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The Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM) is offered by the Department of Decision and Information Sciences within the School of Business Administration. This degree puts managerial and technical skills at the forefront by preparing students for a career managing information and technology in today’s digital world. Through a program based on experiential learning, students in the MSITM program learn practical skills needed to advance their careers. The MSITM program is designed to prepare students for careers in IS Networking and Security, IS Strategy and Management, and Data Management and Business Analytics.
Admission terms and application deadlines
Before an applicant’s file can be reviewed for full program admission, all application documents must be received in Graduate Study and Lifelong Learning by the semester deadlines listed below. Incomplete applications will not be sent to departments for admission review.
- July 15 for fall semester
- November 15 for winter semester
- March 15 for summer semester
Readmission and program transfer
Requests for readmission and program transfers must be completed and approved prior to the beginning of a semester.
International application deadlines
International applications are reviewed for fall and winter admission only. To ensure adequate time for review, international applications must be completed at least six months before the desired date of intended enrollment in the University. All international application materials must be submitted by May 1 for fall admission and by September 1 for winter admission. International applicants are not eligible for Special Graduate classification.
Special Graduate classification
Applicants who are seeking a graduate degree or graduate certificate, but are unable to meet the deadline for filing all required application materials or credentials for graduate admission, may contact the department and request Special Graduate temporary admission. The applicant must submit an Application for Admission to Graduate Study, plus a copy of a transcript providing evidence of a bachelor’s degree awarded and any specific evidence concerning their qualifications for graduate study as required by the department. Up to 12 credits may be earned in the Special Graduate classification. Admission as a special graduate student in no way assures subsequent admission to a degree or graduate certificate program.
Students may request special graduate classification beginning with the dates below.
- August 1 for fall semester
- December 1 for winter semester
- April 1 for summer semester
Note: Special Graduate classification will not be granted after the first week of classes in a semester.
To be considered for graduate admission, applicants must submit all of the following University and Program application documents by the published application deadlines:
University graduate application requirements
Program application requirements
- Supplemental Program Form
- Official Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE scores. The GMAT or GRE scores must be five years or less at the time of the applicant’s intended enrollment at Oakland University.
Applicants may request a waiver of the GMAT or GRE exam if they meet one of the following criteria:
- Applicants have earned a master’s degree (or higher) from a U.S. institution..
- Applicants have earned a bachelor’s degree in business within the last five years of the expected date of enrollment with at least an overall GPA of 3.5 from an AACSB accredited business school.
- Applicants have earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University within the last five years of the expected date of enrollment with at least an overall GPA of 3.5.
To request a waiver, an applicant must include a GMAT waiver form for consideration as part of their admission packet. The request for waiver is subject to the approval of the Graduate Admissions Committee.
Admission review and assessment
Admission to the Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree program is selective and depends on several elements, including scholarship and ability to communicate effectively. In making admission recommendations, the department assesses the potential of applicants for success in the MSITM program by examining their undergraduate records, their GMAT or GRE scores, their responses to questions on the Supplemental Program Form, their recommendations, and their experience.