experience. MSITM students gain a diverse toolkit in management and high-level IT skills.

See our fact sheet on the MSITM program


More Information on the M.S. in Information Technology Management

What will I learn

   Our program provides an overview of management topics, such as finance, budgeting, and business operations, and teaches you how underlying information technologies can be used to support an effective enterprise. IT-specific courses dive into analysis, design, implementation and management solutions, as well as human resources.

Many times our students tackle projects for their employers or choose projects applicable to their jobs as part of the coursework. In the past, such projects have included developing policies and password controls for onsite laptops, analyzing security entry into SAU classrooms, and improving the online presence of an art museum. We created this 36-credit hour program for working professionals. You can attend evening classes part-time, or if you can devote the time, enroll as a full-time student and complete the program in as little as three semesters and a summer. 

What makes the program different at St. Ambrose?

Our faculty are known for providing a top education and individual attention. At SAU, our student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, which means you get close faculty advising and mentoring, which can deepen your learning.

Small classes allow you to get to know your fellow classmates, and they often collaborate outside of class. They share real-world situations, identify solutions, and immediately apply those to their jobs. You get constant, relevant learning. Our program is open to all students, regardless of your undergraduate major. We do require that you have some background in networking, database, and programming. Some students who enter the program from a non-computer background may be required to complete up to four undergraduate courses before graduating with a MSITM. Talk to your advisor for more information.

The St. Ambrose Career Center supports you throughout the job seeking process. The center provides résumé review, practice interviews, and guidance in decisions relating to your career. You are encouraged to use the Center's wealth of career search resources. 

What have alumni from this program done?
  • Beth Tinsman '12 MSITM, is owner of Twin State Technical Services, a company she founded in 1992. She enrolled in the MSITM program to stay current on technology and best practices, which she says helps her keep her customers' businesses running smoothly.
  • David Pearson '10 MSITM works at John Deere as a Global Law Services Group Operations Manager. He also teaches a few computer science classes for St. Ambrose.
What does this program cost?

Deciding to pursue a graduate degree is an investment: personally, professionally and financially. Our students quickly learn that a SAU education can be affordable and worth every penny.

Tuition for the 2017-18 academic year is $915/credit hour, and there are some additional fees, too.

There are many ways to finance your education. Incoming students may qualify for a MSITM fellowship. You can apply for a graduate assistantship through the SAU College of Business, which cover a portion of tuition. Or, you can apply for federal student loans. Our SAU Financial Aid Office is here to help. 

Fees

St. Ambrose University sets rates for tuition and fees each fall. Tuition, fees, room and board are due each semester before students attend class, unless payment arrangements are made with the Student Account Services Office.

All students attending St. Ambrose University will be assessed a technology fee based upon courseload. Some courses carry additional fees.

2018-19 Fees

Undergraduate/Accelerated students taking 12 or more credit hours $280/yr. ($140/semester)
Undergraduate/Accelerated students taking 11 or less credit hours $140/yr. ($70/semester)
Graduate level students taking 9 or more credit hours $280/yr. ($140/semester)
Graduate level students taking 8 or less credit hours $140/yr. ($70/semester)
Online course fee $25/credit hour
Matriculation $75 (undergraduate only)

Degree Requirements

   Requirements for this program are comprised of three components: computer core, business core, and electives. The minimum required graduate credit hours is 36, but most students take 39-42 credit hours.

All courses listed below are 3 credit hours. While the MSITM program is management-oriented, MSITM students are expected to be familiar with a high-level programming language (Java is preferred).
Computer Core: 15 credits required

  • CSCI 560 Data Management
  • CSCI 570 Advanced Computer Networks and Data Communications (Prerequisite: CSCI 270 or equivalent)
  • CSCI 600 Systems Analysis in the Enterprise
  • CSCI 640 Legal and Ethical Issues in Information Technology Management
  • CSCI 650 Project Management and Control


Business Core
: 9 credits required. Take one course from each skill area.

  • People Skills
    • MBA 690 Leadership Through People Skills
    • MOL 501 Leadership Theory
    • MOL 529 Conflict Resolution
    • MBA/MOL 621 Human Behavior in Organizations
  • Organizational Skills
    • MBA 730 International Management Environment
    • MBA 731 Managing Across Cultures
    • MBA 785 Human Resource Management
    • MOL 515 Decision Making and Leadership
    • MOL 625 Leading Organizational Change
    • MOL 645 International Issues in Leadership
  • Analytical Skills
    • MBA 600 Data Analysis and Decision Making
    • MBA 606 Managerial Accounting
    • MBA 626 Managerial Economics
    • MBA 670 Operations Management


Electives
: 12 credits

  • CSCI 515 Computer and Network Security (Prerequisite: CSCI 270 or equivalent)
  • CSCI 630 Information Assurance
  • CSCI 660 Computers and Commerce
  • CSCI 740 Management of Information Technology
  • CSCI 780 Special Topics in Information Systems
  • CSCI 790 Research (may be repeated up to 6 credit hours)


Optional
: For those seeking career change or enhancement of experience base.

  • CSCI 775 Professional Internship (1 credit)

Read course descriptions for Computer Science, Master of Organizational Leadership (MOL) and MBA

Ready to Apply?

Take the next step toward earning your master's degree and apply to the Master of Science in Information Technology Management program.


Rene Robinson '10, IT Directorate Employee, US Army


After nine years of programming for the Army, René enrolled in the MSITM program to transition to the management side of information technology. "I needed to learn the processes that non-IT businesses use to understand and motivate employees. Not only does the curriculum address all the major issues in IT management, we get meaningful, hands-on experience." Now she's taken on more responsibilities.

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Kevin Lillis, PhD, Program Director

MS in Information Technology Management
Ambrose Hall
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6429
LillisKevinM@sau.edu

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