Management (M.A.S.)/Information Technology and Management (M.S.)

The Master of Management/Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (ITM) dual-degree program at Illinois Institute of Technology is designed for graduate students who want to pursue management, academic, and research careers in the information technology field.

This powerful combination of STEM and business will provide you with the foundational technical IT skills and expertise in business strategy and management to advance your career into key leadership roles in information technology, research, and software and systems development at companies ranging from startups to large corporations, as well as in the consulting, academic, governmental, and nonprofit sectors.

Flexibility is built into the M.S. in Information Technology and Management program, so you can tailor your course selection and independent study to meet your professional interests and goals.

  • This program provides excellent preparation for pursuing a Ph.D. or other advanced degree, with the option of completing either a master’s thesis or a master’s project.
  • Develop advanced skills in software development, system technologies, and IT management.
  • You’ll have opportunities to engage in hands-on projects, student research, and faculty research projects.

The Master of Management program focuses on broad-based business skills—innovation, leadership, finance, operations, decision-making, and marketing—that prepare you for positions with management responsibilities that can accelerate your career advancement in any industry or organization.

Enrolling in this dual-degree program reduces the total number of credits required by nine credit hours (three courses), compared to enrolling in the Master of Management and M.S. in ITM programs separately.

STEM-Designated Program

The M.S. in Information Technology and Management degree is STEM-designated and international graduates of the program are eligible to apply for an extension for Optional Practical Training.

Learn more about each program:

Master of Management

M.S. in Information Technology and Management

Program Overview

The Master of Management/M.S. in Information Technology and Management dual-degree program provides students with essential knowledge and skill sets for a wide range of careers—particularly those with management and leadership responsibilities—in IT software and systems research, development, and operations in industry, consulting, and the public and nonprofit sectors. The program is also excellent preparation for pursuing doctoral or other advanced studies in information technology.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Management/M.S. in ITM dual-degree program have a strong background for management roles responsible for planning, research and development, and implementation of information technology functions at companies and organizations of all types.

These are fast-growing career areas. For example, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reports median annual wages in 2022 and projected job growth from 2022–32 for the following occupational categories:

Other job titles graduates might pursue include:

  • Information systems and technology manager
  • Digital systems architect
  • Information technology project manager
  • Systems administrator
  • Network and computer systems administrator
  • Information technology consultant

For professionals with experience, opportunities may include advancement into executive positions, such as chief information officer or chief technology officer.

The Master of Management/M.S. in ITM dual-degree program requires completion of a minimum of 53 credit hours total (21 credit hours for Master of Management and 32 credit hours for M.S. in ITM). This total represents a reduction of nine shared credit hours, all from the Master of Management curriculum, compared with enrolling in the two degree programs separately.

Management details

Information Technology and Management details

Students must apply and be accepted to both programs:

Scholarships and Funding

Master of Management

  • Domestic students pursuing the Master of Management degree are eligible to apply for the Chicago Talent Pipeline Scholarship, which in academic year 2023–24 awards up to $14,000 per degree.
  • International students pursuing the Master of Management degree are eligible to apply for the Stuart School of Business Dean’s Scholarship, which in academic year 2023–24 awards up to $14,000 for the full two-year program.

Learn more about Stuart School of Business scholarships

Featured Faculty

Learn more about faculty who teach courses in the Master of Management and M.S. in Information Technology and Management programs.

Smriti Anand
Assistant Director, Master of Business Administration Professor of Management
Maurice Dawson
Assistant Professor Director, Center for Cyber Security and Forensics Education
Elizabeth Durango Cohen
Associate Professor of Operations Management M. Zia Hassan Endowed Professor Assistant Director, M.S. in Marketing Analytics Director, Center for Advancing Corporate Performance
M. Krishna Erramilli
Associate Dean Director, Master of Business Administration Director, M.B.A. Business Analytics Director, M.S. in Marketing Analytics Director, Master of Management Director, M.S. in Project Management Professor of Marketing
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Professor of Operations and Technology Management
Gurram Gopal
Interim Chair Department of Information Technology and Management Affiliate Professor, Stuart School of Business
Jeremy Hajek
Industry Associate Professor, Information Technology and Management Graduate and Undergraduate Advisor
Stuart adjunct faculty member Rob Nelson
Adjunct Faculty
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Industry Professor, Information Technology and Management
Assistant Professor of Information Technology and Management Founding Director, Socio-Technical Research Lab
Michael Rybak
Clinical Associate Professor of Finance
Yong Zheng
Assistant Professor