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Three Reasons Why a Master’s in Information Technology Will Help Your Career

Masters in Information Technology will help your careerWhether you want to be the computer systems analyst of an enterprise, an application developer for a small business or a consultant who sets your own hours, the master’s in information technology degree program at Grantham University is the first step toward advancing your career.

This degree program emphasizes the latest IT insights and gives students knowledge to harness changes and advancements in today’s technological world. Program graduates enter the workforce able to increase productivity, drive revenue and manage organizational change through technology. But none of this would be possible without first understanding technology management.

Here are three challenges in technology management and how our IT master’s degree program can help you prepare for them:

Technology is Advancing Exponentially

A forecast published by Forbes1 estimates that “in 2016, spending on public cloud infrastructure as a service hardware and software is forecast to reach $38B, growing to $173B in 2026.”

Because cloud computing is still relatively new, IT professionals must be agile enough to face unknown challenges when transitioning data to the cloud. At Grantham, a few of our courses in the master's in information technology degree program focus specifically on how to strategically plan for changes to information systems and determine existing and emerging technologies relevant to operations.

Graduates of the program are also able to apply the following degree outcomes:

  • Analyze a problem, identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution
  • Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice
  • Address professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities

While cloud computing and other technologies continue to be developed, our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge to help lead organizations from consideration to adoption of new technologies.

Adopting New Technology is Risky

In a 2012 survey conducted by IBM2, business continuity and IT security professionals estimated that business continuity and IT security events would cost an average $19.6 million over two years. It’s a sobering statistic for IT professionals.

The master’s in information technology degree program curriculum taught at Grantham includes Network Systems Design, which means that our graduates enter the workforce ready to build and manage reliable networks.

Our curriculum also gives students the opportunity to apply IT project management tools and techniques to plan, measure and control real-time projects. So, when a disaster recovery event does occur, they are confident troubleshooting issues and finding solutions to restore systems.

Educating Existing IT Staff

CIOs who attended the 2014 MIT Sloan CIO Symposium said educating existing IT staff was one of the biggest challenges facing their organizations.3

At Grantham, we know education begins in the classroom and never really ends. Upon completion of the master’s in information technology degree program, graduates recognize the need for and ability to engage in continuing professional development.

Our Management and Information Systems course examines organizational learning curves to prepare graduates for the educational challenges that will arise throughout their careers. With a master’s degree from Grantham, you’ll obtain the skills that are not only going to grow your career, but also impact the organizations and people with whom you work.

Ready to Learn More About the Master’s in Information Technology Degree Program?

Read frequently asked questions on our description overview page and, when you are ready, review the next steps tab. Or, if you want to take the first step in growing your career, apply to the IT master’s degree program today!

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1http://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2016/03/13/roundup-of-cloud-computing-forecasts-and-market-estimates-2016/#f0f1faa74b07
2http://www-935.ibm.com/services/us/gbs/bus/html/risk_study/infographic-01.html
3https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2016/5/week-review-highlights-mit-sloan-cio-symposium

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