This program combines the University's popular MBA program with a Master of Science in Information Technology giving students the opportunity to pursue a primary graduate major and then complete a second major, receiving two master's degrees upon completion of this dual master's degree program.
The MSIT program provides students with the technical expertise and the knowledge required for the management of enterprise information systems and the staff who support them. Lawrence Tech's MBA gives you the broad functional business skills required to get ahead in the competitive global marketplace. Together these two degrees give you a real competitive advantage.
Lawrence Tech's College of Management Offers:
- A personal faculty advisor mentors you as you strive to meet your professional goals.
- Dedicated student relationship advisors help guide you throughout your academic experience.
- Insightful theories and thoughful reflection enhance managerial learning and development.
- A learning environment that encourages the cultivation of global thinking to advance a more humane and sustainable world community.
The first step toward advancing a more humane and sustainable global community is education. Making the choice to apply for admission to Lawrence Tech's College of Management will further your educational objectives and make it possible to achieve both your personal and professional goals.
Applications are accepted year round for admission to Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Certificate programs have the same admission requirements as master's programs.
- Hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.
- Have earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher for undergraduate work.
- A GMAT is not required for applicants holding a master's degree or who have been previously admitted to a master level program.
- A GMAT is not required for applicants who hold a bachelor degree or equivalent who have obtained a minimum GPA of 3.0 for undergraduate course work. For applicants with a GPA of less than 3.0, a GMAT or other assessment tool may be required.
- All international students are required to take the TOEFL, or IELTS as proof of English proficiency. We require a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based TOEFL, or 79 on the internet-based TOEFL or a 6.0 on the IELTS. International students holding degrees from colleges and universities in countries where English is the native language, may request to be exempt from English proficiency testing. For more information about taking the TOEFL, or IELTS including finding a test site near you, please refer to the TOEFL website, or IELTS website.
- Submit a completed application form and fee.
- Provide official transcripts from every college or university attended.
- Submit a professional resume.
Applicants who have exceptional merit but do not meet all admission criteria may be admitted under special circumstances determined by the Admissions Committee. Applicants who meet the admission requirements, but whose supporting documentation (e.g. academic transcripts) are still pending may be admitted conditionally.
*Letters of Recommendation, transcripts and independent test scores must come directly from the institution or person to: Office of Graduate Admissions, Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075-1058. Candidates are notified by mail of the outcome of their applications.
Transfer Credit Procedure
A petition for transfer credits should be initiated by the student in the form of a letter addressed to Office of the Dean, Graduate Programs, and made prior to completion of the first semester of the graduate program. Twelve semester credits are the maximum accepted by Lawrence Tech's College of Management for the M.B.A. program and nine semester credits for the other graduate programs. These courses must be graduate-level courses taken at an accredited college/university. Each course generally must have been taken within seven years of application for admission. A grade of 3.00 or better must have been earned--"passed/not passed," "pass/fail," or "pass/no entry" grades are not acceptable.
Students may be required to submit additional evidence (e.g., course syllabi, catalog descriptions and tests/examinations) in order to justify transfer of credits. The Management Graduate Admissions Committee may require the applicant to demonstrate proficiency in the subject either through an interview or written examination prepared by faculty members who have expertise in the subject/discipline.
This program is structured for individuals who have backgrounds in information technology. It can be customized for a student's educational background and their career goals. Student's will begin taking course work in the program designated as their primary degree. Students enrolled in this program will receive two master's degrees, one in their field of expertise and one in business administration. A brief overview of curriculum taught in each course can be found in the online Course Descriptions catalog or by clicking on individual course items. To complete the MBA/MSIT dual degree, a student must satisfy the minimum requirement of 51 credit hours. Program prerequisite courses cannot be applied toward the minimum requirement.
MBA Courses (27 credit hours)
(Some MBA courses have online option)
MSIT Courses (21 credit hours)
Additional Elective Course Requirements: 3 credits
Total number of credits required for MBA/MSIT:
27 MBA core courses
21 MSIT core courses
51 credit hours
* FOUNDATION REQUIRED FOR STUDENTS WITHOUT UNDERGRADUATE
COURSE IN BUSINESS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OR RELEVANT BUSINESS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE
MBA Foundation Courses (0-15 credit hours)
PLEASE NOTE: all courses ending in 1T are 1.5 credit hour courses
MSIT Foundation Course Work (up to 8 credit hours)
* TO COMPLETE THE MBA/MSIT DUAL DEGREE, A STUDENT MUST SATISFY THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT OF 51 CREDIT HOURS. PROGRAM PREREQUISITE COURSES CANNOT BE APPLIED TOWARD THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT.
OnlineThe MBA core curriculum is available online.
Some MSIT course work may by available online. Find out more here...