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Master of Science
Florida Tech Online
2016-2017 Catalog
Major Code: 8423 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Online Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location(s): Florida Tech Online 
Admission Materials: none

The Master of Science in Information Technology - Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) degree program provides individuals the knowledge to use information technology to effectively handle and improve business processes, including enterprise systems such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise management and business intelligence. This degree is designed to provide an understanding of how technology and information systems can benefit the business environment as well as meet the growing demand for qualified ERP professionals.

The program offers students the tools and experience to manage large scale enterprise resource planning systems or subsystems, including business process engineering, ERP architecture, supply chains, customer management and logistics, and gives a hands-on experience in the latest ERP systems. The skills provided through this degree will prepare students for careers as business analysts, technology consultants and ERP system designers.

Admission Requirements

The successful applicant will have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution; however, the degree need not be in business administration, information systems or information technology. 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.

Core and Major Education (24 credit hours)
  • MGT 5000 Financial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies accounting concepts, the accounting model, measurement processes, financial statements, financial analysis, the accounting cycle, monetary and fixed assets, inventory, current and long-term liabilities, and equity structures of partnerships, proprietorships and corporations.
  • MGT 5002 Corporate Finance
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers concepts and tools of corporate financial management including corporate financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, quantitative techniques and practices. Considers the importance of ethics and the international aspects in financial decision-making.
  • 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 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 (9 credit hours)
  • 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.
    Prerequisite course or equivalent
  • MGT 5164 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores the fundamentals of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems. Focuses on understanding how business processes use ERP software and how they improve operations and productivity. Includes discussion and hands-on experience with ERP components (customer relationship management, human resource management).
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
  • MGT 5167 Supply Chain Information Technology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Focuses on supply chain management (SCM) from a technical perspective. Introduces SCM technologies and services. Covers logistics resource management (LRM), forecasting models, network design, supply chain optimization and customer relationship management (CRM). Requires projects to simulate information flow in the supply chain.
    Must be enrolled in Florida Tech Online
Total Credits Required: 33