Master of Science in Information Technology and Management
The Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (MS ITM) is a 36 semester credit hour STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree program (18-24 months) that prepares students to better understand the complex world of Information Technology, its management and issues that occur at the interface between IT and business.
The features that set the UT Dallas MS ITM program apart are the breadth of the curriculum and its flexibility (many of these courses are offered in evening and online). The program also offers opportunities for students with special interests to concentrate in a specific track within the IT area, such as:
- Business Intelligence and Analytics
- Enterprise Systems
- Cyber Security Management
- IT Consulting and Services Management
- Healthcare Systems
To apply for this degree program, an undergraduate degrees is required (all majors are considered).
Obtaining certifications in specific areas of IT can enhance career prospects.
- UT Dallas/SAS Data Mining and Business Intelligence and SAP Consultant certifications can be completed by taking courses/programs at UT Dallas.
The program offers courses that will prepare students to take exams for other popular certification exams such as:
- Certified IS Auditor (CISA)
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
- CompTIA Security+
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- Employment Information
- Internship Information
- Student Profiles & Statistics
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The MS in Information Technology and Management prepares students for managerial and technical careers in the field of information technology (IT). Our broad-based curriculum, world-class faculty, outstanding students, and proximity to industry-leading organizations are several factors facilitating the success of our students and alumni. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the program No. 16 nationwide.
While we are proud of our high ranking, we are not standing still. New facilities, faculty, programs and industry partnerships are some of the areas in which we are expanding and growing. The best and brightest students from around the world continue to choose UT Dallas as a place to acquire knowledge, uncover new opportunities and develop life-long relationships. Please take a few minutes to browse our website and learn more about the UT Dallas ITM experience.
Students should complete 36 semester credit hours that satisfy the following requirements.
|Business Core Courses (9 semester credit hours)||IT Core Courses (12 semester credit hours)*|
|Students must take at least three of the following courses:||Students must take the following courses:|
*Students who have an undergraduate degree in MIS or Computer Science and have taken equivalent undergraduate courses may substitute MIS 6316, MIS 6323 and MIS 6326 with other MIS courses by requesting waivers.
|IT Electives (9 semester credit hours)||Free Electives (6 semester credit hours)|
|Complete 9 semester credit hours from courses that have an MIS prefix, excluding MIS 6320 and MIS 6204.||Any course from the set of IT electives may be used as a free elective. In addition, any course from the set of business core courses, or any other graduate level business course, except MIS 6204 and MIS 6320 may be used as a free elective.|
|Please click here for a complete list of electives.||Please click here for a complete list of course offered by JSOM.|
The Enterprise Systems track is recommended for students interested in developing and managing large-scale applications and IT infrastructure. The students are advised to obtain SAP certifications.
The Business Intelligence and Analytics track is recommended for students interested in managing large-scale data and analyzing them to develop sound business strategies. Students completing OPRE 6301, MIS 6324, MIS 6334, and MIS 6309 with a 3.0 average will receive the SAS-UTD Graduate Certificate in Data Mining and Business Intelligence.
The Cyber Security Management track is recommended for students interested in cyber security risk management. These students are advised to obtain certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CISM, and Comp TIA Security+.
The IT Consulting and Services Management track is recommended for students interested in IT consulting and project management. These students are advised to obtain certifications in TOGAF and ITIL.
The Healthcare Systems track is recommended for students interested in managing IT in the healthcare domain.
The Management Information Systems area offers many courses online. These online courses are available to all students whether they are doing most of their coursework online or on campus. A student can complete the MS ITM program entirely by online courses. The titles of the MS ITM courses taught online are provided in the table below. The table also indicates when the courses will be available. Please be aware the schedule may change.
