Information Technology (M.S.)

The Gabelli School’s M.S. in Information Technology (MSIT) program provides skills in:

  • Business data analytics and data management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Transformation
  • Enterprise computing, with a focus on application development
  • IT in specific industry sectors and functional areas such as accounting, financial technologies, and healthcare.

The Gabelli School’s Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) curriculum is focused on creating value through technology. You’ll learn how to develop innovative new processes, products, and business models while helping to integrate new technology into your company’s culture.

The program allows students to specialize in one of four career-oriented tracks, according to their interests:

  • Business Analytics: this track centers around the processes of collecting, cleaning, structuring, integrating, and analyzing data to drive management insight, informed decision-making, and superior business performance.
  • Cybersecurity: in this emerging track, students can specialize in cybersecurity management in business.
  • Digital Transformation: this track addresses the transformational role of contemporary information technologies and their applications.
  • Enterprise Computing: this track is for students who wish to delve deeper into solution delivery activities of enterprise applications.

These career tracks were chosen for their exceptional employment opportunities in today’s job market, as well as their relevance to a wide range of industries.

The MSIT has two schedule choices, a one-year full-time program and a part-time program spread over a longer time frame, ideal for professionals who don’t want to leave their jobs while they pursue the degree.

The Gabelli School Edge

Gabelli School MSIT graduates hit the job market with a keen understanding of the transformational role of technology and all the skills needed to find and exploit value opportunities for organization.

Ideal Candidates

Our MSIT program is designed for students who are interested in exploring the intersection of technology and business.

If you are fascinated by analytics, coding, cybersecurity, DevOps engineering, digital transformation, and others, this degree would be a good fit. A tech background is not necessary, but it is helpful to have a basic awareness of the role of IT in supporting organizational processes and strategy.


To learn more about the M.S. in Information Technology, visit the Fordham website.

The MSIT degree requires 10 graduate-level courses for a total of 30 credits. Students must take six core courses (18 credits) and four elective courses (12 credits). The program allows students to specialize in one of four career-oriented tracks, according to their interests. They can choose from tracks in Business Analytics, Cybersecurity, Digital Transformation, and Enterprise Computing.

Prerequisites

Students who completed a non-business undergraduate major are required to do a self-study module on IT and business to ensure that they have a basic understanding of the material covered in our Business IT course. In addition, data mining and other data analytics courses may require an understanding of basic statistics.

Curriculum

Students who have advanced experience or a deep academic background may substitute up to two of the core courses with advanced information systems electives, with permission from the area chair. 

Students may choose elective courses that meet their individual interests and career aspirations. Conversations with the program director and academic adviser will help in this process.

Course Title Credits
ISGB 7902System Analysis & Design3
ISGB 7973Database Management3
ISGB 7955Project Management3
ISGB 7905Web Applications Development3
ISGB 7967Data Mining for Business3
ISGB 7910Info Systems Strategy & Mgmt3
Four elective courses, for example: 112
Three courses from one of the following tracks: 2
Business Analytics
Cybersecurity
Digital Transformation
Enterprise Computing
Total Credits30
1

For a full list of courses that fulfill the MSIT elective requirement, see the below list.

2

For details on the four MSIT tracks, see the Tracks tab.

Electives

Courses in this group have the ISEL attribute.

Course Title Credits
ACGB 7185Derivatives and Analytics for Accounting3
ACGB 719GAudit Data Analytics3
ACGB 719HIT Audit and Information Assurance3
DGGB 6820Statistics3
DGGB 7844Stat Methods and Comp I3
ISGB 6910Business Tech & Analytics3
ISGB 7901E Business Strategies & Appl3
ISGB 7922Healthcare IT3
ISGB 7924Mobile E-Commerce and Apps3
ISGB 7932Accounting Info System3
ISGB 7933Audit Data Analytics3
ISGB 7934Artificial Intelligence3
ISGB 7942Optimization Models in Bus3
ISGB 7943Programming with Python3
ISGB 7944Sports Analytics3
ISGB 7945IT and Sustainability3
ISGB 7975Business Analytics for Managers3
ISGB 7977Text Analytics3
ISGB 7978Web Analytics3
ISGB 7980Bus Modeling w/Adv Sprdsheets3
ISGB 7985Data Warehousing3
ISGB 7988Business Performance and Risk Management3
ISGB 7990Big Data Analytics3
ISGB 799DCybersecurity for Business3
ISGB 799LStudy Tour: Germany3
ISGB 799RIT Audit and Information Assurance3
ISGB 799SC++ Programming3
ISGB 799VR Statistical Programming3
ISGB 799WJava Programming3
ISGB 799XFintech -An Introduction3
ISGB 799YBlockchain Tech & App Dev3
ISGB 799ZDeep Learning3
ISGB 79AAAdvanced Python for Financial Programming3
ISGB 79ACCybersecurity Analytics for Business3
ISGB 79ADDigital Forensics 3
ISGB 79AERobotic Process Automation3
MKGB 779IData-Driven Marketing Decisions3
MKGB 879TMktg with Big Data1.5
MKGB 879XApplied CRM1.5
OPGB 6627Operations Management3
QFGB 8968Blockchain Technology and Application Development3
SDGB 7851Measurement and Data Visualization3

