Master of Science in Information Technology Online

Bridge the gap between technology and business with this highly sought-after online graduate program that prepares you for professional advancement with global possibilities. Explore the concepts of big data, learn to analyze the technology needs of a business, and master transforming data into actionable insights.

Apply By: 3/6/23
Start Class: 3/20/23 Apply Now

Program Overview

Earn a respected Master of Science in Information Technology online from ESU

Emporia State's online Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) degree equips you with the ability to understand and deploy emerging technologies for enhanced productivity, efficiency, and bottom-line success. Valuable to aspiring leaders and future technologists, with or without a technical background, this online Master of Science in Information Technology features experiential interactive learning taught by IT experts with many years of experience in the field.

Every business understands technology is essential to growth, profitability, and even survival. The dynamic nature of the global economy requires a nimble response to stay abreast of rapidly changing emerging technologies, yet few companies are adequately staffed with leaders who have the technological experience and education to meet this challenge.

Designed for working professionals, this STEM-based program will give you the unique advanced skill set needed both today and into the future. Courses will help you develop the strategic perspective and critical thinking to utilize business intelligence, employ project management skills to implement the latest technologies, communicate effectively across financial, operations, and technical departments, and lead a team tasked with securing the technology infrastructure of a company.

Courses are taught by highly trained faculty who have extensive industry experience and hold the highest degrees and certifications in their field. Interactive classwork is based on business cases and application of business-critical software and programming languages, such as SQL and Python, promoting work-relevant knowledge and extensive collaboration, both with other students and with your professors.

The School of Business at ESU is accredited by AACSB International, giving you the rigorous degree qualifications that help you stand out among the competition for more senior, higher-paying roles.

Demand for business-focused technology professionals continues to outpace the supply of qualified candidates holding a master’s in information technology. Accelerate your career with this comprehensive MSIT program.

In this online master's in information technology program, you will:

  • Expand coding skills through the use of various programming languages such as PHP, Python, and Java
  • Develop the skills needed to successfully launch enterprise architecture that provides organizational value
  • Apply your knowledge of project management processes and tools that allow for a well-designed technology implementation, utilizing MS Project and ProjectLibre
  • Master the skills, techniques, and tools required for a successful system design and implementation
  • Learn to apply business intelligence to enhance company performance, implementing data visualization to create reporting that drives results
  • Develop enhanced communication, collaboration, and leadership competencies for enterprise-wide business technology initiatives
  • Gain an understanding of emerging ethics in business technology and how to apply it
  • Expand coding skills through the use of various programming languages such as PHP, Python, and Java
  • Develop the skills needed to successfully launch enterprise architecture that provides organizational value
  • Apply your knowledge of project management processes and tools that allow for a well-designed technology implementation, utilizing MS Project and ProjectLibre
  • Master the skills, techniques, and tools required for a successful system design and implementation
  • Learn to apply business intelligence to enhance company performance, implementing data visualization to create reporting that drives results
  • Develop enhanced communication, collaboration, and leadership competencies for enterprise-wide business technology initiatives
  • Gain an understanding of emerging ethics in business technology and how to apply it

This AACSB-accredited online MSIT program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Software Developer or Engineer
  • Cloud Solutions Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Network/Systems Administrator
  • IT Project Manager
  • Software Developer or Engineer
  • Cloud Solutions Architect
  • Systems Engineer
  • Security Analyst
  • Network/Systems Administrator
  • IT Project Manager

Also available:

Emporia state offers a variety of online master's degrees. Check out all of our online graduate programs in technology.

$11,979* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months Duration
33 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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The Emporia State University School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition

Find out how our online MSIT can fit into your budget

Emporia State University offers an accessible and affordable MSIT degree designed to give you the expertise needed to make an immediate impact on your career. Tuition for the MSIT online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

$11,979* Total Tuition
$363 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Get to know our academic calendar

The MSIT program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring six start dates each year. Choose the start date that's best for you.

8 week coursesProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Spring 2023, Session I1/17/231/3/231/6/231/13/233/6/23
Spring 2023, Session II3/20/233/6/233/9/233/16/235/5/23
Summer 2023, Session I5/15/235/1/235/4/235/11/236/30/23
Summer 2023, Session II7/3/236/19/236/22/236/29/238/18/23
Fall 2023, Session I8/21/238/7/238/10/238/17/2310/9/23
Fall 2023, Session II10/18/2310/4/2310/9/2310/16/2312/8/23

Now enrolling:

3/6/23 Apply Date
3/20/23 Class Starts

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Admissions

Follow our admission requirements to apply today

To apply for the MSIT online degree program, you must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited (or equivalent) institution. GMAT waivers can be awarded based on a combination of work experience and undergraduate GPA.

