In this information-driven world the next wave of global computer technology is approaching at warp-speed. Rapid and reliable data communication is the root of today’s globally integrated companies.

Fueling your career trajectory means connecting your technical expertise with business-skill proficiency to create change in your organization on a worldwide scale. Lawrence Technological University’s Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) delivers next-stage knowledge and expertise required to advance your career, broaden your options, and excel in the dynamic field of information technology where employment forecasts are for rapid growth.

The program curriculum provides the knowledge you need to interact with finance, engineering, manufacturing, logistics, and other business functions and enhance your understanding of advanced information technology concepts and systems. You will learn how to test your innovative ideas about information and data transfer on a global scale. Three concentrations are available: business analytics, cybersecurity, and project management.

As a qualified information technology professional you will be in great demand. The MSIT degree from Lawrence Tech’s College of Business and Information Technology will position you for advancement and prepare you for a challenging and rewarding career.

MSIT Lawrence Tech's College of Business and Information Technology 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 thoughtful 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 Business and Information Technology will further your education and make it possible to achieve both 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.

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 and 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 tools 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 6.5 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. Application decisions are sent to candidate by mail.

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 Business and Information Technology for the M.B.A. program and nine semester credits for 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.

Need assistance? Contact one of the student relationship advisors 248.204.3050 or email

Master of Science in Information Technology Flyer  PDF 
Master of Science in Information Technology Worksheet  PDF 

Your 30-credit-hour program consists of:

 0-10 Credit Hours (may be required)

Course Number Subject Main Campus Rotation Online Rotation Cr. Hrs.
MBA 5013 Business Applications of Statistical Analysis Spring 3
INT 5024 Business Application Programming Fall Summer(TBD) 4
INT 6043 Management Information Systems Fall, Summer Spring 3

21 Credit Hours

Course Number Subject Main Campus Rotation Online Rotation Cr. Hrs.
MBA 7063 Project Management  Fall, Spring, Summer Fall, Spring, Summer 3
INT 6113 Database Modeling and Administration Spring Fall 3
INT 6123 Systems Analysis and Design Spring Fall 3
INT 6143 Enterprise Network Infrastructure Fall, Summer Spring 3
INT 7213 Business Intelligence and Analytics Fall Spring 3
INT 7223 Cybersecurity Spring, Summer Fall 3
INT 7593 IT Capstone Fall Spring 3
   TOTAL 21

Concentrations and Electives (9 Credit Hours)
May choose a range of electives for general MSIT Degree or all three from one subject below for a concentration.

Business Analytics

Course Number Subject Main Campus Rotation Online Rotation Cr. Hrs.
INT 7513 Information Retrieval and Data Mining Fall 3
INT 7623 Data Science for Business  Spring 3
INT 7253 Visual Analytics Spring 3


Course Number Subject Main Campus Rotation Online Rotation Cr. Hrs.
INT 7233 Advanced Network Security Summer 3
INT 7243 Disaster Recovery and Business Cont. Spring 3
INT 7263 Threats, Vulnerabilities, Security Controls, and Countermeasures Fall 3

Project Management

MBA 6043 Global Leadership Fall, Spring (Hybrid), Summer Fall 3
MBA 7053 Managing a Global Workforce Spring (Hybrid) 3
MBA 7103 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management Spring 2020 3
MBA 7173 Project Risk and Quality Management Fall 3
INT 6253 Managing Outsourced Projects Summer 3
INT 7563 Agile Project Management Fall Spring 3
MBA 7033 Organization Development and Change Management Fall (Hybrid) 3
Course Number Subject Main Campus Rotation Online Rotation Cr. Hrs.