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 may gain 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.

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 prepare for these challenges.

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.

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Master’s Degrees in Information Technology at Grantham University

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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 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.
  • 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)

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

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 (PMBOK® 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 examines how human behavior in organizations plays a crucial role in achieving organizational effectiveness, while simultaneously promoting positive human outcomes. This course is designed to introduce students to key theories and concepts, as well as practical applications related to the field of Organizational Behavior. While the course will focus on such pertinent issues as the behavioral science theories, and associated concepts, the course will emphasize such areas of concentration as, but will not limited to: personality, values, diversity, communication, leadership, attitudes, conflict management, motivation, group/team dynamics, and organizational culture. This course affords students both a firm theoretical background and foundation upon which to build, but likewise instructs and builds the practical skills necessary to understand and manage organizational behavior within a variety of milieus.
Course: PRJ515 Title: Project Management Essentials Credits: 3
  This course introduces the concepts, theories, and processes in modern project management and the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The course emphasizes both theory and application of the topics covered. The course will cover concepts related to each phase of the project cycle. Students will learn about organizational structures, project selection methods, project planning, project execution, resource allocation, budgeting, and managing projects both in a domestic and international setting. The course introduces Microsoft Project to provide hands-on practical experience of the course topics.
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.