MS in Business Information Technology

Master of Science Winter & Spring 2012-2013

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 in the designated degree program.
  • Complete all graduate courses and requirements listed in the designated degree program.
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in all courses of the designated degree program.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Students pursuing a second master's degree must complete a minimum of *52 graduate credit hours beyond their first designated degree program in addition to any required introductory courses in their second designated degree program.
    *53 graduate credit hours required for MS Information Systems.

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
IS 421 Systems Analysis
PM 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
IS 433 Information Security Management
IS 500 Information Technology Leadership *
*Students are not allowed to take both IS 500 and MGT 500 to satisfy Foundation Course requirement.
Kellstadt Foundation Courses
ACC 500 Financial Accounting
MGT 500 Managing for Effective and Ethical Organizational Behavior *
MKT 555 Decisions in Marketing Management
*Students are not allowed to take both IS 500 and MGT 500 to satisfy Foundation Course requirement.
Major Elective Courses
Student takes 5 electives. Two of which must be at the 500-level. Students are permitted to take any course numbered 421-599 prefixed CNS***, CSC***, ECT***, HCI***, IS***, IT***, or TDC*** and the Kellstadt courses included below, for which the students meet prerequisite requirements. Students are advised, but not required to select all or most electives from one of the following clusters. Students who do not find a cluster matching their career goals should consult with their faculty advisor or an IS faculty member to develop a customized plan.
  • IT Analysis
    IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
    IS 435 Organizational Modeling
    IS 485 Requirements Elicitation, Analysis, and Specification
    IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
    IS 536 Enterprise Cloud Computing
    IS 540 Global Information Technology
    IS 560 Enterprise Systems
    IS 565 IT Outsourcing
    CSC 451 Database Design
    *Kellstadt course - contact advisor to register
  • IT Consulting
    IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
    IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
    IS 560 Enterprise Systems
    IS 570 Enterprise System Implementation
    IS 536 Enterprise Cloud Computing
    IS 540 Global Information Technology
    IS 565 IT Outsourcing
    CSC 451 Database Design
    *ACC 535 Accounting Information Systems
    *MGT 501 Strategic Supply Chain Management
    *MGT 506 Decision Making for Managers
    *MKT 595 Internet and Interactive Marketing
    *Kellstadt course - contact advisor to register
  • IT Management
    IS 483 Information Services and Operations
    IS 505 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Theories and Strategies
    IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
    IS 540 Global Information Technology
    IS 556 Enterprise Project Management
    IS 560 Enterprise Systems
    IS 536 Enterprise Cloud Computing
    IS 540 Global Information Technology
    IS 565 IT Outsourcing
    *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 555 Management of Information Technology
    *MIS 683 Information Technology Strategy and Architecture
    *Kellstadt course - contact advisor to register
  • IT Project Management
    IS 422 System Design, Implementation, and Maintenance
    IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
    IS 556 Enterprise Project Management
    IS 560 Enterprise Systems
    IS 565 IT Outsourcing
    IS 570 Enterprise System Implementation
    CSC 451 Database Design
    *MGT 506 Decision Making for Managers
    *Kellstadt course - contact advisor to register
  • Information Security Compliance
    IS 444 IT Auditing
    IS 505 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Theories and Strategies
    IS 506 Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Management and Tactics
    IS 535 Information Technology Investment Financial Analysis
    IS 533 Enterprise Security Infrastructure Controls and Regulatory Compliance
    IS 560 Enterprise Systems
    IS 536 Enterprise Cloud Computing
    CNS 477 Legal Issues in Information Assurance
Capstone
IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies
orPM 577 IT Portfolio Management and Strategies
orECT 589 E-Business Strategies