Master of Science in Information Technology: Project Management

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Do you have the desire to play a leadership role in the development, testing, and implementation of various types of IT projects? If so, you could develop needed skills by enrolling in the Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Project Management program at Purdue University Global. Learn more details about this program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Purdue University Global's online Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Project Management program is designed to provide a technical education combined with a focus on project management phases, responsibilities, and tools. In concentration courses, you might learn how to apply techniques in areas of project scope, selection, cost, scheduling, monitoring, and closing. Courses might cover such topics as resource management, return on investment, outsourcing, project management software, and change management. In the core curriculum, you could study details about programming, database design, network and systems security, and IT ethics. You will choose between an extensive research project or a two-part mentored internship to complete your studies.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Those who do not possess a bachelor's degree in information technology must take a course in information technology principles as an elective for this program. You should have completed undergraduate courses in information technology or computer science before enrolling in this program. Applicants to Purdue University Global's master degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to complete a total of 60 credits to earn this MS in Information Technology with a concentration in Project Management degree. This requirement includes 40 core credits and 20 Project Management concentration credits.

Core Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
IT504Managing Information Technology in a Business Environment
IT510System Analysis and Design
IT511Information Systems Project Management
IT513Writing and Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
IT525Database Design and Data Modeling
IT526SQL Query Design
IT530Computer Networks
IT540Management of Information Security
IT590Legal and Ethical Issues in IT
Choose one of the following:
IT597 & IT598Master's Level Information Technology Internship I and II
IT599Master's Capstone in Information Technology

Concentration Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
GM591Strategic Project Selection and Initiation
GM592Project Planning and the Project Plan
GM593Project Execution With Monitoring and Control
GM594Project Closing, Ethics, and Professional Responsibilities
One IT Elective

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Having studied all phases of project management that are applicable to IT project development and implementation, you might be prepared to seek supervisory or upper management positions in corporate IT departments after earning this Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Project Management degree. You might be responsible for overseeing project planning, cost estimation, scheduling, team building, or closing processes.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Chief information officer
  • Senior IT project director
  • IT management consultant
  • IT project coordinator