The Fast Track IT Management program is a specialization
within VCU’s Master of Science in Information Systems degree.
The program is designed for individuals with several years
professional experience, who either want to move into IT management
up the technology management chain. The inaugural class will
begin in Spring 2006 (March), and will be completed by April
Because Computer and Information Systems Managers are increasingly
being called upon to make important business decisions as well
as technology decisions, organizations of today and tomorrow
need managers with both business savvy and technical proficiency.
It is predicted that growth in I.T. Management will more than
double other occupations in Virginia over the next 5 years. To
provide for that growth, the VCU Department of Information Systems
is pleased to announce a new Information Technology Management
specialization within its Master of Science degree program. Developed
in direct collaboration with top industry executives and designed
especially for today’s busy IT professional, this 12-month
program will be offered on alternate weekends, and focuses on
the issues managers face on a daily basis.
The Executive format offers students an unparalleled opportunity
to network with their peers as well as with area professionals
involved in the delivery of the program. Students go through
the entire program together and share their experiences as a
group. A unique aspect to VCU’s program is the tremendous
input from our industry partners.
Students will meet regularly with a corporate mentor and even
have an opportunity to enter the boardroom and see first hand
how decisions are reached. Mentors will share their decisions
and dilemmas with students at each meeting.