Walsh College

Dual Degree MBA / MSITL


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

Walsh College IT Program Brochure (pdf)

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.

Dual MBA/

Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

20 courses, 60 credits


Core Courses

ACC 505

Managerial Accounting

ACC 508  Introduction to Accounting
COM 510  Leadership Communication

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


MGT 565

Operations Management

MGT 670

Designing & Leading Competitive Organizations

MKT 550

Marketing Fundamentals

MKT 555

Marketing Application and Metrics

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 core and concentration courses must be completed with a “C” (2.000) or higher.


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:


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