Jun 16, 2019
The M.S. MIT program teaches business and technology professionals how to deliver greater business value through the effective management and use of information technology (IT), within an intensive, collaborative learning environment. The program is based on 30 credits with a curriculum that synthesizes management, finance, accounting, marketing, strategy, communication, and leadership skills with technical knowledge of IT architecture, IT project management, enterprise IT management, and IT innovation and strategy.
The program is conducted in an executive format, which allows professionals the option of completing a master’s degree while remaining on their job. Students may complete their coursework in 12 months by attending classes every other Friday and Saturday in Charlottesville or in 16 months by attending classes every other Saturday in Reston, Virginia. Both sections join for an initial two-week residency in Charlottesville at the McIntire School of Commerce. The 16 month program meets for an additional one-week residency in Charlottesville mid-way through the program. Both sections follow the same 30 credit curriculum, just at a different pace.
The Master of Science in the Management of Information Technology requires that candidates have successfully completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Prior to admission, a candidate must have minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience including significant managerial or technical involvement with an IT project, program or product. There are no specific requirements as to undergraduate major or prerequisite coursework required.
Admission to the Master of Science in the Management of Information Technology is competitive. Prior to the entering the Master’s Program, candidates must have completed all program prerequisites. Candidates are admitted based on their strength in three areas: 1) expected academic success; 2) the ability to contribute relevant, important IT management experiences within a highly collaborative environment; and 3) a strong motivation and need to complete this program. The evidence considered to support these areas include letters of reference, prior academic performance, strong performance on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), quality and relevance of work experience, honors, awards, and extracurricular activities. Students being considered for admission are typically asked to interview with the admissions committee. International students whose first language is not English must also submit a TOEFL scores. Candidates with a minimum of eight years of professional work experience beyond their bachelor’s degree and who possess a strong record of achievement may request a waiver of the GMAT requirement. A $60 application fee is required, which can be paid online with the application. If accepted, a non-refundable deposit of $500 will be required and is credited toward the first tuition payment. For more information or to access the online admissions services, please visit the website or contact:
McIntire School of Commerce
University of Virginia
P.O. Box 400173
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4173
(434) 924-3571 Toll-free (877) 349-2620
Grades are assigned using the following criteria:
A = Exceptional Performance (4.000 grade points)
B+ = Very Good Performance (3.300)
B = Good Performance (3.000; satisfactory or expected graduate work)
B- = Below Expected Performance (2.700)
C = Poor Performance (2.000; not satisfactory but marginally passing for a
F = Failure or Non-Performance (0.0; no credit given for course)
Note: Overall student performance will be reviewed by the faculty periodically. Students are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Students whose performance is judged to be substandard may be placed on academic probation or dropped from the program. A student who earns six credits of poor performance (“C”) is automatically placed on probation; a probationary student who earns one additional grade of C is dropped from the program. A student who receives a grade of “F” (non-performance) is also automatically dropped from the program.
M.S. in MIT Course Description