William Howard Taft University Partners with International Association of IT Asset Managers to Develop New Master of Science in Information Technology Degree Program

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IAITAM Certifications can be applied toward degree requirements.

When we sought to design a Master of IT, we looked to the needs of the industry and IT asset management was among the top three concerns and challenges of technology executives.

Taft University unveiled its new Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Asset Management (MSITAM). The University partnered with International Association of IT Asset Managers (IAITAM) to develop the curriculum which includes the academic and practical principals of IT asset management (ITAM), and aligns directly with the learning objectives of the IAITAM Certifications:

  •          Certified Software Asset Manager (CSAM)
  •          Certified Hardware Asset Management Professional (CHAMP
  •          Certified IT Asset Manager (CITAM)

Qualified applicants who have earned any or all of the above IAITAM certifications may apply them toward completion of the degree program.

Dr. David Lady, Dean of the Taft’s W. Edwards Deming School of Business commented, “Earning a Graduate degree is a mark of having mastered a subject, and in technology fields, there are many potential areas of concentration. When we sought to design a Master of IT, we looked to the needs of the industry and IT asset management was among the top three concerns and challenges of technology executives. From there, it was a matter of finding the right resources and all roads pointed to lAITAM.”

The IAITAM organization’s professional training and certification programs are developed by experienced IT business professionals, including professional software, hardware and IT asset managers from around the globe. The certifications are vendor neutral and concentrate on the development and application of best practices in IT asset management.

“The new MSITAM Degree program is an important step forward for the standardization of ITAM education and the asset management profession,” said Barbara Rembiesa, IAITAM CEO and president. “William Howard Taft is the first and only University we are aware of to offer a Master’s Degree program with a specific focus on IT asset management. There is a need for standardization and governance in an organization’s IT environment. While there are many methods to implementing ITAM programs, having a standard best practice approach will shorten the implementation cycle, increase productivity, reduce risk, create improved return on investments and support innovation and growth.”

For more information about the Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in Asset Management (MSITAM), go to http://www.taft.edu/msitam.htm.

About Taft University
For over twenty-five years, William Howard Taft University has offered distance learning graduate degree programs to students throughout the world. The University currently offers nationally accredited online degrees in business, taxation, and education. Based in Denver, Colorado, William Howard Taft University has been providing distance education since 1976. For more information, visit http://www.taft.edu

About IAITAM
To learn about IAITAM (International Association of IT Asset Managers), go to http://bit.ly/d2vQrp or http://www.iaitam.org.

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