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Master of Science in Information Technology

Global demand for computer and information systems managers is expected to grow as organizations increasingly adopt digital platforms and seek qualified people to lead their teams. Azure University master’s in information technology helps working professionals make the connection between IT, communications, and business to develop marketable technical, creative, and managerial skills. Curriculum in the master’s in information technology program offers an in-depth look at the latest IT topics and applications. The skills you’ll gain in this program will prepare you to step into a variety of leadership roles in the IT field both in Haiti in around the world.

Program Overview

This hybrid master’s in information technology program seeks to sharpen the student’s IT knowledge to meet the 21st century standards. IT caters both for those just foraying into the IT field and those seeking to scale heights to senior-level IT positions.

Inspired by industry leaders and employers in the IT field, the program features cores courses in programming, networking, database management and development skills. Upon completion of the core courses, the student will be at liberty to any of the five lines of specializations designed to offer advanced training essential for those targeting senior positions. Among the relevant fields include informatics, cyber security, big data analytics, information systems and software engineering, among others.

The IT master’s program, entails aspects designed to impart skillsets relevant to practical real-world situations and demanded by contemporary employers, among the being virtual labs, real-time analytics, and assorted hands-on applications.

The course integrates recent developments so that the student can quickly and affordably master the highly marketable skills. Also, students will qualify for a Graduate Certificate in Information Systems upon successful completion of the first four courses.
Learning Outcomes

This program prepares the graduate to:

  1. Apply the learned principles and practices of information technology.
  2. Embody the best principles and practices of software engineering and build the capacity to maintain a stable, secure, scalable and maintainable software.
  3. Be able to work an integrate well in an environment characterized by diverse teams, and work harmoniously to craft solutions for complex IT problems.
  4. Make appropriate recommendation of IT solutions capable of meeting the needs of the organization.
  5. Factor in integrity, confidentiality, information availability and IT systems when selecting and suggesting technologies, policies and procedures for the organization.
  6. Focus on the impact of regulatory, societal, organizational, individual and professional implications on information systems and technology.
  7. Career impact

Among the drivers of the increased demand for technology talent are rapid technological advancements, emerging business opportunities that leverage technology applications, and the looming retirement of most senior-level IT professionals.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of such professionals as computer and systems administrators, computer system analysts and information systems managers will register growth of up to 25% between 2008 and 2018.

Drawing from this information, pursuing an MS in IT promises to propel you to senior-level leadership positions in among others, analytics, engineering, programming, security and systems architecture. The positions include:

  1. Prepare marketing opportunity statements and facilitate productive stakeholder dialogues.
  2. Demonstrate ethical and social decision-making capacities.
  3. Institute effective communication strategies in a business environment marked by diverse perspectives.
  4. Analyze emerging marketing problems by applying current trends.
  5. Demonstrate professionalism when communicating with stakeholders.
  6. Contextually evaluate marketing decisions within the business environment.
  7. Career impact

Among the drivers of the increased demand for technology talent are rapid technological advancements, emerging business opportunities that leverage technology applications, and the looming retirement of most senior-level IT professionals.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment of such professionals as computer and systems administrators, computer system analysts and information systems managers will register growth of up to 25% between 2008 and 2018.

Drawing from this information, pursuing an MS in IT promises to propel you to senior-level leadership positions in among others, analytics, engineering, programming, security and systems architecture. The positions include:

Big data analytics

  • Business analytics specialist
  • Data analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Data visualization developer
  • Information security analyst
  • IT analyst
  • IT manager
  • Network administrator
  • Project manager
  • Software developer
  • System architect
  • Web developer

Computer software engineering

  • Computer software engineer, applications
  • Computer software engineer, systems software
  • Database designer/architect

Information technology security

  • Information technology security analyst
  • Network security analyst
  • Information technology business analyst
  • Technology risk manager

Network/systems administration

  • Computer programmer
  • Database programmer
  • Application programmer
  • Systems programmer

Learn more about the career outlook for graduates with a MS in Information Technology

*To receive the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, you must satisfactorily complete ITEC 6111, ITEC 6115, ITEC 6145, and ITEC 6030 and apply for the certificate, which is awarded at no additional cost.

Information Systems
Specialization in this field will guarantee your transition into high-growth career in information systems and technology fields. Specifically, you will learn techniques of creating IT solutions that meet organizational needs, integrate such solutions with business processes, and embody ethical behaviors in software construction.

Curriculum

Completion Requirements

  • 30 total semester credits
  • Core courses (12 sem. cr.)
  • Specialization courses (18 sem. cr.)

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at

Core Courses
Course CodeCourseCredits
ITEC 6111 Information Technology in the Organization (3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6115 Computer Networking and Operating Systems (3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6145 Computer Networking and Operating Systems (3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6030 Principles of Programming (3 sem. cr.)

Specialization Courses

Course CodeCourseCredits
ITEC 6020 Core Web Technologies (3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6040 Systems Analysis and Design (3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6150 Principles of Software Engineering (3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6160 Enterprise Systems Architecture (3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6170 Fundamentals of Information Assurance (3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6721 Organizational and Social Dimensions of Information Systems (3 sem. cr.)

