Walsh College

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

Walsh College IT Program Brochure (pdf)

The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) Degree is 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 the 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. The MSITL is available as a Dual Degree with the MBA.

Master of Science

in Information Technology Leadership

13 courses, 39 credits


Core Courses

ACC 508 Introduction to Accounting
COM 510 Leadership Communication

IT 504

Integrated Systems Thinking

IT 505

Governance, Risk and Compliance

IT 520

Information Technology

IT 551

Project Management Fundamentals

IT 577

Management of Emerging Technologies

MGT 670

Designing & Leading Competitive Organizations

MKT 550

Marketing Fundamentals

QM 520

Business Analytics

MGT 680 Strategic Management: Audit of an Organization


Chief Information Officer (CIO) Concentration

IT 575

Network and Enterprise Architecture

IT 576

Data and Decision Making


Chief Security Officer (CSO) Concentration

 IT 565  Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
 IT 566  Security Program Management


Project Management Office (PMO) Concentration

IT 552

Project Program and Portfolio Management

IT 553

Product Program and Portfolio Management


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.



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 

Graduate Communication Assessment

The graduate communication assessment must be taken prior to your first COM 510 Communication and Success Strategies class session. There is no fee associated with this assessment. 

The graduate communication assessment is a tool designed to measure written communication skills. Students will select from two topic essays, appropriate for graduate students, which will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Grammar and mechanics
  • Style
  • Organization and development

The graduate communication assessment may be taken at the Troy Campus Testing Center, the Novi Campus Library, or an approved external testing site. An appointment is required.

Appointments made be scheduled at the Troy Campus Testing Center using this link: https://www-secure.walshcollege.edu/Test_Scheduling/.  For the Novi Campus, please contact the Administrative Office at 248-349-5454 to schedule an appointment to take the assessment at the Novi Library.  Proctors and locations external to Walsh College must be pre-approved by the Walsh College Testing Center. Click here for additional information and guidelines for securing an out-of-area proctor.

Please refer to your admission packet for more information regarding the graduate communication assessment.

No GMAT Required

We evaluate your application in a careful review of what you have accomplished since graduating from college, together with your academic record in your other degree programs. Those are much better indicators of your success as an MBA student than a formal test score.

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