Please note ITSS 3300 and MIS 6204 will not count towards a MS ITM degree.
|Course||Title||SU 17||FA 17||SP 18||SU 18|
|MIS 6204||Information Technology for Management (will not count towards MS ITM)||–||–||Y||Y|
|MIS 6302||Information Technology Strategy and Management||–||–||Y||–|
|MIS 6308||Systems Analysis and Project Management||Y||Y||Y||–|
|MIS 6309||Business Data Warehousing||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|MIS 6316||Data Communication||–||Y||–||–|
|MIS 6317||Healthcare Informatics||–||–||Y||–|
|MIS 6319||Enterprise Resource Planning||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|MIS 6320||Database Foundations (will not count towards MS ITM)||Y||Y||Y||–|
|MIS 6323||Object Oriented Programming||–||Y||Y||–|
|MIS 6324||Business Analytics with SAS||–||Y||Y||–|
|MIS 6326||Data Management||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|MIS 6330||Information Technology Security||–||–||Y||–|
|MIS 6334||Advanced Business Analytics with SAS||–||Y||Y||–|
|MIS 6338||Accounting Systems Integration and Configuration||Y||–||Y||Y|
|MIS 6339||Analytical Reviews Using Audit Software||Y||–||–||–|
|MIS 6345||High Performance Analytics||–||Y||Y||–|
|MIS 6360||Agile Project Management||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|MIS 6364||Enterprise IT Architecture||Y||–||–||Y|
|MIS 6369||Supply Chain Software||Y||–||Y||Y|
|MIS 6380||Data Visualization||–||–||–||–|
Employment InformationEmployed Alumni Highlights
2015-2016 Employment Highlights
298 companies employed our graduates in a wide range of industries.
|Company Name||Number of Employed|
|Bank of America||12|
|The University of Texas at Dallas||5|
|Position||Number of Employed|
|Business Intelligence Analyst||9|
Employment Rates within 90 Days of Graduation
- MS ITM Full-time Placement Statistics: Summer 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Summer 2015 , Spring 2015 , Fall 2014 , Summer 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Summer 2012, Spring 2012
The Information Systems area and the Career Management Center in the Naveen Jindal School of Management work with local companies to develop internship programs for students. Often these internships convert into full-time jobs.
|Class Statistics||Percentage or Number|
|Number of Internships||226|
|Average Hourly Salary||$20.23|
|Average Number of Hours per Week||38|
|% of Internships in Texas||66%|
|% of Internships outside Texas||34%|
|Company||Number of Interns|
|Position Title||Number of Interns|
|Business Intelligence Intern||11|
|Business Analyst Intern||13|
|Data Analyst Intern||11|
|Big Data Intern||3|
Total Number of Internships
Note to international students: International students are eligible to work on a curricular internship for a maximum of 12 months while they remain students. Since the MS ITM is an approved degree under the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program, graduating students are eligible to work for up to 36 months under the Optional Practical Training program. Please contact the Office of International Student Services for details about these programs.
We encourage all of our students to make internships a part of their educational experience. We like to engage our industry partners each semester by sending them an electronic resume book of our ITM students seeking an internship. Please use the following to update your resume:
Student Profiles & Statistics
|Class Statistics||Percentage or Number|
|Students in Program||1,188|
|Full-time/Part-time||Full-Time 74%, Part Time 26%|
|Gender||Male 65%, Female 35%|
|Prior Work Experience||2.9 years*|
|Citizenship||India 76%, China 11%, USA 10%, Other 3%|
* Work experience is not required for joining the MS ITM program.
ITM Student Leadership Council
Hey, I am Graduate student at Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas. I am an aspiring Business Analyst and have 15 months of experience working in the IT industry with 2 start-ups. The curriculum, apart from being flexible focuses on skills that are need to excel professionally. My journey at UT Dallas has not only helped me hone my skillset but also made me a better professional. ITM offers a variety of courses and cherishes the diversity among students as this gives us an opportunity to expand our horizons and learn more. As an Ambassador, I would be happy to address any queries to the best of my capability.
