Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

Program Description
The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) is a career oriented multi-disciplinary program designed to provide students with the required competencies in management and technology. This program provides the foundations of information technology and business leadership skills needed for managers to be successful in the 21st Century. Core competencies include leadership, human resources, project management, communications, technical management and strategic planning.

Program Objectives
Keiser University’s MSITL program prepares students to contribute to the profession of information technology leadership.  Upon completion of this program, students are prepared to assume leadership roles in information technology by:

  • Exhibiting or demonstrating the information security, business and strategic leadership skills to manage the use of hardware, software, and personnel to effectively support an enterprise information system and align it with an organization’s business practice;
  • Summarizing and discussing the ethical and legal responsibilities of organizations as they relate to the use of technology;
  • Applying managerial leadership skills, marketing strategies and/or international business concepts, theory, and research to critically analyze and solve technology problems in unpredictable environments.  
  • Demonstrate professional communication skills in writing through organizing, thinking critically, and communicating ideas and information in documents and presentations.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution in an information technology related field or baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and supervisory related work experience.

NOTE:  Courses in the MSITL program are each eight-weeks in length, and students are normally scheduled for two courses concurrently.

Program Outline
To receive a Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership degree, students must earn 36 graduate semester credit hours.  In the final semester of their program, students complete a capstone project.  Students select two elective courses in this program.  Thirty of the program hours must be completed through Keiser University.  Program requirements are as follows:

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership Major Core Courses
(30.0 credit hours)

Enterprise Information Systems and Networks

3.0 credit hours

Database Systems and Security

3.0 credit hours

Global E-Commerce and Privacy Assurance/p>

3.0 credit hours

Leadership Development

3.0 credit hours

Human Resources Management

3.0 credit hours

Organizational Change

3.0 credit hours

Information Systems Management

3.0 credit hours

Computer Security

3.0 credit hours

Social, Legal, Ethical Issues and the Internet

3.0 credit hours

Capstone Project Technology Leadership

3.0 credit hours
Elective Courses (6.0 credit hours)

Data Warehousing

3.0 credit hours

Service Oriented Architecture

3.0 credit hours

Cloud, Virtualization and Mobile Services

3.0 credit hours

Risk Analysis and Vulnerability Assessment

3.0 credit hours