Master of Science in Information Technology and Management



The Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (MS ITM) degree program requires a minimum of 36 semester 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 the 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 business intelligence and analytics, enterprise systems, information security and assurance, IT consulting and management services, or healthcare systems. Students must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average 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 a variety of educational, professional and geographic backgrounds. Many have technical undergraduate backgrounds in engineering, computer science or MIS, and a majority have professional experience. Please see the Student Profile & Statistics tab below for additional details.

Scholarships available

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. 15 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.

Mark Thouin, PhD
Director, Information Systems Programs


Email
(972) 883-4011
Office – JSOM 3.217

Students should complete 36 hours that satisfy the following requirements.

Basic Business Courses (9 semester credit hours from the following)

IT Foundation Courses (12 semester 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 semester credit hours from courses that have an MIS prefix, excluding MIS 6204

Management Electives (6 semester credit hours)

Complete 6 semester credit hours from any 6000 or higher–level course offered by JSOM.

Tracks

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:

  • MIS 6309 Business Data Warehousing
  • MIS 6319 Enterprise Resource Planning
  • MIS 6332 Advanced ERP: Sales and Distribution
  • MIS 6338 Accounting Systems Integration and Configuration
  • MIS 6369 Supply Chain Software
  • MIS 6378 Enterprise Systems and CRM

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 MIS 6309, MIS 6324, MIS 6334, and OPRE 6301 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 Cyber Security Management track is recommended for students interested in cyber-security risk management. 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 and Services Management track is recommended for students interested in IT consulting and project management. Students are advised to obtain certifications in TOGAF and ITIL. These courses are recommended for those following this track:

  • BPS 6360 Management and Organizational Consulting
  • MIS 6302 Info. Technology Strategy & Management
  • MIS 6360 Software Project Management
  • MIS 6364 Enterprise IT Architecture
  • MIS 6372 IT Services Management

The Healthcare Systems track is recommended for students interested in managing IT in the healthcare domain. These courses are recommended for those following this track:

  • HMGT 6320 The American Healthcare System
  • HMGT 6327 Information & Knowledge Management in Healthcare
  • MIS 6317 Healthcare Informatics
  • MIS 6324 Business Intelligence Software & Techniques
  • MIS 6330 Information Technology Security

The suggested course sequences for the various tracks are below:

Fall
(1st year)

Spring
(1st year)

Summer
(1st year)

Fall
(2nd year)

Spring
(2nd year)

Enterprise Systems Track Basic Business Core I
IT Foundation Course I
IT Foundation Course II
MIS 6309
IT Foundation Course III
MIS 6319
Internship/ Certification Basic Business Core II
IT Foundation Course IV
MIS 6378/MIS 6332
MIS 6379
Basic Business Core III
OPRE 6309/AIM 6338
Business Intelligence and Analytics Track OPRE 6301
IT Foundation Course I
IT Foundation Course II
Basic Business Core  II
IT Foundation Course III
MIS 6309
Internship MIS 6324
Basic Business Core  III
IT Foundation Course IV
MIS 6334
MIS 6344
Free Elective
IT Consulting and Entrepreneurship Track Basic Business Core I
IT Foundation Course I
IT Foundation Course II
Basic Business Core  II
IT Foundation Course III
IT Foundation Course IV
Internship MIS 6360
MIS 6302
MIS 6364
BPS 6360/ENTP 6370
Basic Business Core III
MIS 6372
Information Security and Assurance Track Basic Business Core I
AIM 6305
IT Foundation Course I
IT Foundation Course II
IT Foundation Course III
MIS 6330
Internship Basic Business Core  II
IT Foundation Course IV
AIM 6336
Basic Business Core III
MIS 6318
AIM 6384
Healthcare Systems Track Basic Business Core I
IT Foundation Course I
IT Foundation Course II
Basic Business Core  II
IT Foundation Course III
HMGT 6320
Internship Basic Business Core III
IT Foundation Course IV
MIS 6324
MIS 6317
MIS 6330
MIS 6319

Online Courses

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.

Course

Title

FA 13

SP 14

SU 14

MIS 6204

Information Technology and MIS Fundamentals

X

X

X

MIS 6308

Systems Analysis and Project Management

X

X

X

MIS 6309

Business Data Warehousing with SAP

X

X

MIS 6316

Data Communication

X

MIS 6317

Healthcare Informatics

X

MIS 6319

Enterprise Resource Planning

X

MIS 6323

Object Oriented Systems

X

MIS 6324

Business Intelligence Software and Techniques

X

MIS 6326

Data Management

X

MIS 6330

Information Technology Security and Audit

X

MIS 6334

Advanced Business Intelligence

X

MIS 6360

Software Project Management

X

X

MIS 6369

Supply Chain Software

X

Texas residency is not based on citizenship. It is based on when you moved to the state and how long you have continuously resided here. Please visit Residency for detailed information.

Tuition at UT Dallas is on a sliding scale. The more semester credit hours you take a semester, the cheaper the semester credit hours are, and the sooner you finish the degree, therefore, the lower the total cost of the degree. Students taking online courses will pay $80 per semester credit hour distance learning fee in addition to regular semester credit hour fees.

UT Dallas also offers a guaranteed tuition plan, so whatever the semester credit hour rate is when you come into your program that will not change during your program. Payment plans for tuition and short-term loans are available. Please visit UT Dallas Bursar’s Office for more information.

Estimated Tuition and Program Duration
(Local Students: US Citizens and Texas Residents)

Credit-Hours Per Semester

Tuition Per Semester (Estimated)

Program Total Tuition
(Estimated)

Program Length
(Including Summer)

6
$4,238
$25,428
2 Years
9
$5,970
$23,880
1.5 Years
12
$7,029
$21,087
1 Year

Estimated Tuition and Program Duration
(International Students)

Credit-Hours Per Semester

Tuition Per Semester (Estimated)

Program Total Tuition
(Estimated)

Program Length
(Including Summer)

9
$10,803
$43,212
1.5 Years
12
$13,449
$40,347
1 Year

Scholarships

We offer the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship program for new and returning students.This is our primary means of supporting our graduate students financially. This is a competitive scholarship program and the main criterion for new students joining the program is based on high GMAT or GRE score and GPA.

The scholarship provides you with $1,000 (one-time for the year) and in-state-tuition for the entire year. This means that international students will pay the same tuition as our Texas resident/US citizens. So, we encourage you to apply for the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship.

In addition to scholarships, US citizens may apply for financial aid through the UT Dallas Financial Aid Office.

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. The Career Management Center also organizes career fairs to connect students with employers for full-time jobs. Companies that have recruited our students in the recent past include:


Jobs for MIS Majors

MS ITM Full-time Placement Statistics: Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012

BS MIS Full-time Placement Statistics: Summer 2012, Fall 2012

MS ITM Internship Statistics: 2011–12, 2012–13

BS MIS Internship Statistics: 2012–13

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 29 months under the Optional Practical Training program. Please contact the Office of International Student Services for details about these programs.

See Internships available at UT Dallas CareerWorks

MS/Information Technology and Management Student Profile as of Fall 2014

Class Statistics

Percentage or Number

Students in Program
864
Full-time/Part-time
Full-time: 71% Part Time: 29%
Gender
Male 64%, Female 36%
Age
21 to 25: 56%, 26 to 30: 30%, Less than 22: 2%,
More than 30: 11%
Prior Education
Engineering: 63%, Science: 9%,
Business and Economics: 7%, Others: 21%
Average GMAT
570
Prior Work Experience*
2.6 years
Country of Origin
India, 65%, China, 19%, USA, 12%, Other 3%

* Work experience is not required for joining the MS ITM program.