STEM-designated

The MS in Information Technology Management (ITM) program at the Lubar School of Business is an innovative, STEM-designated program that combines technical, managerial, and business knowledge — providing students with a unique blend of skills to address IT challenges in today’s dynamic business environment. This degree can be completed in as little as one year.

This program is ideal for working IT professionals seeking to advance their careers through knowledge and skills needed to exploit the latest techniques and technologies. Or, if you don’t have an IT background, you’ll gain a solid technical foundation and an in-demand skill set. And by participating in experiential learning opportunities made available by the large number of companies, particularly in the Greater Milwaukee and Chicago areas, you could gain the professional experience to launch a successful career in the IT field.

Program Type

Master’s

Program Format

On Campus
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Through a combination of rigorous core courses and advanced elective courses, you will acquire a diverse skill set in information technology management and develop specialized knowledge and expertise in areas such as enterprise resource planning, business analytics, artificial intelligence, and security and risk management.

Enterprise Resource Planning FocusAnalytics FocusArtificial Intelligence Focus
Emphasis on process and workflow management, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and enterprise simulation. Opportunity to acquire industry-recognized competence by becoming an SAP Certified Application Associate. UWM is home to one of only five SAP University Competence Centers worldwide.Emphasis on web mining and analytics, business intelligence, machine learning, and social network analytics for managerial and operational knowledge.Gain hands-on experience with a variety of programs and techniques to learn how to extract meaning from real-world data sets for practical and usable business intelligence.Emphasis on big data, artificial intelligence for business, machine learning, enterprise knowledge, and emerging information technologies.Develop deep-learning techniques that can be coupled with dedicated systems to develop strategic opportunities for competitive advantage.

Possible course schedules

Full-time students can pursue one of several options for completing the MS in ITM degree. You have the opportunity to work as paid interns during summer and qualify for internship course credit. You could complete the Concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. Or you can earn an ERP certificate from the Lubar School by taking a set of ERP courses, which count as electives toward the MS in ITM degree. As one of only six SAP University Competence Centers worldwide, the Lubar School offers deep faculty expertise in enterprise resource planning. Learn more about how you can develop your skills in this high-demand field and become SAP TERP10 certified!

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For a part-time option, students would take 2 courses (of varying options) per semester, for 5 semesters (not including summer).

Tuition & Fees

ResidentsNon-Residents
Full-time program option 1$20,100$40,440
Full-time program option 2$20,280$40,613
Full-time program option 3$22,858$45,973

Tuition/fees are based on current rates and are subject to change.

Required Courses (15 credits)

BUS ADM 743 Information Privacy, Security & Continuity
BUS ADM 744 Information Technology Strategy & Management
BUS ADM 747 Service-Oriented Analysis and Design
BUS ADM 749 Data and Information Management
BUS ADM 810 Development of Web-Based Solutions

Elective Courses (15 credits)

Students choose at least five courses from the following:

BUS ADM 741 Web Mining and Analytics*
BUS ADM 742 Big Data in Business*
BUS ADM 745 Artificial Intelligence for Business*
BUS ADM 746 Topics in Information Technology Management
BUS ADM 748 Managing Information Technology Projects
BUS ADM 811 Process and Work-Flow Management
BUS ADM 812 Machine Learning for Business*
BUS ADM 813 Social Media Analytics for Business*
BUS ADM 814 Enterprise Knowledge and Semantic Management
BUS ADM 816 Business Intelligence Technologies and Solutions*
BUS ADM 817 Infrastructure for Information Systems
BUS ADM 818 Information Systems Practicum
BUS ADM 819 Information Technology Management Internship
BUS MGMT 732 Enterprise Resource Planning
BUS MGMT 733 Enterprise Simulation Game

* Students completing five of these six courses will have a concentration in Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics. 

Additional degree requirements for the Master of Science in Information Technology Management can be found on the Graduate School website.

Students admitted to the MS in ITM program without sufficient background may need to complete additional courses. Please contact the Graduate Student Services Office for more information.

For just a few more credits, you can also earn:
Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Resource Planning
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Current students admitted to the MS in Management concentration in Information Technology Management:  If you graduate in Fall 2016 or later, you will be awarded the MS in Information Technology Management

Faculty at the Lubar School of Business offer a great diversity of expertise across the information technology field. Recognized among top IT researchers nationwide, Lubar ITM faculty bring advanced training and doctorates from many of the country’s leading universities. Our faculty help students learn how to access, develop, and apply information technology strategies that will help organizations become more agile, effective, efficient, and data-driven.