I am an international graduate student currently pursuing my master’s in Information Technology & Management at Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas. I have 15 months of work experience at Accenture as an Associate Software Engineer. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from India. Staying active and being a part of various on-campus activities is as important as doing well academically for me and it is this force that drives me to be a part of number of student support organizations on campus. I have been an active officer at The MIS Club, member of the Career Management Center Student Leadership Council and now also a part of ITM Student Leadership Council. It gives me great pleasure and a sense of responsibility to be a part of ITM-SLC as we are the voice of students at UT Dallas pursuing the ITM course. The previous ITM-SLC membership has done a very good job all these years with helping the students and improving the experience of this course. We hope to continue the same tradition and try making every student’s journey at UT Dallas as smooth and as productive as possible.
Nikshith Kumar Bejugama
I am an international graduate student currently pursuing my master’s degree in Information Technology & Management. I have 2 years of IT experience as a systems analyst. I have a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Amrita University, Bangalore, India. I chose ITM as my major because of the flexibility it offers me in selecting different tracks. It acts as a liaison between the information technologies and gives me a business oriented view of the current industry. My experience at UTD so far was amazing and I have met many people from different countries and cultures. I joined ITM SLC in spring 2017 and I am honored to be an ambassador for the leadership council. The senior SLC members have been doing an amazing job by helping students with orientations, faculty student mixer programs and advising sessions. I am happy to carry forward the same momentum in the future.
Hi! I am a master’s student in Information Technology and Management with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. I have 3.5 years of work experience as a Business Analyst at Mu Sigma, a leading data analytics solutions provider. My professional experience has helped me conceptualize the transformation of data analytics into business strategies and decisions. However, in-depth knowledge was needed to bolster my foundation where UT Dallas acted as a catalyst. UT Dallas also provides a platform for students to gain exposure through seminar and providing students the opportunity to network with professionals to enhance their knowledge about current dynamics of the industry. Apart from academics, my endeavors at student organizations like MS ITM Student Leadership Council (ITM SLC) and Indian Students Association (ISA) as part of the executive chair, helped me hone my leadership skills. The course at UT Dallas will definitely bridge the gap between technology and management in order to help you become a successful techno-functional professional. In case of any questions or queries feel free to contact me anytime. I’ll be happy to help.
My name is Kai Dai and I am currently pursing my master’s degree in Information Technology and Management. After finished my undergraduate degree in International Economy, I started my internship as an IT professional at Shenzhen, a southeast costal city in China. At that time, a seed to start a long journey was planted. What attracted me to UTD was not only the fast-developing Dallas-Fort Worth area providing students with employment opportunities, but also the high flexibility of the ITM program, the top-ranked reputation and the rich resource on campus that helps students improve their English, soft skills (such as leadership and interpersonal skills) and career opportunities. Apart from the academics, I take part in leadership activities on campus such as MS ITM students Leadership Council. I enjoy the Toaster-master and Business English Immersion Program to sharpen my public speaking skills. Besides, the iFriend program helps me learn something new and make friends every week. Every month, I travel to a new place to clear my head and expand my horizon. By the way, I am die-hard Cavaliers fan and I exercise and train every week. If you have any questions you are more than welcome to contact me.
I am pursuing my Masters in Information Technology and Management at UT Dallas. I have my Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from India. After which I worked for Infosys Technologies for 4 years and at KPIT Technologies for another year as Senior Developer for mainframes projects. I have worked on network and relational databases. This experience got me interested in trying to learn how raw data can be used to get useful information and that’s what inspired my decision to pursue my Masters in ITM. The variety and flexibility the course work at UTD offers for its graduate program in ITM is what distinguishes it. The university also offers lot of opportunities to improve our personal, professional and leadership skills in the form of various student organizations. Being an international student has been a challenging but great experience so far and the ITM student leadership council has played a major role in making this journey enjoyable by being a constant guidance and support. Maintaining their legacy, I hope I can do the same. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me, I will be happy to help.
