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Master of Science in Information Technology Online

Bridge the gap between technology and business and propel your career endlessly upward with this highly sought-after online graduate program. Future-proof your professional advancement at your current company or stand out as the lead candidate in any interview by mastering the use of technology in a business environment.

Overview

Discover the Value of Adding Technology to Your Resume

Give yourself an essential competency required by every business around the globe today—the ability to understand and deploy emerging technologies for enhanced productivity, efficiency, and bottom-line success. Equally valuable to students with or without a technical background, this online Master of Science in Information Technology features experiential interactive learning taught by IT experts with top-level degrees and certifications.

$11,979 Total Tuition

As few as 12 months Duration

33 Credit Hours

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—and ahead—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 based on theory and practice will help you develop the strategic perspective and critical thinking to implement cutting-edge technologies, communicate effectively across financial, operations, and technical departments and to navigate fluctuating markets.

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 cutting-edge software and programming languages, 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 experts 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:

  • Gain an extensive, advanced comprehension to apply and manage technology in business and to understand strategies and trends of applied technological decision-making
  • Apply critical-thinking skills and analytical reasoning toward the use of technology in business
  • Develop enhanced communication, collaboration, and leadership competencies for cross-departmental business technology initiatives
  • Apply theory and hands-on experiences to business cases, utilizing popular software for project management (MS Project, ProjectLibre), financial planning (Planners Lab, Excel Solver), data management (Microsoft SQL Server, RapidMiner, SAP Analytics Cloud, Tableau), statistical analysis (SPSS Statistics) and diagramming (MS Visio, diagrams.net)
  • Expand coding skills through use of various programming languages such as PHP, Python, and Java
  • Gain an understanding of emerging ethics in business technology and how to apply it

This AACSB Accredited Online Program Prepares You for Roles Such as:

  • Computer Systems Engineer/Architect
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • IT Specialist
  • Software Developer
  • Security Analyst
  • Network/Systems Administrator
  • IS/IT Manager
  • Management Consultant

Accreditations:

AACSB Accredited Online Programs
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

Online – Spend Less Time, Less Money for a Top-Tier Education

Emporia State University offers accessible and affordable online degree programs designed to advance your professional qualifications. Tuition for the MSIT online program is the same for in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

$363 Per Credit Hour

$1,089 Per 3 Credit Hour Course

$11,979 Total Tuition

Tuition is subject to change on an annual basis.

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Calendar

Our Multiple Start Dates Fit Your Busy Lifestyle

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.

Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day of Classes
Fall 2021, Session I August 23, 2021 August 9, 2021 August 12, 2021 August 16, 2021 August 19, 2021 October 8, 2021
Fall 2021, Session II October 18, 2021 October 4, 2021 October 7, 2021 October 11, 2021 October 14, 2021 December 8, 2021
Spring 2022, Session I January 19, 2022 January 5, 2022 January 8, 2022 January 12, 2022 January 15, 2022 March 8, 2022
Spring 2022, Session II March 28, 2022 March 14, 2022 March 17, 2022 March 21, 2022 March 24, 2022 May 13, 2022
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Admissions

Our Admission Counselors Understand You’re More Than Just a GPA

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.

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

Have a question? Call us at 800-721-2248 800-721-2248.

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Courses

Work-Relevant Courses Prepare You for Any Challenge

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.

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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 an in-depth study of SDLC. Emphasis is placed on the tools and techniques that a project leader and systems analyst use to analyze, design, document, and manage information systems projects. The traditional structured approach to systems analysis is explained. Hands-on assignments are used to provide students with opportunities to apply communication and problem-solving skills and to formulate solutions that address scenarios faced by systems analysts 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 exploring various database models including object-orientated model, client-server model, cloud-based model, and NoSQL model, as well as to apply these concepts to solve business problems.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This course plans 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: 15 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 on B2B and B2C interactions. The course covers the importance of understanding revenue models, and 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. Concepts, methods, and models used in business analytics will be considered toward the improvement of business decisions. Data, statistical analysis, quantitative methods, and computer-based models will be used to gain deeper and broader business insights and better fact-based decision making.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

A 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

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 are emphasized.

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions is a graduate course 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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