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About this course

  • You get a Graduate degree at FAU, an AACSB-accredited university with highest standards of research and teaching
  • Premier geographical location in South Florida, a vibrant hub of medical, biotechnology, and high-tech companies that need highly trained IT managers with advanced degrees
  • A cross-disciplinary program combining the strength of both College of Business and College of Engineering
  • Competitive tuition
  • Opportunities for Teaching assistantships and other scholarships
  • Extensive core and elective courses offering
  • Designed for professionals with IT experience
  • Flexible full-time or part-time program that can be completed in as little as 18 months
  • Taught at the main campus in Boca Raton and online
  • Program begins three times annually in January, May, and August
  • Faculty committed to delivering an up-to-date curriculum focusing on innovation and effectiveness
  • Diverse group of students representing an international community with insights into the global economy
What is the industry demand for MSITM graduates?

The Department of Labor Statistics’ employment matrix for national employment projects 30% growth for “computer and information systems managers” to 2014. The inter-disciplinary nature of the program and more recent trends suggest a larger, global market with many opportunities for career growth and development for MSITM graduates. In workforce region 20 (Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties), a system analyst and a computer and information scientist are among the occupations earning the highest wages and in highest demand. The top 20 occupations show that the computer and information scientist can expect the same hourly wage as a judge/magistrate and surgeon, i.e. $71.17 per hour. This labor market information is from the Florida Agency for Workforce innovation, labor market statistics.

The MSITM program at FAU addresses this urgent need for university educated individuals.

What are the career opportunities for MSITM graduates?

Students who graduate in the program will be computer and information systems managers. The specific set of responsibilities will vary by the size of the company these individuals work for. The range of responsibilities is quite broad:

  • Overseeing the hardware and software investments companies make
  • Overseeing the corporate network system and contracts with telecommunication utilities
  • Working with corporate executives to ensure that investments match corporate strategies
  • Overseeing the development of software written within companies
  • Establishing and monitoring the service level agreements (i.e., contracts) for outsourced IT services
  • Managing the implementation of new systems
  • Overseeing the training of employees who use the new systems
  • Managing IT personnel

Entry Requirements

To be updated.