Business Information Technology MSBIT

Major: Business Information Technology
Degree Awarded: Master of Science in Business Information Technology (MSBIT)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Minimum Required Credits: 45.0
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 52.0305
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-3031

About the Program

The Master of Science in Business Information Technology (MSBIT) prepares students for work related to applying information technology in organizations. Jointly offered by the College of Computing & Informatics and the LeBow College of Business, the program is thoroughly interdisciplinary. It connects business and information technology perspectives so that students understand information technology in an organizational context. Specifically, students completing the program will understand how information technology is managed in an organizational environment, how it helps to solve organizational problems, and how it can be used to transform an organization.

The program is designed for students who have relevant work experience and either a technical or a business background. Courses provide technology and business knowledge with a practical emphasis. To complement required foundations in information technology and management, students can choose to focus on two of the following areas: organizational security, information technology and execution, information systems development, or digital transformation.

Pathways to Completion

As the graphic below indicates, students have different pathways to earning the MSBIT.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses - Information Technology & Management
CT 500Introduction to the Digital Environment3.0
CT 600Cloud Technology3.0
CT 610Disaster Recovery, Continuity Planning and Digital Risk Assessment3.0
MIS 615Aligning Information Technologies and Operations3.0
MIS 625Management of Information Technology Operations3.0
Choose 2 of the following elective areas30.0
Organizational Security
Cloud Security and Virtual Environments
Security, Policy and Governance
Principles of Cybersecurity
Information Forensics
Information Assurance
Information Technology Strategy & Execution
Aligning Information Systems and Business Strategies
MIS Policy and Strategy
Leading and Executing Change
Software Engineering Economics
Software Project Management
Information Sytems Development
Application Software Construction and Operation
Perspectives on Information Systems
Database Management Systems
Systems Analysis & Design
Business Agility and IT
Digital Transformation
Innovation Management
Technology Strategy
Emerging Information Technologies in Business
Digital Platform Management
Design Thinking for Digital Innovations
Total Credits45.0

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
CT 5003.0CT 6003.0CT 6103.0MIS 6153.0
Elective Area 1 3.0Elective Area 23.0Elective Area 1 3.0Elective Area 2 3.0
 6 6 6 6
Second Year
MIS 6253.0Elective Area 1 3.0Elective Area 1 3.0 
Elective Area 1 3.0Elective Area 2 3.0Elective Area 2 6.0 
 6 6 9 
Total Credits 45

Business Information Technology Faculty

Murugan Anandarajan, PhD (Drexel University) Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Professor. Cyber crime, strategic management of information technology, unstructured data mining, individual internet usage behavior (specifically abuse and addiction), application of artificial intelligence techniques in forensic accounting and ophthalmology.
Orakwue B. Arinze, PhD (London School of Economics). Professor. Client/Server computing; Enterprise Application Software (EAS)/Enterprise Resource Planning Software (ERP); knowledge-based and decision support applications in operations management.
Christopher Carroll, MS (Drexel University) BSCST Program Director. Associate Teaching Professor. Information technology within healthcare companies, computer networking and design, IT infrastructure, server technology, information security, virtualization and cloud computing.
Michael Chu, MSE (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Teaching Professor. System, server, computer networking and design; IT infrastructure; information technology management and security; Web system programming; database and mobile application development.
Qizhi Dai, PhD (University of Minnesota). Associate Professor. Business Value of Information Technology, eCommerce, Economics of Information Technology, Information System Management.
David Gefen, PhD (Georgia State University) Provost Distinguished Research Professor. Professor. Strategic IT management; IT development and implementation management; research methodology; managing the adoption of large IT systems, such as MRP II, ERP, and expert systems; research methodology, eCommerce; Online Auctions; Outsourcing; SAS; Technology Adoption.
Peter Grillo, PhD (Temple University) Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Affairs, Information Science. Teaching Professor. Software economics, Project management, Strategic applications of technology within organizations.
Thomas Heverin, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Computer security, ethical hacking, computer forensics, network forensics, cloud security and cybersecurity.
David Kurz, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Business Education; Groups/Teams; Leadership; Supply Chain Leadership.
V. K. Narayanan, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Delloitte Touche Jones Stubbs Professor. Cognition and Strategy; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Organization design
Arjan Raven, PhD (University of Southern California). Associate Clinical Professor. Department of Decision Sciences & MIS. Neuro-Information-Systems, task-technology fit, web-based
Samir Shah, DPS (Pace University). Clinical Professor. Drexel University's Provost Fellow India Partnerships
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