Master of Science in Information Technology Management

About the Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM)

The name of the program is the MSITM, and the degree to be awarded is the Master of Science in Information
Technology Management. The program is classified as a STEM program. The goal of the program is to equip
students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to reach their potential in the ITM field. The program will give students the competency and flexibility to create and maintain a competitive edge in today’s rapidly changing, highly competitive IT environment. Students will be introduced to best practices for managing IT functions and interrelationships within an organization.

The MSITM requires students to have previous work experience, be working currently in a full-time or part-time
position, completing an internship, or job shadowing. This degree is primarily intended for practicing professional
persons who possess a bachelor’s degree in business or technology or a bachelor’s or advanced degree in some other area of specialization and who feel the need for additional study in order to maximize and enhance their ability to contribute to their career, their company, and society. The degree will assist students who have a bachelor’s degree to prepare for further study in doctoral programs.

Admission Requirements to the MSITM Program

1.  A bachelor's degree with an acceptable grade point average (2.5 overall or 2.6 last 60 hours) from a
     regionally accredited four-year college or university.
2.  An acceptable score on the GMAT or GRE, taken within the last five years.  This requirement will be
     waived if the student has earned a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
     with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0, or if the student has earned a Master's degree
     from a regionally accredited college or university.
3.  An official transcript with the baccalaureate degree posted and mailed directly by the registrar from
     the college or university that granted the undergraduate degree must be sent to the Office of Graduate
     Admissions.  Official transcripts must be submitted from all institutions that the student has received
     credit for work completed toward the undergraduate degree.
4.  A completed Application for Admission form with a $50 check for the non-refundable application fee
     made payable to Campbellsville University.
5.  A completed resume and an essay that includes a statement of professional goals must be sent to the
     School of Business and Economics.
6.  International applicants whose primary language is not English and who are not a graduate of a
     college or university in the U.S. must submit a score of 79-80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL exam;
     IELTS of 6.0; Pearson score of at least 53; or earn at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average from a
     regionally accredited college or university in the U.S. with a minimum of 6 hours.  An official
     certified independent evaluation by WES of work done at foreign institutions must be sent to the
     Office of Graduate Admissions prior to acceptance into the program.
7.  International students who do not hold a permanent resident visa in the United States must submit
     evidence of financial support before an I-20 form can be processed.
8.  Three letters of reference must be sent to the Office Of Graduate Admissions.  One must be a
     professional reference.

Interested international students should contact the CU Louisville Education Center at (502) 753-0264.

The School of Business and Economics will inform the applicant of status of the application, but it is the applicant's responsibility to be certain that all necessary documents are on file by published deadlines for admission.    A letter from the academic dean must confirm admission.  A student will not be allowed to register for a second session until the program file is complete.

MSITM Program Format

The MSITM program is available in two formats:

• Offered at the Louisville Education Center as a hybrid program
• Offered Online

Hybrid LEC courses will be taught in 16 weeks (combining two graduate terms) as the following. The online courses will be offered using the existing eight-week term dates.

Graduate Hybrid Terms for Business

Graduate Terms 1 and 2 ............................................................................early July to Mid October
Graduate Terms 2 and 3 ............................................................................late August to Mid December
Graduate Terms 3 and 4 ............................................................................late October to Mid March
Graduate Terms 4 and 5 ............................................................................mid January to Mid May
Graduate Terms 5 and 6 ............................................................................late March to Early July
Graduate Terms 6 and 1 ............................................................................mid May to Late August

The MSITM complete online program courses also will be offered using the existing eight-week term dates. Online courses will be scheduled as follows:

Grad Term 1………………………………....………………....……....………..early July-early September
Grad Term 2…………………………………………………...........….………..early September-late October
Grad Term 3………………………………………………....….......….………..late October-late December
Grad Term 4………………………………………………....…....…....………..early January-early March
Grad Term 5……………………………………………….......….……....……..early March-late April

STANDARDS AND EVALUATION ACHIEVEMENT

Each course in the MSITM program has its own method for evaluating student performance. The particular methods of assessment will be explained to students and included in the written syllabus for the course at the beginning of each course. A student must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 throughout the program. All course grades assigned in the program are entered on the student’s official transcript and counted toward the cumulative grade point average. A student who earns a grade lower than C will be subject to academic dismissal. A student who earns more than two grades of C or lower will be subject to academic dismissal. A student may repeat a course in which a grade of C was earned; however, a course may be repeated only once. In cases where a course was repeated, both grades remain on the transcript, but only the last grade will count toward the grade point average.

