At the crux of everything from commerce to politics, international relations to nonprofit work, sits the technology that makes it possible. And this influence only continues to grow as new tech innovations proliferate around the globe, making it more vital than ever for organizations to recruit skilled IT professionals to take the lead.

About Salem’s Online Masters in IT Degree

The Master of Science in Information Technology — IT Management degree from Salem University has been designed to meet the growing demand for skilled IT professionals who can demonstrate clear leadership and management qualities. We take a holistic look at the globalized IT industry and the modern tools and strategies driving it so that we can ensure you’re prepared for the diverse, ever-changing marketplace. It’s not just about technical skills; it’s about impressing upon our students the critical thinking and problem-solving abilities that will help them become real leaders in their field.

We’ve designed our masters in IT to be fully online, with a high-quality curriculum that aims to provide opportunities for professional growth and development, develop skills that allow you to conduct research and integrate theory and practice, and promote excellence in leadership, scholarship, work, and life. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule.

What Can I Do With an MSIT in IT Management Degree?

A masters in IT with an emphasis in IT management can help expand your career opportunities to include advanced and senior-level IT positions, like:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Computer Network Architect
  • IT Manager
  • Information Systems Security Manager
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Officer

What Will I Learn in Salem’s Masters in IT Management Program?

The Master of Science in Information Technology — IT Management degree can help you expand on leadership and managerial opportunities within the IT sector. You will study business processes, IT-specific project management processes and best practices, risk assessment and disaster recovery, administration of databases and enterprise networks, in addition to other concepts within the realm of business and IT. Everything you learn throughout your coursework is brought together in a capstone project designed to allow you to demonstrate the skills and abilities you’ve gained during the IT management degree program.

Your specialized IT Management courses will cover topics like:

  • The function of a Chief Information Officer (CIO) in order to understand how information technology is used to improve business performance, encompassing the use of technology at different levels of an organization, management information systems, ERP in managerial decision-making, operational excellence, change implementation, and more
  • Fundamental concepts in database management, including analysis of database requirements, design and implementation of databases, database environment and development processes, and the use of data-driven decision support systems to enable organizations to take advantage of information systems
  • Business intelligence and analytics in the form of statistical and quantitative analysis, exploratory and predictive models, fact-based management, and data mining techniques in order to drive decisions and strategic planning

What IT Management Classes Will I Take in This Masters in IT Program?

The masters in IT Management requires the completion of 21 core semester credits that include:

  • IT500 Business Foundations and Processes
  • IT510 Information Technology and Project Management
  • IT520 Risk Assessment and Management
  • IT530 Disaster Recovery and Continuity Planning
  • IT550 Information Technology Architecture and Security
  • IT640 Database Administration
  • IT699 Enterprise Administration (Capstone Project)

You will also take 9 credits in the IT Management specialization:

  • BUS660 Management Utilization of Technology
  • ITM510 Database Administration
  • ITM680 Business Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Decision-Support Systems

How Long Will It Take to Get My Masters in IT?

On average, a full-time student can earn their masters in IT management in about approximately 12 months. However, we recognize every student is different, with different circumstances. It’d be best to contact one of our admissions advisors to discuss your specific questions and goals.

Why Choose Salem University?

Since 1888, Salem University has built upon our tradition of accessible, affordable higher education by constantly innovating and looking to the future. We aim to develop lifelong learners who embrace problem-solving with a global perspective. We offer:

  • Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-campus
  • A unique one-course-a-month format that allows students to focus on a single subject at a time and build their knowledge in a way that feels natural
  • Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule
  • Supportive faculty and staff who serve as thought leaders and mentors
  • A beautiful 100-acre campus situated in the Smoky Mountains where programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students

Admission Requirements

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or apply online. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.

Take the Next Step

If you’re interested in getting started on your Master of Science in Information Technology — IT Management degree from Salem University, now is a great time to request more information or, better yet, chat with us live.