Master of Science in Information Technology

Master of Science in Information Technology candidates are prepared for mid-to-senior level IT/IS responsibilities in high-tech organizations: Will I be equipped to deploy and manage effectively the technology, people and processes involved in a constantly changing business environment?

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) is an innovative graduate degree program designed to meet the ever-changing needs of today's businesses. With the continued redistribution of IT work throughout the world, IT professionals benefit from developing the management and leadership skills required to complete and excel in the mid-to-high end of the technology field.

The Redlands MSIT program can be completed in 12 or 24 months.  It provides a balanced curriculum focused on providing students with a broad foundation in current and emerging technology and trends, coupled with the best practices of management of information technology resources and systems.

Preparing students to become leaders:The MSIT program is primarily focused on providing key management skills that prepare graduates to take high-profile leadership roles in planning, designing, implementing, and managing strategic information technology and information systems. A successful graduate will flourish in a job that requires technical leadership and understanding; research and analysis of business and organizational requirements related to strategic utilization of IT/IS; and creative application of existing and emerging technology to solve complex business problems.

What Makes Our Program Unique:

Success does not require IT/IS expertise: students from any undergraduate major can enter the MSIT program and succeed.

International Collaborative Learning: opportunity to work, as part of a technology-mediated team with teams in other countries.

An education with a strong Liberal Arts foundation: opportunity to hone communication and critical thinking skills.

Real-world consulting assignment: opportunity to execute a consulting assignment with a client company.

Immediate application: opportunity to apply the lessons learned immediately in current work situation and in real-world information technology challenges.

Although some programs offer one or more of the above advantages, no other master's level program in Southern California offers such a comprehensive educational approach.

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Effectively manage IT/IS projects, processes and professionals

  • Evaluate and analyze the organizational, political, legal, ethical and global ramifications of managing information, technology and IT professionals

  • Explain complex IT/IS concepts to non-IT/IS persons through effective communication in written, presentation and conversational formats

  • Evaluate how technology contributes to the 'Big Picture'

  • Assess and apply sound IT security management principles to safeguard organizational assets

  • Contribute to and collaborate effectively in international team settings

  • Evaluate business requirements and formulate technology solutions into efficient business processes

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