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Earn Your Master of Professional Studies in IT Management

If you’re ready to leverage your IT skills to rise to a leadership role, you need the most advanced technical training you can acquire coupled with strategic business acumen. The online MPS in IT Management curriculum at Tulane School of Professional Advancement provides the knowledge and skills you need to gain a competitive edge in your career.

In wide-ranging technical and business-focused courses, you will learn how to integrate technology, human resources, and business processes to solve critical business needs.

Choose from three in-demand concentrations (optional):

  • Cybersecurity
  • Emergency Operations
  • Homeland Security

Coursework includes:

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Security and Cyber Threats for IT Managers
  • IT Governance and Policy
  • Cybersecurity Law and Policy
Cyber Security Graphic of Computers

Online Degrees Two Centuries in the Making

Tulane School of Professional Advancement has always been a place where working adults could attain a quality education to advance their knowledge and their careers. Now we do it online. If you’re ready to take an important next step, but don’t have the time to attend class on-campus, consider all that makes Tulane SoPA an exceptional opportunity.

Our fully online programs are designed for busy professionals like you who want to advance in your career without giving up your life.

Outcomes

The Online Master of Professional Studies in IT Management will prepare you to effectively integrate technology throughout organizations of all types in order to address critical business needs. Upon completion of the program, you’ll be able to:

  • Develop and implement effective technological solutions that align with the organization’s overall goals
  • Effectively articulate technical challenges and issues to varied stakeholders
  • Manage technology governance and risk, and lead/drive digital transformation efforts
  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal and team skills
  • Research current and emerging trends in business and technology

Graduates of the online MPS in IT Management at Tulane’s School of Professional Advancement are well-prepared for leadership roles in IT. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the median pay for computer and information systems managers is more than $135,000 per year with a job outlook of 12% growth—faster than average for all occupations.

MPS IT Management Online Program Faculty

Earn your MPS IT Management degree from Tulane School of Professional Advancement and you will have access to some of the most accomplished academics and professionals serving in leadership roles in IT today. They bring real-world examples into the classroom and offer you a glimpse of current challenges facing businesses across the globe. Moreover, our professors serve as passionate mentors, offering you personalized academic and career guidance.

IT Professionals Interacting

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to common questions regarding our MPS in IT Management program, please visit our FAQ page.

Concentration Details

The online MPS in IT Management program teaches you how to effectively integrate advanced technologies with real-world business objectives. Learn how to leverage computing technologies to solve critical needs of an organization.

Required Courses

  • Enterprise Infrastructure Architecture
  • Enterprise Application Architecture
  • Business of Information Technology
  • Security and Cyber Threats for IT Managers
  • Cyber Law & Policy
  • Information Technology Governance and Policy
  • Managing the Information Technology Department Capstone

Elective Courses*

  • Business Intelligence
  • Requirements Development and Testing
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • Software Development Methodologies
  • Cyber Threats & Homeland Security

*Students take 3 electives

Featured Courses

Enterprise Application Architecture

The goal of this course is to prepare Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and other senior managers to develop and implement progressive approaches for state-of-the-art IT infrastructures. IT systems exist both as physical devices/infrastructure and as virtualize structures; both require strategic planning around costs, security needs, functions, and goals.

This course addresses Enterprise Software Architecture (ESA) and identifies multiple Systems of Interest (SOI). Two SOI fundamental types of behavior are studied: hierarchical and peer-level interactions of software. Students will understand and be able to adopt ESA to support successful implementation, minimized risks, simplified operations, and compliance with regulatory requirements.

Information Technology Governance and Policy

The managing of information has become critical to the success of a business or enterprise and the governance of the Information technology (IT) resources have become an integral part of most organizations. Additionally, strategic and secure IT governance is fundamental to support, operate, sustain, innovate, and grow a business. IT Governance focuses on delivering value to the business by the proper management of the IT’s resource. It is an integrated approach consisting of the leadership, organizational structures, and processes that ensure effective alignment of IT with the organization’s strategies and objectives.

This course presents an interdisciplinary approach to IT Governance. In the course, students will learn about specific objectives of IT Governance, along with standards, frameworks, tools, and techniques used in the planning, deploying, managing, monitoring, measuring, and sustaining a successful IT Governance strategy. The course leverages current and emerging industry best practices, standards, guidelines, and governance case studies.

Business of Information Technology

This course provides IT Management candidates with experience in handling processes that are necessary to successfully manage the business aspects of Information Technology. It covers business concepts and processes that art particularly germane to the management and use of Information Technology. These processes include Accounting and Finance, Human Capital and Payroll, Budget, Contract Management, Procurement, Requests for Proposals and Proposal Responses, Statements of Work, and Service Level Agreements.

Program Capstone: Managing the Information Technology Department Capstone (CPST-7100)

Leadership Readiness in a Real-World Context

The “Managing the Information Technology Department” Capstone course is designed so that you may leverage the entire range of knowledge and skills acquired during the IT Management program, and apply them within the context of a modern organization.

Students use a complex case study to address real-world technology management problems from the perspective of a CIO. They must consider budget, existing infrastructure, IT strategic direction, organization risk tolerance, industry best practice, and existing policy/procedure in their responses and solutions to business challenges. Additionally, students consider the implications of technology decisions and direction beyond the IT Department, incorporating the organization’s business strategy and goals, real-world restrictions, compliance laws, required reporting, and legal risks.

This course is designed to ensure that not only have you mastered the wide range of IT Management disciplines, but can also comprehensively apply the full spectrum of your learning to respond to real-world challenges you will face.

MPS Admission Requirements

You will need a bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math (STEM) field with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and/or significant relevant work experience with a bachelor’s degree in another major.

Please begin your online application by registering for an account and providing:

  • A copy of your resume
  • Official government-issued photo ID
  • 500-word personal statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Official government-issued photo ID
  • Application fee ($50)

Hard copies of official transcripts may be sent to:

Tulane SoPA
Attn: Chris Lloyd
800 East Commerce Rd, Suite 100,
Harahan, LA 70123.

MPS Degree Requirements

The School of Professional Advancement awards the MPS in Information Technology Management degree following the successful completion of 11 graduate courses comprised of seven core courses, three electives, and one capstone course. No thesis is required. In order to earn the MPS, a student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.00. Students must also submit an application for degree, available from the School of Professional Advancement Dean’s office, at the beginning of the semester in which the student plans to complete all required coursework.

Eligibility for Transfer Credits

Students in good standing may petition to transfer a maximum of nine credit hours (three courses) of graduate coursework from other colleges or universities to the MPS degree. Courses with grades of B or better, completed within five years of enrolling in the MPS program, may be considered for transfer credit.

MPS in Information Technology Management Course Progression

The MPS courses are designed to be taken in any order, with the exception of the intro course and capstone. Below is an example of how a typical part-time MPS student may progress through the courses.

Tuition and Fees

Spring and Summer 2020

Spring and Summer 2020 Tuition

  • All SoPA Graduate: $1,039/credit

Spring and Summer 2020 Fees

  • Graduate Application Fee: $50
  • Academic Support Fee: $60
  • Graduate Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Fee: $1,000
  • Some courses require fees. Please check the schedule of classes for individual course fees.

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