Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL)

The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) at Walsh equips you with the knowledge to shape the future of IT. It will help you assess, evaluate, and manage technology choices to lead your company boldly and confidently into the ever-changing world of technology.


Customize Your MSITL

Choose from three concentrations in technology leadership: Chief Security Officer, Chief Information Officer, and Project Management Officer. Each concentration equips you with skills and in-depth knowledge to lead your organization with confidence on the technology front.

Dual Your Degree—MBA/MSITL

Earn two graduate degrees in one concise program. Combine the strength of the MBA with the depth of the MSITL in a 20 course, 60-semester credit hours program and double your leadership expertise.

Why Walsh?

"There is such overlap with business leadership and technology, and I thought Walsh was doing it right."
Paul Blowers, MSITL '10
CIO, Plante Moran
"I had a great experience at Walsh. I wanted to learn about technological advances, and they had it…My education went to another level."
Dave Shaheen, MSIA '15
Information Security Forensics Lead, Henry Ford Health System


Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership Courses


The IT coursework gives you hands-on training with cutting-edge technology for achieving business goals. 

Management of Emerging Technology focuses on techniques for harnessing the power of the ever-changing world of technology. Through discussion and case study, you’ll learn how to identify which technology trends will help your business meet goals.

Designing and Leading Competitive Organizations explores organizational systems and the role of managerial decisions. You'll have the knowledge and tools to lead an organization, determine its identity, and make decisions to gain a competitive advantage in the industry. 


Already certified?

If you are an IT professional and have any of the following certifications, you will be eligible for advanced standing course credit in corresponding MSITL courses:

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Speak with an academic advisor to make sure your certifications are accounted for.


Learning Outcomes

The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership prepares you with extensive knowledge in information technology and the skills you need to lead businesses into the future with IT. You will understand how IT affects business and decision-making processes. Upon completion of the MSITL, you will be ready to:

  • Strategize with emerging technology to achieve businesses goals.
  • Develop organizational systems that gain a competitive advantage.
  • Navigate businesses and corporations around IT risks and lead confidently.
  • Identify, integrate, and take advantage of emerging technology and trends.
  • Analyze data for making decisions in business with IT in mind.



Apply today 

Apply online or speak with an advisor today. Call the Admissions office at 248-823-1600 or email us. Appointments are available Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Employment Opportunities

IT professionals are needed in every industry. Technology is here to stay, and with your MSITL from Walsh, you’ll be ready to not only advance with it but use it to help shape the future of business. The Walsh MSITL prepares you for executive C-suite positions in companies to lead them into success.


Join the Walsh Family

Walsh knows community is a key to success. The Walsh Information Technology Student Association (ITSA) gives you IT-related opportunities beyond the classroom. The ITSA meets monthly on Fridays at the Troy location, and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students of any degree program.