Information Technology and Management, M.S.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants are encouraged to submit a resume and a personal statement. Applicants should consult the ISSCM Graduate Program Director for specific admission requirements.

GMAT or GRE scores are required.

GMAT waivers are considered but are not automatic. To be considered for a GMAT waiver, an application needs to be submitted to the MSITM Admissions Committee or to the Graduate Program Director. The applicant must provide all necessary documentation that verifies that she/he meets applicable criteria as listed below. The MSITM Admissions Committee decision shall be made on a case-by-case basis using the following criteria and is at the sole discretion of the Admissions Committee:

  • To be eligible for a GMAT waiver based on military experience, the applicant must have at least 3 years full-time O-3 or higher or E-7 or higher-level experience AND an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from an institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  • To be eligible for a GMAT waiver based on work experience, the applicant must have at least five years of full-time IT or management experience that includes significant budgetary or leadership responsibility and an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from an institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
  • An applicant with a terminal/professional degree such as M.D., J.D., Ed.D., Ph.D., or D.B.A. may request to waive the GMAT/GRE requirement if the applicant has a minimum GPA of 3.0 for these graduate degrees.
  • To be eligible for a GMAT waiver based on past graduate academic qualification, the applicant must have a Masters degree from an accredited institution AND a minimum cumulative Graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • To be eligible for a GMAT waiver based on academic performance in any of the completed graduate certificates offered by the ISSCM Department at UNCG, the applicant must have an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher from an institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), or the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) AND must have completed ONE or more ISSCM graduate certificates with a minimum cumulative Graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher AND must have applied for admission to the MSITM degree program within 5 years of completion of the first ISSCM graduate certificate.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 30-36 credit hours

Depending on the business background the student possesses, the length of the program will be 30-36 credit hours. Incoming students will take the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management (MSITM) core curriculum. Students also have the option to specialize in one of four concentrations in Business Analytics, Cyber Security, Enterprise Resource Planning, or Supply Chain Management. MSITM thesis option is offered.

Foundational IT Knowledge (0-6 credits)
Select 0-6 credits of courses that provide foundational knowledge in information technology as directed by the program director 10-6
Core Courses (12 credits)
ISM 671Organizing Data for Analytics3
ISM 672App Design and Programming3
ISM 673Designing Secure Computer and IoT Networks for Business3
ISM/SCM 678Project Management for Dynamic Environments3
Elective Courses (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following or other approved graduate-level courses: 212
Principles of Enterprise Resource Planning using SAP
Principles of Predictive Analytics
Visualizing Data to Design Strategy
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications for Business
Principles of Cyber Security
Blockchains and Cryptography
Global Cyber Threat Analysis
Enterprise and IT Risk Management
IT Driven Disruptive Innovation Management
Information Systems Management
Principles of Supply Chain Management
Analytics for Logistics and Distribution Management
Strategic Cost, Procurement, and Supply Chain Finance
Capstone Experience (6 credits)
Select one option from the following:6
Non-Thesis Option (6 credits)
Project Management for Dynamic Environments
Select one additional elective course (3 credits) 3
Thesis Option (6 credits)
Thesis
Total Credit Hours30-36
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At the discretion of the Director of the MSITM program, students may be required to take courses such as ISM 201 Essentials of Cyber Security, ISM 210 Principles of Business Analytics, ISM 218 Database Systems, ISM 240 Business Programming I, or SCM 302 Operations Management for student success.

2

In consultation with the ISSCM Graduate Program Director.

3

One course (3 credits) selected from the list of elective courses or from other approved courses in consultation with the ISSCM Graduate Program Director.

Business Analytics Concentration

Concentration Courses (9 credits)
ISM 645Principles of Predictive Analytics3
ISM 646Visualizing Data to Design Strategy3
ISM 647Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Applications for Business3
Total Credit Hours9

Cyber Security Concentration

Concentration Courses (9 credits)
ISM 665Principles of Cyber Security3
ISM 666Blockchains and Cryptography3
ISM 667Global Cyber Threat Analysis3
Total Credit Hours9

Enterprise Resource Planning Concentration

Concentration Courses (9 credits)
ISM 635Principles of Enterprise Resource Planning using SAP3
ISM 668Enterprise and IT Risk Management3
SCM 651Analytics for Logistics and Distribution Management3
Total Credit Hours9

Supply Chain Management Concentration

Concentration Courses (9 credits)
SCM 650Principles of Supply Chain Management3
SCM 651Analytics for Logistics and Distribution Management3
SCM 652Strategic Cost, Procurement, and Supply Chain Finance3
Total Credit Hours9

Graduate Certificates

Students also have the option to earn one or more graduate Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Business Analytics, Cyber Security, and Supply Chain Management areas by completing 12 credits which includes 9 core credits in the certificate area and 3 credits in an elective. Students electing to earn a post-baccalaureate certificate must apply separately to Graduate School through the application process for the certificate program of choice and should consult with their advisor or the ISSCM Graduate Program Director for additional information. Elective course credits earned in the MSITM core and concentrations may count towards the certificates and vice versa.

Information about the post-baccalaureate certificates core and elective courses can be found on the pages for each certificate:

Business Analytics, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Cyber Security, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Supply Chain Management, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 

Accelerated B.S. to M.S. in Information Technology and Management

Application and Admission

Qualified UNC Greensboro undergraduate students who are pursuing the B.S. in Information Systems and Supply Chain Management may apply for admission to the Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) and the M.S. in Information Technology and Management. A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.5 based on at least 30 credits earned at UNC Greensboro is required. Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits and may not apply for admission to the AMP before the first semester of the junior year. Applicants will not be required to take the GRE or GMAT entrance exam. All applicants must complete the Accelerated Master's Program information when applying for admission to the M.S. in Information Technology and Management.

Courses

Admitted students may apply a maximum of 12 credits from the following graduate-level courses toward completion of both the undergraduate and graduate degree provided that they earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in the course and fulfill graduate-level requirements of the M.S. in Information Technology and Management:

ISM 646Visualizing Data to Design Strategy3
ISM 665Principles of Cyber Security3
ISM 671Organizing Data for Analytics3
ISM 673Designing Secure Computer and IoT Networks for Business3
ISM/SCM 678Project Management for Dynamic Environments3
SCM 650Principles of Supply Chain Management3
SCM 652Strategic Cost, Procurement, and Supply Chain Finance3

Only four of the above seven courses will be specified on a student's AMP application after consultation with the Graduate Program Director. Please consult with an advisor to determine how the courses taken at the graduate level will meet requirements in the bachelor's degree program. All degree requirements for the M.S. in Information Technology and Management remain the same.