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Information Technology Management


Michael Eierman
Sage 2440
Telephone: (920) 424-0183
Website: Information Technologies Management Website


As a completely online program, the faculty involved in this program are spread across the University of Wisconsin System. Visit our faculty page.


IT Management is critical to nearly every organization in every industry—leading to a growing demand for talented professionals who excel in technical skills and in business. This UW master’s degree program combines the worlds of technology and business strategy through a multidisciplinary curriculum aimed to prepare you to become an IT leader in any industry. The primary outcomes of the program include:

  • Conduct Financial Analysis and Develop and Manage Technology Budgets
  • Lead and Manage Technology Functions, Projects and Personnel
  • Demonstrate effective professional collaboration and soft skills appropriate for technology settings
  • Manage security and compliance, accounting for governance and ethical implications
  • Investigate and plan innovative solutions for business challenges
  • Engineer, develop and deploy strategies for enterprise systems


Completion of the program will lead to the degree: Master of Science (M.S.)


In addition to the requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies specified in the first section of this Bulletin, the program has established the following policies and procedures for admission:

References At least two reference letters are required. Ideally, these should come from faculty who are familiar with the applicant’s academic potential. In addition, applicants and letter writers must complete the following form:

Admission Test Scores Applicants are required NOT required to take an admissions test.

Personal Statement Students are required to submit a two to three-page personal statement describing reasons for wanting to attend UW Oshkosh and areas of research interest. The admissions committee is particularly interested in details about previous research experience, (e.g., including class projects, conference presentations), and future research directions.

Undergraduate Major Any undergraduate major is acceptable however, students must have taken at least one course in each of the following subjects: object-oriented programming, relational database, and networking. Students may submit evidence of significant work experience to substitute for these knowledge areas.


A. Structure The program is comprised of thirteen (13) required courses for a total of 37 graduate credits.

B. Academic Plans of Study Information Technology Management

C. Minimum Credit Requirements 37 credits applicable to the graduate degree constitute the minimal requirement for all students seeking the MS.

D. Graduation Requirements Candidates must satisfy all program and Office of Graduate Studies academic, culminating, and degree requirements to be eligible for graduation and degree conferral.



Required Courses:

Information Technology Management

ITM 700: Communications for IT Professionals

ITM 705: Leading the IT Function

ITM 710: Finance for IT Managers

ITM 715: Data Science

ITM 720: Cloud Computing and Enterprise Applications

ITM 725: Enterprise Security

ITM 730: Agile and Traditional IT Project Management

ITM 735: Business Analysis and System Development

ITM 740: IT Operations

ITM 745: IT Governance, Ethics, and Regulatory Compliance

ITM 750: Evaluation of Emerging Technologies

ITM 754: Capstone Preparation

ITM 755: Capstone




Info Tech Management    700 3 (crs.)
Communications for IT Professionals
This course focuses on developing communication skills for IT professionals. Deliver effective presentations, conduct crucial conversations with stakeholders. Develop verbal and nonverbal communication skills emphasizing cultural sensitivity, diversity, and ethics. Conduct relevant research and critically evaluate information to make informed evidence-based decisions.
Info Tech Management    705 3 (crs.)
Leading the IT Function
This course focuses on the differences between the application of management and leadership theories in an IT environment. Utilizing an array of assessment activities, students will identify and understand one’s own personal assets and liabilities to become an effective leader and agent of change in a complex adaptive system.
Info Tech Management    710 3 (crs.)
Finance for IT Managers
Frame financial decisions within general and project accounting principles. Topics include: pro forma financial statements, time value of money, cash flows and equivalence, depreciation, net present value, rate of return, and ratio analysis. Prepare budgets that prioritize projects within constraints, address uncertainty and intangibles and integrate with project scheduling.
Info Tech Management    715 3 (crs.)
Data Science
Examines key data science concepts, methods, and processes. Addresses issues for developing, managing and supporting data-driven decision-making in the organization. Provides knowledge and tools for incorporating data science into IT project workflows. Topics include, but are not limited to, data analytics, data warehousing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
Info Tech Management    720 3 (crs.)
Cloud Computing and Enterprise Applications
Leverage cloud services to streamline computing resources, deploy enterprise applications, improve user access and system reliability, and utilize advanced computing capabilities. Foundation concepts include: virtualization, multi-tenant architecture, and software defined networking. Examines the full range of services available to organizations along with deployment strategies, evaluation criteria, economic justification, and manageability.
Info Tech Management    725 3 (crs.)
Enterprise Security
This course examines best practices in IT governance to achieve regulatory compliance, optimize use of available resources, and ensure trustworthiness of enterprise information, and support business strategies and objectives. Topics include: strategic alignment, IT service and control frameworks, portfolio management, IT risk management, and ethical issues in IT governance.
Info Tech Management    730 3 (crs.)
Agile and Traditional IT Project Management
Examines project management concepts as applied to IT projects; covers traditional PMBOK techniques such as project identification, selection, procurement, and cost/schedule preparation and monitoring. Introduces agile IT project management concepts including Scrum and Extreme Programming. Requires students to apply these concepts to group projects.
Info Tech Management    735 3 (crs.)
Business Analysis and System Development
This course focuses on the importance, role, and techniques of the business analysis function in the modern IT organization. The course is organized around the six knowledge areas and associated techniques of the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) specified by the International Institute of Business Analysis.
Info Tech Management    740 3 (crs.)
IT Operations
This course explores best practices and techniques for ensuring the smooth functioning of the IT infrastructure and operational environments to support development and deployment of applications and services within the organization. Coverage includes network infrastructure; servers and devices, computer operations; service management; facilities; help desk services, DevOps, and process automation.
Info Tech Management    745 3 (crs.)
IT Governance, Ethics, and Regulatory Compliance
This course examines best practices in IT governance to achieve regulatory compliance, optimize use of available resources, and ensure trustworthiness of enterprise information, and support business strategies and objectives. Topics include: strategic alignment, IT service and control frameworks, portfolio management, IT risk management, and ethical issues in IT governance.
Info Tech Management    750 3 (crs.)
Evaluation of Emerging Technologies
This seminar course researches, identifies and evaluates significant new trends, technologies and events influencing the global environment of information technology and systems. The course will evaluate future and disruptive technologies, strategies for successful implementation of innovative technologies, critical thinking, and ethics pertaining to its use.
Info Tech Management    754 1 (crs.)
Capstone Preparation
Students select their capstone project, create a plan, define deliverables, secure approval and complete setup of their development environment. Students review concepts necessary for completion of the capstone including Agile project management, systems analysis and communicating with technical and no-technical audiences. Additional topics may be included.
Info Tech Management    755 3 (crs.)
Students complete the projects approved in the Capstone Preparation course. This course includes the management, development and delivery of an information technology project to a client or employer, including regular communication of status to both technical and non-technical audiences.