MS in Information Technology - Careers

Create a Secure Career Path in Information Technology

Information Technology is one of the hottest fields for today's job seekers. And a master’s degree in information technology can be the difference between just a job and a successful career. In fact, some employers won't even consider you a candidate without an IT master's degree on your resume.

MSIT careers span a variety of leadership roles:

  • Business analyst
  • Chief information officer
  • Consultant
  • Data processing manager
  • Director of information technology
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems architect
  • Systems software manager

Go Deeper. Get Smarter.

SNHU's MSIT information technology degrees help you develop your analytical skills and expand your understanding of IT applications enterprise-wide. Acquire skills in:

  • Object-oriented concepts to solve software issues and implement solutions, including algorithm problem-solving
  • Analysis, design, implementation and management of IT systems
  • Computer operating systems, hardware operational methods, software functionality and data management
  • Developing and specifying application system requirements
  • Techniques of IT project management, leadership, teamwork and project risk management
  • Computer simulation and modeling techniques and methodologies
  • Use of telecommunications technology to solve specific business issues to enhance strategic positioning
  • Designing, developing and implementing database management systems
  • Strategic uses of information technology in contemporary business environments

Information Technology Career Resources

Learn more about what's going on in the field and access helpful IT-based career resources, expected earnings, and recommended education and training at:

SNHU Career Development Center - Information Technology Outlook
Learn about potential careers for students majoring in Information Technology.

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook on Computer and Information Systems Managers, 2010-2011
Access the latest information on recommended education and training, job prospects, and expected earnings of computer, information systems, and IT managers.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Association of Information Technology Professionals
AITP is the leading worldwide society of information technology business professionals and the community of knowledge for the current and next generation of leaders. Its mission is to serve members by delivering relevant technology and leadership education, research and information on current business and technology issues, and forums for networking and collaboration.

Global Information Technology Management Association
The Global Information Technology Management Association's mission is to promote the careful examination and dissemination of IT management issues in all parts of the world. While academic issues are certainly important, the association places an equal emphasis on practitioner and industry issues of information technology.

Association for Information Systems
The AIS Mission is to advance knowledge in the use of information technology to improve organizational performance and individual quality of work life.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society
IEEE Computer Society is the world's premier organization of computing professionals, with rich offerings in publications, standards, certifications, conferences, and more.

New Hampshire High Technology Council
The New Hampshire High Technology Council's purpose is to bring together representatives from the private and public sectors to establish and maintain financial, technical, management, legislative and educational support programs that encourage innovative research and technology-based industrial development in New Hampshire.

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