MS in Business Information Technology

Who is the Master of Science in Business Information Technology for?

Drexel’s College of Computing & Informatics' Master of Science in Business Information Technology (MSBIT) prepares students for work related to applying information technology in organizations. It connects business and information technology perspectives so that students understand information technology in an organizational context. The program is designed for students who have relevant work experience and either a technical or a business background.

Fast Facts

Hours

Full-time (FT) or Part-time (PT)

Time-to-Degree

1.5 years (FT); 2.5 years (PT)

Format

On campus or online

Term Starts

Fall, Spring

Curriculum Design

Modular Certificate. The credits from the following Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate Certificates can be applied to this master’s degree: Information Technology and Management; Digital Transformation; Information Systems Development; Information Technology Strategy & Execution; Organizational Security

Hands-on Experience

No

Technical experience required?

Business or technology

GRE required?

No

Meets F1 Visa STEM Requirements?

No

Master's in Business Information Technology Program Overview

As technology continues to impact almost every industry, companies are increasingly in need of professionals with both business and information technology knowledge who can leverage technology to help solve problems and transform organizations. MSBIT is an interdisciplinary master’s program offered through Drexel’s LeBow College of Business and the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI). You will benefit from a cross-cutting, market-responsive curriculum led by Drexel’s world-class business and technology faculty experts. 

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, you can choose to focus on two of the following areas: Organizational Security; Information Technology and Execution; Information Systems Development; or Digital Transformation. 

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Curriculum

IMPORTANT NOTE: Drexel operates on the quarter, not semester, system, offering classes during four, 10-week terms throughout the year. (You are not required to take classes every quarter, but full-time students must complete the degree in 3 years.)

Our master’s degrees are 45 credits (15 courses) which is equivalent to 30- to 33-credit degrees at other universities. The benefit of the quarter system is that students receive instruction in more topic areas than through the semester system and have more freedom to personalize their curriculum using electives.

This degree is available through a modular certificate curriculum.

Modular Certificate Curriculum

This degree is composed of three, 5-course certificates. This structure allows you to focus and specialize according to your professional and educational goals and enables you to earn credentials, in the form of certificates, before you even finish your master’s degree.

Certificate #1: This certificate is required.

Certificates #2 and #3: You will choose two certificates from the following groups:

Please visit Drexel's Graduate Catalog for MS in Business Information Technology course requirements and a sample plan of study.

Career Outlook for Business Information Technology

Business Information Technology, like all disciplines within the computer and information sciences, has a very healthy employment outlook. Read more about this field and the places you can go with this master’s degree here.

Other Drexel CCI Programs in Business Information Technology

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in:

Admissions Requirements

  • A completed application for the online format or on-campus format.
  • A four-year bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent international institution.
  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher, in a completed degree program, bachelor’s degree or above.
  • Official final transcripts from ALL Colleges/Universities attended. Please note: For students who have attended an institution outside of the US, it is highly recommended to submit a NACES approved course-by-course transcript evaluation (i.e., WES) for expedited review of your application. This approved evaluation will take the place of the transcript requirement to complete your application. 
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are not required for MSBIT.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation required, two (2) are suggested.
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose.
  • Current résumé.
  • Students must have access to a computer that meets or exceeds CCI’s computer requirements
  • Additional requirements for International Students.

Visit our Graduate Admissions section for application deadlines.

Finances

Tuition

Please visit Drexel’s official Graduate Tuition & Fees page. Note that this master’s degree requires 45 quarter credits.

Merit-Based Scholarships for Domestic and International Students

The LeBow College of Business and College of Computing & Informatics offer the Business Information Technology (BIT) Merit Scholarship to top applicants.

  • Submission Guidelines: All international and domestic applicants to the MS in Business Information Technology program and related certificates are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities when they apply; there is no separate application. Please be sure to include all relevant items with your admissions application.
  • Scholarship Qualifications: Scholarship consideration is based on your admissions application, with a focus on academic achievement, professional experience and unique personal attributes. The BIT Merit Scholarship is designed to attract top graduate-student talent, positioning you for success in the next step of your career.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact Matt Lechtenberg, College of Computing & Informatics’ director of recruitment, at cciinfo@drexel.edu or Stavrula Katsirmas, LeBow College of Business’ associate director of integrated student experience and retention, sk697@drexel.edu

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