Master of Science in Information Technology and Management
The master’s degree in Information Technology and Management (MS ITM) requires a minimum of 36 credit hours consisting of basic business courses, IT foundation courses, IT elective courses and other electives. The business courses give students a better understanding of issues that occur at the interface between IT and business. The IT foundation courses cover the essentials of IT. The IT elective courses provide in-depth knowledge of technology and technology management issues. In addition, students may select approved electives that maximize their goals. Download MS in ITM brochure.
Note: To apply for this degree program, an undergrad business degrees is not required (all undergraduate majors welcome).
The features that set the UT Dallas MS ITM program apart are the breadth and depth of the curriculum and its flexibility. The curriculum offers electives in relevant IT topics and many of these courses are offered in evening. Also many courses are offered online to provide maximum flexibility. Since there is no difference in content between online and on-campus classes, a student can mix online and on-campus courses to satisfy the degree requirements.
The program also offers opportunities for students with special interests to concentrate in a specific track within the IT area such as enterprise systems, information security and assurance, IT consulting and entrepreneurship or healthcare systems. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA in both core courses and aggregate courses to qualify for the MS degree.
Obtaining certifications in specific areas of IT can enhance career prospects. The program offers courses that will prepare students to take these exams. Students should acquire certification in at least one area.
UT Dallas/SAS Data Mining and Business Intelligence, and SAP Consultant certifications can be completed by taking courses/programs at UT Dallas. Other popular certifications include Certified IS Auditor (CISA), CISSP, CISM and CompTIASecurity+. Various courses available in MIS will help prepare students for these certification exams.
The students in the MS ITM program come from variety of educational, professional, and geographic backgrounds. Many have technical undergraduate background in engineering, computer science or MIS, and majority has professional experience. Please see Fall 2012 Student Profile.
Qualified applicants for this program may apply for the Dean’s Excellence scholarship of $1,000 and Texas resident status, which over one year is equivalent to $8,600 to $12,400 in savings. Please visit the graduate scholarships for more information.
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 contribute to an outstanding program. This program recently was ranked No. 18 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. While we are proud of our high ranking, we are not standing still and continue to improve.
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 MIS experience.
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Students should complete 36 hours that satisfy the following requirements.
Basic Business Courses (9 credit hours from the following)
IT Foundation Courses (12 credit hours)
(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 credit hours)Complete 9 credit hours from courses that have a MIS prefix (excluding MIS 6204)
Management Electives (6 credit hours)Complete 6 credit hours from any 6,000 or higher–level course offered by JSOM
The Enterprise Systems track is recommended for students interested in developing and managing large–scale applications and IT infrastructure. Students are advised to obtain SAP certifications. These courses are recommended for those following this track:
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 following courses are recommended for this track:
The Information Security and Assurance track is recommended for students interested in information security risk management. These students are advised to obtain certifications such as CISA, CISSP, CISM and Comp TIA Security+. These courses are recommended for those following this track:
The IT Consulting track is recommended for students interested in IT consulting, as part of a consulting firm or as contractors. These courses are recommended for those following this track:
The Healthcare Systems track is recommended for students interested in managing IT in a healthcare environment. These courses are recommended for those following this track:
The suggested course sequences for the various tracks are below:
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.