MS - Information Technology

8420
Master of Science
Online
Yes
Graduate
Florida Tech Online
Major Code: 8420 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location/s: Florida Tech Online
Admission Materials: none  

The applicant to the Master of Science in Information Technology degree program must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. Students are not required to take the GRE to be accepted into the program.

Core and Major Education (24 credit hours)
  • MGT 5000 Financial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies accounting concepts, the accounting model, measurement processes, financial statements, financial analysis, the accounting cycle, monetary and fixed assets, inventory, current and long-term liabilities, and equity structures of partnerships, proprietorships and corporations.
  • MGT 5002 Corporate Finance
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers concepts and tools of corporate financial management including corporate financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, quantitative techniques and practices. Considers the importance of ethics and the international aspects in financial decision-making.
  • MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.
  • MGT 5014 Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies information systems design associated with business organizations. Includes development life cycles, requirements analysis, systems design and performance considerations. Views information systems as strategic tools to provide competitive advantage.
  • MGT 5113 Project Management for Information Technology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the components and management process of complex projects from the information technology (IT) perspective. Introduces project management tools and techniques useful to the IT professional. Studies the formation and leadership requirements of project management.
  • MGT 5114 Introduction to Information Security Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the fundamental principles of computer security as applied to information technology (IT). Covers foundations, psychology, prevention, detection, human factors, technical considerations, management processes and future considerations for the security of information technology.
  • MGT 5115 Global Information Technology Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers theory, development and impacts of national and international policy on information technology (IT). Explores how frequent shifts in public policy require IT businesses to adjust rapidly to adhere to regulations. Requires development of sophisticated strategies including new technologies, global transfer and analysis to be able to adapt to the changing environment.
  • MGT 5154 Advanced Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the relationship between information technology and the strategic operational and functional areas of organizations in both global and domestic environments. May serve as the capstone for certain majors.
Directed Electives (9 credit hours)
  • MGT 5150 Management of Software Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores management's consideration of functional requirement specifications, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer-based software systems that provide information technology-related services to organizations.
    Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite course or equivalent
  • MGT 5151 Database Systems Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Investigates how database management system techniques are used to design, develop, implement and maintain modern database applications in organizations.
    Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite course or equivalent
  • MGT 5152 Computer Systems Administration
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers a chief information officer's multiple role in management of computer-based resources, both centralized and networked data center operations with wide-area networks and local-area networks; computer-based systems development/maintenance/security.
    Requirement(s):
    Prerequisite course or equivalent
Total Credits Required: 33