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

Effective April 3, 2018, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs Campus.

The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Information Technology and Project Management (MSM-ITPM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Aurora campus. The program includes 28 credit hours devoted to the management core and 20 credit hours for the information technology and project management concentration.

This degree program includes a solid foundation 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. This program is designed to help graduates prepare to design, build, integrate, and manage the information technology systems and programs associated with today’s organizations.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

Program Accreditations and Alignments

The Master of Science in Management with a Concentration in Information Technology and Project Management is accredited by PMI-GAC and is an approved PMI® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) program.

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 Concentration Program Learning Outcomes
  • 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
  • Lead, communicate, and direct technical business initiatives and day-to-day operations
  • Analyze, develop, and implement strategies for improving business processes and operations
  • Integrate Research and Development, marketing, production, and finance strategies
  • Apply project management practices to projects and initiatives

MSM-ITPM Concentration Learning Outcomes

  • 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 acquisition
  • 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

Locations

  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus