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  • Online MS in Business Information Technology Program

    Master of Science in Business Information Technology

    Drexel University’s online MS in Business Information Technology is an interdisciplinary program that connects business and information technology perspectives to help you lead in any setting. You’ll learn how business information technology is managed in an organizational environment, how it helps to solve organizational problems, and how it can be used to transform an organization. The curriculum is focused on the intersection of business and applied information technology, ensuring you have both the business acumen and the in-demand technology skills companies are looking for in their employees.

    Designed under a stackable model, you can complete the online MS in Business Information Technology by taking the Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and Management first, and then stacking two of the additional four certificates:

    • Digital Transformation
    • Information Systems Development
    • Information Technology Strategy and Execution
    • Organizational Security

    MS in Business Information Technology Program Features

    • Available 100% online or on-campus
    • Learn from respected faculty in Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and College of Computing & Informatics
    • Curriculum focuses on current technology and business strategies to allow you to learn how to apply information technology in an organizational setting
    • Coursework can be project-based to provide you with additional experience
    • Choose to focus on two of the following areas:
      • Digital Transformation
      • Information Systems Development
      • Information Technology Strategy and Execution
      • Organizational Security
    • Complete the degree part-time, full-time, or through three stackable graduate business and technology certificates

    Requirements for The MS in Business Information Technology Program

    To be eligible for this business information technology program, you should have at least two years of professional experience in business or technology, along with a solid vision for how the curriculum can apply to your responsibilities or goals. You should also have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, though the program may provisionally admit those with a GPA under 3.0. For a full list of requirements, including transcript and essay requirements, please see the Admissions Criteria page.

    What Can I Do with A Master’s in Business Information Technology?

    Drexel’s online MS in Business Information Technology prepares you for success in several fields and positions. Upon graduation, some potential job titles you could be eligible for include:

    • Computer and Information Systems Manager
    • Computer Network Architect
    • Computer Network Support Specialist
    • Computer User Support Specialist
    • Database Administrator
    • Database Architect
    • Digital Interface Designer
    • Information Security Analyst
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
    • Web Developer

    MS in Business Information Technology Salary Expectations

    Business information technology salaries can vary based on exact title, location, and years of experience. However, some common job titles and salaries graduates could earn include:

    • Computer and Information Systems Manager - $151,150
    • Computer Network Architect - $116,780
    • Computer Network Support Specialist - $65,450
    • Database Administrator - $98,860
    • Digital Interface Designer/Web Developer - $77,200
    • Information Security Analyst - $103,590
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrator - $84,810

    Source: BLS, 2020

    MS in Business Information Technology Program FAQs

    What is a business information technology degree?
    Drexel’s online program in business information technology provides foundational knowledge of the business application, management, and administration of information technology. The goal of the program is to help you understand information technology in an organizational context and find success using information technology to lead change. In addition to foundational courses, you can customize your degree with electives in areas like organizational security, information technology strategy and execution, information systems development, and digital transformation.

    Related Programs

    • Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation
    • Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Development
    • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology and Management
    • Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Strategy and Execution
    • Graduate Certificate in Organizational Security

    Drexel University offers a variety of Graduate Minors that can be added to any master's degree program.
    State restrictions may apply to some programs.

    Curriculum

    This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.

    Required Courses
    Information Technology and Management
    CT 500 Introduction to the Digital Environment 3.0
    CT 600 Cloud Technology 3.0
    CT 610 Disaster Recovery, Continuity Planning and Digital Risk Assessment 3.0
    MIS 615 Aligning Information Technologies and Operations 3.0
    MIS 625 Management of Information Technology Operations 3.0
    Choose 2 of the following elective areas: 30.0
    Digital Transformation
    MGMT 602
    Innovation Management
    MGMT 603
    Technology Strategy
    MIS 642
    Emerging Information Technologies in Business
    MIS 643
    Digital Platform Management
    MIS 653
    Design Thinking for Digital Innovations
    Information Sytems Development
    CT 630
    Application Software Construction and Operation
    INFO 540
    Perspectives on Information Systems
    INFO 605
    Database Management Systems
    MIS 624
    Systems Analysis & Design
    MIS 652
    Business Agility and IT
    Information Technology Strategy & Execution
    MIS 612
    Aligning Information Systems and Business Strategies
    MIS 641
    MIS Policy and Strategy
    ORGB 602
    Leading and Executing Change
    SE 630
    Software Engineering Economics
    SE 638
    Software Project Management
    Organizational Security
    CT 605
    Cloud Security and Virtual Environments
    CT 620
    Security, Policy and Governance
    INFO 517
    Principles of Cybersecurity
    INFO 710
    Information Forensics
    INFO 712
    Information Assurance
    Total Credits 45.0

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    Admissions Criteria

    • A four-year bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution
    • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above
    • At least 2 years of professional experience in business or technology

    Required Documents

    With multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.

    • A completed application
    • Official transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions attended (including trade schools)
    • One letter of recommendation, although two are suggested (academic, professional, or both)
    • Essay/Statement of Purpose
      • In approximately 500 words, please describe what professional goals you hope to achieve, how an advanced degree facilitates that success, and anything else you want the Admissions Review Board to know about you.
    • Resume
    • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores are not required
    • Additional requirements for International Students

    Tuition

    The tuition rate for the academic year 2021-2022 is $1355 per credit.

    • This program is eligible for Financial Aid.
    • Special tuition rates available for Drexel University AlumniMilitary members, and members of our Partner Organizations
      • These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.
      • Tuition rates are subject to increase with the start of each academic year in the fall term.
      • All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.
      • Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.
      • When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University.

     

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