Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University

Master of Science in IT Management



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Information Technology Management

Format: Online

Program Description:

Today’s organizations require technology-savvy managers and technology professionals with strong management skills. Franklin Pierce University brings these two fields together in its Master of Science program in Information Technology Management. The goal is to develop managers and leaders who can plan, lead, organize and establish control systems in today’s technology environment. The technical portion of the program offers state-of-the-art learning focused on information technology and computer networking concepts. Management courses focus on crucial leadership skills such as collaboration, inquiry and critical analysis. The entire program has been designed with industry input to remain current with changing technology. The hands-on, project-based curriculum prepares students to apply their coursework to the practical problems encountered daily in their organizations. A capstone course allows students to complete a final project that applies management principles to a real-world technological problem and brings together the learning and practical applications from previous courses. The program is designed to meet the needs of working students. Students can enroll yearround and classes re offered online or partly online and partly in a traditional classroom setting. Much of the project-work is done in virtual team settings mirroring contemporary business practices. Individual attention is a hallmark of the program. An advisor works closely with each student prior to admission all the way through graduation. Graduates of the Franklin Pierce University Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree program will be able to: • Articulate their concept of leadership to advocate for and effect meaningful change, and to demonstrate their skills as leaders. • Apply knowledge, values, disposition and critical thinking skills to business environments. • Identify, gather, organize, interpret and synthesize information, making use of an expert body of knowledge to become competent problem solvers and decision makers. • Design, create, and manage a database incorporating the latest technology and software. • Create and implement innovative solutions to business problems utilizing theories and concepts from the program. • Understand the business impact of emerging network technologies. • Analyze the advantages and requirements, including security issues, of a networked environment. • Demonstrate competencies in client-server and distributed computing systems. • Develop and implement online business models. • Recognize the legal, ethical, social, and global concerns related to eBusiness and eCommerce. • Evaluate information systems features utilizing a theoretical framework. • Determine development times, costs, and benefits of proposed modifications and changes.


Accredited by NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) Standards: Each of the eleven Standards articulates a dimension of institutional quality. In applying the Standards, the Commission assesses and makes a determination about the effectiveness of the institution as a whole. The institution: has clearly defined purposes appropriate to an institution of higher learning; has assembled and organized those resources necessary to achieve its purposes; is achieving its purposes; has the ability to continue to achieve its purposes.

International Student Requirements:

Same as Domestic students, plus English language competency

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 40

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 565 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 13560 USD

Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts

Locale: Fringe Rural Area

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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