Information Management Technology (Master of Science)

The objective of the Master of Science - Information Management Technology program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to lead change in a technological environment. Required coursework builds a foundation in business technologies, project management and organizational change and planning.

WHAT WILL I LEARN IN THIS ONLINE MASTER’S IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM?

In addition to insight into the latest information technology trends, you will gain career-boosting foundational skills in project management and organizational change and planning. 30 total credit hours, divided into 12 core courses, are needed to complete the Master of Science (MS) program in information management technology. Students will use what they learn in the program to solve real-world issues, culminating with a capstone project in information management and security to complete the program.

To learn more about the information management technology graduate program, read about some of the program’s required courses:

Business Ethics

This course discusses fundamental values and behaviors in all areas of business, including finance, human resources and marketing. Students will evaluate issues of morality, honesty and cultural beliefs while studying the impacts that high-level executive decisions may have. A strong understanding of business ethics better equips students to deal with difficult situations, such as those that have an economic and environmental impact.

Managing in an Age of Information Technology Change

Discover why it’s important for an organization to continually innovate and adapt to technological advancements. Both the amount of information that is available and the speed at which it can be accessed are growing rapidly. This course evaluates the impacts of these changes and discusses how a manager can succeed in this environment.

Information Systems - Strategic Planning

This course examines the importance of strategic advantage and planning ahead in the IT sector. You’ll learn how to determine what is most important to the overall picture while dealing with urgent, short-term issues. You’ll also develop skills needed to prepare for technological changes and discover techniques for delegating responsibilities to individual employees.

WHAT CAREERS CAN I PURSUE WITH AN ONLINE MASTER’S IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY?

Depending on your experience, this information technology management degree will help prepare you for management positions in computer and information systems, data processing, application development, technical services and more1.

Application Development Director

These directors create an overall plan, designate responsibilities and supervise all application development activity. They work with managers in one or many groups to evaluate production and make any necessary changes. Other duties include creating and enforcing organizational rules and regulations and reporting to top executives. Multiple years of past managerial experience and a strong fundamental knowledge of the company is generally required for this position. The average salary of an application development director in the United States is around $150,0002.

Data Processing Manager

Data processing managers are mostly responsible for an organization’s information and typically lead the IT team that manages the data. They supervise and work with computer programmers on a daily basis, train new employees that come on board and evaluate the data processing structure to determine any changes or innovations it needs. In many cases, the manager will work with the company’s budgeting and client data departments, consulting with them and maintaining the security of valuable information.

Technical Services Manager

Technical services managers oversee the technical aspects of an organization, handle any technical problems that arise and adopt various industry-specific tasks. They maintain workflow and any equipment, hardware or applications being used. Duties also include implementing new technology in the supply chain to optimize services, as well as scheduling maintenance. These managers need to have computer software and customer service skills, and on average, make just over $77,000 annually2.

WHY OBTAIN AN ONLINE MASTER’S IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY?

Information management technology professionals manage intense workloads that include dealing with massive amounts of company data, surveying and making important changes in the supply chain, and ensuring that the organization is being ethical and following all rules and regulations. All of these responsibilities require significant work experience and education. Obtaining an MS is a great way to separate yourself from other information management technology professionals who want to advance their career.

Professionals who want to continue working while pursuing an advanced education are perfectly suited for an online program at Grantham University. Students learn to strategically plan for the future, acquire the latest techniques and skills to manage an IT department, and address ethical and legal concerns that may arise—all while continuing to work their full-time jobs.

HOW LONG IS THE ONLINE MASTER’S IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM?

At 30 credit hours, the Master of Science - Information Management Technology program is designed to be completed in 24 months. It could take less time depending on how much transfer credit you receive and how many classes you take each term.

HOW MUCH WILL MY ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAM IN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY COST?

The graduate rate is $350 per credit hour—lower if you’re a member of the military, a veteran or part of a military family. Grantham also offers scholarships and financial aid for those who qualify.

When can I start?

Courses begin monthly, so we’re ready when you are.

Call us at (888) 947-2684 to learn more about our accredited degree programs, financial assistance opportunities or enrollment process.

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Information Management Technology (Master of Science)

Information Management Technology Degree Program Outcomes

After successfully completing these information management courses, you will be able to:

  • Use project management techniques to identify and define the computing requirements for an information system
  • Implement and evaluate a technology-based information system, process or program to meet desired needs
  • Implement strategic planning in the area of information systems
  • Use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for technology management practice
  • Evaluate impacts of technological change on an organization
  • Determine existing and emerging technologies relevant to operations of an organization
  • Address professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities
  • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development

Core Professional Competencies

Grantham University prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of professional and civic settings by incorporating these six critical life skills into the curriculum:

  • Communication – Formulating and expressing thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal communication skills in person, in writing and in a digital world.
  • Distributed Collaboration – Working effectively across distributed locations and asynchronously to achieve a common goal through relationship-building, shared responsibility, empathy and respect.
  • Professional and Social Responsibilities – Engaging in social responsibility through seeking justice, valuing diversity, respecting the environment; demonstrating professionalism through integrity, mutual accountability and ethical behavior. This includes considering the social and global impact of individual and organizational decisions and an awareness of and adherence to regulations, professional standards and industry best practices.
  • Critical thinking/problem solving – Using analytical reasoning when gathering and evaluating relevant information to effectively formulate possible solutions for an issue, problem or a variety of issues. This includes the ability to recognize potential consequences of a decision.
  • Career Management – Identifying knowledge, skills, abilities and personal strengths and experiences necessary to pursue career goals. Recognizing areas for professional growth, how to navigate and explore job options and to self-advocate for opportunities in the workplace.
  • Data Aptitude - Developing information literacy and the capacity to manage data with subsequent finding, structuring, evaluating and interpreting in order to provide meaningful analysis to accomplish a specific purpose.

