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Information Technology Project Management, Master of Science

 


Program Purpose

The College of Technology’s Masters of Science in Information Technology Project Management provides professionals with IT project management perspectives as well as problem solving skills to manage major technology projects, business, health, and education initiatives, policies, and other activities in both the public and private sectors.

With emphasis on AI automation in Agile PM, including planning and scheduling, estimating, managing risk and quality, this degree prepares students to fill vital management and supervisory roles in a wide range of industries.

Program Design

The 36-credit M.S. Information Technology Project Management degree is classified as a STEM program.  Students will develop several advanced technology project management frameworks, artificial intelligence and machine learning applications and solutions, and technological skills.  Students will complete a 15-credit core, 15-credit concentration, 3-credit capstone course and 3-credit research project. 

Program Competencies

The graduate student who successfully completes the Information Technology Project Management program will be expected to have gained the following competencies:

Oral Communication

  • Appraise the needs of the audience and then speak in a clear and succinct manner.
  • Research, construct, and deliver professional presentations using a variety of communication tools and techniques.

Written Communication 

  • Write with clarity and precision using correct English grammar.

  • Exhibit competence in writing for specific purposes, diverse audiences, & genres.

Disciplined Inquiry

  • Employ scientific, quantitative and/or qualitative reasoning and other critical thinking strategies to analyze consequences and outcomes and to be able to recommend alternative solutions.

Information Literacy

  • Recognize the need for material / information, locate the material/information, and effectively evaluate and use the material/information with appropriate attribution.

Ethics

  • Demonstrate ethical codes and behaviors promoted by the student’s chosen profession.

Integration Component

  • Evaluate the relationships and dependencies associated with planning, organizing, designing, managing, and implementing Information Systems in an organization.

Business Application

  • Apply various models and methods for planning, organizing, designing, managing, and implementing Information Systems within a modern organization.

Technology PM Knowledge

  • Identify, define, and analyze various aspects of Tech PM Knowledge.

Organizational Influences upon Tech PM Knowledge

  • Define and analyze organizational influences upon technology.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Identify how AI/ML tools change project management and what can be expected in the future as AI/ML tools advance in all areas especially in project management.

Leadership

  • Apply the different leadership styles that are relevant when leading a team: visionary, coaching, democratic, affiliative, directive and pace setting.

Program Requirements

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. The program must be completed within five years.


IT Project Management Core Course Requirements (15 credits)

IST 7060 Project and Change Management

IPM 6000 IT/IS Project Scope Development and Management

IPM 6010 IT/IS Project Scheduling

IPM 6030 IT/IS Project Risk Management

IPM 6040 IT/IS Project Quality Management


IT Project Mgt - Agile Concentration Course Requirements (15 credits)

Students completing the Agile Concentration will select five (5) courses from the following list of courses:

IPM 6050 Agile Project Management

IPM 6060 Technology Project Leadership and Teamwork

IPM 6070 Mastering Tech Agile Applications

IPM 6080 Advanced Tech Agile Solutions

IPM 6090 Special Topics in IT/IS Project Management

IPM 7000 Artificial Intelligence in Project Management


IT Project Mgt - No Concentration Course Requirements (15 credits)

Students completing the general concentration will select five (5) courses from the following list of courses and electives:

IPM 6050 Agile Project Management

IPM 6060 Technology Project Leadership and Teamwork

IPM 6090 Special Topics in IT/IS Project Management

IPM 7000 Artificial Intelligence in Project Management

Elective List

Choose up to two graduate level courses (6 credits) from the following: IST (except IST 5000, IST 5500, IST 7060, MGT 6502, MGT 8000 ), DSN, CYB, SEC, EDT 6005, EDT 6010, EDT 6020,EDT 6035, EDT 6045, MSN 7741, MSN 6611, MBA 7305, MBA 6350, MGT, MPA, MHR, MOL, MCM, and MSP               

Capstone Course Requirements (3 credits)

Requirements List

IPM 8100 IT/IS Project Management Integration/Capstone Course


Research Project Course Requirements (3 credits)

Requirements List

IPM 8101 Research in Information Technology Project Management



This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2021-2022 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2021 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.