MS in Leadership, Concentration in Information Technology
Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.
- Bill Gates
MSIT Program Overview
Do you remember the first time you sat down at a computer? Probably not, but you do remember being fascinated by your ability to interact with a tool that provides access to the larger world. You found yourself wondering how information and images were created and stored and how software could take bits of data and transform it into content that informs, persuades and helps people to make sound decisions. Beyond this, you knew you had the ability to leverage your passion and interest to help others get the most from technology. You strive to put the power of technology to work, solving problems and helping people to work smarter. That's why combining your leadership talents with your technological facility to pursue an accelerated online degree is the perfect match.
With the increased pace of technological change and growing organizational complexities, ensuring that information technology remains effective in enabling organizational success is a key leadership challenge. With the prevalence of technology use in the workspace, leading people to leverage the power of IT is increasingly important to an organization's success.
If you are interested in advancing your own technological skills, the Master of Science in Leadership, concentration in Information Technology (MSIT) can help you to realize your potential. The MSIT's Pittsburgh IT training program covers topics that are important and relevant to employers and organizational success. A 2011 survey of CIOs (CIO Magazine) cited these "critical leadership skills in 2011":
- Long-term strategic thinking and planning
- Change leadership
- Expertise running IT
- Collaboration and influence
- Team leadership
MSIT Core Competencies
Feedback from information technology leaders in a number of diverse organizations assisted in shaping this computer technology degree program. At its core, the program helps students to cultivate an ability to lead as well as to develop and refine critical-thinking abilities. The degree also emphasizes:
- Leading organizational change
- Communicating effectively and persuasively
- Sharing knowledge with a peer learning network
- Leading in the information age
- Decision making from leadership, ethical, technological and analytical perspectives
- Assessing information technology risk
- Systems analysis and design
- Process and data modeling
- Conflict resolution and problem solving
For more information about Pittsburgh IT training from Duquesne and how to take your skills and potential to the next level, check out the MSIT program brochure below. Feel free to also contact the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The program has definitely been a benefit to me. My knowledge of leadership has expanded greatly, and this has transformed me into a more effective leader with increased ability to recognize and groom the leadership skills in others. I would definitely recommend the program to others, and would tell them about the positive impact the program has had both in my professional and personal lives."
- Kevin Erdner, Senior Applications Analyst for West Penn Allegheny Health System