The Master of Science in Managing Information Technology (MSMIT) is an interdisciplinary program that integrates business strategies with computer technology. You’ll learn how IT developments can be used to improve organizational competitiveness in analysis, design, implementation and service delivery. The program emphasizes both technical and domain knowledge as e-commerce, systems development, web 2.0, integrity reliability, and security issues are key components of the program, as well as the mastery of core managerial skills. You will learn strategy and management tools required to gain greater authority within the profession and relate technology to the profitability of the company.

The MSMIT program is eligible as a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) field for international students who are considering Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students may gain more insights about OPT and STEM from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


What qualities should a Master of Science in Managing Information Technology student have?

  • Analytical and decision-making skills
  • Managerial and teamwork skills
  • Ability to manipulate complex data
  • Willingness to tinker with computing infrastructure

The program welcomes bachelor’s degree graduates with a background in computer science, information technology, library science, business, and engineering, as well as mid-level managers and IT professionals.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Master of Science in Managing Information Technology program?

  • Managerial Communications
  • Organizational Conflicts
  • Leadership & Team Development
  • Project Management
  • Managerial Finance
  • Data Mining
  • E-Commerce & Intranet Development
  • Information Systems Development
  • Networking
  • Computer Security & Legal Issues
  • Strategic Marketplace Simulation

What is the most important or unique thing about Sullivan’s Master of Science in Managing Information Technology program?

Sullivan’s program provides a unique blend of business skills with the core competencies in information technology. The classroom theory is fully complemented with the practical acquisition of IT techniques. Also, the Sullivan University MSMIT degree can be earned entirely online.

Master of Science in Managing Information Technology Course Requirements

48 Credit Hours
Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours48
CSC 550Data Mining4
CSC 560Electronic Commerce and Intranet Development4
CSC 610Information Systems Development4
CSC 635Computer Security and Legal Issues4
CSC 680Integrative MSMIT Capstone4
FIN 540Managerial Finance4
MGT 510Managerial Communication Skills4
MGT 521Managing Organizational Conflict4
MGT 545Leadership and Team Development4
MGT 590Project Management4
Credit Hours40
Free Electives (8 Credit Hours)8
Two elective courses are chosen by the student to complement the student’s personal or professional interests.
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