The skills needed by today's informational technology leaders span multiple disciplines not typically available through traditional business or computer science programs. The Master of Arts in Information Technology Leadership (IT Leadership) program seeks to prepare working professionals with real-world expertise to lead technology initiatives within their organizations, professions, and business sectors.
The program focuses on the understanding and application of technology and how information technology can be used to address issues facing the organization. As a result of this focus, the program is approachable to both current IT professionals as well as professionals outside of the IT field.
The IT Leadership program prepares students to effectively integrate technology solutions that address the challenges facing organizations today. Students gain a solid foundation of mixing both technology theory and real world application of the technology with the communication skills needed to realize the benefits of the technologies.
Graduates will be proficient at leading multi-disciplinary teams, evaluating information technologies, and guiding the organization through the ethical implementation of effective technology solutions.
The 37 semester credit program is offered in an online format, which allows professionals to maintain their current employment status while enhancing their knowledge and skills. Students enroll in the core courses during the first year and elective courses and capstone project during the second year.
All courses are taken online and the program ends with a student research symposium on the Duluth campus.
IT Leadership Program Director/Associate Professor