The concentration in IT Strategy & Innovation supplements your MS in Information Systems & Technology with proven tools for pioneering successful digital business strategies in the competitive world of IT.
The industry-focused IT Strategy & Innovation concentration explores current information technology innovations and key business strategies for internet entrepreneurs, including how to create a successful internet startup. You’ll gain a substantive background in market research, product prototyping, internet marketing, and product development methodologies. Our distinctive practice-based curriculum offers a balanced blend of technology and management scholarship, addressing both sides of the professional spectrum. Students undertake technically focused, collaborative research with distinguished faculty-scholars who are practitioners and industry leaders in Information Systems and Technology and IT strategy.
- Well-equipped research clinics and laboratories enable you to work directly on applied and academic research, including the IDEA Lab, Intelligent Systems Lab, and more.
- Our GIS Club convenes students and professionals interested in geographic information systems (GIS) and informs the local community about the latest GIS workshops and conferences.
- This program is STEM designated, allowing international students who hold F-1 visas to apply for OPT work authorizations for a total of 36 months (an initial 1-year period and a 24-month OPT STEM extension) of paid work experience in the U.S. after graduation.