Admission Requirements:

  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution
  • 3.0 GPA on undergraduate coursework

MSIT Online Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited (or equivalent) institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 system) cumulative or in the last 60 semester hours of study
    • Coursework completed toward a master’s program may be included in the most recent 60 hours
    • Minimum GPA of 2.65 may be considered
  • Professional resume and cover letter
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

Applicants with a 2.65 to 2.99 GPA may be admitted if other factors point to likely success in the program. Some categories that will highlight potential for success include:

  • 3 or more years of experience managing technology resources
  • 2-4 years of work experience or study in a field that includes quantitative analysis
  • Cover letter that details how applicant will leverage past studies and experience to be successful in program

Official transcripts from all institutions attended can be submitted via a secure electronic service offered by the issuing institution to [email protected] or by selecting Emporia State University on the transcript request form, mailed (or overnighted) to:

Emporia State University
Graduate School
Room 313 Plumb Hall
1 Kellogg Circle
Emporia, KS 66801

Students who have obtained a degree from a foreign university/college must have a transcript evaluation from a recommended external source that is a member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services). Students will not be allowed to enroll until the evaluation has been received in the Graduate School.

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Courses

Explore the courses in your online MSIT program

The MSIT degree online curriculum is comprised of 11 courses (33 credit hours), including 27 credit hours of core courses and 6 credit hours of elective courses. Prior IT experience is not required. You will need to have successfully completed algebra, applied statistics, and an object-oriented programming course to gain maximum benefit from this graduate program.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will present project management techniques, potential problems and overall decision-making associated with software-development projects. Specific topics will address planning, organizing, scheduling and controlling information technology projects, current tools and techniques, and the roles and responsibilities of project managers.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides a detailed analysis of the system development life cycle (SDLC). Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst would use to analyze, design and document information systems with the object-oriented approach as well as the traditional approach. The course will also emphasize the importance of various skills which the systems analyst should possess, including communication, problem-solving and project management skills. Team-oriented projects are utilized to aid in understanding how systems concepts are developed in the business world.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of advanced database concepts including data modeling, normalization, data warehousing, big data, and data security. This course also focuses on to explore various database models including object-orientated model, client-server models, cloudbased model, and NoSQL model as well as to apply these concepts to solve business problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course plan to give students an in-depth understanding of the field of Cloud Computing, its enabling technologies, and main building blocks. Students will gain hands-on experience solving relevant problems through projects that will utilize various public cloud tools. The objective of this course is that students will develop the skills needed to become a practitioner or carry out research projects in this domain.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces students to programming with Python. Due to its extraordinary combination of power and ease of use, Python has become the tool of choice for developing user-friendly applications in the business world. In this course students will learn the essentials of this object-oriented/event driven language. Students will also be introduced to the use of python in building applications.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with the CIO-level management perspective and skills of an enterprise architect. Students will learn that enterprise architectures are best developed incrementally, by system development projects that are aligned with strategic goals and the enterprise architecture. The course provides students with the understanding and skills needed to define and implement successful enterprise architectures that provide real value to organizations, such as substantially reducing IT costs while improving performance, agility and alignment of information technology to business goals.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides an in-depth study of the role of information and communication technology to support electronic commerce in organizations and focuses B2B and B2C interactions. The course covers the importance of understanding revenue models, the use of consumer data, legal, ethical, and technology factors that must be considered when planning, designing and implementing e-commerce systems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to enhance and expand the knowledge and skill of students interested in careers in business analytics (BA). A primary method of learning these skills will be the application areas of spreadsheet and database design in multiple application environments. A predominant method for the development of these skills will be in a Business Simulation environment in which the students will run their own organization to generate the data with which to apply business analytics. The Business Simulation will be executed at various times during the semester to provide the database used in the various BA applications.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is study of the management of information technology as it is practiced in organizations today. Traditional organizations are moving toward a more interconnected or networked business environment. A major focus will be understanding the role and use of complex technology in the support of individual, workgroup, enterprise, inter-enterprise and international computing. A background in information technology is required.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
In this course, the case method is used for a comprehensive review of financial and managerial accounting from a user's perspective. Topics include financial statement preparation and analysis, cash management, product costing, decision analysis, operational budgeting, capital budgeting, and management-control systems. Computer spreadsheets are developed, and communication skills emphasized.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce the student to quantitative approaches in business decision-making. It includes decision analysis, regression analysis in forecasting, linear and integer programming, transportation, assignment and transshipment problems, project scheduling, inventory management, simulation, and multi-criteria decision problems. The software packages Management Scientist, Excel and/or SAS/SPSS are used to solve quantitative business analysis problems.

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