Become a Leader with an M.A. Information Technology Management
Information Technology is driving digital transformation, forming the basis for innovative business processes. IT managers are in high demand due to their knowledge on building and developing digital services. IU’s Information Technology Management programme equips you with the tools required to succeed in these leadership positions. You will gain industry-specific knowledge and business-related skills to start out on a career path in managing IT professionals. Our aim is to equip you to help organisations resolve difficult business issues with modern technology solutions. At the end of the program, you will have an unparalleled skill set that includes a firm grasp on the latest developments in information and communications technology as well as strategic and innovation management mechanisms.
All the important details about this programme
Master of Arts (M.A.)120 or 60 ECTSStudy format: Online
Duration of study
24 or 12 monthsPart time models available
From 489 98 euros per month
120 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards60 ECTS - English - OnlineOnline study programmes are accredited in line with German and European standards
Specific Field Knowledge
Scholarship Programme Option
One Year of Work (For 60 ECTS Version)
Reduce your study fees
Many scholarship options available
Don’t yet meet the requirements for work experience, English language skills or level of education? Not a problem – IU’s Scholarship Programme gives you the chance to start your online degree and fulfil the eligibility criteria while you study, just get us your proof of work experience, English language skill and education certificates to us before you complete 50% of your ECTS.
IU's M.A. Information Technology Management programme will equip you with knowledge of the fundamentals of IT, from software to hardware, governance and compliance as well as risk assessment and leadership modules to help you understand the ins and outs of the world you intend to lead in. In the 60 ECTS version of this course, you will also get to choose a 10 ECTS elective module to specialise in and 20 ECTS for our 120 ECTS version to help you get a deep dive on other related topics.
IT Systems: Software
IT Systems: Hardware
Networks and Distributed Systems
International IT Law
Advanced Research Methods
IT Governance and Compliance
IT Project Management
IT Service Management
Cyber Risk Assessment and Management
Seminar: Standards and Frameworks
Agile Project Management
Master Thesis & Colloquium
As part of this degree you get to choose electives to deepen your knowledge in an area you find most appealing or relevant to your career plans. These range from more technical areas such as artificial intelligence, big data application or blockchain and quantum computing, to areas more closely related to management skills, such as process management, project management and communication and negotiation.
This specialisation was designed with your future career in mind. Its aim is to give a holistic understanding of how to manage information technology with security and data protection in mind.
You’ll get in depth analysis of IT security protocols, cryptography and data protection principles. You’ll get to experience some of the real problems that companies face when it comes to cyber security, and learn the different approaches that they can take.
After completing this module, you will be familiar with the functions and processes of blockchain technology. As a result, you will understand important applications, especially BitCoin.
We live in a world characterised by constant change. This affects not only individuals but also organisations. Even successful organisations need to constantly reinvent themselves in order to remain successful. This course presents a discussion of change in relation to the complexities of organisational life, with an emphasis on applying theory to actual practice.
Organisational change is an international phenomenon and the course includes many international case examples. With a focus on organisational change as opposed to personal change and/or entrepreneurship, this course has a distinctly different focus from related areas like Leadership and Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
The first part of the course considers the nature of change and different change models. The second part focuses on how different perspectives complement one another and can be used to better understand, analyse, and diagnose change processes. The course deals with issues of structure, culture, and politics. In the later part of the course, the implementation of change is considered in detail. Given that many change processes fail, this part is an important learning component to complement an in-depth understanding of change.
Progress in your Career with an M.A. Information Technology Management
There is no shortage of career opportunities for information technology master graduates from IU. With growing dependence on information and communications technologies in almost every field, you will be free to pursue any career that requires you to use computing technology to expand and run business endeavours. Upon graduating IU's M.A. Information Technology Management you will have the skill-set to pursue a career as an IT project manager, a consultant, a general manager of operations, a chief information officer or chief technology officer. You will also be playing a key role in defining and executing several short and long term IT goals and objectives and successfully leading teams of information technology specialists in a myriad of organisations.
As an IT Project Manager, you are responsible for the management of IT projects and are always up-to-date on the latest developments which allow you to advise your team with specialist knowledge. You largely determine the project processes in IT and can create guidelines and policies that facilitate the further course of the project. You also consider the needs of the company and create documentation during the project. Consultation with specialist departments and project managers is also part of your job.
