To earn a Master’s in IT Management, you must successfully complete 12 courses (36 credits total), including the following:
- 2 core courses (6 credits total):
- Ethics in IT Management
- 6 foundation courses (18 credits total):
- Introduction to IT Management
- Communication for IT Managers
- Strategic Planning & Financial Management
- Requirement Analysis & System Design
- Enterprise Modernization & Technology Insertion
- IT & Data Governance Strategy
- Choose 4 elective courses (12 credits total):
- For a current list of electives, visit the Course Details page
The IT Management program requires four elective courses to be completed. You can choose to select courses from one of four focus areas that enable you to tailor your studies and sharpen your expertise in a particular specialty. Note: that a student is not required to select a focus area and can instead mix-and-match four electives across specialties.
- Project Management: Develop the strategies you need to effectively iterate towards better end products and services. Links to the Graduate Certificate in Lean & Agile Practices.
- Business Intelligence: Harness and integrate data analytics to support decision-making and competitive intelligence. Links to the Graduate Certificate in Competitive Business Intelligence.
- Cybersecurity: Master the specialized skills needed to prevent and mitigate cyber risks through an accelerated, customizable curriculum. Links to the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management.
- Digital Technology Integration: Apply today’s technology skills to develop tomorrow’s digital transformation solutions through an accelerated, customizable curriculum.
The IT Management program is available in both an online format and an on-campus format. You can opt to take classes online, on campus, or through a combination of both.
- On-Campus Format: In the on-campus format, classes are held at the same times every week at our downtown D.C. campus.
- Online Format: The online master’s has the same curriculum as the on-campus format and offers access to all of the same University resources. In this format, you’ll be able to watch lectures and complete assignments on your own schedule.
You’ll have the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that suits your schedule:
- Full-time students typically take 9 credits (3 courses) during the fall and spring semesters.
- Part-time students typically take 3 to 6 credits (1 to 2 courses) during the fall and spring semesters.
- Although students are not required to take credits during the summer semester, they have the option of registering for one or more courses in order to continue their progress year-round.
STEM OPT Extension
This program is eligible for a 24-month Optional Practical Training extension for degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM OPT) for qualified F-1 visa students.
All programs offered by Georgetown University are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.