Master's Degree Requirements
Twelve to 16 courses (at least 36 graduate credits) are required for the degree. The following outline specifies the program requirements regarding the foundation, core, electives, and capstone courses. Individual plans for progression will be determined for each student in consultation with the Program Director.
The purpose of the foundation courses is to provide students with a
broad-based background in research and writing, networks, databases, and statistics. The following four courses (three credits each) are required but may be waived based on a student’s academic and professional training.
Research and Writing
INL 574 Graduate Research and Writing
CIS 523 Data Processing and Database Management
CIS 540 Network Theory
MBA 620 Statistical Thinking for Managers
Core Competencies Courses
The core curriculum focuses on managerial, technical, and technology management competencies. Students are required to take a total of nine courses in these core competencies: three courses from the Managerial Competencies area, three courses selected by the student from the Technical Competencies area, and three courses from the Technology Management area.
Managerial Competencies (all three required)
CIS 612 Ethics, Issues, and Government Regulations (originally CIS 610)
CIS 615 Project Management
MBA 810 Self-Assessment for Leadership
Technical Competencies (three courses; one required and two selected)
INL 631 Technology Architecture (required)
CIS 624 Data Warehouses
INL 644 Data Security Technologies
INL 650 User-Interface Technologies
Technology Management (all three required)
INL 632 Technology Development Management
INL 660 Planning and Effective Management of IS/IT Resources
INL 736 Organizational Effectiveness: Beyond the Fads
Electives (two selected)
Electives provide the framework for keeping pace with the rapid advancements in technology. Students are required to take two elective courses in new technologies.
CIS 646 Collaboration Technologies
CIS 658 Data Mining
INL 635 Digital Media Content Development
INL 653 Web Services and Solutions
INL 665 Computer Digital Forensics
INL 743 Entrepreneurship
INL 760 IS/IT Human Resource Management
MIS 705 Emerging Information Technologies
Capstone Experience (one course)
Students culminate their study with an integrative three-credit capstone experience, taken in the final semester of the program. This course is completed with a team of students and provides the opportunity to integrate what has been learned in the core and elective courses.
INL 880 IT/IS Capstone Experience
CIO University Certification
La Salle offers students enrolled in the Information Technology Leadership degree program the opportunity to become certified as a member of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) University. The CIO University consists of nationally accredited institutions of higher learning that meet established requirements and are identified by the Government Services Administration (GSA) as academic partners. Students participating in this program are identified as potential CIOs for government agencies.
To attain certification in the CIO University, students are required to complete the Information Technology Leadership program requirements.