As an IT Manager, you have one of the top in-demand positions that industry, public sector and government have to offer. Whether you deal with information management in a department or with data centre management in world-wide operating enterprise, this fascinating role gives you the chance to gain unique insights into almost any domain of international organisations. IT management postgraduates have in-depth entrepreneurial and management skills, which offers them excellent prospects in a wide range of careers, such as technology management, IT consulting, change or project management and business analysis.
Interested in cyber security? As an IT security manager, you’ll deal with it on a daily basis, by designing and overseeing a defence protocol for business data and assets. In this specialisation, you’ll dig into a wide range of topics related to cyber protection, such as attack prevention or active penetration testing for exposing potential weak spots. It’s an exciting role that is becoming increasingly vital in today’s digital business world.
STUDY MODELS AND FEES
Find a plan to suit you: For our online programmes, you can easily choose whether you want to study full-time or part-time. This helps you fit learning to your schedule.
Duration 24 months
Perfect for those who want to hit the ground running and learn at the fastest pace possible. Starting from:
Duration 36 months
Great for all-round talents who want to go full throttle in their studies but also keep up with other commitments. Starting from:
Duration 48 months
Ideal for students with a lot of work or family commitments. This plan also reduces monthly study costs. Starting from:
For students in Asia, Africa, and South & Central America, the prices displayed show regular tuition fees including graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. For students from Europe, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan & South Korea the prices displayed do not include graduation fees, scholarships or other discounts. Additional fees may apply.
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Online library as well as podcasts and videos
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What our students say
In both my passion and my career, the skills and competencies I learned at IU have made a big difference.Zena Massaad, MBA - Master of Business Administration
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Completed degree from a public or officially recognised university/higher education institution with a
For 60-ECTS programmes, you will need to have already acquired 240 ECTS credits.
For 120-ECTS programmes, you will need to have acompleted, undergraduate degree (worth 180 ECTS) with a focus on economics or business administration
At least a “satisfactory” or Grade C equivalent earned in your previous education
To study the 120-ECTS version of this degree, you must have a completed degree with 180 ECTS with a focus on Economics or Business Administration.
Start your online degree with our Scholarship Programme and receive a scholarship up to 80%!
This helps you get started as a participant with immediate access to 50% of your courses even when you don't meet the full ECTS requirements yet. If you are lacking ECTS credits from your previous studies, you can demonstrate professional work experience instead.
- To start a 120-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 180 ECTS credits from your previous studies.
- To start a 60-ECTS degree, you will need a minimum of 240 ECTS credits from your previous studies but can “bridge” up to 60 ECTS with 2 years of professional experience.
Once all admissions documents are provided and any relevant admissions courses are complete, you can move forward and finish your degree.
Questions? Speak to one of our study advisors, they will guide you through every step of the process.
At IU, we teach in English to prepare you for the international market.
We therefore ask for proof of your English language skills*. If English is your native language or you graduated from an English-speaking school/university, you don’t need to prove your English skills.
- Speexx B2.2 Certificate (complimentary when signing up with IU)
- TOEFL (min. 80 points) or
- IELTS (min. Level 6.0 out of 9 points) or
- Duolingo English test (min. 95 points) or
- Cambridge Certificate (min. B grade overall) or
- Equivalent proof
*Proof must be provided before the start of the study and must not be older than two years.
For the 60 ECTS study programme, you will need at least one year of professional work experience before starting your studies (achieved after previous studies).
Study the Way You Want To
Schedule when you want to learn and study 100% online. At IU you have the possibility to complete your degree fully from home, whether full time or part time. You can even take your exams online whenever it suits you.
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We provide you with innovative learning tools, digital study material, tutorial videos, student advice and support, and forums to exchange with other students. You also have full access to our large online library. Your tutors are always available to answer your questions.
The Ideal Mix of Theory & Practice
Our programmes provide you with essential theoretical knowledge and focus above all on practice-oriented studies designed to best prepare you for your future career. On top of their academic excellence, your professors have at least five years of industry experience.