- Who do I contact if I have a question about the program?
- When can a person start the program?
- How long will it take to complete the program?
- Is the program open to full-time students?
- When will classes be held and how long are the classes?
- What is the capacity of the program?
- Do I have to resubmit all materials if I was previously admitted to a UNCG Graduate Program?
- Can courses taken in the UNCG MBA program satisfy MSITM program requirements?
- Do I have to wait until I receive my GMAT score to apply?
- Will MSITM students be expected to have personal computers?
- When are the deadlines for registration completion?
- Do I need GMAT test scores
- Do I have to have IT background to apply?
- What is required for Admission?
- What are the admissions criteria?
- Who can give me the letters of recommendation?
- What is the application process?
- What is the admission process?
- What is the minimum course requirement for enrollment?
- Is there financial aid available?
- What is the Cost?
- Is a thesis or comprehensive examination required?
- Does the program include a concentration or emphasis?
- Is the program accredited?
- Does the MSITM offer job placement assistance?
- What is the average GMAT and Undergraduate GPA for the MSITM program?
- If I have completed graduate work elsewhere will it count towards my MSITM?
- Why do I need an evaluation of my international transcript?
- Can international students be admitted to Certificate Programs?
Director for Graduate Programs
ISSCM Department, UNCG, PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
The Program is planned so that each Fall or Spring admitted students can begin the required core level sequence. No required course is offered in summer but some business foundation courses will be available for those without the required background. Students will not be recommended to begin elective classes in Summer and if no appropriate courses can be found, they will be recommended to defer their admission to Fall semester.
By taking 6 credit hours per semester, students can complete the required 24 hour core sequence in four semesters. Courses that qualify as approved electives may be taken during regular semester or summer terms, thus enabling a student to complete the entire program in 2 calendar years once the core level classes are begun. Core level required courses will not be taught during the summer session. However it’s possible to finish the courses in 12 month by taking more hours.
The program is designed to accommodate both full-time and part-time students. Some graduate assistantships and fellowships are available to support full-time students. Limited tuition waivers may be available based on financial situation and funding availability.
All MSITM classes are offered online only. Each core level course will be taught once each year. Thus, students who wish to complete the program in a timely manner will need enroll in courses the particular semester they are offered. Foundation level courses will be offered on a more frequent basis and will be taught Face-to-Face or online.
Due to capacity constraints, a limit of 40 students may begin the core course sequence each term. Students may enter the program in the fall, spring, or summer terms. It may be necessary to deny immediate admission to some persons who might otherwise meet admission standards because of capacity limits. Such persons will be encouraged to defer their entry semester which can be up to one academic year.
Generally, students who were admitted to a UNCG graduate program in the recent past or who earned a graduate degree at UNCG must submit a new application and any additional materials that were not required for the previous program. Applicants should submit test scores in the recent five years, updated transcripts, and/or letters of recommendation if the previous application is unavailable or outdated. Questions regarding old applications should be addressed to the ISSCM Associate Director for Graduate Programs. Also, students are required to pay new application fees.
The twenty-four hours of core level course work may not include any course used to satisfy the requirements of a previously awarded degree. Specific credit for courses taken in other graduate programs will be considered on a case by case basis.
No. You should submit your application and other materials as soon as possible so that your application can be considered at the earliest possible time. However, an admission decision will not be made until all application materials have been received.
Since all MSITM courses are online each student must have access to a personal computer and have reliable internet connections in order to access course materials and complete required activities.
Because of processing requirements, an admission decision cannot be guaranteed unless all credentials are received by the deadlines. MSITM follows the graduate school deadlines:
- For Fall admission, applications are due by July 1
- For Spring admission, applications are due by October 1
- For Summer admission, applications are due by April 1
International students must follow these deadlines:
- For Fall admission, applications are due by May 15
- For Spring admission, applications are due by September 15
- For Summer admission, applications are due by February 15
Deadlines may be extended one month if the prospective international student is already in the U.S.
GMAT (or GRE) taken within the last 5 years is required for the MSITM program, but not for any graduate certificate. However waivers are available for eligible individuals. More information can be found here.
