Master of Science in Information Technology Curriculum

The curriculum of our MSIT program is designed to immediately improve the professional competencies of our students. Principles learned in the earlier courses are often built upon in later courses.

MSIT Program Coursework

ITI 6600 Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Environment (6 weeks - 3 semester hours)
Explores the many legal, ethical and regulatory issues that come with using information technology. Key topics will include technology licensing and contracts, privacy, piracy, security, confidentiality, intellectual property rights, and internet regulation.

ITI 6000 IT Architecture (6 weeks - 3 semester hours)
Explores the discipline related to IT architecture and its basis. The key components of IT architecture are examined and considered in light of the organization needs and processes, which include application, security, data, and technology architectures.

ITI 6300 IT Project Planning, Management and Financial Control (6 weeks - 3 semester hours)
Examines the key components of IT projects and it introduces the student to a variety of project planning, management, and financial control techniques that can be applied in an IT project context. Within this context students will explore the management of scope, time, cost and quality. The unique issues related to IT project management will also be discussed.

ITI 6500 IT Governance and Strategy (6 weeks - 3 semester hours)
An introduction to managing IT as a resource that creates business value. Using cases and research, students will discover how to determine what comprises a good IT investment portfolio. Students will also be introduced to a variety of IT governance structures and will focus on the important components to be considered when determining how one will govern an organization's information technology needs and resources. Key components to be considered include alignment of IT with the business, responsibility and accountability in the use of resources, consideration of risk and business continuance, and organizational compliance and performance.

ITI 6050 Enterprise Computer Security and Forensics (6 weeks – 3 semester hours)

ITI 6200 Enterprise Database Systems (6 weeks - 3 semester hours)
Examines the fundamentals of database architecture, database management systems, and database systems in relation to the management of organizational data. Components, methodologies, and tools used to design and implement an enterprise database architecture are given significant coverage.

ITI 6250 Data Warehousing and Mining (6 weeks - 3 semester hours)
Students will explore and use the concepts, tools, and technologies associated with the design and implementation of enterprise data warehouses. Tools and techniques used in data mining of business data will also receive significant coverage.

ITI 6330 Enterprise Storage and Virtualization (6 weeks - 3 semester hours)
In this course students explore Enterprise storage solutions, including network based and cloud storage techniques. In addition, students will explore practical enterprise virtualization options with an exploration of different tools and approaches to virtualization. Students will learn what security consideration should be reviewed in both virtualization and enterprise storage as well as what information is appropriate to store in various storage options.

ITI 6700 – Advanced Web Development (6 weeks - 3 semester hours)
In this course the student will learn to use and integrate dynamic Web content using a server-based programming language such as Java, C#, or C++. Students will develop and deploy a Web-based site that will dynamically use relational databases and other tools to support a complete and robust business solution to a corporate need.

ITI 6800 - Current Trends in IT (6 weeks - 3 semester hours)
This course will review current IT trends and how modern Information Technology is being utilized and leveraged in today’s enterprise organization and small business. Students will explore current research in the IT industry and gain and understanding of advantages and disadvantages various IT decision have within the organization.