Walsh Catalog 2021-2022

Walsh

Information Technology Leadership, Master of Science (MSITL)

Program Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) degree is designed to educate organizational leaders on how to assess, evaluate, determine and manage technology choices from a business perspective. MSITL students can focus on Executive Leadership or Project Management. Students learn to lead technical people and teams. MSITL enables students with technical backgrounds to expand in leadership and management positions through exploration of critical soft skill development.

The MSITL program consists of 11 to 16 courses for 33-48 semester credit hours. The MSITL degree requires a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of core and concentration credits in residence at Walsh. The MSITL is available as a dual degree with the MBA.

Program Requirements

Online Course Orientation
The free and no credit Moodle orientation (MDL*001*R1) is mandatory for all students. MDL*001*R1 must be taken prior to the start of the first course.

MSITL Foundation Courses

ACC 500FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

3

IT 501IT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

3

IT 520INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

3

MGT 502FOUNDATIONS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS

3

MKT 550MARKETING FUNDAMENTALS

3

MSITL Core Classes

COM 510LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION

3

IT 502LEADERSHIP FOR TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

3

IT 505GOVERNANCE, RISK & COMPLIANCE

3

IT 506IT LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY

3

IT 551PROJECT MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

3

IT 599CAPSTONE

3

QM 520BUSINESS ANALYTICS

3

Concentrations – Select One

Executive Leadership

IT 565FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY

3

IT 566SECURITY PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

3

IT 567BUSINESS CONTINUITY, RESILIENCE, AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT

3

IT 575NETWORK AND ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

3

Global Project and Program Management

IT 552PROJECT PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

3

IT 553PRODUCT PROGRAM AND PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

3

IT 554AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

3

IT 555GLOBAL PROJECT LEADERSHIP

3

MSITL Additional Electives (if needed)

Choose from the approved MSITL electives listed above.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete the prescribed requirements to graduate with a master’s degree from Walsh.

  • Complete the program of study within a period of 60 calendar months (five years) from the initial date of course enrollment (as designated by the first semester attended on the student’s Walsh transcript). Extensions to this time requirement will only be granted upon review of the request by the chief academic officer or designee.
  • Earn a minimum 33 graduate semester credit hours, which may include up to a maximum of 15 semester credit hours of advanced standing, therefore requiring 18 semester credit hours of core and concentration credits in residence in the MSIT program.
  • Earn a grade of “C” (2.000) or better in each course counted towards graduation.
  • Achieve a cumulative grade point average of “B” (3.000) or better within the degree requirements at Walsh.
  • Students preparing for graduation must file an official Application for Graduation Form with the Records and Registration office. Students can make an appointment with an academic advisor to review graduation requirements.
  • Students can view their degree completion progress any time by logging into Self-Service for Students through the portal and clicking on “My Progress.”