MS - Information Technology

8420
Master of Science
Online
Yes
Graduate
Florida Tech Online
2018-2019 Florida Tech Catalog
Major Code: 8420 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location/s: Florida Tech Online
Admission Materials: none  

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the Master of Science in Information Technology degree program must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields, especially mathematics, science and engineering, are encouraged to apply. Students are not required to take the GRE to be accepted into the program.

Curriculum

Not all courses are offered online every term. See this two-year course offering projection and remember to check prerequisites/co-requisites before registering.

Core and Major Education (21 credit hours)
  • MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.

  • MGT 5014 Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies information systems design associated with business organizations. Includes development life cycles, requirements analysis, systems design and performance considerations. Views information systems as strategic tools to provide competitive advantage.

  • MGT 5113 Project Management for Information Technology
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the components and management process of complex projects from the information technology (IT) perspective. Introduces project management tools and techniques useful to the IT professional. Studies the formation and leadership requirements of project management.

  • MGT 5114 Introduction to Information Security Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the fundamental principles of computer security as applied to information technology (IT). Covers foundations, psychology, prevention, detection, human factors, technical considerations, management processes and future considerations for the security of information technology.

  • MGT 5115 Global Information Technology Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers theory, development and impacts of national and international policy on information technology (IT). Explores how frequent shifts in public policy require IT businesses to adjust rapidly to adhere to regulations. Requires development of sophisticated strategies including new technologies, global transfer and analysis to be able to adapt to the changing environment.

  • MGT 5151 Database Systems Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Investigates how database management system techniques are used to design, develop, implement and maintain modern database applications in organizations.

  • MGT 5154 Advanced Management Information Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers the relationship between information technology and the strategic operational and functional areas of organizations in both global and domestic environments. May serve as the capstone for certain majors.

Directed Electives (12 credit hours)
  • BUS 5618 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation
    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces the basic concepts of information technology and innovation from a strategic management perspective. Covers strategic management of high technology companies, emerging technologies in a global marketplace, and aligning product development and system design. Identifies the creation of new products and services, and how new ventures are exploited.

    Prerequisite:

    BUS 5460 and BUS 5610 

  • BUS 5653 Information Management in Healthcare
    Credit Hours: 3

    Addresses issues related to the management of information for healthcare practitioners and consumers. Provides insight and experience, and applications of information technology that improve the quality of healthcare communication and delivery, and facilitates healthcare research.

  • BUS 5662 Project Tools and Techniques
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers tools and techniques used to plan and control projects and accomplish business objectives. Emphasizes how to determine which tool or technique to use during different phases of the project life cycle. Uses project management software in exercises.

    Prerequisite:

    BUS 5661 or MGT 5113

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • MGT 5150 Management of Software Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores management's consideration of functional requirement specifications, design, development, implementation and maintenance of computer-based software systems that provide information technology-related services to organizations.

  • MGT 5152 Computer Systems Administration
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers a chief information officer's multiple role in management of computer-based resources, both centralized and networked data center operations with wide-area networks and local-area networks; computer-based systems development/maintenance/security.

  • MGT 5155 Security in the Enterprise
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines topics relevant to managing security in an enterprise environment. Focuses on legal obligations and relevant legislation. Includes forensic investigation of security incidents, monitoring and surveillance, metrics and attack models.

  • MGT 5156 Host-Based Security
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines security from the system user's point of view. Provides an overview of computer application development (programming languages, compilers, development, distribution, software engineering). Also includes operating systems, databases, virtualization and Web applications. Requires no prior programming knowledge.

  • MGT 5157 Secure Networks and Communication
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines security in networked environments and digital communications. Includes the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, communications protocols, wired and wireless communications, Internet security, addressing and routing, and digital certificates. Also presents best practices, methods and tools.

  • MGT 5158 Topics in Advanced Database Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Expands on basic knowledge of managing database systems to support today's complex systems. Includes query processing and optimization strategies, security and privacy issues, data analytics and decision support, and emerging technologies in a global environment.

    Prerequisite:

    MGT 5151 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • MGT 5159 Database Administration
    Credit Hours: 3

    Expands on basic knowledge of database administration in today's complex systems. Covers basic concepts, processes and procedures associated with administering a database system. Provides an overview of managing, configuring and maintaining such systems (assigning roles and responsibilities, backup and recover, security, performance).

    Prerequisite:

    MGT 5014 

    Requirement(s):
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online

Select four courses from the following:

Total Credits Required: 33