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Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM)

Strengthen your technological expertise and diversify your competencies. Earn your Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) degree from California Baptist University in just one year.

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Enact Positive Change in the Information Technology Field

The ever-evolving IT industry needs knowledgeable and ethical leaders now more than ever. CBU’s master’s degree in information technology management is a STEM program that prepares you to elevate your career in management and leadership positions.

Through the MSITM program, you gain familiarity with current challenges in law and ethics, organizational leadership, conflict resolution, project management, cyber security, emerging technology and disaster preparedness. With this comprehensive approach, our curriculum deepens your industry expertise, preparing you to navigate any challenge that comes your way.

30 Units

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1 Year
$625 +fees Cost Per Unit

*Based on current academic year. Subject to change.

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Why Earn Your Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management at CBU?

Housed within CBU’s Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business, our MSITM degree provides a cutting-edge graduate education shaped by our Christian ethos. Through the graduate program, you develop marketable, in-demand skills, ensuring you are a qualified candidate in a highly competitive field. 

Put Theory Into Practice

The MSITM program prioritizes practical application and offers many opportunities to put your knowledge into action. Our curriculum and faculty provide a diverse breadth of knowledge, connecting theory to practice and cultivating critical skills and experience for an ever-changing industry.

Develop the Skills Needed to Lead in the IT Industry

During your coursework, you develop advanced IT strategies, business management techniques and key management and leadership skills that employers search for in leaders. Your training equips you to enter management-level jobs that position you for better benefits and higher salaries.

What You'll Learn

To advance your career in information technology management, learn about:

Program Details

Upon completion of the MSITM program, you can:

  1. Apply concepts and perspectives on organizational leadership, multidisciplinary perspectives and leadership models to actual organizational situations.
  2. Apply relevant principles on the design of computer-based information systems to increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency in the development and implementation of organizational strategy and the control and evaluation of organizational activities.
  3. Demonstrate necessary skills to resolving conflict by applying conflict analysis models, tools and processes. 

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Designed as a one-year program, the MS in Information Technology Management is 30 units consisting of:

  • Core requirements (18 units)
  • Concentration courses (12 units)

To customize your graduate education to your personal and professional interests, CBU offers two concentrations in the information technology management program. Review concentration courses to learn more.

Business Analytics

The business analytics concentration offers a comprehensive overview of how information technology management operates in business. Learn about translating data into decision-making, how to collect meaningful data and utilize it to anticipate potential challenges, create impactful data visualizations, implement exploratory, forecasting,  predictive modeling and more.

Information Systems Structure

The information systems structure concentration provides you with advanced training in understanding the makeup of an enterprise information systems infrastructure, which includes computer-based software and hardware, big data, operating systems and many other topics. Additionally, you study cyber law and organization compliance and emerging new technologies and how to strategically utilize them.

ITM 502: Managing Cyber Threats

The course examines the knowledge and skills used to protect networks using the tools and techniques of an ethical hacker.

ITM 520: Systems Security

This course emphasizes the importance and application of information security with a focus on protecting an organization’s information assets.

ITM 540: Emerging Technologies

This course focuses on the evaluation, assessment and adoption of new technologies to support and enhance organizational strategy and competitive advantage.

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Joel Bigley, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Business

Office Phone: 951-343-4426
Office Location: BUSB 227

For consideration for the MSITM degree program, applicants must submit the following materials:

  • Application with a $45 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • Résumé, including any relevant volunteer or work experience.
  • A written statement of purpose or in-person/virtual program interview (student’s choice).

We may request for students to submit additional application materials. To learn more, please review the complete application requirements.

Application Deadlines Fall Spring
Priority May 15 November 1
Standard August 1 December 1

Career Outlook for Information Technology Management Graduates

The IT field offers a promising employment outlook, filled with opportunities for career advancement and increased earning potential. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates computer and information systems managers’ employment rates to increase by 16 percent each year through 2031, resulting in about 45,800 job openings annually. This rapid employment growth suggests an increase in opportunities to assume leadership positions and acquire management experience. 

With advanced career roles comes increased earning potential. Computer and information systems managers’ median annual wage is $159,010; however, annual salaries can range from $95,220 to $208,000, depending on experience and industry. This median income is significantly higher than the national average of $45,760. 

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