MS in Business Information Technology

Master of Science 2011-2012

Business Information Technology

The Master of Science in Business Information Technology is a joint degree between the College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM) and the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (KGSB). This degree prepares students to meet today's need for individuals who understand the core principles of both business and technology in corporations, health care institutions, and government agencies. Many of these people work as liaisons between the Information Technology department and a functional business unit. Others work within departments that are information dependent and rely heavily on information technology. The program provides a solid base for those interested in moving their career forward through project management or information technology management positions. The program also provides students a selection of courses for a business foundation.

Learn more about admission to this program.

Online Learning Options
Some courses in this degree are available for review and playback via the CDM Course Online playback system (COL) . If a course is COL-enabled, any student registered in the course has access to the course playback. Students are strongly encouraged to utilize the COL resource wherever available. Some courses are offered online. To complete this degree students may take any combination of courses offered online and on campus. For more information on online learning at CDM visit the Online Learning page.
Degree Requirements
Students in this degree program must meet the following requirements:
  • complete a minimum of 52 graduate credit hours (generally 13 courses) beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • earn a grade of B- or better in each Prerequisite Phase course
  • earn a grade of C- or better in all graduate courses beyond the Prerequisite Phase
  • maintain a graduate level GPA of 2.50 or higher while pursuing their degree
  • achieve a graduate GPA of 2.50 or higher at the completion of all other requirements
  • students pursuing their second master's degree must complete 52 graduate credit hours (generally 13 courses) beyond their first master's degree.

Students with a GPA of 3.9 or higher will graduate with distinction.

For DePaul's policy on repeat graduate courses and a complete list of academic policies see the DePaul Graduate Handbook in the Course Catalog.


Course Requirements
CDM Foundation Courses
CSC 451 Database Design
IS 433 Information Security Management
PM 440 Collaborative Technologies for Leading Projects
SE 477 Software and Systems Project Management
TDC 425 Voice/Data Network Fundamentals
Kellstadt Foundation Courses
ACC 500 Financial Accounting
MGT 502 Operations Management
MIS 555 Management of Information Technology
MIS 674 Systems Analysis and Design
MKT 555 Decisions in Marketing Management
Major electives
Students must take 2 courses from the list of CDM electives below and 1 course from the list of Kellstadt courses listed below.
CDM Electives
HCI 422 Multimedia
HCI 440 Introduction to User-Centered Design
HCI 454 Interaction Design and Information Architecture
IS 435 Organizational Modeling
PM 570 Enterprise System Implementation
IS 482 Legal Aspects of Information Technology
IS 505 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Theories and Strategies
IS 511 Social Issues of Computing
IS 540 Global Information Technology
IS 574 Business Intelligence
IS 578 Information Technology Consulting
IS 596 Topics in Information Systems
IT 432 Web Architecture
IPD 499 Topics in Global Information Technology
SE 427 Software Quality Management
TDC 463 Computer Networks and Data Systems
CSC 599 Independent Study
ECT 596 Topics in E-Commerce Technology
Kellstadt Electives
ACC 535 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 555 Management Accounting for Decision-Making
MGT 501 Strategic Supply Chain Management
MGT 506 Decision Making for Managers
MGT 570 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Management
MIS 680 Electronic Business
MIS 681 E-Business Strategies
MIS 683 Information Technology Strategy and Architecture
MIS 689 Knowledge Management
MIS 798 Special Topics
MIS 799 Independent Study
MKT 595 Internet and Interactive Marketing