Walsh College

Dual Degree MBA / MSITL


Dual Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

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Walsh College offers a dual degree program for students interested in pursuing both an MBA and MSITL degree at the same time. The Walsh College Dual MBA/MSITL degree consists of 20 courses for 60 semester credit hours. Upon successful completion of all required courses and graduation requirements, both degrees will be awarded.

The Dual MBA/MSITL degree requires a minimum of 48 semester credit hours of core and concentration credits in residence at Walsh College.

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. 

Dual MBA/MSITL Program Core

 Gateway Courses
 ACC 508 Introduction to Accounting*
 COM 510 Communication and Success Strategies*
*Graduate Gateway Courses: Both ACC 508 and COM 510 must be completed with a "B" (3.000) or higher to continue on in the Dual MBA/MSITL program.
 Core Courses
ACC 505 Managerial Accounting
 ECN 523 Global Economics
 FIN 510 Financial Management 
 FIN 515 Financial Markets and Institutions
 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 501 Management
 MGT 565 Operations Management
 MGT 670 Designing & Leading Competitive Organizations
 MGT 680 Strategic Management: Audit of an Organization
 MKT 550 Marketing Fundamentals
 MKT 555 Marketing Application and Metrics
QM 520 Business Analytics 
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.

Dual MBA/MSITL Concentrations - Select One

All students must complete a minimum of three courses in a selected concentration. The following concentrations are available. Students must meet course prerequisites. 

Chief Security Officer (CSO)

The CSO concentration prepares students to lead an organization in the establishment of a secure infrastructure incorporate technology tools, policies, and strategies. 

 Chief Security Officer (CSO)
 IT 565 Fundamentals of Cyber Security
 IT 566 Security Program Management

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

The CIO concentration prepares students to lead an organization's technology strategy.

 Chief Information Officer (CIO)
 IT 575 Network and Enterprise Architecture 
 IT 576 Data and Decision Making

Project Management Office (PMO)

The PMO concentration prepares students to lead in determining the organization' project, product, and portfolio management.

 Project Management Office (PMO)
 IT 552 Scheduling and Communication
 IT 553 Product and Portfolio Management

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.

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