Grand Canyon University

M.S. in Information Technology Management (Bridge)


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. in Information Technology Management (Bridge)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Work Toward Advancing Your Tech Career With a Master’s in IT Management Bridge Program

GCU’s Bridge Master of Science in Information Technology Management program may be ideal for students who do not hold technology-related bachelor’s degrees and are interested in positioning themselves for possible career advancement in tech or preparing for continuing education. This IT management master’s bridge program lays a foundation for graduate work in business-related IT management. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge in leadership and business management, exploring best practices in the field. You can deepen your understanding of technology concepts and acquire tech skills that are applicable in modern workplaces.

Master’s in IT Management Bridge Program Course Topics

This information technology management program integrates the Christian worldview into the coursework, which emphasizes the role of ethical decision-making in business settings. Our online learning community welcomes a diverse student body from all faiths.

Because bridge coursework does not lead to a degree, the program is designed to teach you the information needed to pursue a master's degree in IT management. A bridge program can help you prepare for your future IT studies.

While working through your IT management courses, you’ll complete a blend of classroom instruction and hands-on learning activities designed. You’ll be taught core technology competencies such as the following:

    Foundational concepts and problem-solving in programming and IT, with hands-on activities that include writing code to further explore lecture topics
    Networking in IT, exploring how networks work, how to configure networks and how to conduct scalability planning with routers and switches
    Information systems development within the context of business information systems, exploring cost-benefit analysis, feasibility, traceability and more
    Relational database structures through their lifecycle, from design to implementation and beyond

Next Steps for Graduates of the Master of Science in Information Technology Management Bridge Program

This information technology management bridge program can prepare you to transition into the Master of Science in Information Technology Management program — a degree-conferring program. The bridge program blends strategic management and leadership, information literacy, ethics, technology and reasoning skills to prepare you for graduate-level IT coursework.

Alternatively, you may decide to take your advanced IT skills and enter the workforce right away in an IT-related career.

If you plan to join or advance your skills in the growing field of information technology management, the bridge to IT management master’s program at GCU can help you do that. You’ll have opportunities to be taught knowledge and skills in this field.

Career Paths in IT Management

The IT management courses in this bridge program can lead you into the GCU master’s in IT management program. After completion of your MS degree, you can be prepared to lead and manage IT programs. If you are looking to specialize in this career area, you may benefit from learning business and IT skills.

With advanced skills and IT knowledge, IT professionals have many potential career paths to choose from. They may pursue positions as:

    Computer and information systems managers
    Database administrators

    Computer systems analysts
    Computer and information research scientists

Take Information Technology Courses From an Accredited University

GCU is an institutionally accredited university that strives to graduate students who are critical thinkers, analytical reasoners and ethical servant leaders. Our accreditation speaks to the quality of our programs and our commitment to our students. To learn more about our accreditation, visit our university accreditation page.

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2022, September 8). How to become a computer and information systems manager. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved July 26, 2023.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

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