I’m a fall’16 graduate student pursuing my master’s degree in Information Technology and Management at UT Dallas. After completing my bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunication engineering from Mumbai University, I worked for Tech Mahindra for 2.5 years. My work exposed me to the most pragmatic yet cutting edge advances both in the area of IT and business. Understanding the working of such technologies and applying them to solve business problems and improve process efficiencies is what interests me. It propelled me to enhance my knowledge of the relation between IT and Business. I chose ITM program because of flexibility of the curriculum along with the versatility of different domains or industry-specific tracks. The school also offers several opportunities for students to meet and network with industry professionals which help us gain knowledge and experience beyond classroom teaching. It is an honor for me to be a part of ITM Student Leadership Council where I look forward to fulfilling my duties and working towards the growth of the program. Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions you may have. I would be happy to help you!
I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Information Technology and Management. I have an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from University of Mumbai. I have a work experience of a year from one of the leading IT Company as a DBA and web deployment engineer. I quickly developed an interest in the challenge of Information Mining in the world everywhere surrounded with Data. To further develop my skills in the field of my interest, I joined ITM at UTD as it has one of the most flexible curriculum which gave me the freedom to learn and grow by taking subjects of my interest under the guidance of highly experienced professors and supporting staff. Apart from academics, I am also bestowed with opportunities to nurture my leadership skills which are prominent through my association with reputed student organizations like Indian Students Association (ISA) and Orators at UTD (Toastmasters International club at UTD) as a part of their executive chair. I would be more than happy to answer all your questions regarding the MS ITM program and student life at UTD.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Electronics and telecommunication and worked at Accenture, Pune, India as a Software Engineering Analyst. After working for over 2 years in an IT firm I realized the importance of higher education and that I was interested in analytics and wanted to gain more knowledge in this field. Choosing the ITM track was the best choice that I ever made as it gives me flexibility in selecting the track of my interest. Being an international student and coming all the way to UTD was a challenge and a learning experience for me and it has been amazing so far. I have met new people, made some amazing friends and challenged myself to the core to achieve my goals. I will be delighted to share my experience at UTD/ITM and answer any questions that you may have.
I am graduate student pursuing my Masters in Information Technology and Management (ITM) in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas with focus on Consulting and Project Management. Prior to this I worked as a Project Coordinator with Capgemini UK Pvt Ltd in their Application Service Line prior to which was the Team Lead and Consultant with Capgemini India. I am the Communications Officer with The Consulting Club and Feedback and Events Officer with the ITM Student Leadership Council. I joined the ITM Program because of the flexibility in the curriculum in terms of the options that it offers to select subjects of your interest to get your degree and work towards your dream. Our aim as part of the Leadership Council is to be the current, new and alumni student’s voice to the ITM Management and do everything we can to help our fellow classmates. I am passionate about helping others and hence pride myself on being a member of the Leadership Council. Please feel free to stop me anywhere on the campus of wherever you’ll see me and ask even the smallest of doubts, I will be more than happy to help you by answering them to the best of my knowledge.
I am Priyanka Langade and am pursuing graduate degree in Information Technology and Management at UTD. I completed my undergrad in Electronics and Telecommunication from Pune University. With 6.5 years of experience in IT Industry, I have gained experience by working in multi-cultural environment, taking collaborative approach to work in team and have developed interpersonal skills. The ITM Student Leadership Council (ITM SLC) at Jindal School of Management is a great platform for professional development by connecting with students and renowned faculty. I have benefitted by attending sessions like Mentor-Mentee organized by ITM SLC. I think the unique selling point of ITM course is its flexibility in the choice of courses that span across different ITM tracks. This provides broad spectrum for career growth.
After 1 and half years as an IT professional, I realized my passion lay in connecting technology and management. My master’s pursuing the ITM track at UTD has been both challenging and fruitful. The University of Texas at Dallas- ITM has been constantly innovating and adapting to the fast growing IT market, its unique name ‘Information Technology and Management’ itself portrays that! I strongly suggest students to explore ITM’s course flexibility, experienced and accomplished faculty, and concentration advice, friendliness, and opportunities to get the most out it. There are an amazing number of students who would love to help and I am one among them. Feel free to reach out to us!