Information Management Technology (Master of Science)

Earn your information management technology degree and prepare for a technological career in data, networks and systems1.

Potential career paths and positions include:

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
  • Application Development Director
  • Data Processing Manager
  • Technical Services Manager
  • IT Director

Employers can include:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Multi-national corporations
  • Financial institutions
  • Large-scale retailers
  • Major manufacturers
  • Government – local, state and federal
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Information Management Technology (Master of Science)

Grantham University’s 100% online coursework is designed to help you prepare for success in your next career.

PROGRAM SNAPSHOT:
Program Core Credits: 30
Total Credit Hours: 30
Accreditation(s): DEAC
Program Core: 30
Course: Title: Credits:
Course: BUS615 Title: eBusiness Credits: 3
  This course covers the internet and related technologies which pose enormous opportunities for developing new business models and significant threats to existing models. Information professionals must be prepared to recognize opportunities and overcome challenges posed by the electronic economy. This course defines the core elements of developing an eBusiness strategy, including branding, competitive analysis, technology assessment, business method models and preparing for emerging trends. Course assignments involve extensive case studies and online research using the latest e-tools. Students collaborate to create a prototype eBusiness venture.
Course: IS505 Title: Managing in an Age of Information Technology Change Credits: 3
  This course sets the stage for Grantham's Master of Science degree program by addressing the need for organizations to respond efficiently to technological changes. Students examine management techniques for fostering a corporate culture that facilitates innovation. The course also discusses the dynamics of growth and change and their impact on the success of a technology-intensive business
Course: IS515 Title: Management of Information Systems Credits: 3
  In this course, students gain valuable insight into the planning, organizing, and controlling of user services, as well as the management of the information systems development process. The course also examines organizational learning curves, dealing with vendors, budgeting, accounting, management reporting, and legal considerations of information systems.
Course: IS525 Title: Information Systems Strategic Planning Credits: 3
  Information systems are an integral part of corporate operations. This course examines guidelines for developing an information systems plan, selecting systems projects, assessing current systems, and planning future systems expansion that supports organizational growth.
Course: IS545 Title: Emerging Technologies Credits: 3
  Through this course, students explore state-of-the-art and emerging technologies in information processing. The class includes a survey of recent advances in software development, hardware, and computer networking strategies.
Course: IS649 Title: Information Technology Project Management Credits: 3
  In today's fast-paced and dynamic environment, innovative information technology and system development projects are critical to many companies' success. The emphasis on such projects creates greater demand from senior management to deliver quality information technology projects on time, within budget, and which add functionality and value to their customers and clients. IT Project Management will teach the project manager how to integrate sound project management principles in the information technology project's development profile in order to assure every aspect of the project is under control and delivers the technical objectives. This course will also cover the IT project's life cycle from initiation through closeout and address all the components of project management as they relate to IT projects, based on A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKŽ Guide) as defined by the Project Management Institute. PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute.
Course: IS665 Title: Data Communications Credits: 3
  This course provides an overview of business communication technologies, from basic components and subsystems to whole networks. Highlights include areas such as TCP/IP and the Internet, wireless networks, high-speed LANs, Wide Area Networks (WANs), network security, and issues concerning network management. This course enables students to make informed decisions about technologies comprising the data communications field. The purpose of this course is to present the concepts of information communications in a way relating specifically to the business environment and to the concerns of business management and staff. An important theme throughout this course is the essential role of standards, which are addressed in terms of groupings shaping the marketplace and defining the choices available to the decision-maker.
Course: MGT517 Title: Organizational Behavior Credits: 3
  This advanced course discusses how businesses run on hardware, software and human capital more than ever before. This course focuses on the people in the organization and how they work and behave in the work environment. It examines the behavior of individuals, the dynamics of teamwork and the processes of small groups, decision-making, problem solving, conflict management and ways to eliminate barriers to effective communications within the workplace.
Course: PRJ515 Title: Project Management Essentials Credits: 3
  This course completes the topics presented in the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKŽ Guide) and includes project cost quality procurement and risk management. Students are provided with opportunities to apply these concepts using real-life exercises examples and software tools. PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute.
Course: IS599 Title: Information Management and Security Capstone Credits: 3
  This capstone course requires demonstration of the knowledge and skills gained throughout the degree program through the design and implementation of a software program or computer-related system to solve a real-world problem. The project requires project definition, requirements determination, design, implementation, test, and documentation of the system.