Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM)
The program is classified as a STEM program. The goal of the program is to equip students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to reach their potential in the ITM field. The program will give students the competency and flexibility to create and maintain a competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing, highly competitive IT environment. Students will be introduced to best practices for managing IT functions and interrelationships within an organization.
The MSITM requires students to have previous work experience, be working currently in a full-time or part-time position, completing an internship, or job shadowing. This degree is primarily intended for practicing professional persons who possess a bachelor’s degree in business or technology or a bachelor’s or advanced degree in some other area of specialization and who feel the need for additional study in order to maximize and enhance their ability to contribute to their career, their company, and society. The degree will assist students who have a bachelor’s degree to prepare for further study in doctoral programs.
Information Technology Management (MSITM) Degrees
- A bachelor’s degree with an acceptable grade point average (2.5 overall or 2.6 last 60 hours) from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.
- An acceptable score on the GMAT or GRE, taken within the last five years. This requirement will be waived if the student has earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, or if the student has earned a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- An official transcript with the baccalaureate degree posted and mailed directly by the registrar from the college or university that granted the undergraduate degree must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions that the student has received credit for work completed toward the undergraduate degree.
- A completed resume and an essay that includes a statement of professional goals must be sent to the School of Business and Economics.
- Three letters of reference must be sent to the Office Of Graduate Admissions. One must be a professional reference.
- International applicants whose primary language is not English and who are not a graduate of a college or university in the U.S. must submit a score of 79-80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL exam; IELTS of 6.0; Pearson score of at least 53; or earn at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. with a minimum of 6 hours.You can also complete the English as a Second Language (ESL) Certificate Program.
- An official certified independent evaluation by WES of work done at foreign institutions must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions prior to acceptance into the program.
- International students who do not hold a permanent resident visa in the United States must submit evidence of financial support before an I-20 form can be processed.
- International student applicants who have earned credit or a degree from a foreign institution must also submit an official certified independent evaluation by one of the following credential evaluation services:
- World Education Services (WES),
- Educational Perspectives (EP),or
- Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE).
- Completed evaluations must be sent directly from the evaluation service to the CU Louisville Education Center.
- International student applicants holding a non-immigrant VISA must also submit immigration documents as evidence of the student’s ability to legally study in the United States. Students must submit clear, legible copies of the following documents as evidence:
- Valid passport
- Valid non-immigrant VISA (F-1, F-2, H1-B, H4, or other valid non-immigrant VISA)
- Valid I-94 document
- Valid SEVIS form I-20 or other USCIS issued document supporting current non-immigrant status
- Financial documents proving sufficient funds exist to support the student’s studies.
NOTE: Incomplete Applications for Admission will not be considered and acceptance into the MSITM program cannot be granted until all required documents are received by the university.
Upload Missing Documents on TigerNet:
- Log into TigerNet.
- Click “Students” at the top of the page.
- Go to the “Admission Status” tab.
- From there, you will see the documents you are lacking from acceptance.
- Scroll down the page until you see the “Upload Missing Document Form” and upload your missing documents.
- After uploading the documents, make sure to click the “Submit” button on the bottom of the page.
The School of Business and Economics or CU Louisville Chair will inform the applicant of status of the application, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to be certain that all necessary documents are on file by published deadlines for admission. A letter from the academic dean or CU Louisville Chair must confirm admission.
MSITM Program Format
The MSITM program is available in two formats:
- Offered at the Louisville Education Center as a hybrid program
- Offered Online
Hybrid LEC courses will be taught in 16 weeks (combining two graduate terms) as the following. The online courses will be offered using the existing eight-week term dates.
Graduate Hybrid Terms for Business
Graduate Terms 1 and 2, early July to Mid October
Graduate Terms 2 and 3, late August to Mid December
Graduate Terms 3 and 4, late October to Mid March
Graduate Terms 4 and 5, mid January to Mid May
Graduate Terms 5 and 6, late March to Early July
Graduate Terms 6 and 1, mid May to Late August
The MSITM complete online program courses also will be offered using the existing eight-week term dates. Online courses will be scheduled as follows:
Grad Term 1, early July-early September
Grad Term 2, early September-late October
Grad Term 3, late October-late December
Grad Term 4, early January-early March
Grad Term 5, early March-late April
Standards and Evaluation Achievement
Each course in the MSITM program has its own method for evaluating student performance. The particular methods of assessment will be explained to students and included in the written syllabus for the course at the beginning of each course. A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the program. All course grades assigned in the program are entered on the student’s official transcript and counted toward the cumulative grade point average. A student who earns a grade lower than C will be subject to academic dismissal. A student who earns more than two grades of C or lower will be subject to academic dismissal. A student may repeat a course in which a grade of C was earned; however, a course may be repeated only once. In cases where a course was repeated, both grades remain on the transcript, but only the last grade will count toward the grade point average.
Student academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each session. A student who fails to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and will have one academic term to remove the probationary status or be dismissed from the program. A student will have six years from the date of entry into the program in which to complete all of the requirements for graduation.
International students are required to be enrolled full-time and register for the appropriate course when applying for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization.
Core Requirements – 30 Hours
Each course below is 3 credit hours.
- BA 602 Management Information Systems
- BA 606 Team Management
- BA 625 Negotiation & Conflict Management
- BA 631 Project Management
- BA 632 Information Systems Security
- BA 633 Information Systems Infrastructure
- BA 634 Current & Emerging Technology
- BA 635 Disaster Recovery Planning
- BA 636 Cyberlaw, Regulations, & Compliance
- BA 637 ITM Capstone Course
Careers in Information Technology Management
- Software Applications Developer
- Information Security Analyst
- Computer Systems Analyst
- Database Administrator
- Management Analyst
- Computer Network Architect
- Chief Information Officer
- Chief Technology Officer
- Computer Systems Administrator
- Information Systems Manager
- Computer Programmer
- Network Administrator
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