Graduate School - Global IT Leadership
Timothy Coburn, Professor
Brad Crisp, Assistant Professor
Brent Reeves, Associate Professor
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The School of Information Technology and Computing offers a 36-hour, non-thesis Master of Science (MS) degree in global IT leadership. The program is intended for IT professionals who ultimately desire to move into positions of leadership and administration within IT organizations.
The program is interdisciplinary in nature, specifically drawing from areas of communication, management, and information technology. The curriculum focuses on leadership, values, organizational dynamics, and contemporary issues in the IT arena encountered in today's businesses and organizations.
Students with diverse academic backgrounds, including business, engineering, communication, computer science, and others, may be accepted into the program. Individuals who lack sufficient technical background may be required to complete one or more leveling courses prior to entering the program.
Completion of the degree requires a global experience in order for graduates to successfully address the challenges of an increasingly global economy and society. Applicants may receive a limited amount of credit for prior work experience upon submission and review of appropriate documentation.
For admission criteria, please refer to the Graduate School Admission Requirements section of this catalog. In addition to the general graduate school requirements, applicants to the MS in global IT leadership program must submit a satisfactory GRE or GMAT score (Applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate work are exempt from this requirement).
GLOBAL IT LEADERSHIP (MS)
Major Code: GIT
Requirements for the MS in global IT leadership are:
*May substitute two of the following 500-level courses if the 600-level courses
are not available in a timely manner:
COMS 521 Leadership and Communication substitutes for COMS 642
COMS 583 Communication in Multi-National Organizations substitutes for COMS 683
COMS 585 Organizational Communication substitutes for COMS 685
3. Information Technology, 18 hours*:
IT 610 IT Services and Administration
IT 615 IT Innovation and Entrepreneurship
IT 620 Information Assurance and Control
IT 625 Enterprise Architectures and Systems
IT 630 IT Governance
IT 650 Internship in Global IT Operations**
IT 660 IT Work-Product Portfolio
*Course Selection must be approved in advance. Up to 9 credit hours of prior course
work in a closely aligned field (e.g., information systems, information technology, and
computer science) may be transferred from a regionally-accredited university; or, up
to 6 credit hours may be awarded for equivalent work experience. The combination
of transferred course work and equivalent work experience cannot exceed 9 credit
hours. Responsibility for providing appropriate documentation rests with the
applicant. Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis upon faculty review of the
applicant's evidence and a positive recommendation by the Director of the School
of Information Technology andComputing and the Dean of the Graduate School.
**IT 650 Internship in Global IT Operations is required of all domestic students without
appropriate work experience in a global setting.
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