It’s an information-driven world – and the next wave of global computer technology is approaching at warp-speed. Rapid and reliable data communication is the lifeblood 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 the 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– as much as 26 percent by 2016.

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

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


Summary  

MSIT 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 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.

Admission Requirements

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.

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 6.5 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. 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.

Online  

You can also receive the same rigorous education we provide in our campus program fully online. Receive your Master of Science in Information Technology flexibly -- while working full-time -- from the same prestigious, industry expert faculty who teach on our campus grounds.

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Contact

Need assistance? Contact one of the student relationship advisors 248.204.3050 or email mgt-srm@ltu.edu.

 

 

Curriculum

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 Fall Spring 3
INT 5024 Business Application Programming Fall, Spring Summer(TBD) 3
INT 6043 Management Information Systems Fall, Spring, Summer Spring 1.5

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 Fall(TBD), Spring Fall 3
INT 6123 Systems Analysis and Design Fall(TBD), Spring Fall 3
INT 6143 Enterprise Network Infrastructure Fall, Summer Spring 3
INT 7213 Business Intelligence and Analytics Fall, Summer Spring 3
INT 7223 Cybersecurity Fall, Summer(TBD) Spring, Summer(TBD) 3
INT 7593 IT Capstone Fall, Spring, Summer(TBD) 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  Summer 3
INT 7253 Visual Analytics Spring 3

Cybersecurity

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 Fall (Hybrid) Spring (Hybrid) 3
MBA 7103 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management Spring (2019) 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.