Master of Science in Information Technology: E-Business

NOTE: As of Spring 2010, no new applications will be accepted for this specialization. Current students should review the EBUS course phase-out plan, complete a study plan, and then contact their graduate advisor to go over their plan for completing the program requirements.

E-Business (EBUS) Specialization

The E-Business (EBUS) specialization provides courses on how managers can design and operate web sites and generally conduct e-commerce and e-business effectively. The specialization is structured to accommodate the needs of students who are specialists in information technology as well as those with little or no experience with computers. In addition to receiving a solid technology foundation, students are exposed to the relevant business aspects such as strategic planning, marketing planning, security planning, financial and economic aspects of e-business, and social, legal, and regulatory issues.

Career Path

The Master of Science program in Information Technology serves careers at the entry, mid-, or upper-level positions, depending upon the prior level of experience of the candidate.


  • Web Site Designer
  • E- Marketing Specialist
  • E-Security Expert
  • Web Site Operator
  • E-Government Specialist



Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take COMM 600, Academic Writing for Graduate Students (3).

Core Required Courses

UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • ITEC 610 Information Technology Foundations (3)
  • ITEC 620 Information Technology Infrastructure (3)
  • ITEC 630 Information Systems Analysis, Modeling, and Design (3)
  • ITEC 640 Information Technology Project Management (3)
  • TMAN 625 Economics and Financial Analysis for Technology Managers (3)

Core Rules

  1. ITEC 610 must be taken as one of the first two courses.

E-Business (EBUS) Specialization Required Courses

Capstone Course

EBUS 670 E-Business Capstone (3)

Specialization Rules

Courses must be taken in the order listed above.

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Dual Degree Options

With just a few additional courses, you can enhance the power of your MSIT by pursuing a second degree in the following areas:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy

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