Curriculum | IT Leadership

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the IT Leadership program at The College of St. Scholastica, the graduate will be able to:

  • Analyze integrated business practices across the organization
  • Evaluate and align technology solutions to strategic objectives and priorities
  • Communicate complex ideas through oral presentations and written documents.
  • Effectively lead and develop IT professionals.
  • Guide organizations through effective and enduring change.
  • Incorporate ethics and values into leadership and decision making.

How long will it take me to earn my degree?

The ITL program is a 37 semester credit program. Students may complete the degree in as little as two years, or have the option of following a three year plan.

Schedule for completing the degree within 2 years.

Schedule for completing the degree within 3 years.

What classes do I need to take?

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Expand and Collapse Required Courses

Expand and Collapse CIS 6101 - Leadership Communication

An examination of the importance of leadership theories and styles, and the essential importance of communication. Oral and written communication methods will be studied to determine how effective communication is integral to the success of IT initiatives. Topics include communicating complex ideas, collaboration in a team environment, and using communication to lead a team and work effectively with complex interpersonal and team processes. (8 weeks)

Expand and Collapse CIS 6113 - IT Management Ethics

An examination on how technology affects societal thinking and the ways information technology challenges traditional ethical, legal, and social concepts. Additionally, a high level overview of security threats and corresponding policies are explored within this ethical context. Students will analyze different leadership, technology, and security issues and develop solutions to proactively address these concerns.

Expand and Collapse CIS 6248 - IT Change Leadership

This course will focus on leveraging information technologies to affect change from an individual, team and organizational perspective. 21st century leaders must understand the strategic importance of change in their organizations. More and more, it is the IT leader that is expected to lead this change efficiently and effectively. This course will provide IT leaders with the opportunity to explore current change literature and apply it to their professional and personal situations.

Expand and Collapse CIS 6575 - Optimizing Intellectual Capital

An in-depth study of the methods and techniques organizations use to effectively discover, capture, manage, and reuse knowledge assets. During this course, students explore the approaches used to design, implement, and apply knowledge management and business intelligence practices as well as the cultural and technical environments needed to support these practices.

Expand and Collapse CIS 6795 - Research and Writing

A preparatory course for the Final Applied Project. Students prepare a project proposal while refining research and scholarly writing skills. Topics include defining a problem statement, APA publication guidelines, writing a literature review, and developing a scholarly voice. The course concludes with the development and approval of a formal proposal outlining the purpose and scope of the Final Applied Project. (16 weeks)

Expand and Collapse CIS 6800 - Final Applied Project

Working with an assigned project advisor, students assimilate knowledge from prior courses with findings from research in the current literature of the selected topical area. The findings from the literature research are integrated in the development of a project introduction and literature review. (16 weeks)

Expand and Collapse CIS 6900 - Capstone Project II

Working with an assigned project advisor, students complete the remaining work on the Final Applied Project by synthesizing a solution to the defined business problem. The course concludes with an approval, publication, and oral presentation of the Final Applied Project. (16 weeks)

Expand and Collapse PRM 6119 - Strategic Decision Making

An examination of the methods used to make informed and ethical strategic decisions. The course provides a review of qualitative and quantitative methods applied to the decision making process. Topics include goal setting, systems thinking, cost-benefit analysis, contingency planning, decision trees, risk assessment, and decision evaluation.

Expand and Collapse PRM 6586 - Leading Global & Distributed Teams

An in-depth study on leading project teams whose members exist in multiple locations and in locations across the world. The course provides insight into effective communication and management of distributed teams and discusses effective practices for motivating, guiding, and evaluating project teams.

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