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Total program credits needed for graduation: 48

One academic quarter is 3 months. You will have a 3-week break between each quarter.

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5860, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.

Total program credits with foundational courses needed for graduation: 60.

Students in the MS in Information Systems and Technology Management degree program who do not have a bachelor's degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a similar technology degree are required to complete ISTM5004, ISTM5006, and ISTM5008 before enrolling in any course other than ISTM5002. This requirement may be waived for learners without the necessary bachelor's degree(s) who have at least eight years of relevant experience in a technology management field.

Foundational Courses

12 course quarter credits.

ISTM5004
Fundamentals of Information Systems (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5006
Databases and Programming (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5008
Networking Fundamentals (4 quarter credits)

Core Courses

24 course quarter credits.

ISTM5002
Communication Skills for Today's Information Technology Leader (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5010
Integration of Information Technology and Business (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5015
Complex Information Technology Global Enterprise Systems: Planning and Management (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5020
Leading a Global Information Technology Enterprise: Systems and Security (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5025
Analytics, Data Management, and Knowledge Management (4 quarter credits)
ISTM5030
Innovation, Leadership, and Ethics (4 quarter credits)

Elective Courses

20 course quarter credits. Choose five 5000-level Information Systems and Technology Management courses.

Capstone Course

Taken during learner's final quarter.

ISTM5900
Information Systems and Technology Management Capstone* (4 quarter credits)

*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.

FlexPath Self-Paced Learning Option

If you’re highly motivated, looking to save time and money, and crave the freedom and flexibility of setting your own pace, you may want to consider FlexPath. Rather than face weekly deadlines, you’ll work at your own pace to complete a series of assessments for each course.

There’s no limit to the number of courses you can complete per quarter — you’ll still pay the same flat tuition rate.

Learn more about FlexPath Self-Paced Learning

What Can I Expect?

Most students take 1 to 2 courses at a time. One course typically requires 10 to 12 hours of study per week.

Courses are divided into 10 weekly units. Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each week.

In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.

Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.

Learn more about online learning at Capella.

Transfer Credits

There are many ways to reduce tuition costs, including transferring credits which can help save time and money. You can transfer up to 12 credits into this specialization.

Sign Up for a Free One-Week Mini Course

Learn more about our online learning experience with a free one-week mini course.

Take an Individual Course

Whether you're completing continuing education credits, want to see if online learning is right for you, or are simply interested in a specific topic, you can enroll in many of Capella's online courses without committing to a degree program. We recommend speaking first with an enrollment counselor to discuss your goals and ensure the credits you earn now can be applied to a degree program later.

Learn more about individual courses

To learn more, call 1.866.933.5860, or email us. When you connect with Capella, we will immediately put you in touch with an enrollment counselor trained to assist you with specific questions and needs for your area of interest.