Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with this degree?
The Master of Science in Managing Innovation & Information Technology (MSMIIT) degree prepares you to meet the real problems and opportunities in today’s workplace by focusing on both key management skills and managing information innovatively. It will enhance your management capability in virtually any organizational setting. A graduate of this program will be better able to provide leadership because decisions in today’s world demand a firm understanding of the issues surrounding the creative use of information technology as a strategic tool.

What is the focus of a MSMIIT degree?
The MSMIIT degree focuses on a core set of practical, non-theory based skills such as project management, financial decision-making, and managing innovation and the related use of information technology from a management and decision-making perspective. You’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge required to understand key technologies and to assume a leadership role in many organizations’ greatest capital assets: information and the intellectual capital that it produces.

What kind of jobs can I expect to get with this job?
Many applicants to this program may have positions they like but want to enhance their skills. Or, if you want to move to a new position or into a management career, you’ll be prepared for a position as a manager, IT Director, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or Chief Information Officer (CIO).

May I transfer credits from another institution?
At the time of admission you may transfer in up to six graduate-level credits. All transfer credit is accepted at the sole discretion of Champlain College.

How long will it take to complete this program?
While you can finish your MSMIIT in less than two years, you are actually allowed six years to complete the program. Most graduate students will take approximately three years. We recommend that you think about the amount of time that you can devote to the program given professional, family and other time commitments. Plan to spend about 14 hours per week per course. It becomes a personal decision. You may want to start with one course and see how that fits with your schedule. Based on our experience we do not recommend taking more than two courses (six credits) per term at the graduate level.

What are the admission requirements?

  • First, you need to have a bachelor’s degree and a GPA that demonstrates your ability to perform graduate-level academic work.
  • Second, you must be able to demonstrate that you will be able to integrate your coursework through projects applied to the workplace through some combination of current employment in a professional setting, an agreement with an organization to serve as your project site or, in the event that neither employment nor an agreement is possible, a demonstrated commitment to identify sites for course projects.
  • You will need to complete an admission application, including an essay. You will need to arrange for a transcript of your undergraduate work to be sent to us and for a professional letter of reference to be sent to the Admission Office. Once we have all of your application materials we will schedule an appointment for an interview, which will be conducted either in person or over the telephone. We will then inform you of our decision within two to four weeks.

When can I apply?
We have three start terms per year. Please contact a graduate admission counselor at 866-282-725 to find out when the next start term begins.

Who can I contact with questions?
Please call 866-282-7259 to speak with a Graduate Admission Representative.