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Information Technology and Management (M.S.)

Prepare to enroll in a Ph.D. program or advance your career in information technology or a related filed with the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management. Tailor a program that fits your need by choosing a thesis option or a special projects option to complete the degree.

Advanced skills in object-oriented application development, open source programming, programming for data analytics, and advanced software programming through core software development coursework. Increase knowledge in the areas of systems technologies and business development through additional coursework.

Work with faculty who have industry experience to develop a thesis or work on a special project to complete the program.

Gain the real-world experience and insights you need to excel as an information technology professional or Ph.D. student and build the problem-solving skills to create technology solutions for a variety of industries.

Program Overview

Enjoy several advantages by choosing Illinois Tech’s IT management degree program:

  • Gain professional expertise through Illinois Tech’s Elevate program. This one-of-a-kind program guarantees hands-on experiences—including research projects, internships, study away, competitions, short courses, and more—as well as personalized academic and career mentorship, all in pursuit of ensuring that our students graduate with career-readiness.
  • Delve into cyber defense and other IT realms with the pros. The United States Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have designated Illinois Tech a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Our C2SAFE is a collaborative space where business, government, academia, and security professionals intersect.
  • Undertake IT projects and student research to elevate your offerings. Through Illinois Tech’s information technology and management master’s program students can participate in hands-on projects, student research, and faculty research projects.

Live and learn in the heart of Chicago’s technology district. You’ll have unparalleled access to companies and professionals in Chicago’s booming technology industry.

Career Opportunities

IT management master’s graduates have obtained positions at companies such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, AT&T, KPMG, Chase, Deloitte, Alcatel-Lucent, and others in positions such as:

  • Data analyst
  • Digital systems architect
  • Information systems and technology manager
  • Business systems analyst
  • Software or mobile app developer
  • Systems administrator
  • Web applications developer
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Admission to Illinois Tech is required to enroll in this program. Previous coursework or experience in technology is helpful but not required. Additional coursework may be required for those with no previous background in information technology.