MS in Management: Information Technology

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The MS in Management: Information Technology program is designed to provide you with an overview of computer systems and practices as well as provide you with general management theories. Read more about this Kaplan University IT program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

This Kaplan University online degree program is designed to develop technically-savvy managers who understand how information technologies affect the larger business organization. The MS in Management: Information Technology curriculum is intended to teach students foundational skills in computer systems programming and development. In addition to basic IT training, students have the chance to examine personnel, resource, and fiscal administration practices. Other topics to be covered include data collection and analysis, action planning, organizational behavior, workplace diversity, employee recruiting, and workforce training. Students have the opportunity to learn through field-specific projects, case studies, and individualized learning plans.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You may have professional work experience as a manager or IT worker and seek a degree to strengthen your existing qualifications. You may also enjoy working with computers and keep up to date with technological trends. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

This program requires the completion of 56 credits: 40 core and 16 specialization area units. Courses are intended to develop your strategizing, problem-solving, and professional communication skills.

Master of Science in Management with a Specialization in Information Technology Requirements

  • Business Communications
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Management Theories and Practices I
  • Management Theories and Practices II
  • Leadership Theory and Practice I
  • Leadership Theory and Practice II
  • Organizational Excellence and Change
  • Action Research and Consulting Skills
  • Strategic Financial Analysis
  • Applied Research Project
  • Critical Concepts and Competencies for the IT Professional
  • Principles of Information Technology
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Managing Technology in a Business Environment

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing Kaplan University's MS in Management: Information Technology program, you could go on to work in public or private sectors. You could seek opportunities with government agencies, businesses, colleges, or retail corporations. Tasks that you could undertake might include business analysis, budgeting, project coordination, or team building.

Examples of positions that you could seek to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Office manager
  • Management consultant
  • IT project manager