Dec 07, 2022  
2016-2017 SGPP Catalog and Handbook 
2016-2017 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Information Technology Management, M.S.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management program is designed for technology-oriented professionals who aspire to technical leadership roles within public or private organizations.  The curriculum blends the study of strategic planning, team building, and managerial ethics with a hands-on examination of emerging technology, IT-oriented quantitative methods, and technology portfolio management techniques.  Upon completion of the degree program, students possess the skills and knowledge necessary to manage the technical infrastructure supporting an ongoing enterprise.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Information Technology Management program are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Assess technology trends that can contribute to organizational success.
  2. Integrate technology plans with business strategy.
  3. Communicate credibly and persuasively with colleagues, end-users, and corporate leadership.
  4. Influence ethical decision making at the managerial level.
  5. Manage the complexity of a technology portfolio.
  6. Use quantitative techniques to develop, support, and evaluate the full range of IT projects.
  7. Manage technology teams to achieve established goals.
  8. Develop hands-on familiarity with leading edge technology.

Program Structure and Delivery

Courses in the program are delivered in a blended format, integrating face-to-face classroom meetings and online activities or interactions in a planned, instructionally valuable manner.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses 33 cr.
Required Capstone Course   3 cr.
Total 36 cr.



The faculty members for this program have earned doctorate or master’s degrees. Faculty are selected for their combination of educational and professional experience and expertise.

Admission Requirements

Applicants can apply for admission to master degree programs at any time during the year. Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution and maintained an overall grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. Applicants must demonstrate the language proficiency necessary for successful graduate coursework.

Applicants for the M.S. in Information Technology Management must also provide evidence of at least ONE of the following:

  • Undergraduate degree in technology-related program: telecommunications, information science, computer science, information technology, or similar degree.
  • At least three years of qualifying work experience in a business environment where technology was/is a core component of the product or service being offered.
  • A technology certificate (CCNA, MCSE, etc.)



Application Process

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Completed application form with the nonrefundable application fee (fee not required for alumni or students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel), and
  2. An official transcript issued to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota from the institution posting the applicant’s completed bachelor degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. (An official transcript is one that is sent to the university by the credit-granting institution. Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated by a university accepted evaluation source, such as World Education Services, Educational Credential Evaluators, Educational Perspectives, or One Earth International Credential Evaluators and be deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards).
  3. A reflective essay which includes the following:
    1. brief description of the applicant’s background, training, and experience; and
    2. statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and his or her reasons for seeking admission to the program; and
    3. description of the areas the applicant considers to be his or her strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities; and
    4. personal information the applicant wishes to share.
  4. Letter(s) of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability; and
  5. A current résumé listing educational background and work experience.
  6. Applicants with international transcripts may require an English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE or MELAB accepted.)

Please Note: Application materials should be sent to the attention of the Office of Admission on the Twin Cities campus.

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Office of Admission
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55404

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Programs of Study