MS in Computer and Information Technology (Concentration: IT Business Analysis, IT Project Management)

Elevate your career with Purdue's 100% online Master's in Computer and Information Technology, offering flexible learning, expert faculty, and concentrations in Project Management or Business Analysis for tailored expertise in the ever-evolving tech landscape.

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Overview
Lead dynamic IT projects and drive organizational change with strategic solutions.

Earn a 100% online Master’s in Computer and Information Technology from Purdue and become a sought-after CIT expert. CIT skills are a major asset to professionals looking to expand their career opportunities or move forward in their current roles.

This flexible program, taught by Purdue faculty, is designed to fit around busy schedules. Choose from concentrations in Project Management or Business Analysis to tailor your degree. Gain essential skills for the modern workforce, with curriculum aligned with PMI® and IIBA® standards.

#2
Best online Master’s degree in information technology
34
number of credits required
$775
Cost per credit hour (In-State Residents)
$800
Cost per credit hour (Out-of-State Residents)

Program Specifics

Learn more about the Master’s in Computer and Information Technology Program

Gain essential skills applicable across industries. Choose from concentrations in Project Management or Business Analysis and prepare yourself for quick career advancement with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) endorsed curriculum.

Core Courses:

  • CNIT 53600 PLE – IT Policy, Law & Ethics
  • CNIT 53700 PRC – Professional Research & Communication
  • CNIT 55200 PME – IT Project Mangaement
  • OLS 58000 – Interpersonal & Group Skills for Leaders

Concentration: Business Analysis IT

  • CNIT 53000 BAE – Business Analysis Essentials
  • CNIT 53100 RMA – IT Requirements Analysis & Modeling
  • CNIT 53200 EA – IT Enterprise Analysis
  • CNIT 53500 ABA – Advanced Topics in IT Business Analysis
  • CNIT 57000 BDA – IT Data Analytics
  • CNIT 58100 CBA – CBAP and PBA Cerfification
  • CNIT 58100 PQM – Project Quality Management
  • CNIT 58100 PRM – Risk Management
  • CNIT 58500 PCM – Organizational and Change Management for IT Projects
  • CNIT 58600 RMP – IT Requirements Management

Concentration: IT Project Management

  • CNIT 55100 EPM – IT Economics
  • CNIT 55300 QMX – IT Quality Management
  • CNIT 58000 ATP – Advanced Topics in IT Project Management-CNIT 58100 ITS – IT Security Management
  • CNIT 58100 PMP – Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Prep
  • CNIT 58100 PRM – Risk Management
  • CNIT 58200 EST – IT Estimating-Scheduling Control
  • CNIT 58300 PPM – IT Program & Portfolio Management
  • CNIT 58500 PCM – Organizational and Change Management for IT Projects
  • CNIT 58600 RMP – IT Requirements Management


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$775 per credit hour (In-State Residents)
$800 per credit hour (Out-of-State Residents)

34 total credit hours
(30 if you’re already certified Business Analyst or PMP certified )

Domestic students and permanent residents may qualify for the following types of financial aid:

Career Outcomes

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

391,454
Unique Job Postings
12.3%
projected growth
118.1k
Median Advertised salaries

Top Job Titles

  • Software Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Principal Software Engineers
  • Data Engineers
  • Principal Systems Engineers.

Top Industries

  • Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing,
  • Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Commercial Banking

Source: LightcastTM (2023). Unique job postings for July 2022-2023. Projected growth for years 2023-2033.

Career Outcomes

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

391,454
Unique Job Postings
12.3%
projected growth
118.1k
Median Advertised salaries

Top Job Titles

  • Program Managers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Principal Systems Engineers
  • Solutions Architects
  • Program Directors

Top Industries

  • Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  • Search, Detection, Navigation, Guidance, Aeronautical, and Nautical System and Instrument Manufacturing, & Administrative Management
  • General Management Consulting Services.

Source: LightcastTM (2023). Unique job postings for July 2022-2023. Projected growth for years 2023-2033.

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