Kaushal Chari
  • Sheldon B. Lubar Dean
  • Professor, Information Technology Management
  • Interim Executive Director, Connected Systems Institute
Cheng Chen
  • Assistant Professor, Information Technology Management
Ross Hightower
  • Director, SAP University Competence Center
  • Senior Lecturer, Information Technology Management
Odai Khasawneh
  • Lecturer, Information Technology Management
Derek Nazareth
  • Associate Professor, Information Technology Management
scott schanke
  • Assistant Professor, Information Technology Management
Atish Sinha
  • Area Chair & Professor, Information Technology Management
  • Director, Center for Technology Innovation
Srite, Mark
  • Interim Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
  • Professor, Information Technology Management
  • Director of Accreditation
Yang Wang
  • Assistant Professor, Information Technology Management
Mariam Zahedi
  • UW-Milwaukee Distinguished Professor Emerita
  • Professor Emerita, Information Technology Management
Huimin Zhao
  • Professor, Information Technology Management
  • Church Mutual Insurance Faculty Scholar in ITM

Internships

Students in the ITM program have the opportunity to work as paid interns during the summer months, as well as during the academic year. Milwaukee is at the economic center of Wisconsin, and with close proximity to Chicago, provides students abundant opportunities to gain experience at leading companies such as  Adient, Anthem, ASQ, Assurant Health, Concurrency, D+H, Deloitte, EY, FIS, Froedert & Medical College of Wisconsin, Johnson Controls, Joy Global, Komatsu, KPMG, Manpower Group, MGIC, Molson Coors, Rockwell Automation, TCS, TDS Telecom, and Uline.  The Lubar School’s Career Services Center and ITM faculty stand ready to assist you in identifying internship opportunities, if desired.  Internships may be taken for credit with faculty permission.

Full-time Employment

Information Technology Management graduates are in high demand in Wisconsin and nationwide.  Our recent graduates have accepted full-time positions at a wide range of top companies, including Abbvie, Accentrure AI, Robert W. Baird, Briggs & Stratton, Capgemini, Concurrency, Datafarm, Deloitte, FIS, GE Healthcare, Harley-Davidson, Intel, Johnson Controls, Joy Global, Kohl’s,  MillerCoors, Neugen, Northwestern Mutual, Rockwell Automation, TDS, We Energies, and  Wonderbox Technologies. The Lubar Career Services Center provides a full range of services to our students to prepare them for entering the job market.

Admission Requirements

We’re excited to have you join the Lubar School of Business and we hope the following information will be useful as you start the application process for graduate school.

We will carefully consider all elements in your application file as we determine if you will be a good fit for our graduate programs. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

  1. Completion of an Undergraduate Degree
    Applicants must hold a degree from a regionally accredited undergraduate institution in the United States or from a recognized institution in a foreign country. Many 3-year bachelor’s degrees are accepted as equivalent to the U.S. 4-year bachelor’s degree for purposes of admission.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75
    A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale, or an equivalent measure on a grading system that does not use a 4.0 scale. Those whose undergraduate GPA is below 2.75 must provide further documentation.
  3. English Proficiency for International Students 
    All UWM Graduate School applicants are required to demonstrate a suitable level of proficiency in the English language.
  4. Official GMAT & GRE scores.
  • A minimum GMAT score of 500 total (Quantitative score of 36, Verbal score of 17 for international students).
  • A minimum GRE score of 305 total (Quantitative score of 149, Verbal score of 142 for international students).

How to Apply

You will need to submit the following to complete the UWM Graduate School application:

  1. Transcripts from every institution of higher learning attended will be needed. Unofficial transcripts can be uploaded at the time of application but official transcripts will be required upon acceptance. Transcripts should be emailed directly to the UWM Graduate School.
  2. Submission of official GMAT or GRE scores must be sent directly from GMAC or ETS.
    – GMAT CODE: 1896
    – GRE CODE: Institution Code 1473, Dept. Code 4204
  3.  An updated resume.
  4. Statement of Purpose (1 to 2 pages on why you would like to earn your degree at the Lubar School of Business and your plans after graduation.)
  5. One or two Letter(s) of Recommendation are preferred but not required.
  6. In addition to the items listed above, international students must supply the following:
    –  All foreign institutional transcripts from any institution of higher learning attended.
    –  Applicants whose native language is not English, or who have not earned a degree in the United States, must submit TOEFL scores directly from ETS.
  7. Submit the $75.00 application fee.

Priority application deadlines are as follows but may be subject to change:

  • For any Fall semester: July 15th in the same calendar year
  • For any Spring semester: November 15th in the same calendar year
  • For any Summer semester: April 15th in the same calendar year.

Tuition Information

Please visit the following website for the most up-to-date tuition information based on the semester you will attend, and to review the Business Masters Fee schedule.

Contact

Graduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N251
414-251-5252
mba-ms@uwm.edu

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