From Business Analyst to IT Manager

Do you have a business background but want to feel more confident leading an IT team? The University of Wisconsin online Master of Science in Information Technology Management focuses on the evolving relationship between information technology and business strategy, positioning graduates for success in roles such as IT director, IT project manager, as well as tech leadership positions like senior developer and senior software engineer, and even CTO or CIO.

Discover where IT leadership can take you.

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As a student in the UW IT Management master’s program you will:

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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.

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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 Coursework on the Job

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.

Program Features

  • 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.

Growing Demand for IT Management

IT departments across industries are rapidly expanding. In fact, top IT management positions are expected to see a national growth rate of 11% from 2018 to 2028. While the industry proves it has capacity for a growing number of IT management professionals, there aren’t enough skilled candidates to meet this demand. Qualify yourself for these positions and seize new opportunities in IT leadership with a master’s in IT management.


The online UW Master of Science in Information Technology Management is a collaboration among five UW campuses: UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior. This partnership gives students access to the best talent and resources of the UW System. Students will learn from esteemed faculty from these UW campuses, each contributing diverse expertise from fields including information systems, business administration, communications, and computing.