Walsh College

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) Degree is offered as a supplemental degree in the MBA Program. 

The MSITL designed to educate organizational leaders on how to assess, evaluate, determine and manage technology choices from a business perspective.  The MSITL student has the opportunity to focus in one of three areas of technology leadership: Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Officer and the Project Management office.

The MSITL program consists of 13 courses for 39 semester credit hours.  The MSITL degree requires a minimum of 27 semester credit hours in residence at Walsh College.

Graduate Program Launch

All MSITL students will participate in a required one-day, on-campus orientation program before their classes begin. There will be an overview of your program, a review of student services, team building and networking opportunities. (0 cr; REQUIRED). The Graduate Program Launch will be held on campus.


 Core Courses:
COM 510
 Communication and Success Strategies (3 cr)*
QM 520
 Business Analytics (3 cr)*
ACC 510
 Financial and managerial Accounting (3 cr)
MKT 550
 Marketing Fundamentals (3 cr)
IT 520  Information Technology (3 cr)
MGT 670
 Strategy (3 cr)
MGT 680
 Capstone Course (3 cr)
IT 504
 Integrated Systems Thinking (3 cr)
IT 551
 Fundamentals of Project and Portfolio Management (3 cr)
IT 505
 Governance, Risk and compliance (3 cr)
IT 577
 Management of Emerging Technologies (3 cr)

*Both graduate gateway courses (COM 510 and QM 520) must be completed with a “B” (3.000) or higher to continue on in the program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.000 must be earned while in residence.  All other courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher.

 Concentrations (must choose one concentration):

Chief Security Officer (CSO)

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Project Management Office (PMO)

IT 565
Fundamentals of Cyber Security

IT 575   
Network and Enterprise Architecture

IT 552 
Communications and Financial Management

IT 566
Security Program Management

IT 576   
Data and Decision Making

IT 553 
Product and Portfolio Management


Students who have the following certifications are eligible for advanced standing course credit:

  • CGEIT Certification: IT 505
  • CISSP Certification: IT 565 and IT 566
  • CISM Certification: IT 505 and IT 566
  • CPA licensure: ACC 510
  • PMP Certification: IT 551 and IT 552
  • SSCP Certification: IT 565


View graduate admission requirements or contact the Admissions & Advising office to schedule an appointment: