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WHY CHOOSE NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY?

DEVELOP SKILLS IN BUSINESS AND TECH
The business world is changing, and technology is at the core. By taking a combination of technology and business courses, you will learn to implement better IT solutions that reflect today’s evolving marketplace.

 

LEARN FROM DISTINGUISHED FACULTY
Our courses are taught by renowned academic professors and top IT industry professionals. Northwestern will prepare you to plan, implement, and manage IT systems in a broad range of industries.

 

 

 

RECEIVE MENTORING AND SUPPORT
Develop close relationships with a diverse group of peers who are knowledgeable and experienced in the field. Build a professional network that includes leading faculty and alumni who can open new doors for your career.

 

 

STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Phoebe Evans (’16) designed a life clock that embodies time through the representation of rings on a tree. Evans used Arduino and LED lights to bring life to the clock.

Six students (’15) teamed up with IDEO Chicago to design a low-cost teff seed row planter to improve the livelihood of Ethiopian farmers.

Jeff Kahn (’14) designed the product Zeez which explores how different dosing protocols of light can affect the circadian clock thus improving the quality of life.

Who should read this guide: 
  • IT executives in a position to translate technological concepts for a business-minded audience

  • Professionals desiring a more compelling presentation for a senior audience

  • Anyone interested to learn more about the MSIT program at Northwestern University

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Learn the Three Tactics that Help Seasoned IT Professionals Communicate with Senior Business Executives

As business has evolved and become more dependent on IT infrastructure and the role it plays in the overall strategy of a company, the need to decipher and present technical concepts in a manner clear to a business-minded audience has become undeniably essential. 

This challenge of translating technical information has fallen to the IT leader - and the ability to speak in a language not indicative of their specialized education and experience often leaves a communication gap which can stand in the way of progress.

Until now.


In Bridging the Communications Gap - Three Tactics to Help Information Technology Leaders Talk about Technology with Business Decision Makers, the Northwestern University Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program identifies three tools to help IT leaders take ownership of this challenge and effectively communicate in terms relevant to a more strictly business-minded audience.

Northwestern University's Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program was developed for information technology professionals who want to deepen and broaden their technical skills while learning business principles.

Designed for those with experience in the workplace, the program encompasses both technology and business courses, a diverse student body, and coursework taught by academic professors and leading executives to prepare its graduates to strategically plan, implement, and manage information technology systems.

The combined skill set of understanding how to successfully leverage technological proficiency with business acumen defines the MSIT graduate and enables them to bring impactful value to businesses across a broad range of industries.

To learn more about MSIT, visit our website at msit.northwestern.edu. You may also send specific questions to msit@northwestern.edu.

Drawn from over 25 years of experience developing strategically sophisticated IT professionals, MSIT describes the theory behind the tactics

  1. Illustrate Technological Possibilities and Limitations 
  2. Demonstrate Business Relevance to the Company, and 
  3. Leverage Key Presentation Concepts and Techniques 
and leaves the reader with defined, actionable advice to follow the next time they are in a position to influence a technologically-related business decision.

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