Information Management is about Management
A few years ago, the IT manager in many companies was responsible for fixing printers and removing computer viruses. Because of the rapid development of information technology, things are different now, and business executives have changed how the role of IT is viewed. IT managers are encouraged to expand their skill set from just having technical skills to being an innovator, a business leader, and being efficient at operations.
Offered in the evenings or 100% online, the W. P. Carey MSIM degree will help you capitalize on your IT skills. More important, the MSIM allows you to look at IT from a business management standpoint, teaching you the skills needed to think strategically about how to use IT, so that you can create more value for your organization.
Information Technology is a growing industry and it’s becoming a critical element to all organizations. As Harvard Business Review notes, the role of a CIO is changing: Their business management skills have taken precedence over their technical skills. Because IT is in every product, service, and process, IT managers and/or CIOs need to take on the new role of a business leader. They need to work hand-in-hand with the business executive team, and understand the customers’ needs, so they can create the most practical, strategic IT plan, that will create the most value.
Even if you currently serve in an IT management position, the MSIM will deepen your expertise and prepare you for a more active, influential role in your organization and its growth, while also developing the necessary skills of becoming a true business leader.