Student academic transcripts are reviewed at the end of each session. A student who fails to maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 will be placed on academic probation and will have one academic term to remove the probationary status or be dismissed from the program. A student will have six years from the date of entry into the program in which to complete all of the requirements for graduation.

International students are required to be enrolled full-time and register for the appropriate course when applying for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) authorization.


MSITM Core Requirements - 30 Hours

​Each course below is 3 credit hours.

BA 500 Seminar
BA 602 Management Information Systems
BA 606 Team Management
BA 625 Negotiation & Conflict Management
BA 631 Project Management
BA 632 Information Systems Security
BA 633 Information Systems Infrastructure
BA 634 Current & Emerging Technology
BA 635 Disaster Recovery Planning
BA 636 Cyberlaw, Regulations, & Compliance
BA 637 ITM Capstone Course

 

MSITM Course Descriptions

BA 500 Seminar - 3 credit hours
The graduate management externship course provides students with an opportunity to gain practical work
experience linking that experience to School of Business and Economics Courses’ Learning Outcomes. Students will submit updates of work performed and hours worked in the related management field as well as submitting two written reports (APA Format) linking School of Business and Economics Learning Outcomes to activities performed. Students must work at least 20 hours per week (on average) throughout the academic period, be enrolled in at least one other Graduate School course leading to their degree, and maintain a 3.0 GPA. A maximum of six Externship Courses can be taken; however, only one Externship Course can be taken in any one academic period. There are no graduate credit hours for this course/seminar.

BA 602 Management Information Systems - 3 credit hours
The design of computer-based information systems to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency in the development and implementation of organizational strategy and the control and evaluation of organizational
activities. Attention is devoted to decision support systems that support empowerment of individuals in agile
organizations.

BA 606 Team Management - 3 credit hours

This course will explore the psychological contract between leaders and followers that take many forms between two people or between the leader and groups. Students will study group formation and group development as well as the intricacies of coaching, mentoring, and discipline.

BA 625 Negotiation and Conflict Management - 3 credit hours
This course will focus on skills necessary for managers and business owners to effectively resolve conflicts and
controversies associated with organizations. This course will also focus on the differences among negotiation,
mediation, and arbitration, and the ability to identify the underlying issues giving rise to the conflict or controversy and how to resolve such issues in an ethical manner.

BA 631 Project Management - 3 credit hours
This courses address the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities in order to meet project requirements by covering the key areas encapsulated in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PBOK) with an emphasis on issues that differentiate the information technology project. Students will also demonstrate competency in the use of project management software tools.

BA 632 Information Systems Security - 3 credit hours
This course covers the common body of knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools in the domain of information
technology security. Topics include threat management, risk diagnosis, accountability, security frameworks,
enterprise security policy, encryption, wireless security, and legal and ethical issues.

BA 633 Information Systems Infrastructure - 3 credit hours
This is an advanced course covering information systems infrastructure. The areas covered include architecture,
operating platforms, database systems, data storage, networking, wired and wireless transmission, e-commerce,
cloud computing, virtual servers, and mobile computing.

BA 634 Current and Emerging Technology - 3 credit hours
This course focuses on the tools and skills to evaluate the acceptance and adoption of technology within various types of organizational cultures. The course will show how emerging technologies are identified, how they evolve, and the factors that may encourage or stifle their growth. Students will demonstrate the ability to make sound judgments regarding the selection, adoption, implementation, and evaluation of technologies as they relate to organizational culture, strategy, and objective.

BA 635 Disaster Recovery Planning - 3 credit hours
This course prepares students to plan and execute industry best practices related to conducting organization-wide information assurance initiatives and to preparing an organization for implementing a comprehensive Information Assurance Management program.

BA 636 Cyberlaw, Regulations, and Compliance - 3 credit hours
This course prepares students to participate in the legal analysis of relevant cyberlaws and address governance,
standards, policies, and legislation. 

BA 637 ITM Capstone Course - 3 credit hours
This course serves as the culmination of the student’s MS ITM degree program. The course requires the student to demonstrate competencies required for the degree. The capstone project will require a project, a set of policy
recommendations, a business plan, a marketing plan, action research, or strategic plan.