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 and can be completed in 24 months.

What classes do I need to take?

View a PDF of the curriculum.

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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 6105 - Strategies of Information Technology

Discussion of best practices in information technology (IT) with focus on how IT is used strategically in different organizations. The current trends in IT are studied and how IT infrastructure is changing in light of these trends. Case studies of specific organizations will be analyzed. (8 weeks)

Expand and Collapse CIS 6208 - IT Project Management

A discussion of the project management process through the framework prescribed by a project management certifying body. Provides an IT perspective of planning, estimating, leading, and monitoring projects. Students will not only use project management software, but will also explore communication and personnel issues related to project management. (8 weeks)

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 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 - Final Applied Project Seminar

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.

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