I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Information Technology and Management concentrating on Business Intelligence and Analytics. Prior to pursuing my Master’s degree, I worked as an Analyst in the Enterprise Intelligence and Analytics team at EY in Bangalore. While working on the job, I realized the need to expand my learning and hence decided to come to UTD, which I believe offers one of the best and most flexible technology and management programs in the country, along with world class faculty and some great peers. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. I believe that taking part in extracurricular activities is just as important as doing well in studies when in university. Thus I am actively involved in student organizations like the UTD MIS Club as an Events Officer, along with being an Ambassador in the ITM Student Leadership Council. I love traveling, am up to date with most TV shows, am an avid reader and love cooking on the weekends. Feel free to come up to me and strike a conversation – I’ll be one of those in an ITM Student Leadership Council T-shirt on Tuesdays!
After 3.5 years as an IT professional, it was time for me to be back to school as a graduate student pursuing MS in Information Technology and Management and MBA. My undergraduate degree is in Biotechnology. While I loved all the technical aspects of the service based IT industry, I wanted to learn more about the consulting, business and strategic side of it. This interest pushed me to pursue higher education. The ITM program offers a lot of courses with different concentrations which prepares the students as per the needs of the job market. JSOM also offers a wide variety of leadership opportunities through its leadership councils such as ITM Student Leadership Council (ITMSLC) among others. The overall experience so far in JSOM has been extremely enriching with so a mix of diversity, helpful professors, staffs and colleagues, great courses and a lot of leadership opportunities. Have a query? Feel free to reach me out and I’d love to clear it for you.
Yangkun (Anne) Ou
I am currently pursing my master’s degree in Information Technology and Management, Business Intelligence and Analytics track. During the undergraduate years, I conducted several quantitative and qualitative social researches which made me realize the importance of translating data into valuable information, in both social areas and business fields. I feel so fortunate to end up studying ITM in UTD, for this program has good reputation, comprehensive curriculum and world-class professors. Apart from my academies, I enjoy attending Toastmasters to improve public speaking skills and make good friends. You are more than welcome to contact me if you have any questions.
I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Information Technology and Management. I have worked in the world’s largest refinery for 18 months and have a bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation and Control Engineering. I had chosen this course because of the balance it offers between the business courses and the information sciences courses. The curriculum allows a student to explore the various options available and to get a sense of the current scenario in the corporate world. I am always looking to improve myself and one substantial way for this is the diverse experiences and interactions with different people, both of which I experience at JSOM on a daily basis. This had prompted to me to take on leadership roles in student organizations such as ITM Student Leadership Council apart from The MIS Club and INFORMS, which help me learn something new every day. Please free to contact me if you have any questions.
Howdy! My name is Dinesh Parthiban, a proud ITM student from class of 2017. Before coming here, I completed my Bachelors in Computer Science Engineering and worked as a SAP Consultant for 3 years. I love our program because it offers opportunities for students to concentrate in a structured specialization whilst exploring other areas. Here, I am working towards Enterprise System and Business Intelligence specialization. I also got to complete my SAP TERP10 certification through our school. I’m honored to be an Ambassador and represent Information Technology and Management program. I have enjoyed my University experience and hope you do too. I’d be happy to pass on any advice that helped me.
I am a graduate student currently pursuing masters in Information Technology and Management at Naveen Jindal School of Management. After completing my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering, I worked for IBM as a System Engineer for more than 2 years. During my tenure at IBM, I have handled projects that dealt with web application development using a range of frameworks like Agile, Waterfall and SDLC. To enhance my understanding of the interrelation between IT and business and to enhance my consulting and project management skills, I decided to pursue masters from UTD. ITM Student Leadership Council serves as the voice of the ITM Student body and it has the responsibility of creating and implementing programs of value to all MS ITM students. As a part of this council, I would be happy to assist you in any way I can.
