MSITM – Information Technology Management Concentration

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Overview of Information Technology Management Concentration

  • The MSITM with a concentration Information Technology Management focuses on the management of the resources, equipment, procedures, and people involved in the development, use, and maintenance of information systems and technology within an organization
  • Business professionals who wish to be successful in the management of information systems and technology must be versed in a variety of both technical skills (programming, database, etc) and managerial skills (project management, strategic planning, etc). 
  • Additional details about program courses can be found in the following documents:

 Course List

  • Students pursuing the Information Technology Management Concentration of the MSITM program must take the 8 courses (7 Required Courses & 1 Elective Course) in the College of Business listed in the table below
  • In addition, students must take three electives from the courses offered by the College of Engineering and Computer Science (see Electives table below)
  • If your bachelor's degree is not in Management Information Systems (MIS) and you do not have any prior technical IT experience (i.e programming, database management, etc), you must complete the (4) MSITM foundation courses (during the first or second semester in the program) in order to gain the necessary core technical skills needed to be successful in this program (see MSITM Foundation Course section below)
  • To see the course descriptions for any of the courses below, please visit the FAU Catalog

MSITM Foundation Courses - Required for Students with Non-MIS Bachelor's Degrees (Must Take All 4 Course)

Business Data Communications

ISM 6225

Information Technology Fundamentals

ISM 6148

Database Management Systems

ISM 6217

Advanced Systems Analysis & Design

ISM 6123

MSITM Required Courses - Information Technology Management Concentration (Must Take all 7 Courses)

Management of Information Systems and
Technology

ISM 6026

Information Technology Project and Change
Management*

ISM 6316

Management of Information Assurance and Security*

ISM 6328

Enterprise Information Technology Service
Management*

ISM 6368

Web-Based Business Development*

ISM 6508

Information Technology Sourcing Management*

ISM 6509

Communication Strategies for Business Professionals

GEB 6215

ITOM Elective Course - Information Technology Management Concentration (Choose any 1 Course)

Introduction to Business Analytics*

ISM 6404

Advanced Business Analytics*

ISM 6405
Mobile Apps for Business* ISM 6058
Data Mining & Predictive Analytics* ISM 6136
Social Media & Web Analytics* ISM 6555
Data Management & Analysis with Excel* QMB 6303
Business Innovation with Artificial Intelligence* ISM 6427C

Special Topics*

ISM 6930

*ISM 6942, Graduate Information Technology and Operations Management Internship, may be substituted for this course (offerings are dependent upon employer availability).

CS Elective Courses - Information Technology Management Concentration (Choose any 3 Courses)

Please refer to the MSITM Flow Chart (ITM Concentration) for more information on the CS course electives

Technology Tools Used in MSITM Courses

  • Interested in learning more about the tools/software/programs we use in the MSITM courses?
  • Check out our Course Tool List Document to view a list of all the tools/software/programs we use in our MIS Courses

MSITM Course Spotlight Videos

  • Interested in learning more about a specific Management Information Systems & Operations Management Course?
  • Check out our Course Spotlight Videos page and get an inside look into what goes on in each of our courses

MSITM Foundation Courses

  • If your bachelor's degree is not in Management Information Systems (MIS) and you do not have any prior technical IT experience (i.e programming, database management, etc), you may need to complete the (4) MSITM foundation courses (during the first or second semester in the program) in order to gain the necessary core technical skills needed to be successful in this program:
    • ISM 6148, Information Technology Fundamentals (undergraduate equivalent ISM 3230 or similar);
    • ISM 6217, Database Management Systems (undergraduate equivalent ISM 4212 or similar); 
    • ISM 6225, Business Data Communications (undergraduate equivalent ISM 4220 or similar);
    • ISM 6123, Advanced System Analysis and Design (undergraduate equivalent ISM 4133 or similar); 
  • Once an applicant is admitted into the MSITM Program, the ITOM Program Director will interview the student to determine which of the (4) MSITM Foundation Courses must be taken.
  • Here are some of the preliminary questions you can ask yourself:
    • Can you program, using structured or object oriented programming languages, such as Java or C++?  Do you have experience with software development and have an overall understanding of computer system components?  
      • If yes, then you probably will not need to take ISM 6148, Information Technology Fundamentals.
    • Have you worked with databases? Do you know how relational databases are created and operate? Have you written SQL queries and communicated with a database server through a database client?
      • If yes, then you probably will not need to take ISM 6217 - Database Management Systems.
    • Do you know how computers communicate with each other? Do you know how to set up a network – peer-to-peer workgroup or domain? What are the various TCP/IP protocols? Can you perform simple system and network administration tasks? Are you familiar with computer system security issues and protection methods?
      • If yes, then you probably will not need to take ISM 6225 - Business Data Communications.
    • Have you performed the duties of an Information Systems Manager? Did you create, manage, or bring an IT project to completion? Do you know about the System Development Life Cycle?
      • If yes, then you probably will not need to take ISM 6123 - Advanced System Analysis and Design.
  • If you need to take any of the Foundation Courses, you have the option take the equivalent undergraduate courses as a non-degree seeking student prior to your admission in the MSITM Program (Once admitted into the MSITM program, you are only allowed to take the graduate courses).
    • Please visit the Office of the Registrar or call (561) 297-3050 regarding non-degree admission. 
    • Please note:  If you take the undergraduate courses as a non-degree seeking student, you are only allowed to register for these courses the week before classes start for that semester, as degree-seeking students receive priority registration for courses

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