Master of Science in Information Systems


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, information assurance, 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.



  • 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.


The curriculum consists of 30 credit hours of course work, including seven core courses (21 credit hours) and three elective courses (9 credit hours). Students are expected to have foundation course work in statistical methods, programming, and management information systems. 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.

MSIT  (30 credit hours)

Foundation Course Work (up to 10 credit hours)

MBA 5013

Business Applications of Statistical Analysis

INT 5024

Business Application Programming

INT 6043

Enterprise Information Technology

Core Courses (21 credit hours)

MBA 7063

Project Management

INT 6113

Database Modeling and Administration

INT 6123

Systems Analysis and Design

INT 6143

Enterprise IT Infrastructure

INT 7213

Emerging Technologies

INT 7223

Enterprise Systems Security

INT 7593

Information Technology Integration


Concentrations/Electives (9 credit hours) 

Business Analytics

INT 7513

Business Analytics & Data Mining

INT 7623

Data Warehousing Analysis & Design

INT 7253

Visual Analytics


Information Assurance

INT 7233

Network Security

INT 7243

Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity

INT 7263

IT Audit & Control


Project Management  

MBA 7183

Project Cost Estimation, Budgeting and Financial Analysis *Required*

And two of the following graduate level classes

MBA 6043

Global Leadership

MBA 7033

Organization Development & Change Management 

MBA 7053

Managing a Global Workforce 

MBA 7103

Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management 

MBA 7173

Project Risk & Quality Management 

INT 6253

Managing Outsourced Project

INT 7563

Agile Project Management 


General Electives 

 Three graduate level Elective classes approved by advisor. 

Electives can be tailored to meet the students preferred field of interest; please contact an advisor to discuss curriculum options.

Find a copy of the program worksheet here...


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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