Career Outlook

Industry Demand for MSITM Graduates

The demand for university graduates with skills in information technology and business remains strong. The inter-disciplinary nature of the program and more recent trends suggest a larger, global market with many opportunities for career growth and development for MSITM graduates.

Several reputable sources predict substantial growth and compensation for employees with these skills. The MSITM program at FAU addresses this urgent need for university educated individuals.

Career Opportunities for MSITM graduates

Common job titles

MSITM graduates can expect to pursue jobs with the following titles, depending on years of experience:

Career ladder

  • Executive Positions:
    • Chief Information Officer (CIO)
    • Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
    • Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
    • Knowledge Management Officer
  • Management Positions:
    • Information Systems/Information Technology Director/Manager
    • Information Security Manager
    • Network and Computer Systems Manager
    • Computer and Software Marketing Manager
    • Business Processes Engineering Manager
    • System Integration Manager
    • Enterprise Systems Manager
    • ERP Manager
    • Global Sourcing Director/Manager
    • E-Commerce Manager
    • Help Desk/Support Systems Manager

Typical job responsibilities

Common responsibilities of these computer and information systems managers include the following, and will vary by the size of the company where the individual works:

  • Overseeing the hardware and software investments companies make
  • Overseeing the corporate network system and contracts with telecommunication utilities
  • Working with corporate executives to ensure that investments match corporate strategies
  • Overseeing the development of software written within companies
  • Establishing and monitoring the service level agreements (i.e., contracts) for outsourced IT services
  • Managing the implementation of new systems
  • Overseeing the training of employees who use the new systems
  • Managing IT personnel

Personal attributes and skills

To be successful as a computer and information system manager, an MSITM graduate should possess these personal attributes and skills:

  • Creativity and innovation
  • Enthusiasm and energy
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Passion for learning
  • Flexibility
  • Problem solving
  • Willingness to do what it takes
  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
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Jonathan Sweet

Jonathan Sweet, Ph.D., ITOM Program Director

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e: jsweet4@fau.edu
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