The Master of Science in the Management of Information Technology (MIT) is an inter-discipline graduate degree designed to meet the demand for managers with both business and information technology skills. The purpose of the MIT program is to prepare women and men who will be responsible for managing information technology projects and teams in organizations.
This preparation is achieved through a comprehensive set of studies which provide students with knowledge and skills related to 1) the business issues associated with the management of complex, large technology projects and the people who work within those projects; and, 2) the discipline of information technology and the issues which must be confronted in order to consider, design, develop, manage, implement, and deploy successful information technology solutions within organizations.
The Master of Science in the Management of Information Technology is a 36-credit program designed to accommodate the needs of working professionals attending on a part-time basis who wish to complete their degree by taking classes in the evening. This program is intended for:
Students may have to complete a series of foundation courses in order to attain the appropriate background for study. Depending on the student's background, the foundation requirement varies from 0 to 18 credits.
This program is designed to meet the needs of working students who study on a part-time basis. It is also suitable for full-time study if the student satisfies the foundation prerequisites. A full-time student who has satisfied the foundation prerequisites can complete the program in two years. A full-time student who has not satisfied the foundation prerequisites may need three years to complete the program.
An international student who must have full-time status and who enters the program without completion of the foundation courses may need to take additional courses that are not part of the program in order to maintain that status when beginning the program. In this case, we will assist the student to enroll in courses in other related areas, such as mathematics. These supplementary courses will not count towards the degree completion.
The amount of time required to complete the degree will vary, depending on how many courses are taken each semester. All program requirements must be completed within seven years.
In addition to the admission requirements established by the Graduate School, should submit a resume and statement of purpose as part of the application materials.
In addition, letters of reference, and an interview with the director of the Management of Information Technology degree program, where suitable, are encouraged and will contribute to the acceptance decision.
Internation students must also submit an official transcript evaluation and TOEFL or IELTs scores.
See the Graduate School web pages for more information about admission requirements.
Students in the program must complete or exempt six foundation courses designed to provide the appropriate prerequisite background for the cross-disciplined major. Students with undergraduate coursework in computer science or business administration may apply for exemptions from the appropriate foundation courses.
Students are expected to gain a significant breadth and depth of knowledge in both the management and information technology disciplines. Courses in the economics, management, and information technology disciplines and several inter-disciplinary courses provide the necessary breadth and depth to the curriculum. Due to the challenge of addressing the breadth of issues in a cross-discipline degree program sufficiently, only required courses have been designed into this program.
The courses in the MIT program are taught by full-time faculty of the Department of Economics and Management and the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Hood faculty are dedicated professionals who are active in research as well as consulting. Hood faculty maintain an up-to-date understanding of current information technology and management issues through continuous professional development. Further enhancing the MIT program are part-time and adjunct faculty who are management and information technology professionals in government and private industry.
For a complete description of graduate school and program requirements, see the Hood College Catalog.