Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership

The Walsh Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL) equips you with the knowledge and skills to shape the future of information technology. You will master how to clearly communicate complex information, develop strategies to manage IT change and innovation through research, analysis, and evaluation of the technical landscape, and lead at the enterprise level.

Choose your concentration

Focus on one of two areas of technology leadership, depending on your career path:

  • Executive Leadership
  • Global Project and Program Management

There is an IT decision sciences degree for every career path. Explore your options.

F1 DHS STEM Designated Program

Walsh’s MSITL program is a DHS STEM designated program. Prospective foreign students gain the additional benefits of enrolling in a STEM designated program when applying for the student visa (F1). For more information, contact an advisor.

Why Walsh?


Schedule Classes Around Your Life

The Walsh MSITL combines online and on ground instruction with personal attention from faculty in small class settings. With no GMAT required and year-round registration, you can start anytime and plan your entire academic year in advance. Schedule a time to meet with an admissions advisor today!

Learn From Proven Business Professionals

95% of Walsh faculty bring decades of real world experience to the classroom, with 80% still working in their field of expertise. Walsh’s academic rigor and hands-on curriculum are based on current challenges in the IT industry, preparing graduates to use their knowledge and practical skills in their careers right away.

State-of-the-Art Cyber Lab

Walsh’s cyber lab is a custom-designed, dynamic research and training environment to develop highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals.

Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE/CD)

Walsh was one of the first schools in Michigan to be recognized as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. Our IT degrees align with Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security NICE Framework Standards.

MBA/MSITL Dual Degree

Earn two graduate degrees in one concise program, the dual MBA/MSITL. Combine the depth of a Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership with the strength of the internationally-ranked Walsh Master of Business Administration (MBA). Speak with a Walsh admissions advisor to learn more.

View Overview, Courses, and Graduation Requirements

Admission Requirements

If you are an IT professional and have any of the following certifications, you will be eligible for advanced standing course credit in corresponding MSITL courses:

  • Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP)

Speak with an academic advisor to make sure your certifications are accounted for.

  • Possess an undergraduate degree or higher from a college or university accredited by a regional accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and U.S. Department of Education (USDE), Credits completed outside of the United States must be evaluated by an agency that is a member of NACES (
  • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.750 or higher on a 4.000 scale. (Applicants with a GPA of 2.000 to 2.749 will be admitted provisionally.)
  • Have a recommended minimum of two years professional work experience.
  • No GMAT or GRE required.

Learning Outcomes

The Master of Science in Information Technology Leadership prepares you with extensive knowledge in information technology and the skills you need to lead businesses into the future with IT. You will understand how IT affects business and decision-making processes. Upon completion of the MSITL, you will be ready to:

  • Strategize with emerging technology to achieve businesses goals.
  • Develop organizational systems that gain a competitive advantage.
  • Navigate businesses and corporations around IT risks and lead confidently.
  • Identify, integrate, and take advantage of emerging technology and trends.
  • Analyze data for making decisions in business with IT in mind.


Apply online or speak with an admissions advisor today. Call 248-823-1600 or email

Appointments are available Monday through Friday.

What Our Alumni are Saying

Paul Blowers, MSITL ’10

CIO, Plante Moran

“There is such overlap with business leadership and technology, and I thought Walsh was doing it right.”

Dave Shaheen, MSIA ’15

Information Security Forensics Lead, Henry Ford Health System

“I had a great experience at Walsh. I wanted to learn about technological advances, and they had it…My education went to another level.”

Join the Walsh Family

Walsh knows community is a key to success. The Walsh Information Technology Student Association (ITSA) gives you IT-related opportunities beyond the classroom. The ITSA meets monthly on Fridays at the Troy location, and is open to all undergraduate and graduate students of any degree program.