MS in Business Information Technology

Master of Science 2014-2015

Business Information Technology

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 (or more) graduate degree may not double count or retake any course that applied toward the completion of a prior graduate degree. If a required course in the second degree was already completed and applied toward a previous degree, the student must meet with a faculty advisor to discuss a new course to be completed and substituted in the new degree. This rule also applies to cross-listed courses, which are considered to be the same course but offered under different subjects.
  • 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

No course labeled as Introductory (a course numbered 400 through 419) in any other program may be substituted for any other course at any level.

Foundation Courses
ACC 500 Financial Accounting
ECT 424 Enterprise Infrastructure
IS 421 Systems Analysis
IS 433 Information Security Management
IS 500 Information Technology Leadership
or MGT 500 Managing for Effective and Ethical Organizational Behavior
PM 430 Fundamentals of IT Project Management
MKT 555 Decisions in Marketing Management
Major Elective Courses
Student takes 5 electives. No more than three electives may be from Kellstadt. At least two electives overall 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
  • 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
    IS 580 Technology Entrepreneurship
    *ACC 535 Accounting Information Systems
    *ACC 555 Management Accounting for Decision-Making
    *MGT 501 Strategic Supply Chain Management
    *MGT 506 Decision Making for Managers
    *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 431 Digital Product Management
    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 560 Enterprise Systems
    IS 536 Enterprise Cloud Computing
    CNS 477 Legal Issues in Information Assurance
    CNS 533 Enterprise Security Infrastructure Controls and Regulatory Compliance
Cap​stone
IS 577 Information Systems Policies and Strategies
or PM 577 IT Portfolio Management and Strategies
or ECT 589 E-Business Strategies