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Master of Science in

Information Technology Management

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Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Leverage technology to influence organizational strategy

Today's most efficient and successful businesses, governmental organizations and enterprises all recognize IT as a strategic business motivator rather than simply as a cost center, and invest in their IT operations and technical personnel to increase their value in the face of rapidly changing conditions.

Designed for working professionals looking to advance their careers along with their educational goals, our online M.S. in Information Technology Management stands apart because it equips students to:

  • Accomplish organizational goals by developing and leading technical teams.
  • Leverage technology to solve anticipated and unplanned issues.
  • Deliver accurate and relevant IT data to key stakeholders to inform decision-making.

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The 30-credit program consists of five required courses and five electives. Students can further customize their education by choosing from the following five tracks:
  1. Managing Health Information
  2. Securing IT Assets
  3. Enterprise Technology Management
  4. Software Design and Development
  5. Virtual Management

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M.S. in Information Technology Management

The 30-credit Information Technology Management program is comprised of five required courses and five electives. Required courses provide students with a focused education surrounding fundamental topics in the field, while electives build upon specific professional skillsets and allow students to enrich and round out their studies.

Below is a sample Information Technology Management curriculum. Please note that available courses are subject to change.

Required courses

RCOM 102: Professional Communications
RMGT 101: Perspectives on Information Technology
RMGT 102: Strategic Information Technology: Operational Strategy
RMGT 103: Strategic Information Technology: Organizational Strategy
RMGT 110: Organizational Leadership and Decision Making

Possible electives

RMGT 125: Managing Today's Technology Professionals
RMGT 120: Legal and Ethical Practices in IT
RPJM 113: Negotiating and Conflict Resolution
RPJM 118: Procurement and Contract Management

Click here for a complete list of program requirements.


Advance your education and career

Information technology management professionals transform the way businesses operate.Today's most valuable IT leaders recognize, develop and implement technological opportunities to give their organization and competitive edge in the marketplace.

Our students work or have worked at prestigious organizations such as:

  • EMC
  • Analog Devices
  • Sun Life Financial
  • Raytheon
  • RSA Security
  • Mathworks
  • Parametric Technology Corporation
  • Cisco Systems

Information Technology Management students often hold job titles such as:

  • System Specialist
  • Network Engineer
  • Vice President of Database Infrastructure
  • Business System Analyst
  • Communications Officer
  • Helpdesk Supervisor
  • Implementation Delivery Specialist
  • Associate CIO
  • Project Manager
  • General Manager
  • Manager of IT

Our students

By the numbers

The median age of Information Technology Management students in the program is 37.

The program is 81% male and 19% female.

236 students have graduated from the program since it launched in 2004.

70 students are currently working toward their Information Technology Management degree.

“As an online learner at Brandeis GPS, I found the coursework and support resources convenient and accommodating. In fact, I rarely felt as though my studies were an interruption. What I learned was immediately applicable, and I continue every day to benefit from the understanding the courses gave me.”
— Scott Paddock, GPS Student

Information Technology Management

Featured Instructors

Our Information Technology Management instructors understand the challenges of modern industry. Whether they’re spearheading genetics research at leading pharmaceuticals or designing biological models, they structure their GPS curriculum to draw on real-world expertise and connections that ultimately help our students advance their career goals. Here is a sampling of our Bioinformatics instructors:

  • Jim La Creta is the Executive Director of Technology at Brandeis University’s International Business School. He has more than 20 years of experience working in technology and communications. In addition, he is active within several local and national IT consortia. He holds a Master's Degree in IT Management from the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. He also has a Doctorate in Education - Leadership and Communication Specialization from Northeastern University.
  • Philip Holberton is the founder of Holberton Group Inc - Speaking of Leadership, a business advisory firm specializing in strategic, organizational, and executive coaching. He also has more than 20 years of executive experience in companies such as General Cinema Theatres, Cambridge NeuroScience, Becton Dickinson and a number of other start-up companies. He is the retired President & CEO of Differential Proteomics Inc., a private biotechnology company and now runs CEO Peer Advisory Boards in the greater Boston area.
  • Cynthia Phillips has a background in software development, requirements engineering and information systems management. She has also taught a variety of industry seminars and has been involved in online education at Brandeis and other institutions.

Visit the Rabb School instructor directory for a full list of Brandeis GPS instructors.

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