Students seeking special permission to count a course without the BYGB or ISGB subject code as an elective must follow the below, three-step approval process.

Only 6000-level or above courses may be considered for electives to count towards MSIT.

  1. The student should send a detailed petition to the MSIT Program Director explaining why they are considering a non-BYGB or ISGB subject code course as an elective.
  2. The student should request permission from the instructor of the relevant course to join the elective, who should then send an email to the student authorizing the student's enrollment in the course. The student should forward that email to the MSIT Program Director and MSIT Advising Dean.
  3. The MSIT Program Director and MSIT Advising Dean will discuss the request, giving it due consideration, and render a decision on whether the non-BYGB or ISGB subject code course may be accepted as an elective.

Note: all advanced ISGB courses with prerequisites must be met (please discuss with the Program Director/Advising Dean).

For students who are not interested in any of the below tracks, another option is to create an optimal mix of electives across the tracks, in consultation with the program director and area chair.

Business Analytics Track

This track centers around the processes of collecting, cleaning, structuring, integrating, and analyzing data to drive management insight, informed decision-making, and superior business performance. Courses in this group have the ISBA attribute.

Course Title Credits
ISGB 7933Audit Data Analytics3
ISGB 7934Artificial Intelligence3
ISGB 7942Optimization Models in Bus3
ISGB 7944Sports Analytics3
ISGB 7975Business Analytics for Managers3
ISGB 7977Text Analytics3
ISGB 7978Web Analytics3
ISGB 7980Bus Modeling w/Adv Sprdsheets3
ISGB 7985Data Warehousing3
ISGB 7988Business Performance and Risk Management3
ISGB 7990Big Data Analytics3
ISGB 799ZDeep Learning3
ISGB 79AAAdvanced Python for Financial Programming3

Cybersecurity Track

In this emerging track, students can specialize in cybersecurity management in business. Courses in this group have the ISCY attribute.

Course Title Credits
ISGB 6910Business Tech & Analytics3
ISGB 799DCybersecurity for Business3
ISGB 79ACCybersecurity Analytics for Business3
ISGB 79ADDigital Forensics3

Digital Transformation Track

This track addresses the transformational role of contemporary information technologies and their applications. Courses in this group have the ISDT attribute.

Course Title Credits
ISGB 6910Business Tech & Analytics3
ISGB 7901E Business Strategies & Appl3
ISGB 7922Healthcare IT3
ISGB 7924Mobile E-Commerce and Apps3
ISGB 7932Accounting Info System3
ISGB 7945IT and Sustainability3
ISGB 7988Business Performance and Risk Management3
ISGB 799LStudy Tour: Germany3
ISGB 799RIT Audit and Information Assurance3
ISGB 799XFintech -An Introduction3
ISGB 799YBlockchain Tech & App Dev3
ISGB 79AAAdvanced Python for Financial Programming3
ISGB 79AERobotic Process Automation3

Enterprise Computing Track

This track is for students who wish to delve deeper into solution delivery activities of enterprise applications. Courses in this group have the ISEC attribute.

Course Title Credits
ISGB 6910Business Tech & Analytics3
ISGB 7932Accounting Info System3
ISGB 7943Programming with Python3
ISGB 7985Data Warehousing3
ISGB 799SC++ Programming3
ISGB 799VR Statistical Programming3
ISGB 799WJava Programming3
ISGB 799XFintech -An Introduction3
ISGB 799YBlockchain Tech & App Dev3
ISGB 79AAAdvanced Python for Financial Programming3
ISGB 79AERobotic Process Automation3