The Master of Science in Information Technology Management (ITM) program at the Lubar College of Business is an innovative, STEM-designated program that combines technical, managerial, and business knowledge - providing students with a unique blend of skills to address IT challenges in today's dynamic business environment.

Through a combination of rigorous core courses and advanced elective courses, students acquire a diverse skill set in information technology management and develop specialized knowledge and expertise in areas such as enterprise resource planning, business analytics, and security and risk management.

The program is designed to serve both individuals pursuing a change in career, as well as IT professionals desiring greater in-depth knowledge to advance in their careers. In addition, it will prepare students who seek admission to a PhD program. The program can be completed within one to three years, depending upon part-time or full-time enrollment status.

Admission Requirements 

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by program, please review the application deadline chart for specific programs. Other important dates and deadlines can be found by using the One Stop calendars.


An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  1. Submission of scores on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).
  2. Review by the MS-ITA Program Committee to assess academic achievement and the ability to do intensive graduate-level work.

Credits and Courses

The MS in ITM degree is a 30-credit program and includes 15 Required credits and 15 Elective credits.

Information Privacy, Security & Continuity
Information Technology Strategy and Management
Service-Oriented Analysis and Design 1
Data and Information Management
Development of Web-Based Solutions
Electives 215
Select at least five of the following:
Web Mining and Analytics
Big Data in Business
Artificial Intelligence for Business
Topics in Information Technology Management: (subtitled)
Managing Information Technology Projects (capstone course)
Process and Work-Flow Management
Machine Learning for Business
Social Media Analytics for Business
Enterprise Knowledge & Semantic Management
Business Intelligence Technologies & Solutions
Connected Systems for Business
Information Systems Practicum
Information Technology Management Internship
Enterprise Resource Planning
Enterprise Simulation Game
Total Credits30

Integrating Course


Electives may be completed by selecting 15 credits from the approved list, or by completing an optional concentration in AI and Data Analytics.

Additional Requirements

Major Professor as Advisor

Admitted students are assigned a faculty advisor who will work with the student to assemble a program of study. The advisor will monitor students’ progress towards degree completion, including modification of program of study plans, if necessary.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Accelerated Program Option

This program is offered as part of an accelerated graduate program. For more information, see Accelerated Graduate Degrees.