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Expand Your Reach with CTU’s Master of Science in Information Technology Degree

Master of Science in Information Technology degreeBill Gates is quoted as saying, “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the other.”1

Gates has it right. Most businesses today rely on some type of information technology—from computer programs that keep track of projects to specialized technologies that detect, and often treat, health problems. In almost any type of organization, information technology is no longer an option—it’s a necessity. Additionally, it seems the market is in need of individuals with both IT and business skills.

With this necessity comes the need for skilled information technology experts in the workforce. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), “Employment and output in computer systems design and related services are projected to grow rapidly over the next decade.”2

Areas that are expected to see the most growth in hiring include cloud computing, due to many businesses bringing all of their resources online, and security services, due to an increase in cyber attacks.3 Colorado Technical University is responding to this demand for skilled information technology experts by offering a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT).

What Does a Graduate Program in Information Technology Offer?

At CTU, MSIT students are given the opportunity to explore the challenges today’s businesses face and develop the technical and strategic leadership skills that are needed to design, build, integrate and manage information technology systems and programs that today’s companies require. This is done through classes in computer systems security; enterprise systems data management and architecture; networking and telecommunications; strategic management in changing environments; and project management.4

To solidify your learning in a specific skill set, CTU offers four options:

  • General specialization: Focuses on how to use technology to find solutions to a variety of business challenges that have a positive impact on the bottom line.
  • Network management: Concentrates on analyzing the needs of the entire enterprise, including the design of the equipment, technologies required, and the implementation plan. New technologies covered include wireless computing, virtual servers, cloud computing, satellites, and innovative software.
  • Project management: Offers solid instruction in project management in addition to two additional computer science or IT courses to round out technical knowledge.
  • Security management: Centers on protecting the assets and information of an organization’s computing infrastructure. This is a growing area due to increased mobile and cloud products and services.

CTU’s MSIT program is offered online, which makes it easier to fit into your busy career and professional life. You can attend classes, complete coursework, take tests, and interact with classmates and instructors remotely. The coursework is challenging and comprehensive, too.

Take a look at CTU’s other IT degree programs and if you’re interested in finding out more about the MSIT program, speak to an admissions advisor.

1 http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/billgates173262.html (visited 3/24/16)
2http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-2/careers-in-growing-field-of-information-technology-services.htm (visited 3/24/16)
3 http://www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-2/careers-in-growing-field-of-information-technology-services.htm (visited 3/24/16)
44 http://www.coloradotech.edu/degrees/masters/it?tcpa=true&siteid=tcpadesktop (visited 3/24/16)

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