Master of Science in Information Technology - Network Management

Employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026.1 Network managers may determine an organization’s system needs and install network hardware and software, make needed upgrades and repairs, maintain network and computer system security, and evaluate and optimize network or system performance.2 Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science Information Technology degree with a network management specialization is designed to help you understand the capabilities of various networking technologies, equipment and software.

In the network management specialization, you will have the opportunity to analyze the needs and mission of an organization and work to develop familiarity with how to document the organization’s requirements for a network infrastructure. You also explore relevant technologies that provide virtualization in the areas of network management, server management, data management and cloud computing.

For four years in a row, CTU made U.S. News & World Report’s list of best online graduate computer information technology programs.3

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PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)

Program Details

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4
    CS663 Enterprise Systems Architecture 4
    IT621 Enterprise Data Management 4
    IT640 Networking and Telecommunications 4
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4
    Total Credit Hours: 24
    Courses: Specialization
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    CS653 Network Security 4
    IT642 Network Administration 4
    IT643 Enterprise Network Architecture 4
    IT644 IT Governance and Risk Management 4
    IT645 Virtual Systems 4
    IT697 Information Technology Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 24

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    Preparatory Requirements

    The CTU Master of Science in Information Technology degree program is designed to provide technical depth in the issues and concerns for enterprise level solutions. In order to achieve this depth a solid foundation in Computer Science (CS) or Information Technology (IT) is required. Students without a CS or IT undergraduate degree must demonstrate at least two years of work experience in the field. Students who have successfully completed Colorado Technical University’s Bachelor of Science in Information Technology program meet the requirements necessary to gain entrance into the MSIT program.

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1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Network and Computer Systems Administrators, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm, visited March 26, 2018
2. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/network-and-computer-systems-administrators.htm#tab-2 visited March 27, 2018
3. CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 best online programs.