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Information Technology Management (MA)


2021-2022 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Volume 1: 2021.2022

Effective 1 June 2021 through 31 May 2022

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.


This program is offered by the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology. It is available online, at the St. Louis home campus and at select U.S. campuses. Please see the Campus Locations and Offerings section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

Program Description

The master of arts (MA) in information technology management program is designed to educate and develop managers who can effectively manage the planning, design, selection, implementation, use and administration of emerging and converging information and communications technologies. The program curriculum provides students with the technical knowledge and management knowledge and skills needed to effectively integrate people, information and communication technologies, and business processes in support of organizational strategic goals.

acbsp logoThe MA in information technology management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in the field of information technology management.
  • Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques and theories used in the field of information technology management when analyzing complex factual situations.
  • Students will be able to effectively integrate (or synthesize) important facts, concepts, principles and theories in the field of information technology management when developing solutions to multifaceted information technology management problems in complex factual situations.

Program Curriculum

The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) must include the following courses:

  • ITM 5000 Information Technology Management: Overview (Requisite Course) (3 hours)
  • MNGT 5590 Organizational Behavior (3 hours)
  • BUSN 5200 Basic Finance for Managers (3 hours)
  • ITM 5100 Information and Communications Systems and Networks (3 hours)
  • ITM 5200 Project Management of Information Technology (3 hours)
  • ITM 5300 Procurement and Contract Management for Information Technology (3 hours)
  • ITM 5400 Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation (3 hours)
  • ITM 5600 Information and Communications Security (3 hours)
  • ITM 6000 Final Project in Information Technology Management (3 hours)

In addition, the student chooses 9 hours of electives, to include ITM 5900 Issues in Information Technology Management or other graduate elective courses offered in the program curricula of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology majors.

Dual Degree Option: MBA/MA in Information Technology Management

51 to 54 Credit Hours

Requirements for a dual degree with the MBA program generally include the required MBA courses (33 hours) and the required coursework in the additional degree program, except where noted below. If BUSN 5000 has been waived, the required hours are reduced by 3 credits and the BUSN 5000 course does not require a substitution.

Upon completion of all required credit hours, two separate diplomas are issued at the same time. The two degrees cannot be awarded separately or sequentially under this arrangement.

  • BUSN 5000 Business (3 hours)
  • MBA 5010 Value Creation (3 hours)
  • MBA 5020 Quantitative Methods for the MBA (3 hours)
  • MBA 5030 Market Analysis and Business Planning (3 hours)
  • MBA 5100 Adding Value through Human Capital (3 hours)
  • MBA 5200 The Financial Value of Capital Projects (3 hours)
  • MBA 5300 Providing Value to Customers (3 hours)
  • MBA 5400 The Supply Chain and Business Processes (3 hours)
  • MBA 5500 Information Support for Decision Making (3 hours)
  • MBA 5910 Cases in Value Creation (3 hours)
  • MBA 5920 Walker Consulting Project: Adding Value to Organizations (3 hours)
  • ITM 5000 Information Technology Management: Overview (3 hours)
  • ITM 5100 Information and Communications System and Networks (3 hours)
  • ITM 5200 Project Management of Information Technology (3 hours)
  • ITM 5300 Procurement and Contract Management for Information Technology (3 hours)
  • ITM 5400 Systems Analysis, Design and Implementation (3 hours)
  • ITM 5600 Information and Communications Security (3 hours)
  • ITM 6000 Final Project in Information Technology Management (3 hours)

Admission

See the Admission section of this catalog for general admission requirements. Students interested in applying must submit their application online at www.webster.edu/apply. Transcripts should be sent from your institution electronically to transcripts@webster.edu. If this service is not available, send transcripts to:

Office of Admission
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119 

Additional Requirements

Applicants to the information technology management (MA) must have completed a business or business-related undergraduate degree meeting the following criteria:

  • University/college is regionally accredited
  • The business school must have a business-related accreditation (e.g. AACSB, ACBSP, IACBE, etc.)

Applicants who do not meet these qualifications must do one of the following:

  • Successfully complete BUSN 5000.
    • Note: BUSN 5000 will count as an elective in the program. This option is only available for students who are required to take BUSN 5000.
  • Complete all of the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) with a grade of C- or better (17 credit hours total, not including individual course prerequisites:
    • MNGT 2100 Management Theory and Practices
    • ACCT 2010 Financial Accounting
    • BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics
    • ECON 2000 Survey of Economics
    • MNGT 2500 Marketing
    • BUSN 3500 Business and Global Issues
    • BUSN 4500 Ethical Issues in Business

Advancement to Candidacy

Students are admitted to their graduate program upon completion of all admission requirements. Students are advanced to candidacy status after successfully completing 12 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. In specialized programs, courses required as prerequisites to the program do not count toward the 12 credit hours required for advancement.