Master - Information Systems: IT Project Management

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Do you have the desire to develop leadership skills and increase your technical knowledge of computer systems for possible career advancement purposes? If this is your professional goal, then you might benefit from completing your studies in Strayer University's Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in IT Project Management program. Read on for more information about this program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Strayer University's Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in IT Project Management program is designed to deliver an advanced education in technological processes and systems with a focus on project development and leadership strategies. In the program's three concentration courses, you will have the opportunity to study risk planning and management methods, Agile coaching strategies, software development management, team management techniques, and project management tools.

Core courses address organizational information systems, security technologies, network systems, system design processes, database administration, and human-computer interaction theories and concepts. A capstone courses offers students the chance to apply concepts and methods studied throughout the program to the development of real-world integrative projects in various technological areas including databases, networks, and computer security.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should already hold a bachelor's degree and possibly have an academic background in computer science, information technology, or a related area before entering the Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in IT Project Management program. Strong organizational and analytical skills are helpful. Applicants to Strayer University's programs should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in IT Project Management program requires students to earn a total of 54 credits. This total reflects 40.5 credits in core courses and 13.5 credits in the area of concentration.

Master of Science in Information Systems with a Concentration in IT Project Management Course Requirements

AREA ICORE COMPONENT
CIS 500Information Systems for Decision-Making
CIS 502Theories of Security Management
CIS 505 Communications Technologies
CIS 510 Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
CIS 512Advanced Computer Architecture
CIS 515Strategic Planning for Database Systems
CIS 517IT Project Management
CIS 524 Computer Interaction and Design
CIS 599 Graduate Information Systems Capstone

AREA IICONCENTRATION COMPONENT
BUS 519Project Risk Management
CIS 525Advanced Agile Project Management
CIS 554IT Project Leadership Strategies

What Are My Post-Graduation Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Completing Strayer University's Master of Science in Information Systems with a concentration in IT Project Management program could prepare you to assume managerial or directorial responsibilities in the IT departments of nearly any type of organization. You might possess the necessary skills to oversee the design, development, and completion of projects for information systems, networks, software, databases, or telecommunications. Positions you could pursue include:

  • IT Project Director
  • Senior IT Project Manager
  • IT Project Implementation Manager
  • Systems Production Support Manager
  • Business Technology Integration Consultant