Prepare to Be a Leader in the IT Field with a Software Design and Management Degree
Are you excited about the idea of designing complex programming products, solving IT problems for organizations, or leading a team of IT professionals? Our Master of Science in Information Technology – Software Design and Management can help you realize your goals. Through Liberty University’s master’s in IT degree, you can be equipped to meet the business world’s need for technology management and software project administration.
Throughout this program, you’ll increase your knowledge in the field of information technology. Plus, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the infrastructure of business systems, assessment and needs analysis, and modeling and design through practical training and real-world instruction. The increasing demand in the business world for IT professionals makes our software design and management master’s degree more valuable than ever.
At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among Niche.com’s Top 5 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.
Why Choose Liberty University’s Software Design and Management Degree?
Liberty University’s goal for the M.S. in Information Technology program is to develop business and IT professionals into excellent managers and project administrators within the field. Through this master’s degree, you can learn how to develop efficient IT systems that will help your business grow as well as manage software development projects to create new products and services.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates the demand for software developers to grow 21% through 2028. This is much higher than the increase of other occupations, meaning you’ll have a variety of job opportunities in IT.*
If you pursue the Master of Science in Information Technology, you will be more prepared to enter the booming IT industry and establish yourself as a leader in this field. This 36-hour, software design and management master’s degree intentionally prepares you to meet the needs of today’s information technology industry, whether as an information technology leader or instructor.
What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Master’s in IT – Software Design and Management Degree?
The Master of Science in Information Technology – Software Design and Management degree builds on your previous programming, information science, and business experience to give you advanced training in IT infrastructure and management specialized studies in computer science. You will receive an in-depth overview of security issues and the database design and development process to oversee large-scale business management information systems.
The core content in this program is rooted in biblical ethics, principles, and an understanding of legal issues so you can be equipped to lead with Christian character.
The software design and management area of study for the master’s in IT degree provides additional, advanced studies in large-scale and complex software development. You can become an expert in developing secure, efficient, and innovative software that meets time and budget constraints. You will also be trained in statistical analysis techniques to leverage valuable data for your business.
View the Degree Completion Plan, or take a look at our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll study.
CSCI 611 – Secure Software Engineering
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- How to write secure software
- The common pitfalls in major coding languages
CSIS 641 – Software Development Management
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Some of the challenges associated with software development management
- Software development from a managerial perspective by learning the software process models, modeling, quality management, and how to manage software projects
- How to build better software based on discipline and modern methods
- Advanced topics such as software process improvement and future software engineering trends
CSIS 643 – Software Design
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- An introduction to the architectural design of complex software systems and how to successfully design them
- Commonly-used software system structures, techniques for designing and implementing these structures, models, formal notations for characterizing and reasoning about architectures, tools for generating specific instances of an architecture, and case studies of actual system architectures
- The skills and background needed to properly evaluate the architectures of existing systems and how to design new systems in principled ways using architectural paradigms
Program Highlights for the Master’s in IT – Software Design and Management
- Your capstone course will provide you with opportunities for invaluable first-hand experience in the field.
- Increase your job opportunities in business organizations by completing your Master of Science in Information Technology with a focus on software design and management.
- Learn from experienced professors with doctoral degrees and qualified practitioners in the field of technology concentrating on software design and management.
- Our School of Business is located in a state-of-the-art, 78,000-square-foot building on campus, and provides you with information technology labs, a networking and data center, a simulated stock trading room with New York Stock Exchange display boards, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Cyber Excellence, and the Center for Financial Literacy.
- Get involved with our business-related student organizations and honor societies.
- You have the opportunity to graduate with a variety of certificates in systems such as Microsoft, SAP, and Cisco.
- Check out our 3+1 Accelerated Business Program; you can earn your bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just 4 years!
Master’s in IT – Software Design and Management Degree Information
Career Opportunities for Master’s in IT – Software Design and Management Degree Graduates
After completion of our Master of Science in Information Technology with a software design and management area of study, you could pursue one of the following careers:
- Application designer
- Database administrator
- Database analyst
- Software/application developer
- Software programmer
Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents* and meet the minimum requirements for admission:
- Admission application
- Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
- Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account
- A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with at least a 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing
Students without the following coursework on their undergraduate transcript will be required to complete the following classes upon admission to the program:
- 3 hours in object-oriented programming (C++, C#, or Java)
- 3 hours in advanced object-oriented programming (C++, C#, or Java)
- 3 hours in computer networking
- 3 hours in algebra
- 3 hours in statistics
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Software developers (visited November 19, 2019). Cited projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.