Omaha, NE (PRWEB) May 17, 2010
To meet the need for effective managers in the rapidly growing field of information technology, Creighton University has added a Master’s of Science in Information Technology Management to its portfolio of online programs.
As businesses and organizations continue to turn to technology to improve performance and stay competitive, they need leaders who can manage processes, systems, and people, as well as provide a global, strategic perspective on potential applications and uses of IT.
The online MS in Information Technology Management is designed for IT professionals who want to move into these leadership roles. The MSITM curriculum merges information technology and business leadership by focusing on professional skills like team management, critical thinking, and interpersonal communication in combination with emerging technologies and the strategic enhancement of business functions through IT applications.
The program contains two concentrations.
- Workers in clinical settings and IT professionals interested in the health care industry should consider the Health Information Management concentration. Coursework emphasizes the specific needs of the healthcare industry to create managers who can successfully identify and implement innovative IT solutions for this specialized field.
- The Leadership concentration is for IT professionals in any industry who want to learn about how IT fits into the larger corporate strategy context. Students will learn about emerging technologies and receive training in budget planning, quantitative and qualitative decision-making, and ethics.
Graduates of the program are trained to go on to successful leadership roles as Team Managers, Project managers, Security Officers, and IT Strategy Leaders.
“The master’s program in Information Technology Management is an exploration of the synergy between technology and business,” said Dr. Ravi Nath, Program Director for MSITM “By bringing this program online, we aim to take a larger role in training the next generation of leaders and visionaries who will influence how information technology contributes to business success,”
For additional information about Creighton University, go to http://www.creighton-online.com/.
About Creighton University
Creighton, a top-tier university, was founded in 1878 in the Jesuit intellectual tradition, which has dominated values-based education for more than 400 years. Creighton University graduate students are challenged to develop the wisdom and judgment necessary to provide leadership in helping build a more just society. Creighton approaches education with a passion for learning and a zeal for making a difference in the world. Learning through dialogue and the pursuit of truth in all forms, the Jesuit vision is committed to form women and men of competence, conscience, and compassion who have learned from reflecting upon their experiences of working with others. Creighton University is ranked the #1 master’s degree university in the 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges.