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Master of Science in
Computer Information Systems Concentration in IT Project Management


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#3, Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Programs (U.S. News & World Report 2016).

The Master of Science in Computer Information Systems concentration in IT Project Management provides students with:

  • General concepts embodied in the Project Management Instituteís PMBOK
  • Specialized techniques for software risk management, software cost estimation, and software quality management
  • Virtual project management skills that enhance the ability to manage geographically distributed software development

Students who complete the Computer Information Systems masterís degree concentration in IT Project Management will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge in the analysis and documentation of requirements for architecture, design, and implementation of computer applications systems.
  • Proficiency in software and computing skills as they pertain to the design and implementation of database systems, data communications, systems analysis, and design.
  • Competence sufficient to identify current and emerging information technologies that may have strategic value for enterprise; assess where those technologies have value; and manage the implementation of those technologies in the enterprise.
  • Advanced knowledge of the following project management process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, and Closing; knowledge of agile software development practices, and planning and governance of large projects and programs.
  • Proficiency in all basic project management tools and software techniques, including software architecture, project communications, risk analysis, cost estimation and budgeting, and quality control; proficiency in planning and developing a comprehensive project plan and software development life cycle.
  • Competence sufficient to oversee the architecture, design, and implementation of software systems.

Students taking any course in this concentration are eligible to take a PMP® preparation course for free—an important step toward certification as a Project Management Professional.


Students must complete the six core online Master of Science in Computer Information Systems core courses in addition to the four Concentration in IT Project Management required courses.

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