No, this program is open to all students with an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Courses are taught with no expectation of prior IT knowledge.
What is required for Admission?
- Completed online application (online fee payment required).
- Official transcript from every college and university you have attended. You may send an unofficial transcript followed by the official transcript not less than 30 days prior to the day you enroll.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Residency statement (if you are claiming North Carolina residency).
- Official GMAT or GRE test scores taken in the recent five years.
- TOEFL scores (for international students )
- A personal statement outlining personal goals, IT knowledge, and work experience. It should be about one page and single spaced.
- In addition, you may include a résumé to highlight work experience.
What are the admissions criteria?
Admissions are based on a weighted average of your GMAT score and undergraduate GPA, letters of Recommendation, personal statement, and other relevant factors such as demonstrated leadership skills and work experience.
Good candidates for reference writers can either be professors or employers (or co-workers). A letter from a professor shows that faculty is behind you and considers you to be Graduate School material. Choose someone who knows you and your accomplishments, and who will write a good and not a neutral reference. Letters from employers should include the aptitudes that qualify you for that particular field of study.
- Completion of the application
- Application Fee payment
- Uploading of the required documents for admission
Once all credentials are received, a copy of the completed materials and applications are sent to the department, along with notification that the application is ready for review. If the department recommends that you be admitted into the program, the Assistant Dean of The Graduate School will conduct a final review of your materials, and will make the final determination of eligibility. Once accepted, you will be notified by The Graduate School with a written letter offering you admittance to the program.
- The admitted students should enroll in at least one course for each semester.
- International students should enroll in at least two courses (or 6 credit hours) including one on site face to face course to maintain their student visa status.
Financial support for graduate students is offered in the form of University fellowships, departmental assistantships, scholarships, and other awards through federal, state, and private grants; veterans’ benefits; student loans; and hourly paid campus jobs. For further information refer to the Graduate School Bulletin.
The fee schedule is maintained by the Cashier and Student Accounts Office and can be found at UNCG Online website.
Since both the MSITM and Graduate Certificates are completely online the typical fees that apply to on site students are not applied to these programs.
There is no comprehensive exams, however students can choose either a thesis (which accounts for 6 credit hours) or a non-thesis option (capstone project for 3 credit hours and an elective course(s) for 3 hours).
The MSITM Program does offer a concentration in Business Analytics. For more information see the MSITM page and the page for the Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Business Analytics
The Bryan School is among the top 10% of business schools nationwide that have been recognized by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for the achievement of high quality.
Bryn Career Services works very hard to help MSITM students to be more effective and successful in reaching their career goals.
Based on our admission records, we like to maintain the GMAT average of 550. If a student has taken GRE we use the verbal and quantitative sections to calculate the estimated GMAT score. However, the admissions committee reviews applications holistically, taking all materials into account. If a student’s score is below 550, then the admissions committee will look at the overall portfolio (undergraduate GPA, work experience, etc..) to determine if the student can be admitted provisionally.
Up to 6 hours of graduate coursework taken elsewhere may be counted toward the degree. The courses must carry a grade of B or better and they must have been taken at a 4 year accredited college or university, within the last 5 years.
This is to verify that the courses are equivalent to US courses and have credits applied as many schools outside of the US don’t use a credit system rather there are set courses to take and evaluations of learning for completion. Also, some don’t use GPA, but rather descriptive outcomes (eg. “Pass”, “Pass with Honors”, etc). So the evaluations look at your performance and the courses that you took and they can estimate what the equivalent would have been in the US. This is important for many reasons for our evaluation at the department level, but also as a school. Because we equate a Bachelor degree with at least four years of academic study we have to do the evaluation because some students that have been educated outside of the US did not have to complete as many “credit hours” as a US program and that could cause a problem with our policies or accreditation.
International students can apply and be admitted to certificate programs. However, they will be expected to engage the program from their home country. This is because the certificate programs are not approved for I-20 issuance or F-1 visa standing. Also, international students applying to a certificate program are still required to have acceptable TOEFL scores and have NACES evaluated copies of their transcripts submitted to the Graduate School.