Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL)

The Walsh Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) equips you with the knowledge and skills to shape the future of information technology. You will master how to assess, evaluate, and manage technology to lead at the enterprise level in the ever-changing world of IT.

Choose your concentration

Focus on one of three areas of technology leadership, depending on your career path: 

  • Chief Information Officer: Lead the implementation of secure infrastructure
  • Chief Security Officer: Lead technology strategy
  • Project Management Officer: Lead project, product and portfolio management 


F1 DHS STEM Designated Program
Walsh’s MSITL program is a DHS STEM designated program. Prospective foreign students gain the additional benefits of enrolling in a STEM designated program when applying for the student visa (F1). For more information, contact an advisor.



Schedule Classes Around Your Life

The Walsh MSITL combines online and on ground instruction with personal attention from faculty in small class settings. With no GMAT required and year-round registration, you can start anytime and plan your entire academic year in advance.

Learn From Proven Business Professionals

95% of Walsh faculty bring decades of real world experience to the classroom, with 80% still working in their field of expertise. Walsh's academic rigor and hands-on curriculum are based on current challenges in the IT industry, preparing graduates to use their knowledge and practical skills in their careers right away. 

State-of-the-Art Cyber Lab

Walsh's cyber lab is a custom-designed, dynamic research and training environment to develop highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD)

Walsh was one of the first schools in Michigan to be recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Our IT degrees align with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework Standards. 

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


MBA/MSITL Dual Degree

The MSITL program is also available as part of a dual degree option with the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The dual MBA/MSITL degree allows students to complete two distinct graduate degrees in one concise program. Speak with a Walsh advisor to learn more.

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.