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You can help to increase an organization’s efficiency and effectiveness in today’s global business infrastructure.

Stay on point and up to date in the ever-changing IT field while contributing to the success of an organization by implementing and supporting the latest IT solutions available to today’s businesses and individuals.

Through this program, you will gain the ability to align business and IT objectives, evaluate cutting-edge technology and current industry standards, and communicate IT plans and recommendations to those in other branches of business. The curriculum of this program emphasizes the importance of organizations gaining or maintaining a competitive advantage in their fields through the use of new technologies and solutions, and empowers you to help make those business goals a reality.



This program consists of four graduate online information technology courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • ISM501 IT Management
    This course prepares students to analyze organizational issues in information technology (IT) and proposed the necessary solutions to address business needs. Students gain a detailed understanding of how to manage, oversee, plan and maintain IT systems and resources. Students also learn how to effectively manage IT professionals as either employees or outside consultants. Topics include: IT management principles, IT risk management, project management, systems maintenance and leadership.
  • ISM511 Managing Virtualized and Cloud Systems
    This course prepares students to manage and develop technology solutions utilizing both virtualized and cloudbased systems. Students gain an understanding of various virtualization technologies and how they should be implemented. Additionally students evaluate a variety of cloudbased solutions and providers to increase organizational efficiency, redundancy and business continuity. Topics include: comparison of cloud-providers and technologies, the implementation and maintenance of virtualized infrastructure and servers and how to design fault-tolerant systems with virtualization technology.
  • ISM521 Management Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Systems
    This course prepares students to design, evaluate and manage enterprise-level systems commonly used in mission critical applications. Students gain knowledge in a variety of common enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications such as payroll, budgeting, human resources, inventory and sales. Topics include systems selection, maintenance and planning. Additionally the ability to compare and contrast distinct service providers is also presented.
  • ISM561 Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
    This course cover a variety of concepts in the areas of business continuity and disaster recover. Students gain an understanding of business continuity strategies, business impact analysis, recovery point objectives (RTO and RPO), planning techniques and also how to recover from disasters. Topics include risk assessment, fault tolerance, risk acceptance, risk transfer, backup strategies, off-site storage and business resilience.


A specialization in Information Technology pairs well with the following:

Why You Should Consider a Graduate Specialization

Customize your master’s degree with a specialization that fits your professional aspirations and personal ambitions. Just add four additional, upper-division courses to your degree program, and gain skills in a related subject that complements your degree. Much like a minor, or degree concentration, a graduate specialization allows you the opportunity to examine an additional area of interest. Add a specialization to your master’s degree to showcase career-specific skills that meet your professional goals.

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