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College of Letters and Science Master of Science in Information Technology Management Degree

Graduate Degree

Where IT Meets Business

What does it mean to earn your Master of Science in Information Technology Management? It means that you’ll have the skills IT teams need—communication, leadership, business analysis, project management, and finance. While those skills might not be considered  “technical,” they’re absolutely critical to the success of information technology across industries. 

As a student, you’ll also take courses in areas such as data science, enterprise security, and cloud computing. Combined, this multidisciplinary curriculum will help you align IT with business strategy, giving you the confidence to lead people, processes, and technology. 

CAREER OUTLOOK

Demand is projected to grow by around 10 percent over the next decade.
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TUITION & AID

The M.S. IT Management program is flexible and affordable. View available financial resources to assist your studies.
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Who is the Degree Intended For?

100% online UW Master of Science in Information Technology Management curriculum was developed with input from industry leaders and serves to fill the skill gap identified by today’s employers. With a focus on business acumen such as finance, IT leadership, and project management, graduates of the program will gain competencies that set them up for success as IT directors, IT project managers, information systems managers, database managers, and even CTOs or CIOs.

Course Design

13 Courses. 37 Credits. 100% Online. All course content, from multimedia lectures and e-learning tools to homework assignments, are delivered through the program’s online learning management system. You can study and do homework whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you.
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WHAT TO EXPECT? 

The University of Wisconsin online Master of Science in Information Technology Management prepares you to be an IT leader across industries through comprehensive and multidisciplinary coursework in business fundamentals, leadership, and technology. Upon completion of your master’s degree, you will possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Conduct Financial Analysis and Develop and Manage Technology Budgets
  • Lead and Manage Technology Functions, Projects, and Personnel
  • Demonstrate Effective Professional Collaboration and Soft Skills Appropriate for Technology Settings
  • Manage Security and Compliance, Accounting for Governance, and Ethical Implications
  • Investigate and Plan Innovative Solutions for Business Challenges
  • Engineer, Develop, and Deploy Strategies for Enterprise Systems
“Now, I feel like I could go into any industry and hit the ground running. My advice is that it’s okay to feel uncomfortable or pushed out of your comfort zone. Learning about new subjects is a good thing, even if that means you won’t understand or master everything right away. This program helps you break out of any silo you may have been placed in. Pushing yourself in this program will only help you in the long run.”
Zac AveryM.S. Information Technology Management Graduate

ACCREDITATION

Whether online or on campus, University of Wisconsin programs have a reputation for delivering world-class education and student support. Accreditation is your assurance that you will graduate with skills that are relevant to your field and valued by employers. The Master of Science in Information Technology Management is approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents and is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Applying to the M.S. in Information Technology Management online degree program

Program Admission Requirements*:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA
  • Completed coursework with a “C” or better—or demonstrated sufficient knowledge—in programming (object oriented, modern language), database, and computer networking. Program academic directors have the option to waive a prerequisite based, in part, on student work experience and background. Technical certifications such as Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, AWS, Cisco, or professional experience may be used in lieu of formal coursework to demonstrate proficiency at the discretion of the academic adviser at the student’s home campus. If you need to complete prerequisite coursework, this pre-approved list of options may assist you. Please contact an enrollment adviser for details.
  • Your resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (can be professional or academic)
  • Up to 1,000 word statement of personal intent describing your decision to pursue the degree and what you believe you will bring to the information technology management field
  • No aptitude test (GRE, GMAT) requirements


*Campuses may waive some of these requirements as part of the comprehensive application process.

International Guidelines
This program welcomes online students from around the world. Online students do not qualify for an F-1 Student Visa to travel to the U.S. but instead can participate in our online courses remotely. If your native language is not English and/or you attended school outside of the U.S., you will likely need to provide proof of English language proficiency and an official translation or evaluation of academic transcripts.

Important Dates

Semester-based degree programs and certificates offer three start dates: fall, spring and summer semester.

1/24

Spring 2023 Start Date

3/13

Summer 2023 Registration Begins

5/30

Summer 2023 Start Date

4/10

Fall 2023 Registration Begins

9/5

Fall 2023 Start Date

RELATED PROGRAMS

Tuition for the UW Master of Science in IT Management is a flat fee per credit whether you live in Wisconsin or out of state. Cost per credit is $850. Being an online program, there are no additional course or program fees such as segregated or technology fees. If software or special technology is required in one of your courses, it will be provided to you and is included in your tuition.

Financial aid may be available to you and is awarded by your home campus.

Completed coursework with a “C” or better—or demonstrated sufficient knowledge—in programming (object oriented, modern language), database, and computer networking. Program academic directors have the option to waive a prerequisite based, in part, on student work experience and background. Technical certifications such as Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, AWS, Cisco, or professional experience may be used in lieu of formal coursework to demonstrate proficiency at the discretion of the academic adviser at the student’s home campus. If you need to complete prerequisite coursework, this pre-approved list of options may assist you. Please contact an enrollment adviser with questions, 1-608-262-2011.

Course availability for the M.S. in Information Technology Management varies each fall, spring, and summer. Course offerings are subject to change due to fluctuating enrollment. If you are a current student, please consult with your campus adviser prior to registration.

Courses in the Master of Science in IT Management are offered all three semesters in rotation. Completion time depends on how many courses a student takes during a semester and whether they attend all three semesters. Students in the program take, on average, 1-2 courses per semester. The program offers students the flexibility to formulate a completion plan with their academic advisor that takes into account personal time constraints such as work and family obligations.

Benefits are available to qualifying veterans and those currently serving. Contact your home campus veteran services office for details.

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