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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.

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 Focus Analytics Focus Artificial Intelligence Focus

Emphasis on process and workflow management, enterprise resource planning, business intelligence, and enterprise simulation.

Opportunity to acquire industry-recognized competence through the SAP TERP-10 certification.

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.

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

Suggested minimum academic profile:

  • A grade point average of 3.0 and above is expected. (Many international 3-year bachelor’s degrees are accepted as equivalent to the U.S. 4-year bachelor’s degree.) 
  • The program accepts both GMAT and GRE. The minimum scores for admission* are:
  • GRE: 305 (verbal + quantitative scores),Quantitative score of 149, Verbal score of 142 for international students
  • GMAT: 500 total, Quantitative score of 36, Verbal score of 17 for international students
  • International students without a U.S. degree must take TOEFL or equivalent. Minimum TOEFL score for admission: Traditional: 550, IBT: 79
    Minimum IELTS score for admission:  6.5

* We will consider applications that do not meet these criteria in special situations.

 

For More Information

Graduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N251
(414) 229-5403
mba-ms@uwm.edu

Curriculum

Possible course schedules

Full-time students can pursue one of several options for completing the MS in ITM degree. They have the opportunity to work as paid interns during summer and qualify for internship course credit. Or they 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!

Full-time options Fall Spring Summer Fall
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2 Electives
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with Internship
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with ERP Certificate
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Elective

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

Tuition & Fees

Residents Non-Residents
Full-time program option 1 $20,150 $39,250
Full-time program option 2 $20,800 $39,900
Full-time program option 3 $29,600 $45,250

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

Required Courses (15 credits)

BUS ADM 744 Information Technology Strategy & Management
BUS ADM 747 Service-Oriented Analysis and Design
BUS ADM 748 Managing Information Technology Projects
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 743 Information Privacy, Security & Continuity
BUS ADM 746 Topics in Information Technology Management
BUS ADM 746 Topics in Information Technology Management: Big Data in Business
BUS ADM 746 Topics in Information Technology Management: Artificial Intelligence for Business
BUS ADM 746 Topics in Information Technology Management: Machine Learning for Business
BUS ADM 746 Topics in Information Technology Management: Social Network Analysis
BUS ADM 811 Process and Work-Flow Management
BUS ADM 812 Emerging Information Technologies for Business
BUS ADM 814 Enterprise Knowledge & 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

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.

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

With advanced training and doctorates from leading universities, ITM faculty at the Lubar School of Business offer a breadth and diversity of expertise across the information technology field and are recognized among top IT researchers nationwide. Our faculty also have unique expertise in enterprise resource planning, with a specific focus on SAP.

The passionate professors and the extensive curriculum provided me with industry relevant knowledge and experience to help propel my career forward.

Michael Haseman, MS ‘00
Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Computer Systems
University of Wisconsin – Whitewate
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Vice President-Senior Program Manager, Robert W. Baird & Co.

profile photoKaushal Chari(414) 229-6256Dean-Chari@uwm.eduLubar Hall N418

Sheldon B. Lubar Dean



Professor, Information Technology Management

profile photoPatrick Doran(414) 229-4832doran@uwm.eduLubar Hall N355

LecturerInformation Technology Management

profile photoRoss T. Hightower414-229-4556hightowe@uwm.eduLubar Hall N334D

Director, SAP University Competence Center

Senior Lecturer, Information Technology Management

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Lecturer, Information Technology Management

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Associate Professor, Information Technology Management

profile photoAtish P. Sinha(414) 229-3301sinha@uwm.eduLubar Hall N363

Professor, Information Technology Management

Director, Center for Technology Innovation

profile photoMark Srite(414) 229-5502msrite@uwm.eduLubar Hall N365

Associate Professor, Information Technology Management

Director of Accreditation

profile photoYang WangAssistant Professor(414) 229-5736wang400@uwm.eduLubar Hall N345

Assistant Professor, Information Technology Management

profile photoFatemeh (Mariam) Zahedi(414) 229-6454zahedi@uwm.eduLubar Hall N349

UW-Milwaukee Distinguished Professor Emerita

Professor Emerita, Information Technology Management

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Professor, Information Technology Management

Church Mutual Insurance Faculty Scholar in ITM

Izzet Sahin Research Excellence 

Careers

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, Johnson Controls, Joy Global, Komatsu, KPMG, Manpower Group, MGIC, 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.

ITM students from UWM have been doing a wonderful job at Komatsu for years. Thank you for the partnership.

Shriram Kelkar
SAP BI Manager, Komatsu

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.

The rapid evolution of information technology has changed the rules of the marketplace and can’t be ignored by businesses.  The Lubar IT program provides excellent perspectives on how companies can leverage information technology to their competitive advantage.

Arup Dutta, MS ‘08,
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai
Master of Business Administration, Xavier Labor Research Institute
Director – Global IT Delivery, Johnson Controls

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Alumni

The rapid evolution of information technology has changed the rules of the marketplace and can’t be ignored by businesses.  The Lubar IT program provides excellent perspectives on how companies can leverage information technology to their competitive advantage.

Arup Dutta, MS ‘08,
Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai
Master of Business Administration, Xavier Labor Research Institute
Director – Global IT Delivery, Johnson Controls

My experience in the MS-ITM program has been wonderful. The professors are very helpful and the courses are well designed. I also got good exposure to companies hiring in my field at the Lubar School’s career fairs. I am extremely happy that I can directly apply the resources and knowledge I gained through one of the courses to fulfill the duties at my current job.

Amruta Gosavi, MS ‘15
Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications
Mumbai University, India
Consultant with Joy Global Inc. SAP Business Intelligence Analyst

The passionate professors and the extensive curriculum provided me with industry relevant knowledge and experience to help propel my career forward.

Michael Haseman, MS ‘00
Bachelor of Business Administration, Management Computer Systems
University of Wisconsin – Whitewate
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Vice President-Senior Program Manager, Robert W. Baird & C

This program truly prepares you for corporate workplace challenges, through a comprehensive set of courses, classroom projects, and knowledgeable and passionate professors.

Rakhshanda Kaukab, MS ‘12
Bachelor’ of Technology and Management, Utkal University, India
Master of Business Administration, Amity Business School, India
Senior IT Auditor, Johnson Controls, Inc.

The Master of Science in IT Management program was one of the most exhilarating and intellectually strengthening experiences of my life. From strategy and vision to practice and prototyping, whether at the organizational or the byte level, this experience merges the analytical with the intuitive, the data-driven with action.

Joshua D. Lickteig, MS ‘10
Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Senior Software Engineer, Kohl’s Corporation

My experience at UWM was very enriching. The ITM program had a great blend of technical and business courses. I am able to utilize this knowledge to excel in my current job. I also felt that the faculty was very supportive and ensured that all students got individual attention.

Shipra Alhad Mokashi, MS ‘15
Bachelor of Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications
Mumbai University, India
Systems Analyst, Intel Corporation

 

For More Information

Graduate Student Services
Lubar Hall N251
(414) 229-5403
mba-ms@uwm.edu