Online Master's Degree in Information Technology Management

Stay Competitive in the Tech Field

If you’re interested in pursuing a career managing information in the technology field, our Master's of Information Technology Management degree program at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management can help you prepare. This online program is designed for those who want to advance their knowledge of information systems and network technologies while evaluating technology applications in organizations.

Get to Know Our Master's Degree in Information Technology Management

Our online Master’s in Information Technology Management program can help you gain skills in management and help improve your technical knowledge of information systems and networking technologies. You may learn how to apply this knowledge in real-world situations and to recognize opportunities where technology can provide a strategic benefit to businesses.

Customize your coursework by choosing between two program emphases:

Data Administration and Management Emphasis
Learn techniques to develop and manage policies and procedures to prevent system failures as data volumes grow. Discover new ways to organize and manage data in a way that facilitates efficient access and querying. Learn about different types of databases, and gain hands-on experience with technologies like the cloud, distributed databases and blockchain.

Information Security Emphasis
Prepare to manage the safeguarding of sensitive information through controlled information access. Learn how to implement defensive measures like firewalls and anti-malware software to protect customer and company data. You'll also see how setting user permissions and company protocols can help protect information just as much as cutting-edge defensive software.


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Master's Advantage: Put your degree to work sooner! Three fewer courses and six fewer months equals over $6800 in savings.

Master's Advantage

If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree in technology at DeVry University, you may be eligible to waive up to three courses. We call this our Master’s Advantage. With these course waivers1, you can take fewer courses and put your master’s degree to work for you even sooner.

What You'll Learn

The Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management program at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management covers the following through our tech-empowered learning approach:

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    Data Privacy and Security

    Explore the legal, ethical and security issues involving data and information assets that organizations must address to ensure operational continuity, as well as compliance with standards, policies and laws.
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    Business, Technical and Management Skills for IS Managers

    Develop and apply management and business skills in typical technical environments. Understand the principles involved in infrastructure, security and resource allocation.
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    Database Management

    Learn a variety of database management concepts. Some topics include internal and cloud-based information retrieval and storage, capacity planning, database management system (DBMS) architecture, performance tuning, backup, recovery and disaster planning, archiving, reorganization and defragmentation.
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    Analyze Data or Information

    Identify underlying principles, reasons or facts and break down information or data into separate parts.
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    Strategic Use of Information Systems

    Learn to identify opportunities to use information systems to strategically and competitively benefit an organization.

Embedded Programs - Demonstrate Skills at Every Step

Interested in earning an additional credential with our unique two-in-one** design? Every course in our Information Security graduate certificate is embedded within the Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management if you choose the Information Security emphasis. Requesting this embedded option can allow you to earn a graduate certificate on the way to your Information Technology Management Degree.


20% Alumni Tuition Savings

DeVry University alumni who earned a bachelor’s degree or a DeVry or Keller graduate certificate or master’s degree are eligible for 20% tuition savings* when they continue their professional education with Keller Graduate School of Management.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Master’s in Information Technology Management program at DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management may consider, but are not limited to, the following careers:

  • Computer and Information Systems Manager
    Computer and information systems managers evaluate the needs of an organization to determine the most effective technology for their goals. They typically perform a constant evaluation of existing resources and compare them against new technology to determine the most cost-effective technology solution.

  • Data Communications Analyst
    Data communications analysts research the hardware and software used for data communications to provide recommendations to upper management. They often install new data communications equipment when an upgrade is needed.

  • Database Manager
    Database managers maintain the efficient operation of a company's database. They use special software to manage the data within a database and can recommend upgrades to the database. Many of them use cyber security methods to protect the information from attackers and viruses.
  • Information Security Analyst
    Information security analysts provide constant analysis of an organization's information security measures. They use software like firewalls, anti-virus and anti-malware to protect sensitive information and computer networks.

  • Network Systems Analyst
    Network systems analysts design and implement network solutions designed to keep network systems up to date. They work on virtually every part of a network, from servers to network subsystems.

Option 1: Data Administration and Management Emphasis

Program-Specific Courses

MIS561 Database Administration and Management
MIS562 Database Programming and Applications
MIS563 Business Intelligence Systems
MIS564 Enterprise Data Management and Administration

Core Degree Courses

MIS5252 Essentials of Information Systems and Programming
NETW583 Strategic Management of Technology
MIS581 Systems Analysis, Planning and Control
MIS5822 Database Concepts
MIS589 Networking Concepts and Applications
SEC5712 Principles of Information Security and Privacy

General Education Coursework

MGMT5012 Organizational Structures and Business Processes
MIS5402 Innovation through Technology

Capstone

MIS601 MITM Capstone

Option 2: Information Security Emphasis

Program-Specific Courses

SEC572 Network Security
SEC573 E-Business Security
SEC591 Disaster Recovery/Forensics and Security
SEC592 IT Governance

Core Degree Courses

MIS5252 Essentials of Information Systems and Programming
NETW583 Strategic Management of Technology
MIS581 Systems Analysis, Planning and Control
MIS5822 Database Concepts
MIS589 Networking Concepts and Applications
SEC5712 Principles of Information Security and Privacy

General Education Coursework

MGMT5012 Organizational Structures and Business Processes
MIS5402 Innovation through Technology

Capstone

MIS601 MITM Capstone

FAQs


What do information technology managers do?

Information technology managers combine both IT and management skills into a single role. They receive goals from company executives and then manage a team of IT employees to achieve those goals. Their job duties include tasks like maintaining networks, managing employees, hiring, budgeting for projects, monitoring daily network operations and implementing security measures.


Where do information technology managers work?

Information technology managers are needed across all industries, so the working environment for them can vary greatly. In general, IT managers tend to work within an office or server room where they can keep a close eye on equipment while managing their team.


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Program Overview

Information Technology Management: Database Administration and Management

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Information Technology Management: Information Security

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Academic Catalog

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Capstone Project

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Program Overview

Information Technology Management: Database Administration and Management

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Program Overview

Information Technology Management: Information Security

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1Eligibility and application of course waivers varies based on the type of course waiver credit earned, the student’s enrolled location and/or the student’s state of residence.  For more information, please refer to the Course Waiver section of the Keller academic catalog.
2Students may be eligible to waive up to nine credit hours of coursework upon review of their undergraduate degree. Course waiver availability varies by location.
*Alumni tuition savings based on 20 percent off prevailing tuition rate.
**For the Information Security Graduate Certificate, every course counts towards the Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management if you choose the Information Security emphasis program. At the time of application to the next credential level, an evaluation of qualifying transfer credit will occur and the most beneficial outcome will be applied.

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.