Master of Science in Management - Information Technology and Project Management Concentration

Explosive demand for professionals who can integrate and manage a company’s information and technology tools has created an emerging new field in information technology. In the next decade, the demand is expected to double. To help meet the need for this competitive new breed of management professional, Colorado Technical University has introduced the Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Information Technology and Project Management (MSM-IT/PM) degree program. Course content includes a solid core of project management curriculum plus courses in computing platforms and network architecture designs. Software systems, both application and development, will be covered with emphasis on relational database and client/server technology. Information technology graduates will be prepared to design, build, integrate and manage the information technology systems and programs associated with today’s organizations.

 

MSM Program prepares the student to:

  • Evaluate the appropriate leadership and management actions needed across disciplines and in various global environments
  • Synthesize theory and practice in day-to-day managerial decision making and organizational change
  • Apply appropriate strategic, technical, operational, and ethical principles to solve organizational challenges and meet organizational goals and objectives.

 

MSM- IT/PM program competencies:

  • Plan projects effectively and successfully, taking into consideration the quadruple constraints of time, cost, resources, and specifications
  • Develop from the basic project plan a work-breakdown structure to the lowest granularity permitted by cost
  • Determine and calculate project risks according to classical risk analysis
  • Plan and manage contractual purchasing issues, including, procurement and supply, outsourcing, and just-in-time
  • Evaluate and present project objectives, requirements, scope, and budgeting effectively to upper management
  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to design, build, integrate and manage the information technology systems and programs associated with today’s organizations
  • Design, develop and manage a database system
  • Comprehend the concepts of telecommunications and networking systems design, development and management
  • Work effectively as problem-solving team members
  • Conduct, use, and evaluate professional applied research

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

4

IT610Relational Database Management Systems

4

IT612Database Analysis, Design and Implementation

4

IT640Networking and Telecommunications

4

IT642Network Administration

4

IT660Information Technology Systems Development

4

IT662IT Systems Implementation

4

PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations

4

PM610Project Planning, Execution and Closure

4

PM620Schedule and Cost Control Techniques

4

PM630Contracting and Procurement in Project Management

4

PM665Project Management Capstone

4

Total Credit Hours: 48

The Master of Science in Management with a Concentration in Information Technology and Project Management is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

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Registered by:

Project Management Institute, Registered Education Provider. CTU is a recognized provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI™) Educational Provider Program (PMI-R.E.P.).

www.pmi.org 

Locations

  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus