IT Management is critical to nearly every organization in every industry—leading to a growing demand for talented professionals who excel in technical skills and in business. This UW master’s degree program combines the worlds of technology and business strategy through a multidisciplinary curriculum aimed to prepare you to become an IT leader in any industry.


11 courses. 31 credits. 100% online.

Whether your experience is technology-focused or based in business, you’ll find that the University of Wisconsin online Master of Science in Information Technology Management brings the two disciplines together, giving you the professional versatility needed to seize leadership opportunities in the IT field.

As a graduate of the program you’ll gain important competencies in cloud computing, enterprise security, leadership, finance, project management, data science, and much more.

An Online Learning Format That Fits Your Busy Life

Because the program is entirely online, you will study and complete coursework on your own timeline, wherever you have an internet connection. Courses are taught by diverse and distinguished faculty from across the University of Wisconsin System and have no set meeting times. You will never need to come to campus, although you will have access to the Parkside resources, such as the library and career services.

An innovative Virtual Lab lets you remotely access software tools and programming languages, saving you the cost, time and hassle of purchasing and installing these application on your own computer.

As part of a UW online degree program, you will have ready access to success coaches and faculty by phone and email, and you are welcome to take advantage of on-campus and online resources available to all Parkside students.


The courses in the UW IT Management program are structured in three distinct, “stackable” graduate certificates: IT Leadership, Enterprise Infrastructure, and IT Operations. When you complete all three certificates, add a Capstone course and project to earn your master’s degree. 

Designed with you in mind, the program certificates can be completed independently of each other, allowing you the flexibility to determine the path best suited to your career goals. There are no course prerequisites, so you can complete courses and certificates in any order you choose. As you complete each certificate, you’ll earn marketable credentials that will elevate you to the next level of your career.

Discover Where IT Meets Business 

Gain skills that will help you align technology with business strategy and learn how to plan, strategize, and lead IT functions within your organization, no matter the industry.

Earn the Credential to Stay Competitive

Looking to secure a promotion, management position, or gain the knowledge to help your organization operate more efficiently? A master’s in IT management will give you an edge in this growing field.

Apply Your Coursework

Learn to streamline workflows and enhance system reliability understand how to make data-driven IT decisions for your organization, learn impactful presentation and communication tactics, and much more.

Gain competencies in business, technology, and leadership through coursework in finance, project management, data science, enterprise security, cloud computing, and more

  • Enjoy the flexibility of online courses and complete assignments when it’s convenient for you
  • Receive dedicated support from your student success coach
  • Learn from expert faculty across the UW System
  • Earn a degree from a UW institution, among the most recognized and respected in the country
  • Start your degree without delay–aptitude tests such as the GRE or GMAT are not required.

Put learning into action.

In the Capstone Preparation course, you will select your own capstone project, create a plan, define deliverables, secure approval, and complete setup of your development environment. You will review concepts necessary for completion of the capstone including Agile project management, systems analysis, communicating with technical and non-technical audiences, and more.

The curriculum concludes with the Capstone, when you complete the projects approved in the Capstone Preparation course. This course includes the management, development, and delivery of an information technology project to a client or employer, including regular communication of status to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Admission to the UW Master of Science in Information Technology Management requires:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA
  • Completed coursework in Programming 1, Database 1, and Data Communications/Network
  • Your resume
  • Two letters of recommendation (can be professional or academic)
  • Up to 1,000 word statement of personal intent describing your decision to pursue the degree and what you believe you will bring to the information technology field
  • No aptitude test (GRE, GMAT) requirements.

Get the degree guide

Program ineligible for international F-1/J-1 visa holders.


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