Specialization Courses to choose from

Course CodeCourseCredits
ITEC 6655 Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence (3 sem. cr.)
ITEC 6675 Introduction to Big Data Analytics (3 sem. cr.)
Tuition & Fees
Curriculum ComponentRequirements CostTotal*
Courses30 total semester credit hours$300 per semester hour$9,000
Technology FeePer semester$200$1,000
Total with Transfer Credits$10,000

*The time showed for tuition is the approximate minimum time to completion. Note that the duration varies from one student to another, and is a factor of among other things, individual progress and transferred credits where applicable. You may reach us on 123-456-5678 for a personalized estimate of your likely time to completion.
*The stated tuition rates and fees are subject to change. The figure does not include books and materials, which may cost between $1,000 to $1,400.
†Maximum transfer credit total includes reduction in technology fee as related to reduced number of courses over time

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By requiring students to review modern computer use and the related social and economic issues surrounding their use, students taking this cause become acquainted with conceptual foundations integral to design, development and deployment of large-scale management information systems. With such background, students will be able to investigate the role played by IT in an organization, particularly in relation to information collection, storage and distribution, and the resulting use in operations, planning and decision-making.

The focus of this course is to ensure that students master concepts of computer operating systems, its main functions, as well as similarities and differences between the different parts. On the table for students to explore will be such topics as configuration, security, interfacing, performance analysis, administration, file systems, and multitasking. Also, students will be able to enhance their knowledge on networking concepts, components, and design information as applied in crafting communication infrastructure solutions.

The focus of this course is to ensure that students master concepts of computer operating systems, its main functions, as well as similarities and differences between the different parts. On the table for students to explore will be such topics as configuration, security, interfacing, performance analysis, administration, file systems, and multitasking. Also, students will be able to enhance their knowledge on networking concepts, components, and design information as applied in crafting communication infrastructure solutions.

The principles of programming course demand from students a variety of skills. As such, students pursuing this course will need to understand the underlying concepts and principles of designing and constructing object-oriented programs. To achieve this, they will be exposed to varied hands-on practice, reinforced algorithmic thinking, coding, design logics and show exceptional ability to pay attention.

The goal of this course is focus student attention on key technologies and design principles used in developing Web applications, in addition to enhancing their understanding of how the concepts relate with individual, professional, societal and regulatory environments. The course deliverables include learning how to design pages, the interaction of pages with external servers for information delivery, etc., all of which are crucial concepts of computer communication and related online business activities. Upon successful completion, students should be able to use assorted tools and techniques, such as XHTML and cascading style sheets, to develop and manage Web applications.

The process of developing a large-scale software system require extensive manpower resource and can take several years to complete. To come up with an effective system, a combination of individual efforts of analysts and designers is necessary. Through this course, students will use structured and objective-oriented approaches to define a system’s functional and quality requirements. Further, the course will require students to find workable ways of converting these requirements into structurally functional design that meet the information system needs of an organization.

To accomplish a methodical and controlled development process of a complex software system, one must leverage the core principles of software engineering and design. As such, students taking this course will have to study the evolution and emergent practices in software engineering, and apply them throughout the software development life cycle with emphasis on system quality.

To define the main and interaction components adopted systems, most large-scale organizations tend to rely solely on architectural frameworks. Drawing from this observation, the core focus of this course is largely on the principal design strategies and tools used in the construction of modern systems of information. Thsy will not only be able to identify the common vendor and associated open-source components, but will also be able to demonstrate the process of integrating these elements and come up with a robust web- and cloud-based applications.

The policies and practices that guide information assurance are anchored on a number of principles, namely confidentiality, integrity, and data availability. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to investigate theories of information security and data security, risks and vulnerabilities, as well as the guiding best practices for protecting computer and data assets. Among the elements addressed by these practices include organizational policies, software and network design, logging and auditing, as well as access controls.

The goal of this course is to enable students put to work the technical and process skills learnt in a human context, allowing them to focus on the resulting issues and effects on a much broader domain. Among the focus topics include organizational behavior change, issues surrounding intellectual property, ethics, professionalism, security and privacy, as well as professionalism.

Students taking this course will have the opportunity to master approaches for integrating enterprise-wide information and translate the concepts thereof to inform business strategy and decision-making. The issues covered in this course range from acquisition to storage of data, data retrieval to analysis, among others. The focus topics include data warehouses, dashboards, scorecards, key performance indicators, analytical processing, data visualization, etc.

Today, the amount of data generated implies that organizations have access to valuable data from which to draw insights for a competitive advantage. The sheer amount and complexity of this data means that traditional data modelling and analysis tools are inadequate. This course, therefore, seeks to guide students through the basic approaches to data querying and exploration, particularly those that utilize high-level tools built on the Hadoop Platform. The course will take the students through query interfaces, environments, and the canonical situations for tools like HBASE, HIVE, Pig, as well as more open source tools like HUE.