Chaithanya Sai Srinivas Sabnaveesu
I am an international graduate student currently pursuing my master’s in Information Technology and Management at Naveen Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Amrita School of Engineering, India. After my bachelor’s, I worked as a Systems Engineer at Infosys Limited. During my stint at Infosys, I have handled projects that dealt with Finacle – Customer Relationship Management (CRM) module which is the Universal Banking Solution for leading financial institutions. To enhance my knowledge of the interrelation between IT and business and project management skills, I decided to pursue a master’s in ITM at UTD. The ITM course at UTD offers a wide range of courses and is flexible for students to select courses of their interest from various track. Our objective as part of the Student Leadership Council (SLC) is to serve and be the voice of current, prospective and alumni students. I am passionate about basketball, filming and photography.
Darshil Anil Shah
I am a graduate student at The University of Texas at Dallas pursuing a Master’s degree in Information Technology and Management. Prior to joining UTD, I completed my bachelor’s degree from University of Mumbai, majoring in Information Technology. To gain in-depth knowledge and a thorough understanding of Business Intelligence and Analytics, I decided to pursue a Master’s at UTD. I chose UTD as my grad school because of its excellent program coursework and it being consistently ranked as one of the best schools in this field. Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions you may have. I would be happy to help you!
I am a graduate student at The University of Texas at Dallas pursuing my Master’s in ITM. Over 3 years’ experience in the field of IT has not only given me myriad opportunities to not just hone my technical skills but also gave me an opportunity to see how the management part of an organization works. My aspiration to take up higher studies led me to a keen introspection of the field that I am passionate about and I found that I am inspired to pursue MS in Information Technology and Management (ITM). I have worked with companies like Foresight Group International as a Consultant and with Tata Consultancy Services as a Systems Engineer. I have taken the initiative to streamline procedures, guidelines and processes in order to save costs. These accomplishments taught me how to implement action plans effectively and efficiently, and also gave me the opportunity to experiment with different strategies and introduce innovative methods to improve the overall formulation and execution of projects while maintaining the ethical integrity of the organizations. Being a proud member of ITM – Student Leadership Council, I would be happy to help!
I am a graduate student pursuing my masters in Information Technology and Management at the Jindal School of Management, UT Dallas. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Information Technology. I worked as an assistant software engineer for a year at a reputed web development firm in India. My motivation for masters in this course was to enhance the skill set that I had gathered as student and professional, to excel in my career. The reason I chose UTD was because the coursework for ITM was something very intriguing in terms of the flexibility it offered. I believe that a person’s development should always be holistic and not be restricted to academics. I joined The ITM Student Leadership Council as it stands as a representation of the ITM students. The council is dedicated to helping the students of ITM in every way possible which inspired me. I would be more than happy to assist any of my peers in the best possible way.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and have 4 years of experience in IT industry. As I saw my interest align more towards data and management I chose Information Technology and Management (ITM). I chose UT Dallas for its top ranking and high reputation. It offers diverse set of tracks in ITM, and course is flexible which allows one to choose according to his interest. Information Technology and Management track offers right blend of IT and Management courses. JSOM also provides new courses according to the current market trends and update its existing courses which are add advantage to us. There are various clubs at JSOM which allow students to participate in it and provide leadership opportunities which help us to hone our skills.
My name is Sagar Wadhwani and I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Information, Technology, and Management from JSOM at UT Dallas with a concentration in Project Management and IT Consulting. I am a computer science engineer by profession and my decision to pursue a master’s degree in ITM from UT Dallas arose from my strong technical background and my willingness to work as the bridge between the world of IT and business. UTD is a great choice because of the program flexibility, its top-ranked faculty and staff and UTD being located in the DFW metroplex area providing tremendous employment opportunities in the city. I have been fortunate enough to work as an intern at Fortune 100 companies like Google and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and I think my time at UTD has grown me into a professional and has helped my hone my skills. I am currently working as a Teaching Assistant Instructor at the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas where I teach Project Management for Arts & Tech to undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree plan students. Feel free to reach me and I will be happy to help you!